As you know if you’ve been reading ResearchBuzz for a while, it’s not the job that pays the bills. The job that pays the bills is me working in a warehouse.
Well, it was. The company I work for has been sold. I will stay on for a while as a part-timer – not sure how long – and then I’ll not work there anymore.
This is scary and stressful. But it’s also an opportunity to do more ResearchBuzz. And I’m going to take it.
Listen: I love doing this. I love finding resources. I love writing articles. I love learning and I love teaching. I don’t want to stop.
So I’m going to make a go at doing more ResearchBuzz. More articles. Screencasts. If it seems interesting I’ll try it. If it doesn’t work I’ll try something else.
I want this to be the job that pays the bills. (If it isn’t I’ll look for freelance writing work.) And because of that I’m going to have to be a bit more obnoxious with the promotion. I’m considering advertising but I’d rather not if I can avoid it.
If you want to support me, I have a Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/ResearchBuzz .
If you want to buy me an iced tea, check out ko-fi: http://ko-fi.com/A4081UG
If you can’t, it’s okay! Keep reading and if you see a resource someone can use, please pass it on. That’s what it’s all about!
And just a reminder, whether you’re supporting or not: everything published on ResearchBuzz.com is CC BY-NC. If you’re a teacher and you want to hand out copies of Google Scholar and the Full-Word Wildcard to your students, you go right ahead. If you’re organizing an APRA meeting and you want to use a copy of Tips for Angelina Jolie: How to Set Up a Google News Alert on a Famous Person, go nuts.
I have been writing about search engines for over 21 years. ResearchBuzz itself turned 19 in April. I would like to keep doing this until I’m at least 97. And I will, even if I have to get a job a Food Lion and just work on it in the evenings. But the more support I can get, the more time I can spend with it.
Let me get mushy here for a minute. I am so grateful for all your support and kind words. I can’t thank you enough. I know I say it on every digest but I love you.