i’m still quite busy with my new work, and with learning new things for my work, having just enough time to catch up with world news and to rest a bit as well. meanwhile i’ve been receiving quite an annoying amount of promotion mails from wordpress and i see that my wordpress blog is so full of ads that one can hardly see the content posted by me. come on, to have ads before and after each post is too much.
to remove the annoying ads i should pay for the service wordpress provides, which is normal, but here’s my take on it: as not a professional full time blogger i see no return on the investment. i’ve been having several websites for around fifteen years and spent literally tens of thousands of euros for domains, website service providers etc., plus i spent years on building and updating the sites with my content. then i tried several free social platforms as a new phenomenon and kept my expenses low with paying only for domain names. the result: last year i decided to give away all my books for free as nobody paid for a full version, only free versions were ever downloaded regardless the fact that the “advanced handwriting cryptography” search on google showed my books on top of the first search page.. my method of handwriting cryptography is still the strongest there is in the world but who cares — the topic is too specific it seems, to have any larger interest. my books on other topics are perhaps just too hard to promote with so much competition out there. about sponsors: the only sponsors i ever had were my friends who know me from real life. thus, it’s been fun and exciting to work on the online projects wishing to gain more time for writing new books, but the reality proved the idea wrong — i must work double — i need to have a job that gives me income and to work for online content, while the project of writing new books is by now abandoned. that must change. the blogging hasn’t provided me with a single cent of income (apart from a small ‘symbolic’ support from friends), thus spending more money and lots of time on it is out of question. that’s the result of my reality check.
what else, to keep complaining.. my few years old tablet and recently bought smartphone crashed irreparably during the last month, so i got a new one, one of the very latest and a powerful model, but the wordpress app is crashing on it immediately after opening. i must use the web browser to post.
thus, to take it all together and thinking about my time well spent, i’m just not seeing any benefits in blogging. i may continue posting from time to time but honestly i must concentrate on activities that are more efficient in every sense. i’m happy enough with my life that i don’t need to show it all to the world.
have a good one everyone who followed me and keeps following, you never know, one day i may have nothing to do and will continue posting on the blog.
..like this.. in a dense fog..
two photos of ‘mulino al pizzon’ from the time when i visited it almost two years ago, in summer 2017.