Posts tagged: homestead store

The Challenge: Monetize the Blog

By , February 25, 2019

It’s hard for me to believe that, come August 28th, this blog will be 10 years old!

Even though our primary purpose in starting the blog didn’t include making money from it, blogs are, primarily, meant to generate income, to be “monetized,” as they say.

Spoiler Alert: we aren’t turning the blog into a “Pay-for-Play” site. Our blog content has always been, and will almost certainly remain free.

Zeiger Family Homestead donation block

The donation block, our main monetizer, on each of our website pages (Mark A. Zeiger).

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Spring Changes: A New Homestead “Store”

By , February 1, 2012

Spring is upon us, by our reckoning. I think this time I’ve finally figured it out. As I’ve mentioned often before, viewing the seasons from the ancient Celtic point of view means recognizing that seasons, as with all living things, begin as infants and grow to maturity. What I’ve realized is that the seasons are similar to different infants. Winter in our part of the world hits the ground ready to run, like a moose calf, fawn or foal. Spring is more like a human baby, starting small and helpless, and taking a long time to mature!

While we’re waiting for spring to show itself, we’re keeping busy. I just completed a spring “makeover” of our home Web site. I really hope you’re familiar with our site, as it’s integral to this blog. Actually, the blog is supposed to be an offshoot of the Web site, not the other way around.

At any rate, we’ve spiffed it up, adding new buttons to the navigation bar, new photos, and re-edited most of the text. But the most exciting change to the site, from our point of view, is the addition of our new “store.”

Wood Sprite T-shirt

Michelle's wood sprite on a T-shirt, from our new online store (Photo:

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