I wanted to reach out to experienced hosts that may have some advice on how I can better advertise/ and manage my hosting load. I am from Santa Barbara were the weather is pretty ideal year around so there is no real "cycle season" My better half and myself have been hosting for almost 2 years now and have enjoyed the experience. That said we have begun to wear tired of having to deny requests due to what we feel is an excessive amount of hosting. To put it in perspective If I were to honor every request we would likely only have one night a week alone with each other.
I am on the edge of making myself unavailable because looking at my local members activity I am the only person actually hosting at the moment for at least 30 miles north or south. I have the most enticing profile and am also the only person with above 50% response rate. I dont want to miss out on the opportunity to meet people and help other cyclist but I also think that it sucks to get someones hopes up and then have to reply with a no.
Any advice on how I can keep myself available and also keep my sanity.
I have dabbled with the idea of limiting my availability to certain days of the week but I feel like that is pretty rigid and may arbitrarily make myself unavailable to desirable guests.
Another thought was to post my schedule in my profile which will require some managing and also will be more information that I would like to provide about my life on the inter webs...
Thanks for any pointers,