It’s come up a couple of times in recent conversations: how I want to step things up with my blogs, how I can see the potential for getting more (income, creativity, freedom) out of them … if only I had the time. Compared to when I started blogging five years ago, there’s much more opportunity for me these days as blogger. I’m seeing a steady flow of sponsored content and ads coming my way, the invites, scoops and proposals I receive are bigger and better than ever before and – perhaps most importantly – my skills as a writer and photographer have improved greatly due to all my online publishing activity.
Sometimes I think about trying to hire someone to work for or with me to help further develop my blogs. I’ve had two pseudo interns in the past. The first was keen and brimming with enthusiasm but found a good paying job after only a few weeks interning. I certainly couldn’t blame her for moving on, but it was a bummer as she was pretty helpful. The another was nothing but a waste of my time, and after a week or so I told her thanks but no thanks and got her out of my hair asap. I wouldn’t be against having another go with an intern, but I’d be very cautious and a lot pickier next time.
Maybe I could dig around on the web for a site where folks can post jobs free and place my own listing in search of some sort of help. My two previous “interns” actually found me. I was kinda flattered by that but in retrospect can see neither was really the right fit. Despite the New York Time’s Verne G. Kopytoff reporting that blogs have lost their allure, I’m still finding there’s plenty of money, fun and adventure to be squeezed out mine for some time to come. My stats are on a steady climb, I’ve got tons of great ideas (just not enough time) and I see a general trend toward blogs and other digital media being taken a lot more seriously (at least that seems to be the case with me). Anybody out there wanna lend a helping hand and be part of the tikichris experience?