You may of noticed that there’s been a slight slowdown in content on HighTechDad.com. This isn’t because I haven’t been writing, quite to the contrary. It’s actually because I’ve been spreading my wings a bit and now I’m writing on a couple of other sites. I love writing, the hardest thing is finding the time and topics to do so. On HighTechDad, I am very backlogged on my reviews and other articles. Now, on two other sites, I’m “forced” to follow a bit more of an editorial calendar than I impose on my own site.
I don’t get paid to write on HighTechDad.com. Sure, I make some money from advertising or affiliate programs, but it is definitely not enough to quit my day job. Yes, I do get to keep many of the items I review (and I fully disclose that but given that it is an even playing field after that, whether I keep a product or not doesn’t affect my review). But now, I have some new editors cracking the content whip over my head and helping to fund my kids’ increasingly expensive activities.
But let me set the record straight here…it is very hard to make a living solely writing content. Bloggers don’t get paid enough, at least in my opinion, for the amount of work that they have to do to create an article that is worth reading. Sometimes it is really hard to get those content juices flowing and be “creative on demand.” I love writing so while at times this feels like a chore, I really enjoy the end result.
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