I have the premium plan here on WordPress. I can use WordAds to earn from people reading the blog. It is pretty much useless at the level of interaction I have here.
I also pay a yearly fee for the theycallmetater.com name. That is a cost I think is worthwhile.
Both of these are scheduled to renew at the end of this month. I’m starting to consider if I should cancel the renewal and go back to the basic free plan. My other option is to switch over to Blue Host or a similar place so I have more options when it comes to ads and such.
I don’t think I will ever make more than a couple of bucks a month with writing which is why reverting to the free site seems like the best option. When I was working, I felt like paying $99 a month for something I enjoy was worth it even if I was never successful. Now, it seems like an unnecessary extravagance.
I also pay the $5 a month membership fee at Medium. I make that back each month with my earnings with a little left over. I will keep paying that until I get to a point where I’m not covering my expenses. That shouldn’t happen though. It seems pretty easy to make at least $5 a month over there.
I will keep writing no matter what. I’ve been blogging here for years and it won’t end over the decision to revert to a free blog and lose my domain.