|Edenland Fresh Horses Brigade|
Today she was blogging on a new site called Edenland and her Fresh Horses Brigade. For some reason, the thought of horses always makes me think of that country song, Save a Horse... Ride a Cowboy. It puts a smile on my face. I haven't ridden many horses, and probably have never ridden a cowboy that I'm aware of.... but I ramble.
First off... I always thought that a meme was a nickname for someones granny. It never occurred to me to Bing, Google or Wiki it. So I've already learned something new today, which is not a bad thing.
I'd also been wanting to figure out a way to make this blogging thing earn some money. Yeah, the book sales are going slowly, but the bills just seem to be coming faster than they sell. And I'm blogging more than I'm spending time writing another book, tho I have spent some time writing some songs with my husband which (to be honest) sound pretty damn good.
I've looked at blogs that offer e-courses and e-books and think to myself... that chick has really got some e-balls to put her stuff out there like that and expect people to pay for it. But then I think, why the hell not? And why the hell can't I do that? (And sorry Mum for cussing in my blog, I know you don't like it when I do, but I've had a heck of a lot of coffee today and I'm just fired up for something to change and happen in my life).
A while back Jamie Ridler, another blog I follow and participate in, tossed out a Hands-up How-To post for people to participate in, and yeah, I threw something in the mix. It was fun, and great to feel like I was 'teaching' again since I've really missed that side of my life since I stopped teaching at University.
So this post today will get added to Edenland's list to show off my handwriting, but I'm also going to toss out a request to the Universe for ideas and suggestions. What would you pay, say $10 a month for, that you think I could teach you, or share with you, or help you to create, learn, grow from. If I was to set up a whole new blog site that was an elite "members only" club (like the Brave Girls or any of the other gazillion sites out there in the Internet galaxy now)... what do you think I should offer? Because really... I need some honest ideas. I'm not looking for charity. I'm not wanting to be like that silly girl who maxed out her credit cards then created a web site asking everyone to send her $1 to pay off her bills. I want to give... not just get. I want to be part of a solution... not part of someones excuse to live off the welfare of others. Because I'm like the rest of the lower middle upper class society out there and just struggling to survive... to buy groceries... to keep the lights on. I don't drive a $80K car, or live in a $2.5M house. I'm not a football player whining about his $6.2M salary because he feels like he's underpaid, and I'm not some political person kicking back and feeding the public a lot of BS and false promises just to get money even if he doesn't get elected.
I'm just one person trying to support my family on one income. I don't do fancy or name brands. I buy my stuff on sale, on clearance, or at the dollar store and I would just like, for once, to feel like I'm not drowning in bills. But I don't want charity and I don't want to live off the system.
I feel ~ I know ~ I have something to share ~ something to offer ~ something to give.
What can I give you?