My new website, YumaMom, has been my current obsession. So far, I'm still really enjoying it, but it takes a lot of time to keep it current. And I have learned SOOOO much about the world wide web, from RSS feeds to HTML code and that has taken up a lot of time too. It's not just about posting things on the blog, but also about making it a usable product.
I've added a calendar to the site that links back to YumaMom posts with more information. I also created a Fan Page on Facebook for YumaMom (called YumaMom.com) and with that, found a way for my blog posts to directly feed to the Facebook Fan Page - all very exciting!! Look how many fans I have!!
I have advertisements through Google AdSense on the main site: www.yumamom.com and when someone clicks on one of the ads, I get paid. While it's usually about $0.20 a click and there are several days that no one clicks at all, I've made about $80 in the 4 weeks the site has been up and running. And I'm getting such positive responses from other moms, it's so encouraging. While $80 a month does little to compensate me for the endless hours I put into this, I can only hope that the revenues will increase as the site's popularity increases.