Spare Change Anyone?

I am frustrated! I have a subscription at WP Beginners, a word press site that explains how to do almost all of the things I don’t seem to know. The lessons are straight forward, and written in plain English, which happens to be the language I mostly understand.

My frustration comes in the form of not being able to institute any of those lessons, as I have a free site and most of the fixes actually require me to pay for a proper website. Nearly all of the lessons suggest I add various plugins, to enhance the blog.

photo WP Beginners emails

WP Beginners emails

The problem with that is I can’t afford it. I am partially disabled, on SSI and have a fixed income. Great choice of words, fixed income, because the truth is my income is broke! At least I am. I will get into that in another article.

I can’t beg for money, I’m just not that kind of boy. I also can’t put a cup or jar by the door for you to put spare change into, as I need a plugin for that too. I sweep this site out every day, looking for the change you lose when you pull your smartphone out of your pocket, but alas 3 pennies and a dime does not a fortune make.

Sorry about crying in my beer ( actually I don’t drink beer ) and getting you all wet with my tears. Wah wah… Hey I did that just fine. I welcome comments, answers, paychecks, and coffee w/ cream and sugar. Please feel free to leave all of your jewelery on the table by the door when you exit. And Thank you in advance…..

Another Question

What are we blogging for? What is it we think the world has to hear? Do we really think anyone’s watching or listening? Are we really impacting anyone’s lives? If I quit tomorrow, would anyone even notice?

I would notice if you quit coming here. Really. I go out there to Blog-City and traipse around, peaking in the web windows to see if you are still around. If you are I go across the way and catch the web surfer to another part of town and see if you left a note where I have my latte’s.

I thought by us checking each others places out, we would learn to go outside of our comfort zones, and experience new frontiers. I do that for my readership. I go to their place and have tea, because they don’t drink coffee, or say they just are out right at the moment.

I listen to the hideous noise they call music, sipping tea, reading poetry, and comment politely on the weather. I read with them the topics they are passionate about, even though I don’t normally do those types of things. I listen to them scream about injustice, and hear them cry their pain.

They shout their joy and make the trees quiver. They pound their fists on the table and tell me what is what. They make me want to do something, and for the life of me, I just don’t know what to do. Or what I can do.

They tell me they’re happy, and actually have a plan. Yet I see the tears in their eyes, and I just don’t understand. They all have such great ideas, with a platform to share, and sometimes it seems like they really want to care. If only they all weren’t so damn scared.

All this anonymity and we’re afraid someone will know what we are doing. Find out we are being rebellious or waxing poetic or just writing crap. I can see the comic for me. “Jimmy comes out of the closet” and it’s a computer he’s carrying! Ops…sorry, I mean a smart phone.

So I’ve shown my age almost. When I was a kid: The guy doing the family portrait used cold chisels and worked with stone. It took ten years to get the thing finished and then you couldn’t hang it anywhere in the cave, because it was too dang heavy, and I never got around to inventing something to hold it up on the wall.

We the people of this blogosphere do need to help those that cry, encourage those that really try, embrace those that truly fly and mourn for those that wish to die. And now the question you all ask of me, just which one of these am I?

11 Pictures That Compare Life Today With How It Used To Be

11 Pictures That Compare Life Today With How It Used To Be

The First Question

1. What is something about yourself that you dislike, and have you ever thought to address it?

I dislike my laziness, and lack of give a damn. I didn’t try hard enough, and I didn’t care.

The second part of that question is yes.

How was that? Short and to the point. No room for miscommunication there.

I address those problems of mine constantly. I have to make myself be more productive.

I have to do something to make my mark. I have to prove to myself, I am a valuable being.

My laziness has been around a long time. I just let things slide. Not the rent, never!

I write family all of the time. I never mail them the letters I’ve written.

I do nice things for people, but won’t let them do things for me.

This is gonna be a downer post, I can tell. I should have asked a different question.

I Squatch do solemnly swear,to not be a lazy good for not.

I promise to be: Noteworthy, Loyal, Mostly courteous, Kindish, Helpful sort of,

Informative if I am able, Humorous to a degree,Friendly like a puppy,

Brave about posts, Decent as a person, and Reverent if really necessary.

How about you? Are you willing to answer the question?

Call lines are now open. That number again is 42.

How To Create A Successful Blog

By Betcher Yawning Alltheway
On the first part of this series, Create A successful Blog, we will explore all of the designs, styles, types, categories, features and functions of blogging. This course isn’t intended to make you a successful blogger, or to change the way you blog. It is merely to enlighten you as to how famous and rich you will become.

Here at Borin Again Reads we have an investment in professionally manicured, and totally scripted blog practices. If this course study is too difficult for you to understand, you may opt to visit our less comprehensive and not free, “beginners Blogging For Dummies” course, just past the latrines.

Todays lessons will include Posts from some of the least respected blogs, and keep in mind, there will be a test.

In order to create a successful blog, you have to remember all of these rules:( we will go into the listed points thoroughly, so as to stomp it into your brain.)

Get a blog started ( If you want I have a self-starter blog, only $399.99

Write stuff on it (This is only if you feel like it, You can always do this later)

Make sure it’s really turned on (the website dummy)

Look at the words you posted ( I mean study them, are they words?)

Ask someone older than 9 years old to check your spelling (94-year-old Nana, is out)

Use a keyboard (crayons are a no-no)

Pretend you’re an expert (everyone is stupid, so they won’t know any better)

Post provocative posts ( something to catch the attention of those you are posting for)

Make bold statements (folks are gullible, so lead them on)

State the obvious ( only don’t be obvious about it)

Offer your followers and likers substance (cookies and chocolate milk works)

Content ( If you are not content, you are not happy)

 

This is enough for today as you probably are busy having aneurysms and such from trying to pay attention. tomorrow we will go over the same stuff, and probably the day after that too, also, as well.

Book Of Gomer Parable

Book Of Gomer Parable ( It wasn’t raining when Noah built The Ark )

These are the generations of Gomer, son of Homer, son of Omer.

And in the days of Gomer, Noah,the Prophet, went unto the people saying, “Prepare ye for the flood which is to come, yea, build yourselves a boat, that ye may not perish.”

Now, Gomer was a member of the Church, and taught Sunday School and played, yea, even on the ward softball team
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And Gomer’s wife said unto him, “Come, let us build unto ourselves a boat as the Prophet commandeth, that we may not perish in the flood.”

But behold, Gomer saith unto his wife, “Worry not, dear wife, for if the flood comes the government will provide boats for us.”

And Gomer did not build a boat. And Gomer’s wife went unto Noah and she returned saying,

“Behold, Honey, the Prophet saith unto us, “Build a boat, that we may preserve ourselves, for the government pays men not to grow trees, wherefore the government hath not the lumber to build for you a boat.”

And Gomer answered saying, “Fear not, oh wife, for am I not the star pitcher on the ward softball team? Wherefore, the Church will provide for us a boat, that we will perish not.”
And Gomer’s wife went again unto Noah, and she returned unto Gomer, saying, “Behold, mine husband, the Prophet saith that the Church hath not enough lumber to build a boat for everyone, wherefore, mine husband, build for us a boat that we might not perish in the flood.”

And Gomer answered her saying, “Behold, if we build a boat, when the flood cometh, will not our neighbors overpower us and take from us our boat; wherefore, what doth it profit a man to build a boat?”

And Gomer’s wife went again unto Noah and she returned, saying, “Behold, the Prophet saith, build unto yourselves a boat, and have faith, for if ye do the Lord’s bidding, He will preserve your boat for you.”

But Gomer answered his wife, saying, “Behold, with this inflation, the price of wood has gone sky high, and if we wait awhile, perhaps the price will go down again. And then I will build for us a boat.”

And Gomer’s wife went again unto Noah, and she returned saying, “Thus saith the Prophet, build for yourselves a boat RIGHT NOW, for the price of wood will not go down, but will continue to go up. Wherefore, oh husband, build for ourselves a boat, that we may perish not.”

But Gomer answered his wife, saying, “Behold, for 120 years Noah hath told us to build a boat, to preserve us from the flood, but hath the flood come? Yea, I say, nay.
Wherefore, perhaps the flood will not come for another hundred and twenty years.
And Gomer’s wife went again unto Noah and returned saying, “The Prophet saith, he knows it has been 120 years, but nevertheless, the flood will come, wherefore, build unto yourselves a boat.”

And Gomer answered her saying, “Wherewith shall we get the money to build ourselves a boat, for are we not now making monthly payments on our snazzy new four horsepower chariot? Wherefore, when our payments end, perhaps we shall build ourselves a boat.”

And Gomer’s wife went again unto Noah and returned saying, “Behold, the Prophet saith that we should cut down on our recreation, and our vacations, and even give each other lumber for Christmas, that we might thereby get enough lumber to build a boat.”

But Gomer saith unto her, “What a drag! Are we to cease enjoying life, just because we must build a boat?” Wherefore, Gomer built not a boat.

But behold, one afternoon Gomer heard thunder in the sky, and he feared exceedingly and he ran, yea, even to the lumber yard to buy lumber.
But behold, the lumber store was crowded with great multitudes, all seeking to buy lumber, and there was not enough lumber to be found for the multitudes.
And on the same day were all the fountains of the deep opened, and the windows of heaven were broken up, and the floods came — and behold, Gomer had no boat. And as the water rose above Gomer’s waist, his wife saith unto him,

“Behold, Honey, I told thee so!”

— Author Unknown

Blog Etiquette?

I know I’ve posted nice little tidbits of how you should do this or that. The point is mostly those posts are for me. I should do this or that. And…It’s obvious to everyone I haven’t managed to follow my own advice.

“You still have much to learn young Grasshopper”. I don’t know all or even most of the rules for being proper with this blog. I know it’s proper and polite to give credit where it is due. I place links to posts to give credit to where the article came from, so that is good.

I need to be more consistent with photo credits, and actually find out whose picture I am using. My site doesn’t seem professional, probably because I get lazy or in a hurry. I see all kinds of beautiful blogs, all professional and extremely inviting. I almost think I have to take my boots off before I can enter.

I am taking notes and it’s time I found out the rules. Is there a Roberts Rule Of Blogging? May I borrow it for a couple of days? Does anyone really know the rules, or is it about being polite and honest. Thou shalt not steal thy neighbors post.

Somebody please, give me the Politically Correct Unabridged Edition Of Blog Etiquette, so I won’t look like a total hillbilly. I did crawl out of the woods recently, and have been hiding under a rock, but I don’t want to offend anyone by making a blog-blunder. Look I just gave you an idea for a post!

To blog or not to blog, that wasn’t the question.
Whether it is nobler to suffer the ridicule of poor manners….

Gifts And Talents

Everyone is born with something special. Those ” something specials ” are a multitude of gifts and talents. Many don’t recognize them for what they are, either because they’re not developed fully or just not thought of as a gift or talent. Those special somethings are what defines a person, and helps to shape who they are or will become.

When I was young I didn’t know about these things. It was odd to me knowing things I had never read about. Someone might ask me, “Did you know about this?” and yes I did, even though I had never heard of it, or thought about it. I always thought of these things as tricks, like a magician, or mind reader.

I was born with a bunch of these special tricks. The bad part for me was, I never figured out a way to use these talents to make a living. I never even considered them to be gifts or talents, just me, and I knew I wasn’t anyone special. I grew up knowing my abilities were not worth a spit, let alone mentioning.

I know the time! Not just what time it is right now, but how much time has passed between things, like I have a set of clocks in my head. Real time, elapsed time, future time. It could only be an asset for someone who really needs to know things in a timely way.

I know when someone or something encroaches my space. I don’t have to see or hear to know. I always know when to look out to the road a 1/2 mile distant. I will see who is coming before the dogs are aware of it. I always see the wild animals out there. I just know when and where to look.

I see all of the things people seem to miss. Other people say I think sideways, or outside of the box. I don’t know that I do think that way, I just wonder why others don’t see an answer that seems so obvious to me.

I can read between the lines. This is good sometimes, as I can understand things without having to look it up. But it’s bad sometimes too, because I know when it’s time to leave. I know things, some of which I would rather not know. The best part of that little trick is I can make myself scarce, keep my mouth shut, and not give away any clues that I know.

I am a tool user and understand many of the laws of the universe. My brain calculates constantly, how far, how much, how many, what will happen if? I don’t even have to consciously think about problems. In the background my mind tells me what I need to know, or do.

When someone’s phone rings, I know who it is or what the call is about. I just ken the universe. I like to be by myself, so I don’t have to know what everyone else is up to. The little guy in my head keeps me amused, so I don’t miss noise or rather, I don’t need radio’s or t.v.’s. running in the background.

So what kind of freak am I? The real question is why aren’t you all freaks like me? Let me know what kind of freak you are, maybe I could write about it too.

Commenting On What Ever You’re Looking For

This is an old post from a blog that never went anywhere. It is a rehash of the old. No one was interested in it, even sitting in cyber-space for 2 plus years. Comments – 0 Views – 0. At least the score was tied. I still want to know, what do you want? I spent a week standing on my head, hoping to catch your attention, and failed again, as usual.
31 May, 2012
When writing blog posts I try to write about subjects other people may want to read. I don’t get enough feed back from my visitors to know what they would prefer to know more about, so I’m left guessing. I keep hoping some of you might leave a comment suggesting what you would enjoy reading, so I can put out there whatever you’re looking for.

I keep hoping to share knowledge, ideas and information, as everywhere I look someone is trying to sell information. I think information should be free. It’s one thing taking lessons and learning from someone, and they might feel their time is worth something, but the little info a person gets shouldn’t be a money thing.

People tend to over value themselves, like they’re all ” that ” and really that kind of greed is exactly what’s wrong on this planet. Even though we all have to make money to pay bills, charging people for simple information is greedy.

I had hopes the Internet would be more interactive. I figured people would comment, saying ” Gee, I really liked the article about that, but was hoping you would write on this subject! “ Or ” that article was stupid, how can you think anyone would want to read about that? “ I can’t control what others comment on or think, or what others say in their comments. I recognize commenting on blogs is one way to get others to check out the many and diverse blogs and websites out here in cyberspace, and to create back-links. I welcome your comments, although sometimes I have trouble interpreting the comments made to me, as the translation is not as accurate as it can be.

It becomes even more difficult as I think, speak and write in English, and I know it is a hard language to learn all of the nuances of. I had thought some of you might want articles for your sites, and of course you might want Me to write them, even if I am not a famous author or journalist. I do have 50 plus years of experience, although that isn’t in writing. I can spell sometimes and do know how to make subjects interesting, at least I hope I do!

I feel like I’m just wasting digital ink at times. I had thought a year ago when I started writing articles on various subjects, the people out there would let me know, whether they liked what they found or didn’t. I had thought the Internet would be a lot more interactive, meaning more people would honestly get involved with me in various ways.

I kept asking what you all would like to know more about. No one says a word, leaving me to my own devices. I had thought you all would tell me how you don’t like the garbage I’ve been publishing, and you want better information, or newer information, or ideas that are in line with what you are trying to do. Instead no one says much of anything.

I do read all of the comments on my sites. Sometimes the translations aren’t as clear as I would like, but unfortunately translations are literal, and don’t comply to modernistic or slang usages of various languages. I appreciate your comments, even if I don’t get around to approving them immediately.

About the approval of your comments : Your comments usually will be approved if you leave a website address, or a real e-mail address. If you don’t have a website, that’s fine…just don’t leave a phony one. I do look up the sites you list as your urls, and am disappointed when the page won’t load or comes back with site cannot be found. I try to be honest and of course I always hope you will be honest too.

You are welcome to make comments, good or bad, giving me approval or not, it doesn’t matter. I know many will make comments so as to create back-links to their own sites, and I’m all for that. I believe in honesty! If you don’t like what I write you are welcome to tell me so. If you want a particular bunch of articles published for your enjoyment, feel free to state that. I only write because I can’t make videos yet, although I Do think I can write, at least somewhat.

I understand the English language, and have used it to create my own amusements. If you want articles for your own sites, I am open to trades or other arrangements. Like I stated earlier, I am looking for more interaction between you and myself. Let me know how you feel about whatever you feel and let’s get to know each other.

I have a couple of blogs out there in cyberspace, hidden between the 366 million websites you can dial-up, and you’re welcome to check them out as well. Hope to hear from you, telling me What Ever You’re Looking For. You all have a great day too!
Rusty Garner-Smith
05/30/2012
Hey, did you see that number? 366 million websites ? Now that number is over 1 billion!

How to come up with article ideas

Writing Tips
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234238
Before you start, some quick rules:
The idea behind this exercise is quantity, not necessarily quality. You might come up with some junk ideas as you race to write them down, but at least you’ll come up with ideas. Those ideas can be massaged and coaxed into an awesome title or topic for a winning article.
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Force yourself to write stuff down. When you actually begin to type words, you begin to come up with more ideas and to think in clearer ways. This exercise will be completely useless unless you actually write things down.
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This is idea generation only.
Now is not the time to assign article topics, craft the perfect headline, or create the chapters for your ebook.
Be as specific as possible.
The following is a process for coming up with tons of topic ideas, but the specifics are up to you. As you write stuff down, also force yourself to be specific.
Now, let’s come up with 50 ideas…
1. Go to a place that is free from distractions and interruptions.
2. Open a document to capture your thoughts.
3. Start your timer for 30 minutes. Having a specific amount of time will force you to be productive.
4. The question phase. Ask yourself the following questions, and try to create at least two topic ideas from each one:
What are you passionate about in your industry? I’m passionate about content marketing. But I’m not just going to write an article on “Why I’m Passionate about Content Marketing.” Instead, I’m going to channel that enthusiasm into a major work that I can get excited about, like an advanced guide to content marketing.
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How did you get started in your industry? Everyone enters their niche in a different way. How did you get interested in your area? What training did you have? Don’t be afraid of getting personal here. The best content is stuff that is personal, while still actionable and oriented to your audience. People love to hear about others’ experiences and to read things from a first-person perspective.
Why is your product the best?
What is the greatest challenge in your industry?
What does success look like in your industry?
Who is the most successful person in your industry?
What is the biggest news in your industry?
What is a success story from your business? Biggest failure? Stories of personal experience are perfect for article topics. Discuss how and why you failed at first, or what factors led to some huge success.
What personal skills help someone become successful in your industry? This is easily a top 10 list — several of them, actually. From time-management tips to email ninja advice, you can bust out a bunch of practical and tactical advice that will really appeal to your audience.
What tools do you use to get your job done? This is another list or top 10 article. What kind of things do you use — a desk, a Macbook, an iPhone, a Bluetooth device? What about mobile apps? Web apps? Data storage? Coffee? Write it down.
Where, when, and how do you do your best work?
Why do you enjoy being in your industry?
What is changing in your industry? These are great current topics that will fuel search queries and drive traffic.
What are some processes or practices that you have perfected? If you’ve achieved some level of expertise in a specific area, describe how you did it. Advanced guides and detailed topics are best.
5. The Search Phase. Actively seek out ideas elsewhere on the web. Perform each of the following searches, and jot down at least five ideas from each source.
Visit the blogs of industry leaders. What are other leaders saying? If they are all discussing similar things, there’s a good chance you need to be part of the conversation.
Visit the major industry websites. Beyond the blogs, there are other websites that provide industry information.
Visit the social profiles of industry leaders. Focus on Twitter and Google+. If you’re following other leaders in your industry (and you should be), track down their presence on Twitter, and Google+.
Search Twitter for trending topics in your industry.
Use Twitter’s search function to find out what’s trending in your particular niche.
Use Google autocomplete to come up with keywords and related topics. Google search alone is a powerful way to generate keywords that can morph into topic ideas.
From Google.com, start typing in a keyword of your industry. Continue typing. I suggest a verb. Keep changing up the verbs, the keywords, and the order of words.
6. The rumination phase. Unplug and write stuff down. Finally, relax your mind just a bit, and let the good ideas flow.
What’s next?
If you’re still in the topic-generation zone, just let your timer go off, and then keep going. You can come up with 100 topics.
Final Tips
Beyond your focused topic-generation sessions, you will always have some ideas floating in at random moments.
Always be writing stuff down. Our best ideas come when we’re totally disconnected from our work. It could be when you’re jogging, showering, or waking up in the morning. That’s why you need to always be writing down your ideas.
Always be learning. Whether it’s from reading, talking, watching Ted Talks, or trolling social media, you should always be in learner mode.
Neil Patel contributed most of the information for this article @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/author/neil-patel