Id love to hear from my blogging friends on the cost to run their blog. For me my two biggest price tags are WordPress and ipage. WordPress charges me over $200 every other year and ipage is roughly $50 per year. I once in a blue moon do Facebook marketing which hasn’t helped much. I do market with a blog that has a very strong following, that has made a little impact. However other than that, I don’t do much as far as spending money on the blog. I would love for the blog to make a little money even if it just paid for its cost, that would be lovely, but it all fairness, that’s not why I blog.
I think somewhere in my mind when I first started blogging my intention was for the blog to make money. I mean how wonderful is it to sit at home write an article and without even doing anything else something makes money for you every day. Many people had a very successful blog that makes them a fortune. Those people would tell you it requires a lot of work, great marketing and a large following.
My blog started as one thing and became another. First of all I had no idea what I was doing, I still don’t know what I’m doing. I know that the site multipleexperiences.org is mine I pay for it. WordPress is my template, ipage is my host or something like that. I don’t have money to market my site. My site became my daily journal that I finally became faithful to. It became a place where people learned about my life even though they knew me and maybe even talked to me weekly. It became a place I could vent and cry and tell the truth to hundreds of people everyday many of whom didn’t know me but offered me support and understanding. It became a place where I didn’t hide and left the humble and raw truth out there so I didn’t have to keep repeating the same sad tale. How much is something like that worth paying for? My site is better than any therapists I went to and the understanding and compassion from my readers are better than many support groups. How much is all that worth? I’d personally say a sh@tload more than the costs the blog. Thank you to everyone who reads and supports multiple experiences. ❤️❤️❤️❤️