Friday, July 13, 2018


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  • Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Mark Laechel
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    Wednesday, July 11, 2018


    The Spectacular Failure of This Blog

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Mark Laechel
  • I have started this blog in 2008 and in the last 10 years, this blog has made a grand total of $148.18 which comes out to about 2 to three dollars a month.
    The reason I am writing this post is because I am about to pull the pin on this blog, drop the grenade and hustle away to a safe cover. Im done.
    During the last few years it has come to my attention that there have been other bloggers that have started blogs about the same time I have in and about 2008 and have enjoyed fame, fortune, and a rather high monthly return from adsense and other ad revenue. This really pisses me off. I do not like putting effort into something and watch other people reap the rewards while I remain in the same spot. No body does.
    For example, one woman started a blog where she decided that she would cook one Julia Child recipie per day or posting and critique the meal. In case you do not know, Julia Child basically started the entire celebrity chef genre in the 1970s. So this woman started this blog and within 6 to 9 months things really started happening. Below is the wikki entry for this woman and how it happened:

    Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen

    While working for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation in August 2002, Powell began the Julie/Julia Project, a blog chronicling her attempt to cook all the recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking.[1][4] The blog quickly gained a large following, and Powell signed a book deal with Little, Brown and Company. The resulting book, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, was published in 2005.[5] The paperback edition was retitled Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously.
    Child was reported to have been unimpressed with Powell's blog, believing her determination to cook every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a year to be a stunt. Child's editor, Judith Jones, said in an interview:
    Flinging around four-letter words when cooking isn't attractive, to me or Julia. She didn't want to endorse it. What came through on the blog was somebody who was doing it almost for the sake of a stunt. She would never really describe the end results, how delicious it was, and what she learned. Julia didn't like what she called 'the flimsies.' She didn't suffer fools, if you know what I mean.[6]
    In 2009, Powell was awarded an honorary diploma from Le Cordon Bleu, the same cooking school from which Child graduated in 1951.[7]

    and this was quickly followed by the film version of this:


    A film adaptation of the book, directed by Nora Ephron and titled Julie & Julia, was released August 7, 2009. The film was based on both Julie Powell's book and Julia Child's autobiography My Life in France. Amy Adams starred as Julie Powell and Meryl Streep as Julia Child. Julie's husband, Eric, was portrayed by Chris Messina. Julia's husband Paul Cushing Child was played by Stanley Tucci.

    and that annoys me. Yup it flat out annoys me. How did she do it where I could not? She attached herself and her name to someone that was already famous. So there is one thing that I could have done. Perhaps started a blog about mahammaed Ali and then started boxing myself and working up the pro ranks while adding chapters about how I would box like the champ. Yeah, fat chance.

    Other blogger giants like ProBlogger rose up in the mid 2000s and became giants making millions of dollars a month. Or even people like Steve Pavlina and his blog that at one point was making 30,000 dollars a month:

    I on the other hand, nothing. I write a blog, no one goes to it. But what are some of the things I did wrong?

    1.  Unfocused blog: I wrote about anything and everything that came to my mind. The blog had no purpose, it was like watching MTV in the early 80s with no core focus. One vid after another. People had no idea what the blog was about. Because it was about nothing. I had entries that were unrelated to one another. There was no core concept.
    2. I didnt stick with it. I blogged for a while in 2008 and 2009 then abandoned the blog. Because it wasnt going anywhere and I wasnt making any money. I really didnt do anything with it until I returned in 2015. Then even after a flurry of activity and some really PRO articles, the blog really didnt make jack shit. I really cant figure out that one. I had come up with really good articles, such as How to Stop Losing Hair and Regrow it Back or my wonder piece that I feel should have ended up on Huffington Post or the NYTimes, Why You Can't Afford to Make $12-$15 Dollars an Hour
    3. I didnt have a sitemap
    4. I also didnt own my own blog, as in I just made a free blog on blogger. What I reallly needed to do was to install my own wordpress on blue gator and then make my own domain and reserve that domain. I hear Googles search engines are more kind to people that do that instead of create free blogs even if they create that free blog with Google. Google still penalizes you.
    5. I lost my domain name I just let it expire and the domain name reverted back to my original concept about craps on the end of a blogger extention.
    6. The google adsense system penalized me for having a blog that mentally wandered all over the place. You know what blogs make bank? Specialized Niche blogs. A blog that has a core concept that specializes in something that draws people to it. This also draws advertisers to this blog that specializes in this one thing. This makes these eyeballs VERY valuable to to these advertisers because the advertisers know these people are there for this one thing, which drastically increases the cost per click of any ads they run for these people on this specialized blog. Having a blog thats all over the place? You wont have a crowd that follows you, the advertisers know this, so your click per view plunges from 20 bucks per click to 2 cents per click. 
     So thats what went wrong. And that really pisses me off because 10 years later? I have cranked out some really good information and have basically not gotten paid for it. Some screen shots of me not getting traffic or paid? Here you is a screen shot for my weekly and daily traffic..and yes, the daily is single page views, not take the number and mulitply it by 100 or 1000:

    And below again is the revenue this blog has made since its inception in 2008

    When everything is said and done and I publish this post, there will be about 4 robots that visit and index this post, and probably about 4 other page views from people all over the world. Then there will be some residual views, and that is pretty much it. Maybe one click on ads.

    There is another factor at work here. The amount of blogs out there has risen exponentially since the early 2000s. Right now starting a blog is like sitting in the stands of a football stadium during the superbowl with everyone yelling while you are yelling as well. You are just gonna be drowned out and no one is going to hear you. Any big blog that is out there that is currently making big money? Chances are it was started before 2012.

    So I am going to start a new blog, using WordPress and bluegator. I am going to purchase my own domain name, and it is going to be more focused, and it is going to help people directly instead of whimsical unfocused articles. Im gonna give it another shot, because I am pissed off. Why should other people make all the money? I want all the money. I want to have people calling me for interviews. Its a brutal world out there. Anyone who has made it is reading this post smirking. Anyone who has not made it is reading this post with a half smirk. No one gives a shit unless you make something big, then everyone wants a piece of you. Everyone that has made it blogging is agreeing with this last thought. Everyone that has not made it yet is wondering what that is like.

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    Great post! Get this man a beer!