The world is big and full of people with computers. The internet is a busy, complex place full of new concepts, new words, new ventures. And only by having moved my journal from pen and paper to keyboard and cyberspace, I have entered this foreign land. So why do some things seem so familiar?
Today I am going to respond to a welcome confrontation. I was asked “what do you want?” It was an invitation to express my reasons for not joining a business of sorts that I don’t know much about. Who jumps into something right away because it sounds too good to be true? Well, me, in the past. I’m ex-Amway, and although I’m not ex-MaryKay yet, what it has taught me is that I’m not sales oriented.
So after innocently moving my blog to WordPress I have begun to get a few new followers. I look at their profiles. I watch their compelling videos. I wonder why they are following and supposedly reading me? Does it seem odd that young, energetic men would spend time reading about a 60-ish woman cleaning her house? My “you are being marketed” antennae are quivering…
Affiliate marketing is a new thing on my plate that I have to learn about before I chew, and swallow. Maybe a good thing, who knows. Some people are obviously making money through it and I do know that goods and services have to be advertised. Maybe even I will be using affiliate marketing to earn part of my income in the near future.
But what I want, really, is
to produce content that makes people think about their every day life,
to describe those moments that are common to us all,
to suggest they have purpose and value.
And after I have done some of that and know I’m succeeding in what’s really important to me, maybe then I will also earn a following and an income. Maybe. It’s my way of putting the horse first, then the cart. I’m just sayin’ I want to do it right.