How do you juggle writing jobs and gardening? Especially now that the growing season is upon us? It’s been over a week since I’ve posted a new entry. But I was asking myself why worry about blogging when it doesn’t generate income? “But you have ads here,” you might ask. Yes, and so far someone has pocketed about $20. At that rate of return, I don’t know when I’ll ever collect a dime, it has to reach $100 before anything happens. Do I blame myself for not providing interesting content often enough, or you for not visiting and clicking on those ads regardless of content?
Right/Write now, I’m working on four articles (five if you count this one): my regular weekly gardening column; an article about a unique new material recovered from acid mine drainage that is used in pottery glazes (for the montly “Going Green” page in the same paper my gardening column runs in); a second article for “Life & Times, a Magazine with Senior Flair” (published by The Herald, the sister paper of Allied News, both papers carry my column); and a story about a local Boy Scout troop receiving a $5,000 donation from one of our State Representatives.
And there’s blue skys and warmth calling me out to the garden! So, how do you juggle your careers and find time to answer the call of your gardens?
My camera also begs of my time.