To my dear readers,
At the beginning of July, I found out that all the advertisements on my site had been disabled because of mature content. I was in shock. Because at the time, I hadn’t translated any explicit sexual scenes yet. Everything was still PG13.
Hence, I emailed wordpress asking which part of my blog/translations was inappropriate. I wanted proof. I felt like I was innocent.
Their response was, “If their ‘crawler robots’ think my site is inappropriate, they will naturally ban all my ads.”
I was so upset.
However, I knew after Chapter 50, my novel was going to go down the dirty path, so I created a new site (theeunuch.com) purely for “The Eunuch is Pregnant”.
I thought they would reactivate my ads after this, and they did unblock my site. However, they sent me a response saying, “I cannot promise when, or if, ads will begin displaying again in the future.”
I was so depressed. What made it worse was when I found out my ad revenue amount for the month of June; I had over 115k views and they gave me $0.88.
I felt like I was scammed. And I felt so helpless.
I worked so hard and this is what I get?
It took me years to get the amount of readers/fans I have today.
I felt like I was at the mercy of everyone.
At the time, I was still waiting for adsense to approve me on my new site. I was at the mercy of them. In addition, I was at the mercy of wordads. Not only that, I was also at the mercy of readers (They may or may not read my novel. They may or may not ever donate to me.)
Maybe I will never get any ad revenue regardless of how hard I work. Maybe no one will donate to me because they don’t want to or they have no money.
I felt like I was being punished for choosing my novel. There were many translators that had advised me to choose something more mainstream. You know, the typical xianxia/wuxia.
Pick a male MC, they say.
Translate something with a harem.
Your novel is too risky. It is so niche.
What if it bombs? (I.e. Very few readers)
If you want money and views, you have to translate something else.
I knew they were looking out for me, but I still really wanted to translate “The Eunuch is Pregnant”. I had read the entire novel and it was so funny and hilarious! (Quite draggy in some parts but I will get rid of the fillers)
I decided it was worth my time and I wanted to share it with the rest of the world.
However, when I found out my ads were blocked, and that there was a chance that adsense might never approve me, I was crushed.
I literally felt like the Linkin Park song:
I tried so hard, and got so far.
But in the end, it doesn’t even matter.
I had to fall, to lose it all.
But in the end, it doesn’t even matter!
I was still going to translate the novel, but I was extremely discouraged and I just wanted to break down in tears.
Hence, I decided to start a patreon. I wanted to see if any of my fans would see enough value in my work to pledge.
As of now, I have 7 patrons. I am very very thankful to them, and this post is dedicated to them.
Thank you for loving my translations so much. Thank you for giving me light when I was surrounded in darkness.
I know I’m still very far from my goal of 100 patrons, but eventually, one day, I’ll get there.
I’m going to continue translating and making you guys proud! ❤
If you would like to become my patron, please visit https://www.patreon.com/translatorgrace
P.S. I will translate more soon. My right wrist is still in pain. I’ve been massaging it all day. 😛