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Thursday is the 2nd anniversary of this blog, and even though I have completely blown off this thing for most of the year, I do plan to do something—haven’t entirely decided what yet, though a Flash might be among the things. But, aside from that, I’m trying to fix my lack of being here as well. I have been gone because of work and writing (which is also work—it just hasn’t paid a bill yet), but next week, my shift changes, and my free time should be different which is looking better for my writing time for both here and, more importantly, the novels/short-stories.

But, due to the recent shutting down of Yahoo’s freelance program (which I never got the chance to make use of), I have had to put thought into where else to make money. I have considered YouTube, but, frankly, I’m a writer, not a speaker. Kudos to the people that can spew verbal diarrhea and get enough attention to quit their jobs, but that’s just not what I do (still considering it a little, but it’s lower on my list of possible). So then we look at this blog—I have been trying to keep this more of a thing I do for fun and never money, but then I started figuring, you readers are getting ads either way, the only difference is between who’s getting paid for those ads, nothing personal to WordPress, but that’s my money, damn’it. So in reality, on your end, the worst that would really happen is the ads are a little closer to stuff that is relevant (although I can’t see the ads as is, so I don’t really know how random they are), all the while you are feeding my bank account while subliminal advertising for things you now believe you want is embedded in your mind.

On that, I need to redesign the blog with more structure. Something I’ve been meaning to do anyway, but that’s just a lot of work that is a pain in the ass (especially with code restrictions right now), but for the sake of making this look more appealing, I should give this better structure. Actually put the different categories of interest in their own place and such.

So, yeah, this is just me giving you a heads up about stuff about to happen, and I’m not capable of giving timeframe, but at some point the URL will probably change (because I would have bought the space), and the layout will hopefully change.

If you’re a regular, you may have noticed the St. Jude link is gone now. The Michigan Warrior Dash came and went, and you gave me nothing but $20 (all from people I know), so no pictures for you (unless you happen to follow me on Twitter and/or FB). I will be doing the Dash again next year though, I’ll update you when I can, and I hope you will give a bit more.

You have a couple days, if you read the blog, tell me what you would like me to do for the anniversary. Flash, reviews, you tell me—if you don’t tell me, then I’m just going to ramble for a couple pages worth with lots of swears—that’s how I get the ratings motha’fuckas!

Under construction

Under construction (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let it be known, for anyone visiting, you will be seeing this page under constant construction for a bit. It’s obviously a new blog page still, and I’m the type that likes to play with stuff. If you were around since yesterday, you may have noticed that I’m building link lists that will help promote authors and web comics, and help people find publishers and agents, etc. right now, I’m pretty much just spewing it out as it is from my bookmark folder, but I at least hope to try to organize it better at some point (I’m not entirely sure how right now, but I’m open to suggestions). I may be moving ‘Natural Selection‘ and all other stories to their own section separate from the blog, but don’t know when yet (i’m busy with other things, plus I only just figured out that I actually can make other sections–that’s way better than just putting everything all in one place).

Also, the more I look around at other people’s blogs on here, the more I develop a love/hate relationship with the look of mine (kinda like it, but it’s just not fully me yet), so, at some point I will be tweaking the over all look of this thing too (don’t know when though, I’m still feeling around this place, trying to figure out what WordPress lets us do).

So, basically, overall, don’t get too comfortable with any detail of the layout of this thing… and I will be adding a lot more to my links later (I’m barely half way through–I’ve collected links on every author and publisher of everything I’ve ever read, plus everyone I’ve ever met via cons, etc, so I’m bound to have something that will be useful to someone trying to get their stories out).