I don’t know about you, but I believe that the things we’re talking about here are really important.
I spend a lot of time on the posts I write, and increasingly, that takes me away from other paying work. I also need to keep my hosting package fairly robust, because I’m getting a good deal of traffic. I checked my analytics last night and was a bit shocked to see that this site has had over 75,000 pageviews in the past 30 days.
The bottom line is: this is my passion, but it doesn’t pay. Not yet.
I have some things I’m working on. I ask for your prayers — specifically for God’s guidance — as I seek the best way to build on what we’ve started here.
Until then, I need to try to recoup what costs I can. I added those terrible ads beneath the post titles. Adsense tells me these are the best to use. I hate them. They absolutely violate my aesthetic sensibilities. I’m not sure how long I can take it. (Some of you have told me you’re seeing ads that are inappropriate. I’m playing whack-a-mole with those, because they’re served up by Google and I have little control over them other than to report them when I see them.)
I have also added a “donate” button on the sidebar, top-right. If you find what I’m doing here valuable, and want to make a contribution to the effort, I’d appreciate it.
I’m always looking for new and better (and less obtrusive) ways to monetize the content I provide. It takes as much time as a part-time job, so it’d be nice if it helped pay the bills of my large family.
A final note: I’ve had a few people ask me about subscribing to posts by email. I’ve added a subscription page for those who would like this option. It’s easy, doesn’t cost anything, and I won’t ever sell your information.
As you were.
Steve Skojec is a storyteller, writer, blogger, photographer, designer, and sci-fi fan. He is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. He lives in Arizona with his wife Jamie and six of their seven children.