I'll just sneak quietly in to my blog and hope that no one realises how long I've been away for.
(a deafening silence)
(slightly louder) I said I'll just ...
Hello? Is anyone out there?
You've all gone. Can't say I blame you. Oh well, I just ramble onto myself here.
Puppy update. Four of the puppies have now left home. None have gone very far - two are in one home about three hundred metres down the road and two are about five kilometres away. It was kind of nice that they went in groups of two. It would make those first few lonely nights bearable.
We've kept two boys - Bruiser and Jem. Bruiser was hubby's choice for his next pig dog and we kept Jem because he's big and backward and shy. Most of the others were full of attitude but Jem's personality is well hidden and no one chose him. He's a nice wee fellow and will shape up with time, so with us he'll get that time - and a bit of understanding if he really is as thick as he looks sometimes!
I promised to divulge all about my internet business. I'm developing a site with a group called Site Build It and have been impressed with how much help and support they give. (No- they didn't pay me to say that!) Don't get me wrong - it is me that has to do the work but they have so much behind-the-scenes technology. I can't help but think that it just might suit some of the folk who used to post here regularly. If you have something you want to sell (like bags!), or have knowledge that other people might want to learn (like how to make bags!, or quilt, or write, or be a journalist, or have medical knowledge, or - anything), then it could be helpful if you wanted a web business.
Or even if you were a crab with a desire to build a world empire!
It cost me three hundred and something US dollars and if I don't succeed, it won't be their fault. Their motto is to over deliver and they certainly do. There is a forum where you can get help and they have quite a few rather nifty stat counter thingies. No wonder I like it! Their guides (written and video) help you to develop a niche site. I think it is the lack of a niche that stops so many blogs from making much money. Only a few of the top ones seem to do well.
I've got about forty pages up and am heading towards 200 or so! At some point, when I have the traffic, I will monetise the site. Eventually, I'd like to turn it into a web-shop. So - that's what I've been doing. Just letting you know so that if it was a path anyone wanted to go down, you know that Site Build It are genuine. (Google their name and you'll find them.)
My site is called Probiotics - LoveThatBug (link in sidebar) but it is a long way from finished with a few great glaring holes in content. But I'm getting there and enjoying the process.
So, I'm writing madly but not fiction!
I think I will be "closing" the blog as I simply don't have enough hours in the day, and then I feel so guilty when I don't blog for ages. Does anyone know how you go about closing up shop in a neat and tidy way? I'd rather just visit other people's blogs.
I'm thinking of just having a "goodbye" post and leave comments on for a few more days and then just switch comments off and leave the blog. Is that the way to do it?
Anyway, I hope a few of you discover I've resurfaced.
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