Monthly Archives: March 2008

comments from real people please… no more free ads disguised as comments…

I have noticed lately that I have received a few comments from people trying to promote their websites by commenting at my site. I don’t mind if you have a legitimate website or blog with REAL content, if you have a REAL DOG and write about your dog and if you are willing to tip my jar and support my work, or exchange links or provide some REAL value to me, an exchange of value… I provide value to you, you provide value to me… however, if you have a website that has NO REAL content just advertising, please pass on by the road… thanks but no thanks… I am NOT going to approve your comment from this day forward… and if I cannot reach you by email and I go to your site and it violates my standards now posted here, then you will be banned from commenting and I will also block your comments and emails… Sorry if that sounds harsh but gotta weed out the chaff from the meat… my dog needs my attention… and so does my work… No Spam Allowed…cici will bark and growl at you, too… consider yourself warned…  The reasons I have been receiving traffic is because I am media savvy PLUS I provide REAL content, useful information, and valuable tips… this is a service… and I provide it gladly… if you want traffic you might consider doing the same. Anyone can paste a bunch of ads up and say they have a blog…  BEEP… GONG… NO PASS HERE…  My readers want to read REAL comments and REAL content… this blog is for real people who want to read about how to take care of dogs, laugh about dog antics and enjoy traveling with dog tips including fun places to go and take your dog… as well as writing and promotion tips for pet businesses… ANIMAL LOVERS WELCOME… PET OWNERS WELCOME… PET BUSINESS OWNERS WELCOME… PET AUTHORS WELCOME…  Spammers say bye bye…  

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trying out a blog course…

I’m evaluating a

http://www.simpleology.com/training/blogging/index.php

multi-media course on blogging from the folks at Simpleology.  For a while, they’re letting you snag it for free and if you post about it on your blog. The best blogging techniques;How to get traffic to your blog; How to turn your blog into money; I’ll let you know what I think once I’ve had a chance to check it out. Meanwhile, go grab yours while it’s still free…

http://www.simpleology.com/training/blogging/index.php

blog and the world blogs with you, don’t blog and you don’t blog alone…

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will the 10,000th visitor… please ring the bell… you’ll win a prize…

This blog is approaching 10,000 visitors, in less than six months time… I’m curious as to what the significance of 10,000 unique visits since October is. Let’s have a party, a celebration… When I started this blog I just wanted to write a blog for the sake of writing a blog because I’d heard that everybody had a blog these days. Being a writer, I figured that since writers write words down then a writer like myself should probably have a blog. Besides, I was cooped up with my dog for a few months so what the heck… pun intended. And we had traveled last summer to some fun places. A blog would give me an opportunity to write about traveling with my dog at a time when my dog and I were put on hold. In limbo. Unable to travel. She was tethered, I was her cabinmaster. 

It did not occur to me at the time that anyone would actually read my blog. That there would be people who would come and visit me and read my posts and make comments. Until the first or second week, when two newspaper friends put links to my blog in their respective papers, the Reno Gazette Journal’s columnist Mark who writes about Mostly Dogs, and Salem-News Editor Tim King.  Suddenly, there was a flurry of visitors and I was hooked into this blogging thing… Hey, I’d always wanted to write a column. 

Soon it just became fun to write about my dog and other dogs and travel and chocolate. I could wax poetic with no editor making me conform to deadlines or word counts or content.  Wow. Freedom.Now there is no going back.  And I have started writing blogs for other people and getting paid to do so. Ka-ching. That’s a nice feeling. And I’d like to do more of the same.  If you’d like to hire me to write your blog, website copy, newsletter, article, press release, donation letter or more, email me and I’ll give you a discount if you mention my blog.

Check out Bloggers for Hire…

I am listed on the bottom with a few (ahem) of my samples…  

http://bloggerjobs.biz/bloggers-for-hire/weekly-bloggers-for-hire-32/

There are more… click it out…

http://travelsgalore.googlepages.com/home

This one even has content about pets… foreclosure pets… ugh… 

 http://moneymergenews.blogspot.com/ 

I have learned a lot… So thank you dear readers…

I write the blogs that make the whole world sing… that make the whole world laugh… that make the whole world sit up and take notice… that make 10,000 visitors keep coming back for more ?   y’all come back now y’ hear…

and the 10,000th visitor will win a prize, so be sure to let me know… meanwhile, keep those cards and letters coming in…

One gal wrote:

I LOVE your website. It’s wonderful! So creative and interesting. I read every word–absorbed it from the moment I logged on to it until there were no words left to read—intrigued the entire time. Congratulations on such a beautiful and informative website.

Thank you for all you do.

Vicki

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oprah’s dog Sophie died…

Oprah’s Cocker Spaniel dog Sophie, 13 years old, recently died of kidney failure… sad…now Huffington Post wonders if Oprah’s best friend Gayle King bought her new penthouse ($7 million) with money from Sophie’s Penthouse LLC fund… whatever… not sure what they are implying…how much is that Gayle in the penthouse window,,, the one with the waggedy sky palace? I think that best friends forever can do whatever they want with their money… and if they want to spend $7 million on a house in the sky, why not. Oprah’s Big Give, right… And a place in NYC on 57th and Fifth, sounds good to me… can we visit and bring the dogs whenever we want to ? when Oprah comes to visit Gayle in NYC, does Gayle make room for Oprah’s pooches? enquiring minds wish to know…

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zen dog named Conan…

At a Zen Buddhist temple in southern Japan, even the dog prays. Mimicking his master, priest Joei Yoshikuni, a 1 1/2-year-old black- and-white Chihuahua named Conan joins in the daily prayers at Naha’s Shuri Kannondo temple, sitting up on his hind legs and putting his front paws together before the altar.     

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jDQDHYJIy5-9Oyt5kzcpViL_3DqgD8VJP0LO0  

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slideshow…what a girl…

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money can buy happiness…

This article outlines studies and research that show when you give to other people, you are happier… give today…

Happy Easter !

http://health.yahoo.com/news/healthday/giveandbehappy.html

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