Whenever I start talking about how to make money, you all start talking about a book deal. Which is all well and good, I am honored that you would all read such a book.
I just don't really want to write a book.
What would I even write a book about? It sounds like a lot of work, and like it would keep me from you.
I would rather just make money doing this, and it be considered "writing". This is more fun for me, and much easier, plus I like that it's a constantly changing sort of thing.
And don't forget...I wrote that series of short children's stories with the main character based on Big Kid, and never sent them anywhere. I just reread them the other day and they're still really good. But who even knows where to start with that sort of thing.
It would really suck to write a long book and then not know what to do with it.
Ideas I did like: having a store or making you all give me a dollar.
Maybe I will refuse to post until another $10 (or whatever, make it $20) is raised. So really you'll all control how much I post. Like a pay per post sort of thing.
As great as the whole "get a lot of readers, advertisers will start throwing money at you" theory sounds, it's not as easy as that, believe it or not.
And suspiciously, Blogher ads says it takes 30 days to process an application, but I applied several months ago. I even followed up a few weeks ago...nada. Whatever, I can take a hint.
So, continue brainstorming, but don't be waiting on the edge of your seat for a book or anything.