Changes are afoot. “Escape From Career Hell” does not do it for me anymore so I am going to take a little think about the direction and theme of things here.
I don’t really talk about my job anymore or my efforts to escape from my career hell. I still am trying to escape but how much can you say without turning into an annoying whiner, crybaby? It doesn’t help anyone nor is it very appealing.
I have a few ideas that are intriguing. Just need to noodle them through a little.
Time for a change. A purge. A cleansing. A re-branding.
I keep going back and forth on whether or not to have ads. I had them at first, but nothing ever came of them and I thought they cluttered up the page, so they were removed.
Then, I read Colin Devroe’s blog post about his experiment with ads. His goal was to be able to use the proceeds to buy lunch at Panera. He seemed to have some success so I brought the ads back. My goal was a little more humble, I’d take being able to treat myself to a latte once a week.
Now I will be the first to admit that I don’t totally understand how the ads work. I figure someone clicks on an ad, money for me. I also included a Google search widget. Mr. Devroe talked about having on his and how it, too, can provide income. So, I played around with the settings and experiment and see what happens.
I’m not sure if my readership is too low or what exactly, but nothing is happening so the ads are gone again. I still think they are pretty much clutter and if they are not providing a useful function, then why have them. I’m sure there are knowledgable people out there that can provide strategies to bring in money but my blog is not that type of blog. It was an interesting exercise but it is over.
Do you have ads? Do they work?
The music store I have talked of is now blogging! Bob, the owner, took possession of the blog yesterday. The name of the music store is Coffey Music. Bob started sending out email updates called, “Relax…It’s Time for a Coffey Break,
” (also the name of the blog) that were mini stories about happenings at the store. Blogging seemed to be a natural progression. I am very appreciative of Bob’s resceptiveness to all of this. I know he will do great things with it. I hope to help him move to other social networking venues like Facebook and Flikr or Photobucket.
So, enjoy a Coffey Break and if you ever find yourself in Westminster, stop in and say ‘Hi’ to Bob, Claudia and the guys.
My foray into marketing/media consulting is going swimmingly. The Store owner likes the blog design and we meet on Saturday to finalize it and get it published! The ideal next step is to get him on some social networking sites like Facebook, My Space, Squidoo, or Flickr for cross-promotion. He is new to all of this so I don’t want to inundate him, so hopefully things will progress naturally.