I’ve been blogging for a long time for fun, but it seems I’m definitely missing the boat on one big thing - making money.
Yes, it’s nice to shout out into the ether from time to time and it’s even encouraging when someone notices and shouts back, but wouldn’t it be nice to add some profit to this ongoing catharsis? It seems there are a lot of people out there making a few extra bucks from being loquacious, so I read up on it a little bit and I learned a few things that I thought I’d share.
1. Seek out places that will give you products to review. Something like this review on clothing is most likely the result of having a pretty prominent blog and either tracking down a site that offers product reviews and contacting them or being a prominent enough blogger that they reach out and contact you (highly unlikely for most of us…so get to searching).
2. AdSense. Yep, this baby can make you some passive money, too. I’ve heard of people making thousands of dollars a month (example one, example two). Of course, these guys had great ideas and hundreds of thousands of visitors, so don’t expect riches at first…but it’s definitely something to shoot for!
Yeah, so this is the anonymous monster analogue modular synthesizer I adopted from a colleague a few years ago into the neglectful care of my rest home for broken and confused old gear. Thanks Neil!
It’s pretty strange and non-conformist, just how I like ‘em: dual manual keyboard with oh-so-many unlabelled performance control switches, built-in spring reverb tank, spade terminals for direct connection to a speaker instead of a normal line output, many switches and knobs hanging unconnected to balance out the spate of unpopulated fascia holes, uncommon markings, 5 pin DIN for the microphone input amplifier (that dates it somewhat), and on and on.
It’s non-functional of course, at least for now. It’s desired power input, on a rare form of bespoke socket, appears to be direct AC (likely to juice up the aforementioned power amplifier for the speaker connection) and although the wiring inside isn’t too batshit it is definitely way beyond my level of electronics comprehension and confidence. (I’m just two electric shocks away from being a lame Spiderman villain and I don’t have the legs for spandex.)
The wiring beneath the keys:
The poor machine’s origin is completely unknown, so if anyone has any clues as to just what it is we’d be all ears!
“In my opinionation, the sun is gonna surely shine.”
What is he looking at, the Sun? This is why Pluto isn’t a planet anymore.