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My Career as A YouTube Content Creator is Now Legit

I’ll admit, the profit is small, but the reward is big! Two years ago I began an small eBay reselling business. My aim was simple: make a few bucks here and there to help pay off bills. I would buy a couple of items at various places like garage sales and thrift stores and then flip those items on eBay for a small profit. Success was quick and easy and within a few months I had grown to over $5000 in sales a month. Quite impressive if you ask me. But as is my nature, I wasn’t simply content to just make money flipping used junk on the web. I wanted to document my success and failures for the whole world to see, which is why I created my first YouTube channel doing just that. Success on YouTube, to say the least, has been brief but very rewarding. Most of my videos barely crack the 50 view mark, but I have hit one home run. Going strong almost 20k views, I finally found something that …

Any Ideas for a TV Show to Watch???

Alright folks.   Unemployment has got me down in the dumps, and WordPress can only fill the void for so many hours. The time has now come that I must begin anew my search for a TV show to watch. The constraints: I no longer have my Roku, therefore I have no access to Netflix unless I dare to watch it on my computer screen. Methinks not! With this out of the way, I must resort to cable TV. UGH! I know I know. I’m being snobby and stuck up. But damnit, I just can’t find anything good to watch on the ol’ tube. Which is why I need your help! What TV show is worth perusing? I want to start a weekly blog about a show, so I need one that is going to hold my attention and be deserving of my pen and keyboard. A little bit about what I like: I enjoy superhero shows and science fiction and fantasy. My favorite show was Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Mad Men. I hate …

WordPress Recently Added an Email List Signup Widget

So, I’ve been thinking of ways to grow followers to my blog. One current way I’ve been doing so is by becoming active in the blogging community. Every day I spend about an hour reading other blogs, looking for news to follow, liking relevant posts, and commenting on ones that I find interesting and engaging. It’s not hard but it does feel like a lot of work. In fact, I even made a tutorial about it on YouTube. Check it out! Something new though that I’ve been considering is email lists. Growing followers on WordPress is easy enough. In the past 6 months I’ve grown fro 85 followers up to a healthy 245, but I feel like this isn’t enough. One thing I’ve always wanted to add is an e-mail follower pop up that people can click on when they view my site. And wouldn’t you know it, as of today, WordPress now offers a widget that allows us to do this! The service is offered through MailChimp and the process is pretty simple. Simply …

A Lesson I Learned While Living with a Hoarder

An easy way to measure our progress down this narrow path we call life is thru reflection, which simply means looking back at a period of time in our life and examining experiences as well as searching for meaning. While we often tend to look at our own experiences with rose tinted glasses, focusing on the highlights, or rather fun times, we often neglect the true lesson that often seems so elusive. I know in my lifetime I’ve often looked back in hindsight and discovered an epiphany, or better yet, a teachable moment, when truly thinking about the trials and tribulations that I’ve been thru. Often what I thought in the moment was unpleasant or even torture has thru reflection has revealed itself to be a lesson in disguise. I reflect on the past year living with my mother in Toledo, Ohio. I was an adult child at 30 years old, and staying with a woman who I had selfishly began to think of as a hoarder. For those who don’t know, a hoarder is …

A Sincere Apology For Reusing Photos on My Blog

Ignorance is bliss until you’re caught in your stubborness to listen to those who know more than I do. This is an apology to those whose picture’s I’ve stolen over the years, at first under the mask of ignorance but as of recently under a stubborn refusal to listen to a woman who knew what I was doing was wrong. I failed to take her advice but have since realized my own error, recognizing the need thru religious training and specifically because of my Christian faith to respect the rules and guidelines mandated by both my governement and civil demands. I used to be one to question authority and pick and choose which rule I wanted to follow, often under the guise that I knew more than the authority enforcing the rule in the first place. And while rebellion is a healthy attitude for youth, as I grow wiser and unfortunately older I’ve come to see how even failing to know the rule is not enough of an excuse for not following it in the …

A Summary of Brave and Reckless’ Advice for New WordPress Bloggers

A Summary of Brave and Reckless’ Advice for New WordPress Bloggers I’ve recently begun looking for advice and tips on how to improve my blog’s readership and overall quality and while searching found a useful post that offers some guidelines for new bloggers looking to grow their readership. I took the liberty to sum up the advice offered here. Feel free to read the actual post over at https://braveandrecklessblog.com/2017/03/06/brave-and-recklessadvice-for-new-wordpress-bloggers/ for more information and beneficial read!   Read guides for new bloggers Write daily and post frequently Subscribe and respond to the daily post Tag wisely Shorter posts are more likely to get read Follow blogs that excite us and resonate with us If possible, subscribe to a blog’s email list Reply to meaningful blog posts Don’t ask for someone to check out our blogs unless we are sincere and generally familiar with that person Be careful in how we ask for someone to look at our work Ignore the numbers and focus on the overall growth Keep in my that comments on posts are for the …

A Disorder Behind a Disorder

A Disorder Behind A Disorder My first memory as a child is of a little boy named Ian pulling down my pants in front of cars driving our neighborhood street, telling me to be Madonna while he pretends to be Dick Tracy. He had no doubt seen recently seen the famous film starring Warren Beatty and the infamous singer that has become synonymous with unbridled sex. I was exposed and vulnerable, alone with a friend who had seen a sex scene that should have been forbidden by his parents, this much I assume. Why it matters seems foreign to me and yet this is where it starts. A man named Reggie tells me we all have a disorder behind our disorder. Mine is bipolar disorder tho I know there’s something deeper. What doctors tell me is a vicious and never ending cycle of mania and depression must have a root that lies not in biology and chemistry but a psychological underpinning that can only be traced thru reflection and analytical perspective brought on by a …