Sunday, January 4, 2009

A New Blogging Adventure - 2009 1st Edition


Tonight we have quite the gala planned for you all. So many little time.

You may have noticed Grandy making a few changes around the sidebar of this site. Well, there have been some new endeavors in more places than just this site.

Grandy has decided to take her blogging experience to a new level. Not just the blogging experience, but her writing experience all the way around.

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.

So, I wrote my first article on How to Laugh at Yourself, because let's face it, I know how to do that quite well and do it every day. From there, I have written four more articles.

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 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?

That's right, Grandy has started a new blog at That's right folks, my other blog is a big girly, and a lot less geeky than so many of these other technical advice blogs. I have even engaged the services of the beautiful LadyJava, who has more blogs than that lady who lived in a shoe has children, for the banner and Entrecard widget.


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!!



Mariuca said...

YES! I'm first! :)

Mariuca said...

WOWIE! Congrats on ur new blog Grandy. As for me, I can't work a WP blog so boo hoo for Mariuca! ;)

Mariuca said...

I heart ur banner and badge he he! Great work LJ, sounds like Grandy is one happy camper! :):):)

LadyJava said...

Wohoo... congrats on your 250th post Grandy!!! and congrats on your new blog as well.. it was a pleasure working with you.. and you're right.. you're an easy client..hehe

hey.. why not link the today banner to your url.. I've taken the liberty of looking for it and here it is...

Very impt for more kaching alright :)

Good luck!

LadyJava said...

Hi GP.. I heart it too... pink but not too pink :)

EastCoastLife said...

LadyJava is so awesome! Her designs are so pretty.

Congrats on your 250th post and another new blog.

Leon Basin said...

Hey, that sounds great!

storyteller said...

Wishing you all the best! I can certainly attest to how easy it is to discover what we DON'T know the minute we try something new. I'm still not quite sure how I'll manage all 4 blogs (and whatever else I might do this next year) and I'll endeavor to check out your new site once I dig myself out of the hole I'm in. Congrats on your 250th post! May there be MANY more to come ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

onthecurb said...

Wow, you've been busy. Congrats on all the blogging business you've got going on. Heh, I signed up for eHow way back I don't remember when and looked at the today site...I'm your slacker non-follow-through shadow. Good for you for actually getting the ball rolling.

Busy, busy bee.

Jibber Jabber said...

Congratulations on your 250th post!!! That's great. I like the new look...very cool.

Mariuca said...

Hi Grandy, I have a tag for you at Wishing on a Falling Star, have a great day! :)

NJDecorator said...

Good Luck on all of your new endevours!

chris said...

good luck...i hope you'll always find the inspiration to write so that you can make some decent $.

Grandy said...

Mariuca~'re first! Thanks for the congrats. LJ ROCKS!!

LJ~ I love it when things fall together. I hadn't even realized the timing of the 250th post. :)

ECL~ Thanks lovely lady!!

Leon~ Thanks so much!!

Grandy said...

Storyteller~ Yeah, I don't know how you do it lady. You're supposed to be "retired".

Dee~ You've had your hands...and your boobs...a little full lately. Cut yourself some slack. :)

Jibber Jabber~ I know who you lovely lady you! YAY on getting your blog!!!

Grandy said...

Mariuca~ A tag? Ok...I'll try to get over there to look.

NJ~ Thanks so much!!

Chris~ Thanks man! Where you been??