I am back to reading and blogging! It feels good to be back! I spent yesterday reading a book for a super secret project that I am working on. And no you will never know what the project is because it is a super duper secret. Sorry, but I AM going to review the book so look forward to THAT.
Anyway, I say on twitter a convo about if book bloggers can make money off of their blog. I have wondered the same thing and well I have decided to take all that I have learned and knew and had decided to embark on a project to see if one really can monetize a book blog. The first thing I did was put an ad at the top of the blog. Bookriot contacted me asking if I wanted to be part of their ad network and I almost fell over in surprise. They assured me it would always be related to books and not like a tampon ad or something. Nothing against tampons, I use them myself, but this is a BOOK blog. So I put an ad at the top of my page. If you look at it, I get a small commission so if you are one of the 800 people reading this in Mailchimp, please come and look at the ad. You don’t even have to click on it. #shamless. In all seriousness though I have wondered if one could make a living out of book blogging. Curiosity is killing me, so I am going to find out for myself. Even if I DONT make money I will still blog with this as this is my first love and passion but with all the talk in the book blogging community I want to be able to answer once and for all the big question CAN A BOOK BLOG MAKE MONEY?
I organized my ARCs on my Kindle and holy shit y’all I have 200 Arc’s I am like where they all come from? Plus I have been on a buying spree on Amazon. Amazon OWNS me y’all. I have spent so much money there this month that Bezos or whatever his name is should give me free stock. The only thing that stopped me was the fact that my Kindle displayed KINDLE IS HAS.0000SOMETHING SOMETHING MEMORY LEFT PLS ARCHIVE. Well, I want to read them FIRST, So I have decided to forgo the library to read the some of the I am not telling how many books I have because I really don’t know. That includes the Arc’s I have.
It is spring here FINALLY in Cleveland. My eyes and nose are running like a bitch. Better than being congested, though.
GUESS WHAT I LEARNED HOW TO DO?! After four months of having this Mac, I learned how to install fonts! When I realized how simple it was, I was all like DUH HILLARY you too dumb to have a Mac. Tim Cook is going to come and take it away. But Alas I can now install fonts. I have got to learn how to make pretty graphics now. I have the whole Adobe suite of apps, so I just got to learn how to USE them. I saw some online classes from blogs that I am interested in. The thing that stops me s that some want like 300 dollars for a class. I am all like HIGHWAY ROBBERY!! But I am reaching the limits of Youtube tutorials, so I might just cough up the dough to learn how to use them. We shall see.
Well, I am off to read. I have finally gotten back in the habit of reading. I was SO worried that I would never get over my excitement over being able to hear, and I would never read again but alas I am back to my old book nerdy self. I spend my days working on super secret project and in the evenings, I read. Don’t you wish you were me? The novelty of hearing is dying down, and I find myself wanting peace and quite more and more often. I don’t know how you are hearing people read with the AC humming and clocks ticking and cars whizzing bY. It was finally warm enough to go outside to read, and I had my implant on, and OMG CARS ARE SO LOUD.
So anyway I am off to read now. What are you y’all reading?