Friday, April 6, 2007

Do you watch the Today Show

Today Show

I am sitting here wondering to myself if there is anyone out there that is as faithful to the The Today Show as I am?! I am up at least 5 times a week to watch the Early Morning Show and catch parts of it through the rest of the morning and to be honest watch it most Saturday mornings as well. Almost pathetic.

Actually I find this show to be very informative, but laid back. I like the fact that the anchors joke with each other on a daily basis and genuinely seem to like each other. I also find that they do a lot of different types of stories not just all about the war, or about politics.

I actually get a lot of my writing ideas from the show. I also subscribe to the feed from the blog of two of the staffers of the today show. They are actually really funny and are worthy of a read sometime.

At first I wasn't sure if I would like Meredith or not, but she has fit in admirably with the rest of the crew and I like her so far. I have not went over and read her blog yet, but maybe I should some day. Hey maybe she would actually write me back if I left a comment. Am I dreaming? Maybe.

Well, I am off to spend some time with the kiddies before they are off to their other dad's house for the weekend.

Digg me


Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Feeling inside out about goals

For some reason today I am in a writing mood. I have already written two articles for Associated Content this morning. Having completed my last product review about 20 minutes ago on TP. Yes, I do mean toilet paper. My mom suggested the idea, and I ran with it. Curiosity has me in this one till the end, just to see how this article will be accepted by the community and the admin as a whole.

I guess you could partly be truthfully saying that I am stubborn. Call me Jackass instead of Jane. Oh well, maybe my idea will pull off and I will get some much needed readership. I was reading another content producers article in which she stated that most of the top rated producers are getting over 500 clicks on their individual articles! Hello, I was happy with 175! I am {dragging balls} as my husband would say. I need more readership if I am going to make my goals. {gasps}

My goals are pretty simple in my opinion. I want to earn the equivalent of a full time job while staying at home. Should be fairly simple with all of my internet savviness. hahaha Or so I thought...but I am finding this harder to acheive than I first thought. I have so far bumped up my daily page rankings, but not to anything that any of the other pro-bloggers would even blink at.

I honestly don't even know if I have made any money with the sidebar ads yet. I haven't even checked them at all. I have been concentrating to much on writing articles, which has proven me that they pay me, and also blogging on here and my other site. Shameless plug coming up... Unique Northern Ramblings it is still in it's starting stages and is more personal than this one, but I do post regularly there, so check it out.

I also have been maintaining a forum Money Opportunities for the last couple of months, that you all are welcome to join and chat with me. I will be maintaining it regularly and welcome anyone to post on there with tips and suggestions and also referral links for good companies. Just please no spamming, as I will delete it. Anything else is excellent!

As some of you may also remember I am an avid fan of PTR email companies. You can also see the links on the sidebar. I sometimes take some time to do these emails, as they add up quickly if I don't stay on top of them. I have a couple of accounts that are close to payout, so I have been working on them a lot lately, hoping to get to redemption so I can post about my experience, so I can pass it on with everyone else. That is my primary goal here, to pass on good and bad experiences with work at home opportunities after all.

I also have 3 kids and a husband that shows up on my doorstep everynight about 8 o'clock and wants to be fed and get some attention, so that keeps me busy too. ;0)

Well, if there is a point to this story, it would be this, I need to aim higher (somehow, this will be figured out) and I suggest to everyone that likes to write to join up with Associated Content. It is free to join and the referral banner is on my sidebar.



Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Data Strong is a virtual font of virtual world information on the internet! You can find a host of articles about a whole range of articles ranging from articles on hacking hotmail and foxfire hosting to how to fix your Windows XP problems with detailed instructions to boot. I had a hard time settling on just one article to promote to my readers as a favorite so I decided to promote a couple of them! lol

Here is the link for the first one that I found rather interesting and informative that I think you all will find to be a good read: Making money with Adsense
This article has good original tips and tricks for little ways to make some money with google's adsense.

Here is the second article that I really liked and found interesting:
Select a web host provider
There are some good tips on how to choose the best web host provider for you and your business or site that you want to run.

I would really recommend checking out some of the articles that are on the site if either of these appealed to you at all. They have a lot of other really well written articles posted that I did not get a chance to read, but I am sure are just as worthy of mention.


My Children's teachers

Ok, maybe it is just me that is like this with my children, but I want my children to excell in school! I am somewhat hard on them when it comes to their school work. And to be honest with you, their subsuquent grades. I don't like to see B's or C's and to be brutually honest with myself and with you, I honestly don't know how I would handle a D or an F on my children's report cards. I would probably freak out! And not in a completely positive or good way either.

I myself was a straight A student in school, so maybe this has a lot to do with it.I can only remember getting below an A twice in all my school years. These were not good times for me. Not because my mom was hard on me, but because I was hard on myself. I usually didn't have to study though. I never really cracked my books, but I always took notes like a madwoman. Go figure.

Anyways, the center of my story revolves are the fact that I had parent/teacher conferences last night. All went as usual with me waiting in the hall for twenty minutes after my scheduled time before seeing the teacher for her to tell me that my youngest is doing great in school, but is a little bit of a bully on the playground. He is the shortest one of them. I can't figure that one out. In and out in 2 minutes. Tada! What the hell took the other mom so long?!!!

Straight into the other classroom, what timing! This teacher tells me that my oldest is the smartest, cutest, handsomest, helpingest.....are we getting the drift here? Blah, blah, blah.... she goes on in this vein for at least 10 minutes before telling me that he is doing great in all his studies even though he is getting a B+ in his spelling and is almost at an N in another categorie.

Ok, now since when is this all just peachy keen? Last quarter when I came in and went through all of this with her he was at all A's and now he is at almost 2 B's and this is a great thing? How so? But she things that he is just having a little trouble with the longer spelling words.

Well the child is in for a big shock when he comes home from school today, because he will be writing his spelling words three times everyday until Friday when he has his spelling test. I have found with him and myself that repitition in 3's is the key to remembering anything. Maybe it is the ADHD or the Bipolar? Don't know, but it works.

Hopefully my child will thank me someday for being so hard on him when he is so young when it comes to grade, neatness, and spelling, but I just can't stand to see him fall behind, or stumble so early in the game, when he has so many years of schooling ahead of him, and his brother. By the way my children are 7,5, and 4.


Monday, April 2, 2007

Recently published articles

Here are links for the last 3 articles that I have gotten published...I have made over $20 in the last week with Associated content. Check it out if you are into freelance writing. They have reasonable pay rates and pay on time as promised.
Flashing your children

Shrine Circus

Twitter is all the rage

Hope you enjoy the stories.

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I actually paid to upgrade at a ptr company today. I thought I would never do it, but I think this company is worth doing it. I feel that if I log on everyday and do most of the clicks I will be able to recoup my investment within the first month, maybe within the first two, if I slack off a little.


I have been lax in doing the paid to view ads from this company and still have over a dollar in my account from them and their payout minimum is only $10, so I should be able to make that by month's end to get my initial $10 back. I also paid the $10 so that I could have the advantage of getting to be able to view over 500+ paid ads more than what I am being able to view right now.

I believe that very shortly my investment will pay off for me and will bring me a slight revenue increase for very little effort. I am pleased with my decision and will now start promoting this company and their on-line viewing ads program to other people as a good deal.

They have had over 6million page views in the last couple of days so this site definitely has some traffic going on. I am also thinking of placing an ad on their, but want to put some more revenue sharing projects up before I start to bring in a lot more hits. That would be part of the purpose of the ad, plus readership, I just do not want to ruin the theme of the blog with tacky ads all over the place, but I do need to bring in some kind of revenue. solutions are coming.....just not much the better the rewards when I reap them!

I will keep everyone posted on my progress with and I will hope to see a few of you their even if you stay a Free member as their is still money to be earned that way also.