I want to thank everybody who visited the blog last month. In terms of hits October turned out to be my second best month since the start of the blog (Nov 2008) and the best month for the blog since I’ve moved to this site.
The hits are very good, but as they say 62.573 hits plus $1 will buy me a cup of tea.
This blog and my radio show are my full-time job. With conditions iffy through much of the area this week I’m going to focus on the blog’s part of my revenue stream today.
In the quest to support myself the numbers are clear: If I had 10 cents for every hit this blog gets I’d be able to not only replace the pay from my old job fully but afford self financed travel to cover national events on a monthly basis, maybe even hire an assistant.
I don’t do a lot of blegs (My last big one was in July) but you might notice a new button to the right for subscriptions. As you might guess the subscription levels are based on…Hats
You can subscribe at the level of Beanie ($2 a week) or go all the way to Grand Fedora ($100 a month) or you can always give a standard tip jar hit for whatever amount you please.
Between the Radio show (self financed with ads ) and the tip jar my goal is to achieve at least one of two things.
1. Replace my unemployment (About $77.14 a day) That is enough to pay the bills of the house baring disaster
2. Replace my pay (About $114.29 a day) That would allow me to start saving again. Maybe buy a snowblower for the winter and have a nest egg to replace a car since the newest one in the driveway is 11 years old
Anything beyond that is gravy. If I can manage to get to $137.36 a day that would finance a Stacy McCain style road trip (perhaps even with Stacy McCain) every month to cover a big story across the US.
Put bluntly here are the numbers:
I can meet goal #1 (the house bills) with 270 subscribers at $2 a week or 117 subscribers at $20 a month.
I can meet goal #2 (my old pay) with 400 subscribers at $2 a week or 174 subscribers at $20 a month.
The moment I reach a level equal to 500 subscribers at $2 a week or 210 subscribers at $20 a month then I’ll call Stacy and the trips shall begin.
So if you like what you see and would like it to continue, please consider hitting the tip jar or the subscription button.
You will see this post on top 3 days a week for the rest of the month in the quest to reach one of these goals. If you can help out, it will be greatly appreciated.