The big BlogHer Conference is coming up next month and I’m getting pretty excited about the trip. Initially my reason to go was that I wanted to party like
a rock star an internet star. I was going to hang with a bunch of females, get some much-needed socializing time, attend plenty of parties and maybe learn something new about something. I had no delusions of becoming some kind of world famous blogging goddess. (Not even sure I would want that.)
I’ve never been highly motivated to pimp my site on other sites, message boards, forums, etc. I started the blog as a technology experiment, and then found over time I liked having an outlet for my thoughts. And then other people started reading it and I started making friends via the blog. I am genuinely excited each time a new person comments on my site, and the excitement continues when they come back! (I go all Sally Field with my “You like me, you really like me!” feelings welling up inside.)
But ever since I promised that any revenue I earned from my BlogHer ads would go directly to my Team In Training fundraising, now until the event, I have wanted to know how to earn as much as possible from those things. Seriously, how cool would it be to have all kinds of fat cash to give to a good cause?
I’m not going to become a Dooce. (Admit it, she’s an anomaly. A one-of-a-kind in the field. Not everyone can achieve fame from being fired from their jobs, alienating and making up with their family because of religious reasons, going to a mental hospital, etc.) But I want to figure out little ways to boost my money-makin’ from this. Or find some really super-rich person to show up and just donate $10,000 via my running blog. Either way, the possibility of getting cash from the blogging is a lot more exciting to me when I think about it going directly into the pockets of the LLS.