July 30, 2015

Wordless Wednesday – Vick’s Jury As It Should Be

Michael Vick is scum beyond words, and so I have chosen this cartoon for WW.

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Is Blogging Just A Fad? Or A Way To Make Money?

When we were visiting my in-laws in Iowa this summer, there were some particularly unpleasant grandchildren visiting at the same time. No, not my grandchildren! These were twin boys that have a pretty obnoxious behavior problem, and it surfaced when my grandson happened to find a toad that had been making its way across the driveway towards the neighbor’s house. Garrett, bless his heart, was desperately trying to keep the toad away from the twins, and the twins were after Garrett like two little rabid dogs. These boys are around 7 years old, not babies. My grandson eventually was able to turn the toad loose without any harm coming to it, but the sight of those two boys after the toad stuck in my mind.

 

It seems to me that right now blogging is one of the fads of the moment, and there seems to be a tier of “real” bloggers, “semi-real” bloggers, and then the “rest of us”. I am pleasantly surprised and proud that I have even gotten my first blog Pentimento up to a page rank 4. Who knows if it will stay there, but I keep working at it.

 

The real blogs like John Chow, Dosh Dosh, Copyblogger, Blog About Your Blog, Liz Strauss @ Successful Blog, and Blog-Op to name just a tiny few, have real things to say that are helpful when it comes to making money online. And that is that key, isn’t it? The ones first in, online and known, with lots of networked friends have done very well. They had something to say and impart.

 

Then came the second wave….the people who found out that blogging is something easily done if you can get one set up. But what to say? Talk about your cats, kids, or be a gossip about celebrities. Some of the second-wavers are doing well too. But it all makes me think of those twin boys who saw an opportunity, but had no clue what they were going to do with it once they had it.

 

What will be the next fad? Is blogging here to stay? Are the majority of people making money at it? Will it still be ‘fun’ in 5 years?  Are we really telling people worthwhile things, or just blathering on? What do you think?  Are you the leader of the pack, or just one of the rabid dogs?  😀

Find Yourself On BlogRush

 

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In an unrelenting effort to get this blog (and hopefully, yours too) into the blogosphere, I have a new widget on iPentimento for BlogRush. I first saw it on Chris Lodge’s blog Thermal, and it really caught my eye. If you like it, go ahead and click the link here, or at the bottom of the widget and get one for your blog too. You can never have too much traffic on your blog can you? Sheesh, I could be the next dot com mogul like John Chow. :cool:

I Challenge You To Try This Pain Test

As someone who has fibromyalgia, I daily deal with people who just don’t “get it” about the pain I experience. There is no relief, no cure, and no matter what I do 24/7 the pain is there. So, why not try this little test and see how YOU do?

 Fibromyalgia Association Pain Challenge. Are you up to it?

“The Fibromyalgia Clothespin Challenge: Awareness at Your Fingertips”

Press Release

National Fibromyalgia Association Launches Campaign for Pain Awareness Month

ANAHEIM, Calif.—-Millions of Americans affected by fibromyalgia can now share with others what it is like to live with chronic pain, and in the process, raise awareness for this disorder.

The National Fibromyalgia Association today launched “The Fibromyalgia Clothespin Challenge: Awareness at Your Fingertips” to commemorate September Pain Awareness Month. The objective is to keep a clothespin on your finger for 30 minutes. For each minute that you fail to keep the clothespin on your finger, a donation will be made to the National Fibromyalgia Association. (So, if you can only keep the clothespin on your finger for 10 minutes, and you pledge to donate $5 per minute, your donation is $100.)

“Fibromyalgia means living with stabbing, burning, throbbing pain every day,” says Lynne Matallana, president of the National Fibromyalgia Association who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1995. “With this challenge, we want to call attention to the fact that you can remove the pain when you remove the clothespin, but imagine if you cannot. That’s what it feels like for people who have fibromyalgia.”

For more details and how to order the “The Fibromyalgia Clothespin Challenge: Awareness at Your Fingertips” kit, which includes a special commemorative NFA clothespin and pledge card, visit http://www.fmaware.org/.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL FIBROMYALGIA ASSOCIATION

The National Fibromyalgia Association is a [501(c) 3] nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and execute programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia by increasing the awareness of the public, media, government and medical communities. The NFA publishes Fibromyalgia AWARE magazine three times a year and hosts its award-winning website http://www.fmaware.org/.

CONTACTS:
National Fibromyalgia Association
Stephanie Barr
714-921-0150
sbarr@fmaware.org

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