Monday, 11 May 2009

To blog, or not to blog...

... that is the question.



Never mind the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, any fortune wouldn't come amiss. When I began my foray into all things blog (at the behest of a cheeky young choral-scholar) I did so, I am rather shamefaced to admit, in the hope of gaining some form of pecuniary advantage. Suffice to say, this has not been the case. No extra pupils, no solo bookings, no multi-million pound book deal or advertising revenue. Nothing. Not a sausage.



Of course, having such a means of venting one's spleen does have some advantages. Unfortunately, none of them are financial. My singing duties here at Wilchester benefit from a modest stipend; I teach one day a week at a local girls' school; I have a few (generally unmusical) private pupils. That's it.



Things haven't quite got as desperate as this, however. Would one like fries with that?

15 comments:

Frankofile said...

You mean you haven't been claiming your expenses?

Suburbia said...

fantastic pic!!

Gadjo Dilo said...

Unmusical private pupils is where the money is though. Just tell 'em the more they pay you the better they'll get. They're so dim they won't know they don't have a snowball's chance to get on Pop Idol.

musicmiss said...

Please keep blogging - I've missed you these last 6 weeks.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Naughty Gadj...!
Sx

Kevin Musgrove said...

well, it's good to see you back regardless. hope things buck up for you

A lurker said...

Keep on with the posts ...

Lay Clerk said...

Don't dare stop blogging, it isn't about the money it's about sharing oneself with a wider audience than is usually with you in the local pub, and in fact as musicmiss alludes to, please feel free to blog a bit more!

Go on, you know you want to.

And you know your audience wants you to!

Rob Clack said...

I think I've made $10 in Google Ads revenue since I joined nearly 2 years go. I didn't expect to make any serious money, but I'm not sure I think it was even worth the effort of filling in the forms.

Rob Clack said...

Oh, I forgot to say, I blog because I love it, and I hope both of you like to read the drivel I write!

Nota Bene said...

You mean blog doesn't equal bling? Dang

da bean said...

Keep a stiff upper lip my man and don't stop blogging. - Sir M

The Poet Laura-eate said...

I think becoming a blog millionaire is the new Amway millionaire dream.

Haven't sold a single T-shirt from my internet T-shirt shop either! Though I do refuse to despoil my blog with Google ads.

As a redundant personage I can only sympathise Can Bass. How's the market for step-by-step How To successful choral singing books? Perhaps you could write the definitive one - the guitarist who came up with Tune-a-Day became a very rich man indeed.

x
PS: Please don't give up the blogging - you are so good at it!

Lay Clerk said...

Hey man, not about time you posted something again?

musicmiss said...

Yes - please do. I've been checking your blog nearly every day and come away disappointed. You wouldn't want to disappoint me now, would you...