Monday, September 20, 2010

Signed up for AdBrite

Many months ago I was kicked out of Google's Adsense because they claim that I had invalid clicks.  I tried to convince them that what ever had happened was not of my doing.  They rejected this and I lost that revenue source.  I was pretty unhappy.

So over the weekend I signed up with Adbrite to try to replace the Adsense revenue stream.  So far no earnings but I expect that to come over time.  I may have to tweak where the ads are on the web page in order to get the maximum effect.  I will leave the ads where they are for about a week before trying new locations.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The recent gas line explosion made me think

In reading about the explosion due to a gas line break in California, a thought occurred to me.  Most people don't have an action plan to turn to if they are in a crisis.  Part of the story was about a woman who returned home to discover it on fire and didn't know where to look for her father and husband. 

Of course the moral of the story is to have a place where you and your family can rendezvous. Multiple locations would be ideal.  Depending on the situation the type of crisis would dictate the location.  A very localized crisis could mean that you meet at a nearby restaurant.  While a larger disaster might mean you meet at a motel in a different state or maybe a relative's house out of state.

These are just a few ideas to get you started on a crisis action plan.  Happy disaster preparation.   

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The benefits of Boost Mobile

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Boost Mobile. All opinions are 100% mine.

Boost Mobile, although I don't personally use it, seems to be a cost effective way to own and operate a mobile phone.  Instead of a two year contract that most people end up getting when they purchase a new phone with Boost Mobile you can pay month to month and won't be surprised by overage charges when your bill comes in the mail.  You even have the option of monthly unlimited plans.  I'm not sure if they have family plans.  I'd be interested in finding that out.
With the Re-Boost option you can add funds to your account either on line, in person or pay by phone.  You can even setup recurring payment to your Boost Mobile account.

Boost Mobile has a wide variety of phones available.  One phone manufacturer that Boost Moble offers is Blackberry.  The Blackberry Curve is a beautiful phone with a full QWERTY keyboard and an enhanced web browser.  The browser teamed with Boost Mobile's unlimited connectivity to Facebook [at a special monthly price] shows why Boost Mobile is a powerful network for people interested in social networking.  With Boost Mobile you can keep your social networks up to date even on the go. 

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lazy summer coming to a close

I have not work very hard this summer.  And now I'm paying the price of having to work harder this fall to meet expenses.  So expect to see more SocialSpark posts in the coming weeks.  At least I hope to have the opportunity to create more SocialSpark posts.  Quite often this blog does not qualify to take an opportunity which is annoying.  I am also going to try to do more surveys.  Again I don't always qualify for a survey.  But I'll keep trying.

I also have a couple of other ideas that I'm starting to work on.  One will be a dynamic web site that just might keep you alive.  I'm pretty excited about it.  More on that when I get ready to launch it.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Thinking about dropping cable

Previously I mentioned that I was dropping the movie channels from my cable service.  I've enjoyed the lower monthly bill.  The next step would be to drop cable TV all together.  My newest TV picks up the local broadcast channels just fine.  And it has a PC port so I can plug a computer into the back so I can watch some of the cable channels from their websites. 

What I will probably do is get everything setup and test it for a weekor two before calling the cable company and dropping the TV service.