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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What's going on in my blog?

Howdy Y'all!

Seein' as I was going to tread the mill, but it took me a little longer to get my article published today, I thought I'd use my last 15 minutes before children time to catch everyone up on what has been going on around here....  [Because, I know y'all are all so interested and have been dying to know.] ;-)

First off, the gremlins have messed with my life clock because I swear I'm only getting 12 out of the 24 hours in the day lately.  Not sure how they managed that but it IS happening (ie: the lack of treadmill time).

Secondly, I'd like to bring y'all all up to speed on my writing as of late.  I've been working diligently squeezing it in wherever possible to build up my content and publish articles regularly over at

Triond os a venue where writers can publish their articles, pictures, poems and other creative writing, recipes, etc, etc with flexibility of when and what.  Triond in turns publishes the piece on a website and/or venue where it feels it fits best (in accordance with some tags, and labels the writer gives along with the piece).  So, I have several photos, a poem, a recipe and five other articles up.

The cool thing is that the way I get paid, is by building my content.  And, of course, by the masses of internet users around the world who search and visit my stuff.  I get credit for traffic.  Additionally, at the publication of my fifth article I qualified for google ads within my work.  Clicks on those also provide me with pennies; half of what the click is worth to the advertiser.

What I LOVE about this is that I have the flexibility to publish anything I want without serious deadlines so it allows me to think more openly and work when I can.  [I am trying to set up a schedule where three mornings, minimum, will be dedicated to submitting content.]  And, the best part as that once an item is published, I continue to receive hits on it and earnings forever.  So, the recipe for today?  Keeps on bringing in $$ and I never have to even look at it again (but I do; for comments and 'likes' and stuf).


FYI, if you check out my right side bar and scroll down a little you will see a widget from Triond.  It makes available the most recent articles I have published.  So, if you don't catch me on FB or Twitter you can always click over there and see what I've been writing about (please click over there and see what I've been writing about). :-D

Last on this matter, I have made a few changes to the blog.  Still not thoroughly pleased with the way everything is placed but working on it.  One of those changes includes adding (oh, yes I did) back the google ad sense ads.  This is for two reasons: 1) When I checked it out I found out that I had earned $15.00 when I had these there in the past but never knew it, 2) It kind of works together to my benefit since I have the google ads via my Triond posts as well.  (Bottom line, I'll take any pennies I can get).

Next:  I have still been haven't been able to type a single dang word working on my WIP.  While it has been open in the background, I will admit that I haven't actually typed any words there.  But, I do have several scenes from the story line outlined in my head that will be inputted there as soon as I get through this school week with the kids.  [Apparently, my child-free time is all booked up and mostly out of the house this week.  Again.]

Third, that church children's activities for our Octoberfest went over really well!  Everyone had a good time and appreciated the set up!  And, now it is over so I can reclaim some of that time back.

Fourth, Farmer, Jr. is now officially a member of the 4-H!!  YEA!!!  He will be raising rabbits.  They are born at the breeder in November and picked up early December.  This is only a month long (animal) project and seeing as how we get to pet and love on the rabbits and feed'em up fat (but not too fat) I see this as a pleasing experience for all of us! :-)  I mean who doesn't love sweet, soft, widdle-bunny-wunnies??

Farmer, Jr. will also be building a shop project with his Daddy (which I need to get them working on already because January will be here in NO. TIME.).

As for Lil'Gal, I don't have an extra curricular set up for her this year.  This after school, during the week stuff is hard to manage (I know so many of you who do it well, but I have Fourth grade Science and Social studies to pass again -- FJ is in third grade but his studies are with the fourth graders).  And, I like to keep a strict homework, play, dinner, bathe, bedtime schedule.  I'm all uptight that way.

If we don't do anything this year, she will also be in 4-H in the Spring as soon as she begins third grade.  So that will give her something extra as well as caging two birds with one stone. ;-)

Last, I received a little letter in the mail from the school where I take my writing course and it said, "Hey, GHFG?  Get your pie in business!  Your break is over and your assignment is do in three weeks!"  SOO-ooooo, I'll be working that in too.  Somewhere. Somehow....

There is so much more but I just saw the clock and it is time to head out to pick up the youngins so I best run.  But, that is a little of what has been going on around here.  If you are still looking for more from me at this moment; click: 1) My Triond widget to see what I've been writing, 2) my 'other' widgets around here, 3) leave me happy comments and I'll respond when I get back!

Happy Tuesday, it's almost Hump-diggity Day, which is two days away from FWFD of the weeeeek!



Gary's third pottery blog said...

happy Tuesday to you too! Do you think its kinda spooky, Kristin stewart up there, looking all vampirish and undead??????

Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

Gary, yeah. That's my other widget! Count down to part 1 of Breaking Dawn!!! :-) It's a year from November, though. :-(

Prohomemaker.Com said...

Great catchup post with you. Glad to hear things are going well. ... And I do hope the rabbits will be pets.


Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

Harry, you think the worst of me now since the dove hunt? They will be pets but if they sell at the auction then it is out of our hands. :-(

Selling is how the kids get money back for the investment and for the next year's project. :-)

We have some friends who keep theirs and have prepared them for breeding so they can breed their own for show now.

Anonymous said...

You ARE busy! Don't worry much about the "lack" of after-school activities, unless Lil'Gal is bored. Over-scheduled kids aren't necessarily happy and their mamas are usually frazzled.

If you let the bunnies loose in the house, watch out for chewed wires! But, oh the soft fur to pet and warm bodies to snuggle! And BONUS: 4-H is a wonderful program.

Melissa said...

Busy, busy, busy!! I'll echo was kcinnova said. ;-)