Monday, March 20, 2017

Blog makeover coming very soon!

Like as in, tomorrow! This here blog will be getting a new name, (which means a new domain,) a new host, and of course a new theme! That's right, I'm taking this blog back to WP. Well because that's where all my other blogs are, and it's more stable and flexible than ever. I have plans to participate in the 24 hour readathon in April, (along with the April A-to-Z challenge here,) and I'm making very, very super-secret plans for something this summer, (I can't say anything about that publically just yet.) I'll also be participating in Ultimate Blog Challenge on my business blog. I'm very much looking forward to my couple months of blogging challenges, will also be doing one in May.
By the way, I intend to leave this blog up until the domain stops working. I'm not going to renew it, but I'm not going to just take it down either. I'll be starting over with my content at the new blog.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Something hilarious happened!

Lol, I was in bed trying to get to sleep. I have to go to church tomorrow morning. All of a sudden I heard 2 cats meowing like crazy! They weren't fighting, it wasn't like that. It was more like um... well... ya know, making some woopy. Not only did I start laughing hilariously, but I decided I absolutely had to get up and post that everywhere. Oh, the hilarious things of life.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

I managed to get back to church today.

After missing 3 weeks in a row, I managed to get myself up and to church. It's weird being gone from church for a while, and then when you come back, you tend to have a different perspective on things.
Last night, at like 9:00, I heard a knock on my door. Turns out, my dad was here checking on me, because mom was trying to get a hold of me, and my phone died. I had absolutely no idea it died, until I heard the knock at my door. Lol the phone never rang, so I just assumed no one was trying to call me. It never rang, it never went off. I usually don't check my phone, unless it rings or goes off.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

13 Things I'm looking forward to.

OK so I haven't participated in Thursday13, and I've pretty much failed my own attempts at making lists on Thursdays, (often, they were shorter than 13 items.) So I've decided to start participating again. I may not participate every week, (I'll try!) but I'll definitely do this every other week or so, (provided I'm not having a huge headache at the time.) Anyway, after all that, I decided to make a list of 13 things I'm looking forward to, in no particular order.
  1. My Amazon rewards card getting here,! I applied for it last week, so it should be here soon.
  2. Starting my Shopify store, (getting the card wil enable me to do that.)
  3. Getting a premium theme for My Viz Adventures!just FYI, I might participate in future TT's with that blog as well, (don't worry, it's me!)
  4. Getting a premium Shopify theme.
  5. Starting a podcast again! I think I'm going to turn TechSpazz into a podcast.
  6. Getting managed WP hosting, so I can have all my blogs in one place!
  7. Participating in April A to Z, here on the personal blog, and Ultimate blog challenge, on my business blog.
  8. Starting more blogs!
  9. The trip our family is taking to go to my brother's wedding in July.
  10. Not having as many headaches! Ever since the neurologist put me on a muscle relaxer, I haven't woken up with a headache for the past couple days.
  11. Making a list of 10 things each day, this is just happens to be today's list! So far, the lists have led to at least one blog post, I'm going to start posting more of them. Some will be here, (like the bigger list that I'm in the process of making,) others will be on the other blogs.
  12. Reviving a couple no-longer existing memes. If you've tried to visit thatsmyanser.com recently, you'll notice that it doesn't exist. I have plans to revive that, (but on a different domain,) I really like the concept of asking a daily question, so much so, that I'm doing it here on 43 things. That, and WFMW, (although I might call it something else,) because I like reading tips/lifehacks that other people have had success with.
  13. Finishing re-adding all my feeds to The Old Reader, I had an account there a few months ago, (but I didn't like the old design,) I really do like the new one, so I signed up again.
  14. Trying Lectio Divina! I've made a commitment to try it during Lent.
Oh, just a little tip, I changed my Blogger display name, back in January. I previously used my given name, ("Noelle,") online, but "Hope" is what I'd change my name to if I could, so I'm now using that online.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

I'm starting lent today.

OK OK, I don't normally observe Lent. It's something that is looked upon as old-fashion in the evangelical tradition. Lol but I don't agree with every tradition, and this is one of them. I've never observed Lent before because it wasn't encouraged in my church. Lol but that doesn't mean I can't do it myself!
This year, I'll be giving up Soda and fast food. I'll also be trying Lectio Divina, something that we evangelicals don't practice at all. Lectio will be a bit of a challenge for me, that's Ok though, I always embrace challenges! The reason why it will be a challenge, is because I'm going to have to memorize the verses I pray. I can't just read through right there, (unless I have an app or a Kindle book.
i'm also going to commit to blogging here more during Lent! I want to do this at least twice weekly. I'd actually like to do it 3 times weekly, but I'm starting with twice just to be sure it's actually something I can commit to.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2017 list updates.

So we're more than a month into 2017, and I've already completed several things on the list.
Goals completed:
  • Get a haircut. Completed this last month!
  • Look into starting an online business. Also completed last month, I joined WealthyAffiliate Will be starting my shopify store later this year.
  • Start a savings account, and save between $50 -$100 every month. Completed January 2nd, 2017. Currently saving $100 per month.
  • Decide what I'm doing with my blogs. Right now, the linkblog is on Blot, and the personal blog is on Blogger. I'd like to try 10Centuries, but not sure if I want to do another blog migration so soon. Completed February, 2017. Everything's going back to WP! Mostly because the latest versions are pretty stable, and I want to learn to develop plugins.
  • Decide what I'm doing with my online identities and domains. This will probably involve privatizing Twitter, and a new domain for the linkblog. Completed February 2017. Actually, it's going to be a new domain for both blogs, as soon as they get ready to expire.
  • Find a password manager. Completed January, 2017. I'm now using LastPass and loving it!
I have several goals in progress, including the 30 day challenge goal, reading books, excersising every weekday, (currently working on this 43Things goal.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

I'm using the new 43Things!

Lol and it's absolutely hilarious! Hah I just had a laughing attack that lasted about 15 minutes over something one of the developers said. Lol OK, so this guy's username is "Sahlavit,) which in my mind gets associated with Lavabit! I sware, this happens every! single! time! So anyway I happen to tell him this that I always think of Lavabit when I see his username. Lol he said, "I'm not encrypted, but I'm reliable, so maybe there are some similarities afterall." OMG! wow... I laughed so loud that I thought my neighbors were going to bust in and tell me to stop. This kept going for about 15 minutes. Then finally, I decided that speaking of Lavabit, since it's 2/19 and everything, I should pre-register for the thing. So I did that whole transaction while laughing about Sahlavit's comment! Lol, just lol and I'm still laughing about the thing.
Anyway, the new 43things.com is epic! Just about everything we've asked for has been implemented, except for the RSS thing. Hint: Lavabit, woops... wait... I mean um...

Monday, February 13, 2017

The past couple days haven't been all that great.

As far as headaches go, I mean. I've pulled 2 all-nighters in the span of a few days, one because I was distracted with stuff and didn't want to go to bed, the other was because I was having a Twitter conversation. Melissa and I were going to go grocery shopping today, but I just didn't feel like it.
In other unrelated news, I'm going to post my Febooary links so far!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

I'm officially business blogging!

Yay! I've been blogging on My Biz dventures! I've posted 4 times so far, 2 of them were today. I also got TechSpazz up and running! Yay, I'm so excited! Lol I'll return to regular posts on this here blog tomorrow! I need to post my Febooary links, and update the list of 2017 goals! I was going to do both of those today, but writing 6 blog posts was a bit much.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

I'm a busy person!

Lol these days, I definitely am! Between winning several Flippa listings, starting to develop TechSpazz, and blogging over at My Biz Adventures, plus WA training, comments/questions etc. I've become a busy person. Not only did I win TechSpazz on Flippa, but I also won a couple domains. techiedomains.com, and rebid.io. I really don't have any idea what I'm going to do with the latter. Maybe make it an auction site with free listings, free stores, and like a 5-6% commission fee. I haven't really decided all that yet. If there's a way to build a marketplace site on WP, well then I'm going to.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

I now own 2 .com domains!

Oh yeah, yes I do! Lol exactly how'd that happen? Well, I bought a site off Flippa! Lol yep, I'm a site flipper now. It's called TechSpazz! Lol I really do like the name, because I'm crazy, and tech is crazy! The other one is my domain for business blogging, as in documenting all my online adventures! I don't really have content written there yet it's just a stub of a site right now. I'll link to it once I can get the pages/categories created, and the first post written!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

I'm participating in Febooary this year.

Yeah I am! Lol because tradition is tradition! I'm taking time from generating ideas for my WA site to post this. OK, here's day 1.

Audio recording >>
In the first recording, I talk about audio platforms, and which one I might decide to use.
Here's day 2:

Record audio or upload mp3 >>
In this one I answer the question: "I'm thankful..."

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Quick update on WA.

So I've decided to give up my previous niche, and join Affiliate bootcamp. The previous niche was too broad, I guess. I intend to start the toplist site just for fun, but I'm also starting a site to document my business adventures! I've wanted to start that even before I joined WA, but I thought doing something I could write about on a daily basis that could possibly be viral might be fun. I'm sure it will be, for now though, I'm going through the affiliate bootcamp training.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

I'm loving life right now!

OMG, you guys! I joined Wealthyaffiliate.com on Wednesday night! Lol don't worry, I'm not going to spam you guys with affiliate links. I don't have them yet, and the link I just put up isn't a referral one. Hey, I'm learning how to use nofollow now, Lol! Anyway, Wealthyaffiliate is a training center for affiliate marketing. I joined because when I create my shopify stores, I want to know how to market them, join affiliate programs in the niche, etc. The training has you go through and create a site, so I created a site called Daily Top Lists. It doesn't have any posts yet so I'm not going to link to it. I intend to get the domain next month, for now, I'm hosted on a subdomain. Anyway, I've had so much fun commenting and chatting and asking questions!!! I've pretty much buried myself in affiliate marketing blogs, newsletters, etc. You guys know that I love creating sites, and I absolutely love blogging! I'm going to have so much fun with this. Oh and in about 3-4 months I should be able to make my first store. I'm so excited for what the year has for me!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

I won't be migrating to SunSed.

Mostly because they have a limit of 10000 posts per site. I have almost 2000 here in my archives alone! Not to mention my linkblog, that has over 2000. I need to look at Posthaven, and that will be the last one I look at for a while. Someone on Gab told me they were developing a blog platform. This is good because we need more new platforms in the world! Lol, I told the person that if he gave me everything, I'd pay $120! Everything includes lifestreaming features, the ability to post podcasts, the ability to add custom widgets, support of the linkblog format, and imports from Blogger. I just wish they'd hurry up and get done, so I could test it. I told him I want to be one of the beta testers!