My New Project
I just want to fill you all in on what I’m trying to accomplish here.
I haven’t had a job interview in four months…so I’m going to try to ‘monetize” the blog.
I also have a new book in the works with the possibility of it being published by a major publisher instead of being self published.
One of the things publishers look at is whether or not you have a strong “platform”, such as a popular blog or website.
What advertisers look at is the number of eyeballs that see their ads.
As of today we have the #283,236 ranked site in the U.S.
The goal is to get it in the top 100,000.
We are actively trying to sell ad space and I’m working on the book.
I just wanted you to know if you see some different things in the future.
We covet your prayers and participation.
Go for it! God bless you! A laborer in the Word is worthy of ‘double honor’….. hope that means in the form of ‘daily bread’ and then some…. Thanks for always being here for us… Love you, my dear!
I second Paige.
Thank you both…you both are part of what we do here and I appreciate it.
Where’s the Like Button?!!!
I’m trying to find one!
Awesome news. Please let us know how we can help. If there’s anything I can specifically do, please send me a note.
Great news! I hope this works out well. You are a gifted writer and I always enjoy reading your articles.
Thank you, Jim, Ixtlan.
The strength of this blog is the regulars…my job is just to get everyone started. 🙂
Michael, I have never bothered to subscribe – since it is easy to just check it.
But is that something tangible that all of us could do – subscribe, so possible outsiders could see a large number there?
One other suggestion…..more cowbell 🙂
Go for it!
There’s not much at this point…but I’ll be quick to let everyone know if we have opportunities come up.
I mainly wanted to be transparent about what I was doing if the side bars change, etc.
My main concern is prayers for the book…writing long form is so much different than doing blog articles.
Good. I hope that this works well for you.
I’m glad you stopped by.
I’m more than willing to run one for free for you guys like we once did.
Just send me the code.
My hope is that this will help a bunch of us…
Good for you, Michael. What Paige does that put me on? I’m here a lot, even though I’m not reg’lar.
Do self published book sell to more than 5 people?
You’re becoming a regular…every voice lends something to the community and each part makes the whole better.
Between giveaways and sales we probably put out a little over 2000 of the last book.
We had some ministries buy a bunch of them to give away to donors.
On board over here. I’ll try to focus on being more of a team player.
What Paige said!
Good for you Michael. My prayer is that God would bless this endeavor. I’m in your corner.
I’ll wear my glasses and give you another pair of eyes. 😉 Thanks for the heads up and I hope this bears some (green) fruit.
This is great news, Michael! You’re writing is cogent and relevant, and it gets us all examining ourselves and the Word.
I’m on board! I’ll let GW know so he can call the Big Guys. Most of them live in BuenO Park. 😉
Thanks, Michael. I will email you in the next couple of days.
Im on board to, so I will try very hard not to be drama queenish if that is a word. Focus on the topic and add good content.
A suggestion even though you may be theologically different from them, tony jones, Rachel Held Evans and some others at pathos are very good at driving traffic. Maybe you could ask if you feel lead to. I hate to say it and I know he rubs people the wrong way but pz myers drives a huge volume of traffic, you may not wish to go that way. Some bloggers are pulling over 3 K a month just off adds, but usually they are running an entire network of bloggers. Just some ideas hope they help.
Michael I dont know your back ground but this one popped up in a few of my job searches.
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Michael I know you are interested in this type of material, I really appreciate the work this person put in. I found this on Dr. White’s site. Thought you might be interested.
You are a gifted writer…I have appreciated your articles for years. Loved your book. I wish you the best in your endeavors.
More eyes on Michael please LORD.
Yes we both like this idea and pray for favor.
Praying!!! Awesome news!!!
Yes, let’s make Michael famous! That way the masses will be drawn when Michael hosts his Strange Fur conference and he can make hundreds of thousands of dollars from conference fees and also peddling his books, videos, and clumps of Miracle Fur from Miss Kitty and the random raccoons that enter his house. Mark Driscoll may even show up in protest after he Makes His Own Application and thinks the title of the conference is in reference to the beard on his face. 🙂
Now in all seriousness, I think this is a good direction for you Michael and I pray that God blesses you in your efforts to attain a solid means of income.
Exciting! I really hope it works. And if you figure out anything tangible we can do I’ll definitely try to help. 🙂
Wishing you much creativity, persistence and joy in the new project!
You need a charity. How about a home for wayward dollars? I’ll give you my address. nyuk nyuk
Topics for The Strange Fur Conference:
-True and false cats.
-Feline spirit led
-Types of true fur
-The litter rain gospel
-Pet peeves; not backwards
-Denominational cat tree locator
-Care and feeding of doctrine
-The Apostle Paul’s cat-o-nine tails
-The dogs outside
-The nine lives of Truth.
I forgot to mention that you need to promote and sell the fur bound edition of your Catechism.
Linking Michael’s articles on your FB wall helps, sharing etc. If you’re on twitter, link to his articles as well. It drives some traffic.
Add me to the long list of Michael’s supporters. I spend lots of time here online reading. If it helps if I comment more, then I’ll do that.
I’m hoping AND praying for a great success for you. Best of luck and I’ll do anything I can that will help.
One idea to bring in new readers: Interviews. You could set ground rules for the comment thread so we don’t have another Steph Drury day, but any different perspectives you could bring in would be great. A conservative respectfully questioning Nadia Bolz could be very interesting.
Ok Michael, I got it- PP’s Home for Prodigal Inheritance. “Bring it back home”.
You’ll need some guest speakers flicking their tall tails at your con-fur-ence. Maybe some cool cats like Garfield, Heathclif of Joyce Meowers. Enough silliness. I’m off to earn a buck.
Thank you all…that ‘Strange Fur” conference sounds like a winner. 🙂
I don’t want anybody to change anything they do…Brian, you need to be Brian…for me it’s the uniqueness of the people here that make this interesting.
Content is always a challenge…a huge challenge.
I would love to do more interviews and we will eventually get back into podcasting.
Thank you all for the kind words…we’ll see what God does with this.
Dont comment alot yet I tune in everyday.Your blog is an important part of my day.May the Lord bless you in your endever.
Thank you, my friend.
I cannot think of a better person to receive back for what they give out! Godspeed to you friend.
If I can help in any way, let me know
I am praying that these two endeavors help bridge the financial gap for you. Feel free to contact me if I can be of any help with Qs about affiliate programs or publishing. Always willing to share what little I know 🙂
I’ve been out the last week for the most part…between sickness and field trips. I’ll be praying and will help any way I can!!!
God does not call capable men, he makes them whom He calls capable. When God guides a man He provides for a man. God’s calling is His enabling.
Jesus Jukes aside…
Michael what you do is priceless and will carry on way beyond your physical existence. I am all for your efforts to generate sustenance for you and your son. A workman is worthy of his wages and you have worked.
I ask Jesus to give you just enough. Not so much that you drift from Him and not so little that you fall away. But Just enough. May your stress and struggles for survival that He has used to draw you close to Him be rewarded with seasons of rest and peace.
You hold a special place in a lot of hearts and minds. There has been much value and blessing for many because of your life in Christ.
May all that your hand reaches out to touch prosper. May your joy be overflowing and your love bountiful.
And above all else may those who have been drawn closer to a walk with God because of your walk with God pay tribute to you with a click of paypal!
In Jesus wonderful name.
Thank you, Johnny…I may print that one out!
I would love to see you get into podcasting Michael Macguy!