I won a free domain name for 2 years from a contest I recently joined. I was supposed to have thought of one by today, but boy it’s so hard to choose! There are many choices and I like most of them and up until …
Though this blog is named “Make Money Online” and was originally intended to earn me some extra money, somehow things changed but not totally,lol.. Honestly, some start with the notion that blogging can make you rich (oh maybe not super rich) and some blog for fun or to share their everyday life (including rants). I say I do it to earn, learn and help.
I started blogging for money. I’m a stay at home mom with valid and personal reasons for not being able to work again like I used to. I can go back to working as an employee but I have to sacrifice more important things. So, I gave blogging a shot and got hooked, big time!
2 years ago, I only knew how to surf. I was a complete newbie and not literate when it comes to the internet. Didn’t know as much as I know now. Less than a year ago, I put my hobby and love of reading books into good use. I was consumed by the vast knowledge I got from the net. And then thought of ways on how I can benefit while staying at home.
Before I created a blog solely for money making, I already joined a few paid to click sites. Earning but not as much. So, I decided I had to learn how to make a website so people can see what I am promoting. I guess for the lack of referrals, it was a necessity to make one, lol..
Many things happened during my 9 months of blogging for money. Earnings were better but I wasn’t quite fulfilled and happy with the rate things were going. When Blogger deleted my blogs, I took it as a sign to start anew.
This month, I was given another chance to do what I am good at..To impart what I have learned and help whenever I can. At least this way, I’m doing what I like best and let’s not forget, I can still earn on the side.
With this post, I am now changing my sub-title from “Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom” to what you see below the Main Title.
How about you? What are your reasons for blogging?
This blog has been running since July 2009. I started under Blogger’s subdomain. Changed layouts many times. I bought my domain just last January and also changed the title from “Online Business That Pays” to what you see now. Migrated to WordPress just a week …
It’s been weeks now, I still don’t know what exactly happened to my subscribers. It’s not much but going down from 85 to 1 is really annoying!
The first time I noticed that the count was way down, I checked my feeds, thinking it was just an error. But the stats proved it all..See below stats.
I tried to do all steps under troubleshootize but still the same. So, my last option was to check the Google/FeedBurner Help Group.
I was a little relieved when I checked FeedBurner’s forum and found out that it was not just happening to me. Pardon me, but knowing that someone else have the same problem as mine helps in explaining why I lost my subscribers.
It seems that FeedBurner has a glitch. One complained of old posts being sent to subscribers. Another one lost hundreds of subscribers. There was this complaint about email subscriptions deleted, and many more disgruntled bloggers.
I browsed the web for the same problem and it seems it happened before, not just once, but it occurred many times.
TechCrunch also experienced this problem last January 2009. From their usual 1.7 million Rss feed readers, it dropped way down to 0! Imagine the impact it created to their site!
In August 2007, Darren Rowse of Problogger posted an article about fluctuations in subscribers count. Darren was able to get an official statement from Rick Klau, Vice President of FeedBurner Publisher Services. There, he enumerated some reasons why.
So, there maybe explanations on why the feed count fluctuates. That’s why there were days, I had a large numbers of subscribers and days where counts dropped.
But so far, I haven’t found any answers on why my subscribers were all deleted! I noticed this when I tried to subscribe again on this blog using my primary email address. I know that I have subscribe to my own blog when I started FeedBurner, and I have a copy of my last post, so I was expecting I would be prompted that I am already subscribed. I was dismayed when the service accepted my email address, moreso, when I received the email for the activation link. That means that my subscription was indeed deleted! I asked some of my online friends which I know had subscribed to my feeds and they too received the activation link.
I hope to get some answers and try to understand what had happened. It would really be a big help if someone in authority or maybe anybody who really knows what exactly happened could post an article about this.
I guess, for now, I would have to live with having just 1 or a few subscribers and hope that those I lost will find this blog again..