Thursday, September 15, 2011

'From The Shadows' Is Asking, Um, A Little Help Here?

During the week of Oct. 15, I will have written this blog of original, true paranormal tales for five years. I appreciate each of you who visit “From the Shadows.” Your time spent reading my weekly offering, and your kind comments, mean a lot to me.

Unbeknownst to most of you, these stories appear in print before they make it to my blog.

I recently received notice the newspaper in which “From the Shadows” appears each week is cutting its paid columns – including mine. We all know the newspaper industry is suffering and I understand this business decision. Unfortunately, this was my main source to fund the research and time involved to produce “From the Shadows” (telephone expenses, travel, etc., ain’t cheap). I receive donations from time to time, but I can’t continue the blog on the occasional donation alone (I did receive a nice Christmas 2010 present from Australia’s amazing paranormal podcast “Mysterious Universe.” Thanks, Ben and Aaron. You guys are awesome).

I’m not begging for money (Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge), I’m asking for a print forum for “From the Shadows.” I work for a living, you know. If any kind reader would recommend this column (print gets first-run) to their local newspaper or magazine, that might mean I could still bring you these weekly strange, and sometimes down-right creepy, stories about the world around us – a world that is much more mysterious than it seems.

Thanks for reading.



Rufus Opus said...

I make about $200 a week offering occult services and selling eBooks. I suggest you consider taking the time to put together a compilation of your best stories and publishing it either as an eBook, or through amazon's createspace or lulu or something. Createspace might be better.

eBooks don't have to be long, they just have to be useful or really good. You can charge as much as people will pay. I suggest a paranormal investigator's handbook.

Grampy said...

With as many followers as you have your blog might generate a modest income if you would add Google Ad-Sense. My son's blog only has a little over 30 followers and he's been getting somewhere around $100 a month from Ad-Sense. Worth considering anyway.

Guvna said...

Have you submitted your work to any other papers? What about using Google's adsense?