Is It Worth The Effort To Write More Here?
It seems that the era of the blog sites that actually pay you anything for your writing is over. Nobody really gets rich doing this. When things were going well, you had people gaming the system to get a nice piece of the advertising dollar. You can point a finger of blame at those individuals for ruining it for everybody else.
People will say that you should write for the love of writing, and I do. However, it's also nice to make some money while you're at it. It matters not if it's just enough money to grab a burger or a cup of coffee. I have looked around at this site today. I'm trying to decide if there is any value to me if I participate here more.
I have my own blog site slowly generating money. One day I might actually see a payout. This site never really offered a lot when it did pay, but it was nice to see your totals go up, even if it was just a few pennies at a time. It no longer pays. I'm amazed that somebody is even keeping the site alive at all. I hear the goal is to eventually make it pay again, but that will require more participation.
When there is no money involved, the only other incentive to participate in a writing site is to post something that will get views. When I viewed some of the recent articles posted here, it looked like maybe four or five people have read most of the articles. Is that enough incentive to post? I don't know. I know this article doesn't add much to the discussion. I have many topics I can write about. I guess I'm wondering if it's worth it to start writing more at this site.