Following the Signs

I have a bad habit of blaming everything that happens in my life on the Universe. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a good thing or bad, it’s a sign from the Universe. I’m sure there are probably other, more plausible, reasons, but I still blame the Universe. So when I was checking out a few of my recent stats, I got a huge sign from the Universe. It said, “You’re on the right path.”

It’s been an amazing year for me. As the whole world went into lockdown, I decided to do something I’d been wanting to do since I first created Graves Publications. I started creating sites and updating existing sites, putting them all together into a family of publications. And no, I’m not a publishing house. I just got tired of writing for other sites that seemed to be making more money off of my work than I was.

You can look at any of my sites and see that I have Google Ads applied. As of right now, that is my only source of income throughout the sites. I don’t get paid to write articles about authors or their books or anything else for that matter. That’s not to say I won’t in the future, but for now, it’s all a labor of love.

I’ve never made a ton of money from Google Ads, even when it was all the rage. It was just an extra incentive to keep myself writing. In fact, in the past 20 years, I’ve only made payout twice. 20 YEARS!!!! But today, the Universe gave me a sign.

I checked out my stats over there and found that even though I’m only two days into the month, I’ve doubled my earnings from last month. Now, I’m not looking for a pat on the back as it’s still not enough to buy a cup of coffee, but it’s the principle. I DOUBLED my earnings in two days. And to me, that’s the Universe telling me to keep moving in the direction I’m headed.

I’ve put in a lot of work on my publications. I will never claim to be an expert in any field, but I love writing about the weird things I’ve learned. I love writing short stories and poetry. And I love finding new sites and telling the rest of the world about them. I find a strange sort of peace in creating new sites and trying to come up with enough words to fill those pages.

As I learn more and more about creating these sites, I’m finding that some of my first publications are in need of a facelift. I have a couple of them that I may completely redo just to give them a little more boost. I know what it takes to hold my attention, so I try to make my sites look like that. We’ll see what plays out, but just seeing that one little sign has given me hope for the future.

What about you? Is the Universe talking to you? Are you following the signs?


Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

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