About nine days ago I somehow ended the day by starting a GoFundMe page. But, since posting a blog on and about the GoFundMe page I have been trying to figure out how to turn the GFM page into a legitimate commercial blog. Also, I have been busy trying to find a place and way to solve my problems without asking for help. And, here is my idea that actually stems from a long-standing desire to turn my blog commercial.
My blog was started years ago as more of a daily diary and personal record but has developed into a journal about my personal interest in music, photography, and travel. So, what I hope to do now is make it a commercial blog and end or co-exist with my GFM page. I hope to soon start traveling more to do my photography and try to renew my interest in writing and performing music.
To do this I will spend a lot of time developing a subscriber's e-mail list while either using the blog as a newsletter or developing a separate newsletter. I will work to produce interesting articles on the places I visit and how-to articles on how my photography was done. I will write about what I learn about music as well as promote my music to other musicians for their use. And I will use my photography to promote my travels.
It bothers me deeply to know that times are bad enough for me that I need to seek charity to live. I hope that by doing this I can stop this GFM page by developing a product that sells. I am already selling my photography on my Adobe website and Fine Art America website. And, I am doing the research before starting to post my work to another site like Getty, iStock, or Magnum.
Wish me luck. It is bedtime.