This is a hard post to write. For the last three years I’ve happily used WordPress for all my blogging needs and I have a decent following over there. The thing is I’m having issues with the way WordPress integrates with Google products, specifically AdSense. Don’t get me wrong, my blog (most recently called The Fiction Vixen–the name change is a whole other story, which I will address in a separate post) is not about making me money–reading is my passion. There hasn’t been a single day in the last 16 years when I haven’t read something: from the blurb on the back of the shampoo bottle to the Poetry in Motion Campaign the New York City Subway ran in the early part of the century. If it has words, I read it. In fact, if it wasn’t for the sole purpose of supporting my blog, I wouldn’t even care about AdSense.
I came to the decision to leave WordPress at relatively the same time I decided to really try to make something of the blog. I want to be able to host giveaways for my readers, purchase books that aren’t on Netgalley, and most of all, I want to attend Romantic Times in Atlanta next year and a flight, hotel, and the conference fees all require money–more than I can afford without the extra income.
While I work on exporting my posts from WordPress to Blogger–if anyone knows an easy way to do this, please feel free to comment–here are a few links to my posts over there:
- Review of “Beta Test” by Annabeth Albert (5 Stars)
- Review of “Deep Dark” by Laura Griffin (2.5 Stars)
- Review of “The Spinster’s Guide to Scandalous Behavior” by Jennifer McQuiston (4 Stars)
- Video of the Day–Stripping for AIDS Research
- Video of the Day–Hear Me Roar
- Video of the Day–Haters Gon Hate
- Review of “The Accidental Wallflower” by Jennifer McQuiston (3.5 Stars)
- Review of “Because of Miss Bridgerton” by Julia Quinn (4 Stars)
I sincerely hope that my readers over at WordPress follow me over here and I look forward to getting to know any new readers who find me on here.