As most of you are aware, my sites were down and I was without them for around 36 hours. However, I do have two blogspot blogs that are registered with some of the paid post programmes. For e.g. Karma Kameleon was my very first blog set up in 2003.
Previously, I don’t give much thought to these blogs because I only take certain posts when I have absolutely nothing else to do. Since that were the only two blogs available to me, I have no choice but to fall back on them to at least earn me at few bucks during the downtime.
Now, I can emphatise with those bloggers who are blogging from Blogspot, Livejournal, Typepad and etc. I found that I practically have no paid opportunities that I am qualified to take. My blog has a PR 3/10 and still cannot do anything because every advertisers refused blogspot blogs. Duh!
It was a long, tiring and frustrating chore of checking if any of the paid opportunities is for me. So, in short, I am so glad I have my own domain and sub-domain WordPress.org blogs. Otherwise, that is one, frustrating blogging journey.
For those who still stick to Blogspot or any free hosting, do something now. Don’t scrimp on the RM200 or less per year hosting fee. Get your own domain and hosting because you can reap a lot more within a month from paid postings. In fact, I can easily make that amount from just one paid post. Serious. Take my advice if you do not hate money.