I sometimes feel I’ve never been made privy to the mysteries of the master bloggers…I often struggle (as folks can tell with my erratic posting schedule) with finding topics I think folks will find interesting. That’s why those bloggers who constantly have something new going up are always so impressive to me. I also regularly question the look of a blog, mine and others. From the very beginning, I’ve tried to find a balance between the blog looking nice and having the site be self-supporting through a couple of small ads. However, I look at most of the larger preparedness blogs, and I’m astounded by the walls of advertisements there, and wonder if I’m missing out. To me, those blogs look like a mess. Even if they provide good information, I find myself asking if they are here for the good of the community, or are they just trying to make a buck? I would love to link to some of that information, but the reason I haven’t is that I would feel bad sending a reader to a blog like that. Prepping and survivalism have gotten to be large parts of the popular culture, and there are plenty who are joining the fray just to cash in (and I’m sure some would say I’m doing the same!).
I’d love your opinion. Am I being a blogging prude? Would it make you more or less likely to read this blog if I had more advertisements on it, or would it not matter at all? Do you like the larger survival blogs that have 30 or 40 ads, and think that bringing together a large number of advertisers is useful to the reader? Do I have too many ads up on the site already? I’ll be honest, I make about enough for one pizza party a month (for a group smaller than 6 or so!;0), and that’s always been OK with me, as I know I’m not a full-time blogger (and most of that is from folks looking at the FAQ). Anyhow, please drop a comment or send me an email if you have strong feelings one way or another!
That wasn’t what I was intending when I started this post, but I’ll leave it as I really would like folks input!
Where I was going is that while yes, inspiration for new posts has always been a challenge, something happened in the last few weeks that makes me realize ‘I need to get out more.’ I’ve been working on our food storage presentation and booklet for our seminar in 2 weeks (see the details here!), and just putting the materials together has provided a dozen new posts worth of items I want to share with y’all, mostly through a group of posts designed for walking a brand new prepper through the steps of building a food storage system. I am also working on a new post on where to get the best bang for your buck, food storage wise, that I hope to have up before we leave on our trip. If I don’t completely flub it, I’ll try to put up a recording of the seminar on Youtube, if anyone is interested in an hour and a half of folks talking about food storage.
That said, it should be a good summer of blogging here, so I hope you’ll stay tuned. And I would like to say thank you to anyone who has clicked on any ad here, or bought something through the Amazon links on the site. A pizza party every once in a while is pretty cool for doing something I enjoy doing anyway.=)