In December I signed up for both Bukisa and eHow. Two endeavors where you write articles and generate revenue based on the number of hits and clicks to those articles.
The funny thing is, once I signed up for eHow, I panicked. I realized I don't know how to "do" much of anything. Well I do, but I'm not sure I'm an "authority" on any one thing. I stared at the screen for several days, and even considered writing an article on "I GOT NOTHIN'!" But after reading some words of wisdom from Dennis Palumbo in "The Three Cosmic Rules of Writing", found in The New Writer's Handbook (2007), he reminded me that "writing begets writing", and I was the only one holding me back.
With Bukisa I found that many people at eHow are writing there too. Some are changing their articles a bit and re-posting them. I learned, however, that that can only draw away from the original articles (whatever that means) and didn't want to do that. So instead I would write an article there on a similar subject, and link back to the original. It's an interesting adventure that will be a challenge to see how it plays out. But I look at it this way...I'm polishing the ole' writing chops.
Well, things didn't stop there. As I struggled to learn my way around all these sites, and figure out the rules, I realized that I could totally have fun with the fact that I struggle with all things technical. Not just on the computer, but in the live world too. Let's face it, if batteries are required, or any sort of power whatsoever, then I struggle to learn about it.
I had noticed a few of my bloggy buddies that I've made through Entrecard had started other blogs at Today.com. That is a blogging site that pays you $1 for every 100+ word post (per day) and then some, depending on the traffic. You can find more here:
Well, what could I possibly post about every day? What subject could I possibly entertain the masses with (or at least the select few who catch on)? How about the fact that I'm so incredibly inept with so many things?
Aren't they lovely? Didn't LadyJava do a GREAT JOB?
You must go check out the new digs!!!
This blog will go on, with the random Grandy-isms that you have come to know and expect, because let's face it...this is where I get to be me. I may interject with some updates on my adventures, but fear not...I like being random here.
Thanks for following me into my 250th post...and here's hoping you stick around for 250 MORE!!