I knew going in that one doesn’t get rich from blogging unless one’s first name is Arianna and last name is Huffington, but I kept thinking the time I spent on “What’s the Diehl?” might help me land something, that my reward might at some point extend beyond reaching people with my thoughts and opinions. But it never really took off. The donations never really came (I can count on one hand how many I’ve received in the two-and-a-half years that I’ve been blogging), none of my posts went viral, there was no influx of fans or followers, and no one’s contacted me with offers or opportunities. And climbing Klout scores and compelling blog posts don’t pay any bills.
“What’s the Diehl?” is now comprised of almost 1,500 posts (including music videos and images) and has attracted just under 100,000 page views since its inception in March of 2011. So there’s that. But it’s way past time for me to focus less on things that make me see red and more on things that earn more green. My babies really do need new shoes.
Thanks for reading.