The ninth Festival of Stocks will be hosted on InsideArbitrage next week. We have already started receiving submissions and if you are a blog author who writes about stocks, please send in your submission.
The previous Festival of Stocks was hosted on ValueBlogger.com, who has decided to start blogging actively on the AOL’s BloggingStocks.com. What I found interesting about his blog post describing his decision to move to BloggingStocks.com was that even on active weeks when he received 8,000 to 10,000 views, his advertising revenue was only $80 to $100.
Clearly advertising revenue (and specifically advertising through Google ads) is not as lucrative as people would believe. While there are millions of blogs out there, the number of blogs that have something original and interesting to say are few and far in between. Unfortunately I also see many of these excellent blog authors stop blogging after a while and the latest example of this is Kaushik Gala of GalaTime.com.