Archive for December 2010

Pro Blog

Every Little Bit Helps
It's been about two years now since I began the experiment of making money through blogging (primarily through my fitness blog).  I believe I started this "pro blog" in January of 2009 or so (can't remember the exact start date because I imported some old posts here).  

I still don't consider myself a pro blogger--it isn't yet a significant source of income for me.  But it has become a solid part-time "job."   It has, in fact, been an ideal way to earn some extra income. 

I'll explain a little further (pardon the repetition for my regular readers):

I believe "passive income" is a bit of a misnomer when it comes to pro blogging or making money online.  I've found it takes a lot of work to create/find quality content, build backlinks, and do all the other things involved with a successful blog.

But you won't find many ways to make money that are as flexible as blogging.  That's been the key for me--a way to earn extra income that doesn't interfere with what I am really called to do.

We'll see what profits and lessons 2011 brings . . . 

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Boxbe Rant

I've had more than one of my contacts' email account get hijacked by Boxbe.  I don't know much about this system, but the message goes like this:

Please add yourself to my Guest List so your messages will be delivered to my Inbox. Use the link below. 

I've never added myself to anyone's guest list, and I never will. I'm afraid adding myself to a guest list will result in my email address being taken over by Boxbe and my contacts getting these annoying messages.

I could be wrong--maybe it doesn't work like this.  But all of my friends have been surprised when I tell them my email got blocked.  Seems they didn't intend to put this virtual roadblock on their email address.

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