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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Help Me With This Conundrum!

Hi, everyone! I wanted to mull something over with you.
I was invited by ChicagoNow to become a blogger on their site. This would mean moving this blog over to their site.
I would have to blog for free for the first three months. If I was able to get 10,000 viewers per month, for three consecutive months, then I would start getting paid $5.00 per 1,000 viewers.
However, I would probably not be able to use Adsense, or do any sponsored posts. (I have been attempting to get local kid-friendly business to pay me to advertise on this blog.)
On the other hand, I haven't had much luck with that anyway!
In every other way, I would be allowed to keep my writing exactly the same, and blog about what I want to blog about. I would probably also get a lot more readers, since ChicagoNow is a popular local site! I would also possibly get the opportunity to be a guest on a local radio station.
What do you think? Do any of you have any experience with blogging for another website? Do you think it would be worth, at least, a trial run?
I know most of you are new readers and don't know me from Adam (or Eve) but I would really appreciate your input!
Thanks! I can't wait to hear from you.


Lydia @ On The Verge said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the comment. So happy to have found you. I love your blog. I am in Kendall county!

It sounds like a pretty good idea to maybe give it a trial run. It takes time to grow a following, but sounds like it gives you help with that. Maybe talk to someone that is already doing it and see what they say?


Chris said... [Reply to comment]

I think you should go for it. Any chance you have to get a higher reader following is worth it. Also, if you can get more readers there, you should think about starting another blog. Then you could link readers from your Chicago Now blog to your new blog, where you could use AdSense and paid advertizing.

The main thing is to get as many readers as you can. You can always branch out later, and then you'll have a built-in readership for your next project.

Nicki said... [Reply to comment]

Not a bad idea at all... I was actually leaning towards NOT doing it, but your idea is a good one! I actually already have another blog which is more about our daily lives, so I could direct more people towards that one, and be getting paid TWICE!

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