These are my 3 blogs’ stats for May 2009. I record them here monthly for my benefit and to hopefully start a discussion on blog income and popularity.
Postcards from the Funny Farm
Damien at the Speed of Life
Dynamite Lesson Plan
Total earnings were $274.
Notes and reflections: May was a disappointing month in some ways and a revolutionarily cool one in others. I lost PageRank on my personal blog and Postcards which were both my biggest ad sources of income. Of course, the monster of irony is that the ads I got prior to losing my PageRank will now cease. It’s a dilemma that will probably never halt between good-hearted bloggers who seek to make a living and Google who seeks to take all that away. On a stranger note, my teaching blog gained a PageRank notch and is now a 3. If you look, last month I pretty much did every other post as a paid post … go figure. Google will never counsel you or tell you why they do what they do but in a way it’s a good thing:
I always explore more new things when I have no PR.
“Plenty to live for and nothin’ to lose.” -Dave Sharp
In a word I’ll describe my plans for June: “automate.”
’nuff said. See you with the blog stats that will follow on the other side of 40 in July. Take it easy.
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