It’s the first of November, so here I am back on WordPress again to take part in the NaBloPoMo challenge that I’ve done every year on one of my blogs since forever.
I’m also doing NaNoWriMo, AND I am currently in the middle of two web design jobs that are cramping my month of November writing style, but I can’t really complain (much) because they’re paying the bills, finally.
Oh, it’s wonderful to be able to pay my bills, it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to do that with any regularity.
So I’m all over the place this month, I’m all over the place in general, and I am definitely all over the place on this world wide web of ours.
I’ve been trying to write more on Medium lately because it seems like a great new place for writers to build a following, or platform as they call it. Plus, it comes with the added benefit of potentially being able to make a little money.
It sounds silly, because it is, but I actually got a notification today that I will be getting my first payout from Medium this week – a payout based on two “claps” on one of my poems. What did I get in total? $0.04.
Yup. Four cents.
But who the hell cares, because hey, I’m making money writing!
And, because the world is strange and it needs to keep reminding me of that fact, I made my first Etsy sale today – a sale that I consider completely passive because I hardly remember making the art prints I randomly put up there for sale one day.
I made $3.00!
So yeah, I am making smaaaaall amounts of money, but who cares about the numbers right from the start?
I am finally, inch by inch, slowly but surely, figuring out ways to make money doing the stuff I love doing, or at least tolerate well enough, for myself.
That’s totally priceless.