The newly updated taintedkernel.com is coming along nicely. I’ve noticed that the posts come more easily than the posts on MjNet. Probably because there is a purpose behind them, the text just manages to flow from my fingers. Before I know it I’ve got nearly a half-page worth of content ready for my blog. Whereas MjNet it would just be a paragraph at a time. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep those posts up, as years down the road I could certainly see them becoming more concise. But that’s the future which I can not worry about right now.
Unfortunately, Google Adwords rejected my newly redesigned site for lack of content, so I’ll have to keep filling it up before I reapply. That means I’ll have to self-sustain the site for a bit longer than I had expected. You see, I host MjNet out of my house, and it’s non-commercial, so there isn’t a whole lot of cost involved. But since the Tk site is meant to be more than just a personal blog, I decided to host it externally. Which I feel is a good decision, however, there is a cost involved in doing that. Which is why I’m going to put Ads on the site. To hopefully self-sustain – and perhaps bring in a little income on the side. However, profitability is less of a concern as getting Tk self-sustaining. We don’t have a lot of extra cash laying around waiting to be used up, you know? Ultimately, I’ll need to being in $12/mo for the shared hosting with an additional $12/year to pay for the domain itself. We’ll see what happens, but I’d like it to pay for itself within a financial quarter.
As for the hosting, I’ve gone with hostgator, which is a cheaper and seemingly better hyped service than what’s out there. I’m pretty happy with it, but it is a shared host, so I can notice speed issues on occasion. For now, though, it will hopefully work in the growing of TK.com, but if this is a success, I’ll have to up my hosting plan too. But lets not get ahead of ourselves.
UPDATE: 11 January 2018 – TK was accepted into the adsense program.