Some of you know that I've been writing here on my website since 2000, so I've put a lot of words on paper and screen. But I've always wanted to write a book, to put that English major of mine to some good use 🙂. Life intervened and other priorities demanded my time. Good old … Continue reading Two of my books are now published
One of my photos from the C&O Canal has made it onto the cover of a poetry book to be published this year, written by Jean Wilbur. The book is called Walk the Towpath, and it can be pre-ordered from Finishing Line Press. Here is the photo. Here's what it looks like on the cover … Continue reading C&O Canal photo on cover of poetry book
On July 28, 2008, I installed the WP-PostRatings plugin on my blog, and since then, watching what and when people rate has been an interesting experience. If you haven't yet enabled ratings on your website, it might be a worthwhile effort to do so, because you'll get another sort of feedback about your content beside … Continue reading A tally of my post ratings
According to their website and blog, Contenture is going out of business. That's unfortunate. I signed up with them back in June of 2008, endorsed their services here on my site, and while I didn't make a lot of money with them, I knew the idea of micropayments for web content was something that would … Continue reading So long, Contenture
Back in April, I wrote about micropayments, and why I thought they were an equitable way to reward web publishers for their time and effort. I shared my thoughts on ad revenues, which, for most people, are minimal and not enough to live on, unless you are one of the relatively few websites that gets … Continue reading Using Contenture to handle micropayments
A couple of days ago, I noticed an increase in the traffic to my Firewire Drobo review, most of it from search engines, so I did a quick search on Google for the phrase "drobo review", which is what people were using to find me. To my surprise, my review was the first search result … Continue reading My Drobo review is first at Google
The more time I spend writing and publishing articles on the internet, the more I realize that trying to get paid for my efforts through advertising is not a sustainable way to make a living. I get decent web traffic, but that's not enough. Have you seen the going CPM rates these days? I'd need … Continue reading Micropayments: the only equitable way to reward web publishers
If you're reading this, first, I thank you, and, I kindly invite you to say hi. Write a comment on this post, and tell me what's up, who you are, and if you want, when you started reading it. Do you like the site? Do you like the posts? Are there some things you'd like … Continue reading Who are you?
I've started writing for BlogCritics as well, and my first entry, the MacBook review, was just published on their site. I'm pretty happy, and I hope it will get me some extra exposure.