I blog for fun. I’ll be honest though, I do get jealous of all the other people who blog for fun and actually earn from it. That’s the real reason I moved my whole site to WordPress.org. I wanted to try with all my heart and soul to gain from my hobby.
I moved my blog to WordPress.org last July. I was serious about trying to earn money. At first, I was very optimistic about it and thought that it would be a piece of cake. With average views of 100 daily, I was confident that it was possible but boy was I wrong. I joined Nuffnang first. According to Nuffnang, I only had an average of 30 views a day. It was a lot lower than what my WordPress stats were showing. Investigating a little deeper, I found out that Nuffnang has a different way of checking and counting my stats. It’s not just simply a person viewing it – it has to be unique and organic. In other words, it was a whole lot harder than what I thought.
I gave Nuffnang a chance. I stayed with it for 4 months. I consistently tried to grow my blog by posting content every week. I also tried all my tested methods to gain more views. Even if my stats are consistent and impressive (for me, at least), Nuffnang wasn’t impressed enough to give me a chance to earn from their platform.
Late November, I chanced upon Google AdSense. I knew they were going to disapprove my application but a part of me still wanted to try. I did and they disapproved me, lol! Alongside my rejection e-mail was a list of things on why they I wasn’t able to pass. Even if I expected the rejection, I didn’t expect to get hurt and sensitive about it.
I spent hours and days wondering about my rejection. Then it hit me. Google is right! My personal blog would never earn. I am an anonymous personal blogger. I don’t post personal pictures on my blog. I am just a voice without a face or proper representation. That’s the biggest problem I had. A personal blogger without a face is just another blog on the internet. That person will never earn from her personal blog.
Which is why after consideration, I’ve finally decided on something. I still want to try and earn from my blog but I still want to blog. I now have two sites, thekatalogue.net and katx.blog. If you want to see me try and earn money go over to The Katalogue but if you’re more interested in the personal side of things, stay here. I hope to still see you guys around! ❤