Monetize? Streamline?

I’m considering changing my blog a little. Okay… maybe a lot?

People make money blogging. I’m not 100% clear on how, but they do it. Why couldn’t I do that?

If I do decide to go for it, I’m pretty sure I’d have a big up-front job to do, including:

  1. Going through all of my posts on here and removing some of the silly stuff (AKA make it private so I can go back and look at it for fun, but so it isn’t part of the public content).
  2. Categorizing and tagging all the remaining posts so they come up in more searches.
  3. Figuring out affiliate links and adding them to relevant existing posts.
  4. Figuring out how to otherwise monetize my blog.
  5. Coming up with a more streamlined, consistent message.

It feels like a crazy idea. Like I’m being totally ridiculous and full of myself to think that what I write could be worth something. But… people do it all the time. And I’m already writing, and I love doing it. So… if it doesn’t pay off, I’m still writing and loving it. The risk is pretty darn low.

I guess I’ll put together a game plan and see if it feels right.

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