Joe talks to Wine Educator and WSET insider Jason Whiteside, who tells us about the most valuable tracks of wine education for the budding wine geek and the wine professional – such as the CSW, the WSET/Masters of Wine, the Court of Master Sommeliers, and the Masters of… the Universe!
By the Power of Grayskull!!!
In the words of the wise and eloquent bard Homer Simpson, “DOH!”
Seems that 1WineDude.com is having some serious trouble this week. It’s possible that many of you have been getting very slow response times from the blog, having it time-out, or are receiving errors.
It’s not you, it’s most definitely us.
I do know about it, and so does my hosting provider, who is working on the issue now. We’re hoping to have things running normally again very soon.
Sorry for the inconvenience. I’ll be keeping you updated on status via twitter as events warrant.
Don’t let a little thing like this come between us, okay? I’ll make it up to you. I promise.
(image: twitter.com… sort of…)
I love writing about wine. And I often encourage people who love wine to blog about it, since it’s so easy to set-up a blog, and it’s such a great way to record your thoughts, feelings, and observations as you travel your own personal ‘wine journey’.
Sometimes, when a wine lover that I know gets a bit more serious about their quest for wine knowledge and for wine blogging, I get asked questions about how they can monetize their blog, and what type of money the can expect to bring in via their blog. The conversation usually goes something like this:
Them: So… what kind of money are you making on 1WineDude.com?
Me: Not much.
Them: Really? Like, how much is not much?
Me: Like, almost nothing.
[ insert awkward silence and disappointment ]
For reasons that I find difficult to comprehend, some people tend to think that wine blogging can become a source of direct income. If you’re one of those people, I’ve got some bad news for you.
You’d better be passionate about wine if you want to blog about it, because monetary reward is not really going to be part of the pay-off for you.
Simply put, you aren’t going to make any serious money from wine blogging…
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‘Bits & bobs’ left over from Joe’s coverage of the 2009 Wine Bloggers Conference in Sonoma. You could call these rejects off of the cutting room floor, but we prefer the term “previously unreleased gems.” Cheers!