I’m serious about puzzling out what to do about this blog. I appreciate everyone offered their comments on What Would Type Content Would You Like To See Here? I want to respond and continue the discussion.
Several people asked about my old astro advice posts. You might be interested to know, when I launched blog, it was called ElsaElsa – The Advice Blog. I like writing that stuff; the problem is it’s very hard to get (useable) questions. People just don’t send them and this was the case, back when I had fifty times the traffic! I like it but I’m not sure the idea is viable.
I do call for questions (about anything) a couple times a year. I like this and if I could survive off it, I’d do it! By that I mean, there would have to be a supply of questions.
People may not realize but a lot of content like that is fabricated, meaning the questions are made up. I’m not going to do that, due to being an authentic person, so to make it work, I’d requires the energy of others (my 8th house and Libra). We co-create but I can only work my end.
This is a bit stupid as a follow on to that, but I am thinking of reading charts for pay, on the blog. We’ve actually done them before, but it’s been many years. It’s a chance to have your chart read, publicly, for an audience who can participate in delineating your chart. Very similar to what happens in my classes.
I think it would be interesting and people would learn a lot as I do not stick to merely astrology when consulting. It’s because I’m focused on delivering what the customer is asking for. If astrology can do it, fine, but if I have to tap other things I know about or have learned over the years, I don’t hesitate. Viable for the blog? I don’t know. Perhaps I can offer this as a new consultation option.
Stories! Hands down, I love stories the most. If I could write them all day, I would, but I can’t make a living that way and now I have another problem. Depending on who you are, you get email from search regarding what you can and can’t have on your site. Swearing became taboo a few weeks back. My stories tend to have lots of swearing – I had to remove them from the site.
You don’t have to tell me how awful this is. I don’t have a choice on this; there’s a monopoly. I do think I can and should incorporate more anecdotes into my… whatever. Forecasts. I will try!
Videos. I’m sorry but I have come to hate making videos. I am pretty sure I was the first astrologer to start making them in 2006 – one minute videos? Way before TikTok, and I had a blast. But now there are legions of people making them, all clamoring to be seen and honestly, it’s just not any fun at all. I also can’t get any traction on any platform. I know this is true, even if you believe otherwise.
Beginners? I wrote a bunch of posts, intended to address common questions beginners ask. The kind of things that have you “stuck” until you figure them out. I tried to make these posts UN-boring. Here’s the tag – Beginners.
For people who enjoy my candor, it will continue. Mercury Mars in the 9th. Does that sound flaccid to you?
I think I’m happy so long as I have a challenge. A writing or thinking challenge that pushes me beyond.
So what next?