Catching UP - Wrapping UP - Announcing Exciting NEWS!
Hi Persona Paper Peeps!
Boy Howdy, it feels like I haven’t been here in weeks. Well, 10 days anyway. I’ve been peeping in here and there but I’ve had to be away a lot and I’ve missed you all.
A LOT. Thankfully, I haven’t been gone due to the head, though. YAY! (I'm still in pain, that doesn't go away but...) I’ve been working on my website and spending time with Maggie (my kiddo). I’ll get to the website in a minute, because I have exciting news to announce. But first I want to catch up with you.
How are things? What’s new? Oh, I read about Don’s reading contest. That sounds wicked cool. I’m not sure I’ll be able to hop on that. Though I don’t think any posts are excluded, exactly. I’ll tag him down below and we’ll see :) It’s awfully darn sweet that he’s offering up his next cash out to one lucky PP Peep!
I also know that tinamarie has been cooking up a storm lately but that’s also because I gave her a spot over at my place and I’m keeping an eye on her tasty treats for my own selfish reasons - to share with others, too.
And I’ve caught some of the updates going on - that we can now have multiple pictures on our posts. YAY! This is HUGE, especially since the other famous place just totally and completely WRECKED that feature and Mama is NOT happy about it.
No. I’m not naming names but I am seriously deciding what to do about 550+ posts that currently reside elsewhere. :(
Pfft. Let’s move on to the wrapping up...
I’ve decided to wrap up my sad Google story where I left off last. I only had 2 more segments to post and FOR CRYING OUT SOFTLY I am so over it.
Here’s the gist of the end:
I yelled at Google AdSense some more.
I whined some more.
I wondered about their business practices some more.
I yelled and whined some more.
I brought it around positively.
I ran off the rails one last time with some more whining and yelling.
I managed to tie it up neatly with some nice words about Ashley .
I added some nicer words about maelou and elitecodex .
PS: What I said about Persona Paper, Ashley, Will, and Heather, remains - no matter how the site is earning so we can earn too, they are doing an incredible job to keep us aware every step of the way and give us what we need and want; sometimes before we are aware of those wants or needs. I’m thrilled to be a part of a community such as this, where we are working together - writers and owners - for the integrity of the site. This practice makes us better and will benefit us all in the long run.
Announcing Exciting NEWS
Whew, I’m so STOKED about this piece. I’ve been spending an incredible amount of time working on rebuilding my website. You may remember this post where I said I was sorta leaving but not really...
Well, I’m definitely not going anywhere because I need you fabulous Persona Paper Peeps. :) I’d better explain before it gets too confusing. I tend to make things confusing when I get too excited, sometimes. Okay, lots of times. Let’s see here...
When I decided to dust off the blog, I had no idea that in less than a week I’d make the bigger decision to move to WordPress and build a whole website. It’s been HUGE and AWEsome and quite an undertaking. I’ve got some experience doing such a thing. And what I didn’t know, I found help - lots and lots of help.
I even got interviewed by the ad network (Qadabra) in the process - I’ll share that when it’s posted on their blog. I was crazy honored and humbled by the asking. Yikes. Bottom line, I made a lovely new blogging friend at Google AdSense’s alternative. Ironic much?
One of fun and fab features I am sharing on my site is a thing called “Your Top 8”. A place for all things having to do with eight. Originally I wanted to just showcase Persona Paper people.
I emailed Heather about this and she was totally on board with it. She is wicked awesome like that. And how could she say no? I’m promoting you all, linking PP; and each week, sharing 8 different Persona Paper people.
I’m still going to do that.
BUT. I’ve changed the page in that now anyone can participate. So, NOW - if any of you happen to write a post here (or anywhere else) that lists 8 (whatever) and want to link it on my site, just let me know. I’ll check it out and if I decide to put it up, you’ll be among the first to hear about it. :)
To get an idea of what I mean without me blabbering on about it, you can go check out the page right here .
No worries for clicking - I have permission to share it here.
That said, I will refrain from overloading Persona Paper with links to Informed Sharing (my site). Rather, I will be using my site to promote PP.
Now, you’ll notice that there are not PP Peeps showcased there yet. However, I do have my first eight chosen. And I didn’t play favorites. Oh, I could have. I know many of you from other places. But for this first go around I picked a couple that I knew, I couple that I adore, and a couple that I’ve just gotten to know from here and really enjoy reading.
Yes, choosing eight new Peeps each week will be fun and challenging and fun. I said. I’ll be writing this first showcase up as a blog post, either Monday or Tuesday and once it’s posted there, I will post here to announce who’s made the list.
I will also do this once per week. tinamarie has agreed to help me; which is SWEET because two heads are better than one and she is here more than me - able to find AWEsome Sauce writers that I might miss but need to be shared. The whole point of Informed Sharing.
To that end. YOU can share there, too, as I mentioned. Any time you feel like writing a post here that contains a list of 8 (anything) and you believe it has a place over at “Your Top 8”, shout it out to me.
You’ll get a link, your byline, and if you’ll allow me to use your photo, I’ll screen grab it - written permission is required from you to me. All this means is more exposure for you. I will lead in to your piece with my own blurb, too, so as not to confuse Google or Bing and not to ding you with “multiple content” problems.
There is no compensation currently for contributing to “Your Top 8” at Informed Sharing, other than link love, but I will be growing an archive of these blurb shares. Eventually I hope to expand on this and I am seriously considering guest posters and other opportunities for other contributors.
Stay tuned for that.
I will always make sure to run anything I do there in regard to PP, by Heather first, to make sure she and Will are fine with it before bringing it to you. I want to be involved here and I see this as an opportunity to share your brilliance and the AWEsomeness of Persona Paper. I don’t want to jeopardize any of it, at any time.
Alrighty, I think we are all caught up for now. I know this was long but I’ve been bursting to share and it’s been so long since I’ve been here. I’m going to spend some time going through my notifications - YAY. I hope everyone is having a GREAT weekend. I’ll be seeing you all around the water cooler this week for sure.
So, Loudman - would this post count? I get nervous entering contests...perhaps, I shall sit this one out. Yes. Let's do that. Considering my next post, I've now decided, I'm exempt from your current contest set to end August 8th, please and thank you. Good luck to all posters :)
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