...maybe it's a refresh, instead. Had a birthday yesterday, which, while a tiny bit imperfect, was exactly what it needed to be. It was a landmark birthday, one of those they make cards for, and it went ok, which is a first for landmark birthdays for me. My 16th birthday I literally drove cross-country with … Continue reading Renewal?
Big changes. More word soon, for the bots that drop by at least. Hollering into the void over here. Invisible me, invisibling. I'm in the process of moving where I invisible, though. Writing this in a whole new state.
Y'all, are you aware of all the companies that pay for surveys?
I'm hustling for income right now, so I use a few of them. Enroll is not worth your time. Mostly they ask for free demographic information from you, and if you get a survey, it's literally just a few cents. There are some better ones with actual UI feedback, but I'm a bit wary of them. However, now that I have some gain issues with my web cam sorted out, I might do them more and then review them here. Mostly, right now, I do Survey Junkie. Thought about linking them, but they're easy enough to find and don't need my little link to make bank.
The gist of it is, you sign up, give them all your demographic specifics, and then they have a dashboard of surveys you can try for. Mostly they are a pittance - 20 minutes for 70 cents, that sort of thing - but if you are efficient, you can make a little petty cash fairly easily. Not much - basically half a tank of gas with a little bit of effort, maybe once or twice a week.
I'm struggling to stay afloat right now. Still in between things. Things keep looking like they are headed in the right direction, and then something happens to protract or lessen and here I am, back in limbo. My life is quiet, and frequently unbordered. I don't know that that is good for me.
I've just finished up my latest read - The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, expect a review soon - and I've used online random number generators to pick my next two books. To be honest, I tried a few times, just out of curiosity, but these are the first and the last choices. I was … Continue reading RNG and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Dad died, and that's obviously affected things. I'm reading, thinking of writing, making some headway, but also sometimes not. More soon.
I've yet to get started on my big plans for this site. Part of it's Real Life™ - I'm managing one my offspring's last year in high school - he's virtual schooling at this point, which is fine, but he's always here, and this has been a hard year, so I get interacted with a … Continue reading Notes on WordPress – Pressing Frustration
2020 is certainly a year for the books, but for me, not one for books. One of my greatest frustrations this year as a bookseller has been a lack of time or energy for reading and reviewing books. Real life was hard, somehow reading was also hard. One of the perks of being a book … Continue reading Adventures in Reviewland
Well, in true 2020 style, I'm off on a new adventure. I'm on sabbatical from the indie bookstore I've worked at for a decade. The turn of the year will mark the end of my time with them. Time for a change. I'm excited about the possibilities. And it is refreshing to have time to … Continue reading New Life Ahead
Welcome to my corner of the world, in all its glory/inglory. This is where I work, every day, right now. This is my social distancing. It's an odd space, reworked to be a hangout spot, but now where the Pete the Cat lives and where I work from home for the bookstore I'm employed with, … Continue reading Day to Day