Hello, hello, hello, all you rock ‘n’ rollers! It’s your favorite blogger for adults only (that’s me) sleepless in the City of Pittsburgh. Why am I sleepless in Pittsburgh (it’s around 04:00 am)? Last night I couldn’t come up with an idea to blog about today. You see I’ve recently recommitted myself to putting up at least one blog of new content every day; and I’ve found the best way to do this is to have at least a working title for the next day’s post before I go to sleep each night.
Well, last night I couldn’t come up with a good title to save my soul. I stretched out on the sofa with two pillows under my weary head and listened to Pirates baseball on the radio while watching videos on YouTube (all of them muted) and I came up with nothing. I ended up trying to get some sleep. I’m afraid my friends, I’m turning into a workaholic. I couldn’t sleep. I needed a damn title.
And finally, Eureka!
The Financial Education Of A Blogger For Adults Only
One of the things I’ve discovered about being a blogger for adults only is that it’s difficult to fund your blog if you self-host it (pay for it which is the best way to do it) and it’s not an out-and-out porn site; or at least you don’t consider it a porn site. One of the easiest ways to fund a blog is through ads. Right? An affiliate program. But mainstream advertisers like Amazon or Google want nothing to do with a site like the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. Because they do consider my little girlie magazine out-and-out porn. Oh, sure, you’ll find XXX-rated stuff in The Gazette, but the main topics of the magazine are blogging (like this post), fiction, film and television, karaoke and glamor photos of nude women. It’s the strangest porn magazine I’ve ever stumbled across…
What to do?…What to do?
I definitely did not want your usual, tacky “porn” ads on my site. Luckily for me I discovered Mr. Skin/Naked News. They send me a very professional looking product. It fits in well with my topics of film and television and I get 60% of the take. Plus they pay on time. Will I ever recoup the $300.00-$360.00 that I sink into The Gazette every year? That’s on me; but Mr. Skin/Naked News are doing their part. I just have to do mine.
Hail to Pitt!
I would like to encourage you, if you haven’t done so already, to bookmark or follow my little girlie magazine or to take out a free subscription today.
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.
Today in The ‘Burgh there will be a mix of clouds and sunshine with a high around 80.
All photos of Bianca Balti were sampled from Egotastic All Stars.
Now for some sleep…