Down and dirty
I hoped that I'd be able to make a little money from story telling, as I'd been told by many people that I am good at it.
You write for weeks, and if you see $1 a week, you ARE doing well. Oh, people will read blogs because they are FREE. You soon learn blog readers do NOT mean sales.
I knew the time I put into writing the stories would never pay off. In the beginning I didn't mind as I thought people cared; now I know differently and I don't care about the standard of my work from now on, as my rep is worth $0.10c a day.