I’ve never been very good at tooting my own horn and so this blog—still, I believe world’s only daily gardening blog—just carries on, information about it spread by word of mouth. I’ve never advertised it, yet the number of readers keeps growing. Last year, there were 414,748 visits. This year, there are already nearly 700,000!
A bit over a year ago, I added WordAds to bring in a bit of money. (And no, I have no control over which ads appear nor where on the page they appear: some sort of algorithm determines that independently for each reader.) And it is certainly helping. No, there is not nearly enough to make this blog financially viable. As a freelance writer, I have no salary and only get paid for what I write, so any extra income is helpful.
If you’re a regular reader—or even just an occasional one!—you can help in two ways. By clicking on Like (at the bottom of the page, after Share this). Apparently this adds a bit more cash.
And you can also help by sharing your favorite blog items with others, which can again be as easy as clicking a button, although you can also share in dozens of other ways, like talking about the blog to your garden club or community garden members.
I don’t want to appear greedy, but I put in several hours each day into preparing this blog and if you can help in any way to make that worth my while, I’d appreciate it!
And thanks to all those who already share and “like” the Laidback Gardener blog.
Back to gardening tomorrow: promise!