Monday, April 6, 2020

Blogging Evolution

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I'm an old-school blogger. I started using Blogger in 2005 and started using Tumblr in 2012. I've seen a lot of blogs come and go since then.

Initially, I started blogging with the intention of sharing my creative work and deep, meaningful thoughts with the world. I hoped to finally find kindred spirits who would "get" me.

Those folks are few and far between. 

After a time, I became aware of the idea of monetizing my blogs.

Until now, this meant affiliate marketing links contained within the posts.

I recently discovered PublishOx, a platform that allows the user to earn cryptocurrency for their posts.

Readers can leave a tip for posts they like. It costs nothing to leave a tip! That's pretty cool.

I honestly know next to nothing about cryptocurrency, but there are a fair number of ways to earn it. Some are better than others. I highly recommend reading Scott Cunningham's Comprehensive Blockchain Social Media Platforms review

Jumping on board with PublishOx, I was questioning how much I still need Blogger. Tumblr serves a different function than Blogger, so it really doesn't enter into the equation. (In all honesty, the main function Tumblr serves is shitposting.) 

I opted to keep some of my blogs active. Crossposting across various platforms can be helpful. Plus, as I said, I've seen blogs--and blogging platforms--come and go. Blogger has been in existence since 1999 and shows no signs of disappearing anytime soon. I hope that PublishOx will thrive, but I like to keep my options open. I believe in monogamy in relationships and polyamory with social platforms.

If you publish the same material on another site besides PublishOx, you will want to indicate that you are cross-posting your work. PublishOx is fine with you cross-posting your own posts elsewhere or copying a post that you originally posted elsewhere, but it should be made clear that the work is yours so you don't end up flagged for plagiarism. 

I'm looking forward to learning and growing with PublishOx.

Your ornery Aunt Cie

Crossposted to Aunt Cie's Attic on PublishOx and Aunt Cie's Attic on Blogger

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