Wednesday, January 28, 2015

No to the Shingle

Last month I mentioned that I'm currently working as a writer-for-hire and copywriter, and that's been going quite well. So well, in fact, that I'm able to get by on what I'm making out of the limelight, so I will likely be doing it for as long as it continues to be as congenial, easy and pleasant as it is.

I also talked about setting up a page for my WFH services, and I even wrote one up, but every time I consider posting it on the blog something in me digs heel-in and refuses to do it. While I know everyone would understand (and it would definitely help me out financially) I didn't create this blog to turn it into a personal money maker. I appreciate all the readers who come here and support me by purchasing my novels, but PBW isn't about me making a living. It's the one place where I can talk shop and share resources and feel that I'm part of a community that geuninely cares about books and writing.

Btw, this is not me snotting on everyone who does generate income from their blogs, so please don't take offense if you do. This is just how I feel about what has been my labor of love for a decade. It's selfish and probably stupid, but I want PBW to stay a labor of love. That means more to me than making a buck.

5 comments:

  1. Good for you. I'll enjoy reading it as long as you continue writing it.

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    1. Thanks, Fran -- you're a doll. :)

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  2. You could just put a link on this site that would connect to your WFH services page. I read your blog every day...an advert won't stop me from doing that.

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    1. I've actually done my fair share of advertising of my books on the blog, but I always felt that was of interest to all my readers who come here. Advertising myself and my services as a writer . . . it's just not the same. I do know most of you wouldn't mind, but I would. Weird, I know, but it just feels wrong for me

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  3. We love your labor of love! :D

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