Nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs, and Cibolo in Boerne — 6 Comments

  1. Wow Kernut! Your photography certainly has improved.

    You have everything that you need to travel full-time, if you could only dedicate yourself to maintaining a travel blog on a daily basis. You can definitely write, even if proof-reading isn’t your strongest trait. 🙂

    You know how to do this! You just need to focus, follow through, and monetize. These things seem to be where you are lacking. If you can do these things, there is no reason why you couldn’t have a world class travel blog that pays the bills to allow you to travel and write more. It’s a virtuous cycle. I’m rooting for you!

    Many “meows” to Pye!

    • I wish it was that easy. If it was, there would be a lot more wealthy travel bloggers! Plus, there is no way to see and write about a new destination every day. Not enough hours in the day, even if there was enough $$$ in the bank to travel every day. I know you are new to this blog so you don’t know that I did try blogging far more frequently. Guess what? readership went down. I’ve found my readers like two, three at most, posts per week.

      Regarding monetization., my blog has been since it began over five years ago. (If you check in the margins of this blog, you’ll see the ads. It’s nice to know they aren’t nearly as intrusive to all as I think they are!) I make just enough to cover the costs for the blog URL and hosting.

  2. I had to reread this twice ,good to hear from you and know your alive! work camping works fer some folks.

    • Yes, I’m still here. I should’ve included that I am workcamping at the moment and do enjoy it! I love be able to meet nice, new people. The workcamp job I’m at pays for extra hours, but it’s not enough to live on. It might be if you are retired, but I’m not. I still need cash income to pay bills, etc. That’s why I’m looking for sales jobs that allow traveling.

  3. Take up fishing, write a blog (Fishing Gals)Get a sponsor from one of the big outdoors magazines to publish your stuff. Easy Peezy. Lol. Best of luck!

    • Hi Matthew, Welcome! Fishing Gals is probably a great niche! I do all my fishing at the supermarket, but that could change.

      I actually tried the sponsor and/or reality TV show route for the first couple years. Finally gave it up. Once in a blue moon I am approached by a producer for a reality show, and I work it for all it’s worth, but so far no luck. I think I’m not nearly as interesting as the other reality show contestants… They are looking for someone quirky, a “character”. Think Uncle Si, Honey Booboo, etc. There needs to be an element of drama. That said, there is SOOOO much I don’t write about that I probably should! Maybe someday I will….