I often refer to myself as a full-time professional blogger. I say full-time because I’m retired. I no longer work for someone else. Now I work for myself. And although I may only blog once, or twice or maybe three times a week, I am constantly thinking about this blog. Everything I do or think and all of my life experiences that I can remember impact what goes into this blog. That does not mean everything goes into this blog. I’m just saying everything impacts what goes into this blog. And what you don’t see is what it takes to keep this blog on the Internet. I have to deal with broken links and plug-ins that have to be updated. I have to pay HostGator for hosting this blog and for my domain name and for backing up my data base and all my files every 24 hours. I have to pay my contributors. Well, I’m happy to report that all of the bills of The Gazette are paid for this year and I’ve made a net profit of $10.00. Yes, I said I’ve made a net profit of $10.00 from this blog for this year. Don’t laugh. That $10.00 net profit for the year makes me a professional blogger. I get most of my money, not all of it, but most of it from subscriptions to Mr. Skin/Naked News and I get a few dollars from running ads for other writers and every once in a while a couple of dollars from the selling of my book.
And I have $38.00 in my Mr. Skin/Naked News account. There is a good chance that I will sell more subscriptions this year. When my account reaches at least $50.00 Mr. Skin/Naked News will release a check to me for the amount in my account. Since there are still four months left in 2017 there is a real good chance that this blog will show a net profit of at least $60.00 for 2017.
Now of course I know $60.00 of net profit for an entire year is nothing to brag about. And I certainly hope that my net profit for this year will come to be even greater than $60.00. But it’s a start.
So, when I claim to be a full-time professional blogger, that’s exactly what I am. And I’m proud of it. The next step is to become a MORE SUCCESSFUL FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL BLOGGER.
Hail to Pitt!
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