I currently set up a blog to talk about me and my Autism, as a way to share who I am and to help others like me, or who know people with Autism. However, I have run into the issue of having to learn how to monetize my blog. I will learn how to do this soon, I’m sure of it, but until then I need to pay for my blog hosting for the next year. That is why I am here and asking for help, with my limited income I am unable to pay for the blog very well without having to sacrifice in other areas, such as with food. It is very important for me to do this blog, it is both a form of therapy and way to help in a way that I can’t do in person. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I would like to avoid any downtime with my blog.
Normally I don’t think that I would have had an issue paying for the blog, except that my roommate/cousin just finished school and has yet to find a job, so he isn’t able to help with the money he got for school anymore. I am responsible to pay for a mortgage and a car loan and so my funds must go to these first and foremost. Besides that, it is important that I try to eat, and I don’t feel like starving myself in order to keep the blog alive and well. The one benefit is that I only have to pay this fee once a year, I paid for it last year but it was much, much less than it is now. I am only just now starting the blog because it took me so long to figure out how it all worked, I can learn, just not always at the same pace as others. My issue this year, is that the hosting site, while still the cheapest I can find, with security to protect me, will cost around $150, and this is about $30 more than it was last year, and this would include being able to advertise my blog as well.
I know that a blog isn’t something that is a life or death, a must have, or a must do, but for me it is something that helps me to express myself. This is a way to get out there what is pent up, to find a venue where I can both help others, and give help to myself. I know that I can’t live off of a blog, I know that some do, but it is something that will help me in the long run with my mental health as an outlet of sorts, it helps me to not internalize everything and to hopefully avoid anxiety medications in the long run. I really do appreciate any help that anyone can give me, and I Thank you.