Hard “Work” Pays Off

As of late I’ve gotten into some paid blogging. My goal is to make a little extra moolah, read some new stuff and just stop stressing out about “starting a business” because honestly, I am a really crappy entrepreneur. Seriously. Maybe someday I will have time to actually start a biz, but definetly not now. Anyway … the biggest thing you have to do in order to make any sort of money with your blog is to get people reading, linking and returning. You want a decent Alexa rating and a decent “PR” rating from Google also. So, that’s what I’ve been doing lately. And I’m excited that it’s actually paying off (like, literally, but not much yet – I’ve got a long way to go, lol). The biggest, most awesome part of all this is that this is FUN! I’m meeting awesome people, and visiting awesome blogs and getting to learn about new things :) I’m just excited … and hyped up on Green Tea. Damn you Green tea!!

My parents are coming over tomorrow :) I’m excited. Xander’s excited. Even Samson is excited! And Saturday my friend Nicole’s girlfriend Jessi has a drag show (she’s a drag King) over at the “Norm” in Jax. Never been there (it’s a lesbian bar – and since I’m not a lesbian .. you know? lol) BUT – it will be FUN! Yay for friends and fun! (and fun drag shows lol .. gotta get some single dolla’ bills ya’ll!)

Alright … I need to relax and go take a bath. It’s late. (Stew on that image for awhile hubby!) *mwah*

Friends

I love my friends – they are awesome. They feed me, drink with me, listen to me whine and rant, let their kids play with my crazy child … what more could you ask for?

Had a great time last night Bianka! Let’s get together again :) And remember what time the Exchange closes! We’ll check out the bahama mama next time ;)

Recording “Artists” on YouTube

Okay .. so I’ve come across a few people on YouTube who can sing. Then there are the Chocolate Rain types who CANNOT and get famous for being, well, terrible (heh, William Hung anyone). Point, is .. there are people who are “eh” on there also. Honestly? I think I’m going to hook up my mic and record something for YouTube. I’m so mad that I lost the 3 vid-captures of me singing in the karaoke thing in Rota a couple years ago. I thought I was pretty good ;) No, of course I didn’t WIN – but it was rigged anyway ;) I made it to the semi-finals at least. Anyhoo …. How do I record something for YouTube now? Gotta look into that.

I’ve blogged a lot today … I must’ve been bored.

Website ADD

I seriously need a LIFE! I am already bored with this layout because it’s so PLAIN! I loved my last one, but I couldn’t get the graphics to work with a 3 Column layout because it was just too much! Blah …. I guess I get antsy when it’s raining … and it’s raining still. I need to stop blogging, lol …

Alright Website!

I’m good .. I’m happy with the (super simple) design too. Now we can get back to the important stuff, right? Wanna good laugh? My stupid ass went to take Motrin for my back this morning (because I haven’t made a doctors appointment yet, derr) and I had grabbed a ‘script bottle that was hubby’s (yeah, illegal but whatever) not realizing that there was Motrin AND Vicoden in the bottle. So I accidentally took a vicoden. I feel great, lol .. my back doesn’t hurt of course, but now I feel like I’ve been eating happy ‘shrooms! Yes, I get the “Ass Hat” of the day award. Lucky for me, my 2 year old is happily wrestling with an empty printer box and not asking much from me.

On the website front, I’ve joined the Pay-Per-Post Forums so I can learn from others how to do this blogging for money thing. And, I’m working on a new project for military spouses … look for that in the future :)

Holiday-ee??

I’m starting to be ready for the holiday season over here. And I’m planning a beach trip tomorrow. Does that make ANY sense what-so-ever?? I think I’m weird …

I’ve been burning my “Autumn Wreath” jar from Yankee. That’s a sure sign that I am ready for Autumn. It is almost the end of August you know … My birthday is coming up with (for me) signals HOLIDAYS! I’ve been scrapbooking like crazy lately … among other projects. I need to find two (completely different) lamp shades for two different lamp projects. I picked up 2 (of the same) lamps at Goodwill a couple years ago and have two different things in mind for them. One will be painted silver with a linen colored shade (a curvy one if I can find it) and made to be slightly bohemian to “match” my candle holder/lamp already in the room. This includes brown/tan beading for the bottom. The second lamp will be painted black and red most likely and the shade will have train fabric placed onto it to make a train lamp for Xander’s BIG BOY room.

Another military wife coined the term “Anxiety Projects” … That’s where I am going with all these I guess!