Game Plan for the Weekend

It's a little nippy here this morning, the local weather guy says it's Blackberry winter. The sun is shining so bright, you can't walk by a window without squinting. No one's up yet but me and the dogs, so I'm enjoying my coffee after a breakfast of cheesy grits and contemplating what I need to accomplish this weekend. The dog lot needs attention, I'm embarrassed for Ozzy with the tarp ripped and hanging down in the middle, the 1x4 lying haphazardly across the dog house and the deck umbrella teetering dangerously to one side.

I also want to work on my blog template a bit. It's kind of drab, don't you think? I got a few images from typogenerator to tinker with and make a new header, kind of like the one I had on my old blog. I definitely need something. I might rethink the ad placement in the sidebar. I've made ZERO on them. I'm thinking of maybe taking them all down and featuring one a week, whichever one is running the most attractive deal. I'd like to be able to generate a little moolah here and there, but I don't want to run the risk of junking things up and scaring people off.. and honestly, I don't have the kind of traffic that would generate income from ads.

Speaking of ads, I'm making a conscious effort to make my sponsored posts more personal and fitting in with the normal topics of conversation here. Ya'll please bear with me.. it's a work in progress.

I think I'm going to go jump in the shower so that I can at least get the grocery shopping out of the way. I dread it, but we're down to a loaf of bread and some bologna.

We'll talk again soon. Ya'll enjoy your weekend.


kenju said...

You know how much I enjoy reading your personal posts! The ones with ads - not so much. I hope you get done what you set out to. It is so gorgeous here today that I'm lazy as all heck!

poopie said...

I seriously doubt any of us will make any money blogging. But it's still fun, dontcha think?

aka_Meritt said...

Good Morning!!! I'm up having coffee with you. :)

PS: You SHOULD HAVE signed up by clicking my button. I'm so sad you didn't.

Mahala said...

Kenju: think of the sponsored ads as a brief commercial break. Besides, one of the rules is that there has to be at least one "regular" post between the sponsored ones, so the more opportunities I take, the more I'm forced to write.

poopie: it is fun and you get to know so many people. I won't get rich, that's for sure, but I've made enough to pay for next months cable bill, or a few bags of groceries, every little bit helps.

meritt: don't be sad!!! I had noticed the button on your page, but I didn't really know what payperpost was then and wasn't thinking about doing it or anything, it wasn't until I stumbled upon an article about it that I decided to look into it. After the fact, I realized that's what you were doing. I'm sorry, I would have gone from the link on your page if I'd realized. Ya'll know I'm a ditz sometimes lol.