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An Apology to My Readers

I feel that I should apologize to my readers as it looks like many new people have found my blog since I was here last. I was busy with my Nano blog in November, which some of you may have found on  your own. I did pretty good with that this year as I found a place that I can blog for pay, and the same thing is available to any of you that might be interested.

The nice thing is that if you would like to write for the same site you do not have to have your own domain name nor pay for a server, but you will get paid. You don’t get paid for your posts, per se, but you will be paid for anyone that views, likes or comments on your posts. How many views,  likes or comments you get will be determined by how much of the same you give out.

Many people there, mostly newbies, think that until they reach a certain number of connections they will never see the revenue that they desire. It took me awhile to come to this understanding, but it’s not the amount of connections that we have but the amount of solid connections we make and some of that takes time.

Some people there began getting paid within the first three days to a week that they were there. It’s taken me longer than that, usually, because I work two jobs during the spring, summer and fall and then during the winter I try to get everything else done that didn’t get done during the nicer months. Even then I did have a few months were I was able to request my money within seven days, but it was more of a push for me than some of the others that are stay-at-home moms or dads.

If you’d like to check out my nano site it can be found here: http://www.muchadoaboutnano.wordpress.com. For the most part there are links to at least ten posts per day there and all from the site where I’ve been spending my time daily since the beginning of August.

For those interested in checking it out further, I’ll be putting my referral code here. Make sure you read the rules, if you write me a note on my profile page (marsha4852) I can help with any questions you might have. I have been paid every time and I’ve received 12 payments thus far. It used to be that we were paid when we had $25.00 in our bank, but now we have to wait for $50.00.

http://www.bubblews.com/?referral=51fdc7894ba395.21647977

Again, I apologize for not being here more.

After looking for so long for paying sites, I’ve received more here than ever before. It took me over a year and a half to make $125.00 at ehow.com and I made $40.00 at videojugpages.com (the writing site, no longer exists). A lot of us spend more time there than we probably should, but it’s hard not socializing with each other there as it will benefit us in the long run.

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Found Another Writing Site

I found another writing site that pays better than anything else I’ve found before. It’s not one of the ones that I was going to research out in one of my earlier posts. I will let you know more once or after I get my first payout because until then I really don’t know that it is legitimate.

I will say that you only have to wait until you make $25.00 before asking for your money whereas for Hubpages you don’t have it put into your PayPal account until your funds reach $50.00. When I wrote for Ehow.com the payout amount was $10.00 and they transferred it automatically.

This writing site began sometime last year, I believe and already they have over 60,000 members, so it’s a growing community.

For last month, July, on Hubpages I made $1.90 and that was writing nine articles over a two month period. They recommend longer photo and media rich posts to gain organic traffic eventually. For this site that I’m not naming yet, in the last sixteen days I’m up to $14.00 and the day isn’t over yet.

I would probably be higher than that but I took a few days where I didn’t do much and read a good book instead. Even then, it’s almost one dollar per day,  more than what I ever made at ehow or anywhere else for that matter.

I will keep in touch so you can take part in this growing community once I can guarantee the payout and tell you more specifics about it.

One other thing, if you prefer blogging you can blog, if you prefer article writing, you can write articles, if you like writing in a journal, then there are those that do the same and are happy to read the work of others.

 

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Checking In With My Readers

Just thought I’d stop and check in with my readers. I’ve stopped doing the 30 day blogging challenge if you didn’t notice that already on your own. Since I’m trying to get things done in my house so I can delegate more of my free time this winter to research and writing in my many blogs, I decided that any extra thing I get involved in takes away from my goals in that area.

I did the prompt blogging for six days, and that was enough. I found that all the members of the group weren’t even doing the posting this month as it’s considered an unofficial month. Every other month is either official or unofficial. On the unofficial months the members that want to take part take turns giving a prompt while the rest write something relating to that prompt.

For the official months the group leader gives all the prompts and there are prizes involved to those that participate. Nano took enough of my time,.I need to minimize the extra tasks I take on, not make things worse, otherwise, I’ll never get things accomplished.

I’m hoping to work the revisions into my husband’s book within the month and then begin to send his manuscript to a friend that has agreed to proof it for us. Rather than working with the small press as we had planned we may check into publishing the ebook format first with Amazon.

 

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December 6, My Writing Journey

Prompt: Writing- the journey from rambling to refined.

A friend and I both have trouble writing without doing any rambling. For me that may be because blogging is somewhat casual, and many of my posts are written in that manner.

One of my goals is to write articles and for that I won’t be able to ramble at all. In fact if I find that I can write decent articles, then I would hope my writing would be more refined. Probably my writing won’t be where it should be in ten years, but at least it should be better than it has been in the past.

Along with writing articles, I want to get better at writing stories. I also want to have web sites set up with single blog niches. I have some ideas for how to accomplish this, and I have been making notes on topics I’d like to cover. Then I need to write some e-books on different aspects of each niche/topic and this is another way in which article writing will come into play and where it would be better for more refined writing.

Everyone’s journey will probably be different. That wouldn’t suggest that one journey is better than another, it would be what is best for each individual writer.

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December 4, Is It Ever About Me?

Today’s prompt: : Where do you find the time? How do you make time for yourself in your daily routine?

I could go many ways with today’s prompt. I do have some extra time in my daily life, but do I want to spend it all working? Probably not. Partly because I’m not a Type A personality, therefore, I like to spend time on the computer. I don’t get a lot done while there unless I’m blogging, or writing stories, or articles or even working on straightening my space or getting book work done.

I do also like to play certain online games. Currently I play two of them, and usually the last hour or so before bedtime. I play Zuma Blitz and Mahjong Trails, both games on Facebook.

Can you tell, I’m digging a hole for myself here. I was thinking that I didn’t have a lot of time to do things for me. I guess when I think about that I think about shopping, or getting a manicure or pedicure. Those three are  things I rarely do. Believe it or not I’ve never even been to a casino, although I wouldn’t consider that something that I do for me.

What I really want to make more time for is getting more writing done on a regular basis. I do have some ideas that I hope to implement this winter when things slow down (if they do).

I guess it depends on how you look at those questions. Many who read this would say that’s all I do is make time for myself, while others that know me personally tell me it’s okay to play my games because they think I work more than I should. I will agree with that part, I do work more than I should; I think about retiring yet here I am working two jobs and it appears that there is no end in sight.

One thing that I would like to do more of is hang out with friends from work, or friends I’ve had for thirty years, or join a club in town of some type like a writing group or something. Those desires will have to wait until I can either eliminate a job or work fewer hours there.

 

 

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December 3, A Head-start on My New Year’s Resolution.

Prompt: A New Normal, or Looking For Your New Normal

I wasn’t actually thinking about having a new normal in those terms, this year. I know that is something you think about during New Year’s resolution‘s time.

After nano, though, I do want to make some changes in my writing. I want to post in my offsite blogs on a consistent basis. Right now, I’m putting my posts from this challenge on my freelancing blog there, daily. Later I hope to write on at least two blogs weekly if not more often than that.

For my new normal I also want to get my life in order more. I need to work on organizing several rooms and during the winter months is about the only time to be able to do this as I’m not so busy. I also want to get my papers worked through. I do my best to throw away junk mail as it comes in, but it’s all the other mail that piles up. A lot of it I haven’t looked at in a long time, but since I don’t know what all of the piles contain, I can’t just throw it all away without going through it all first.

I hope to burn a lot of my spreadable’s as my shredder quit working a year or so ago. I am quite behind on that task.

That is enough to get me started on a new normal for my life. I have so many things that I’m behind in, but if I can accomplish those things, it will free up time to work on the others at a later date, oh joy!

 

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December 2, Bringing Out Your Hidden Animal

Thirty Day Blogging Challenge, day two prompt: So while you’re relaxing today, reflect on what you think might be fun to be if you could have some body parts of an animal. How would those feel in place of your normal equipment. Maybe you’d like to be a centaur or other mythical creature (merperson, etc.?). Have fun with it.

Let me start by saying that this type of prompt would normally not be my cup of tea. Since this isn’t something that I believe like some people might I will stretch my imagination a little more than usual and see what I can come up with.

I’ve had dreams most of my life of getting away from people (and when younger, from my dad) by flying into the air. I would not exchange any body parts I do have for wings. I think instead my arms would somehow take the place of wings by moving fast enough to make and sustain the wind currents to be able to stay away from others if that was what I was trying to do.

I know that one day i will be in the air, but I won’t have to flap my wings or arms to make it happen. It will happen because I have a date for a day in the future to meet someone in the clouds. After that takes place, either right away or after several years (I don’t remember how much time passes) I will be able to visit earth and be in one place in one moment and then transport to another location at will. All of that is not related to being a part of an animal, though. It is something that will be for a certain qualification of people.

Having the ability to fly reminds me of a few songs that have been popular through the years.

One might be called Hummingbird Don’t Fly Away, and it seems like there were one or two more in the last ten years or so. Maybe I’ll look them up later.

A friend of mine read this post and it reminded her of a Church Hymn. It might be called I’ll Fly Away by Albert E. Brumley

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