Monthly Archives: December 2015

Reality Bites
While continuing to avoid finishing up the review post that I should have finished two weeks ago, I was being social, reading some posts, and helping a few people at Wealthy Affiliate when I stumbled across a blog post by a guy named Ian. From all indications, this is a guy that does well enough for himself that he doesn’t actually “need” to be a part of WA. And yet, he is sticking around for his second year with them. In internet years, I feel like I’ve been around about as long as Yoda and I’ve literally watched thousands of […]

A helpful and discouraging post at Wealthy Affiliate

Don't be afraid
Dear Brain: I know what you’re doing and you need to stop it. Right now!!! I’m reminded of an old comedy routine by a guy named Bob Nelson in which he states: The mind is a terrible thing… And it must be stopped  While the mind isn’t actually a terrible thing most of the time, it is still quite tricky in its ability to manipulate us if we let it. About two weeks ago, I mentioned “cheating” my way through the Wealthy Affiliate training to get a preview of what I was going to be working through. After that, I went […]

Doing the unneccessary to avoid the necessary – WTF

Christmas 2015
Whew! For one reason or another Christmas took a lot out of me this year. I was up until the wee hours of December 26, getting to bed a little after 3:00 AM and proceeded to be unconscious most of the day, finally waking up for good around 9:00 PM. So now here I sit at 1:30 AM typing away. I hope everyone had a nice Christmas. With that, it’s time to move forward and on to preparing to ring in the New Year with high hopes of what 2016 will bring us. Making New Year’s resolutions is no longer […]

Christmas recovery and getting ready for 2016

Self sabotage
I think I might be avoiding putting in the effort so I can’t really fail. How silly is that? A few days ago when I was lamenting over my 15 hour work day, I mentioned that I had finally settled on a topic for my first review post. Damn if I didn’t start letting my head fill with doubts and change the topic, so it’s still not done(or even started). This is self-sabotage of the highest order. It’s such a ridiculous thing that some of us do to ourselves knowing that we’re really making a simple thing so very, very […]

Lily Livered Chicken Chit

Staying positive
With less than two weeks to go in 2015, I am reminded that as every year in recent memory has come to a close, my better half and I jokingly say the upcoming year will finally be our year. Relatively speaking, our life is not terrible. We have a roof over our heads. We both have jobs. We have two relatively reliable vehicles. Our health is okay. There are many people in this world who have far less than we do and many others who have suffered recent tragedies that will make the holiday season far less enjoyable and possibly […]

Winding the year down and staying positive

Christmas In Retail 1
Fa la la la la, la la la la. The joys of working retail, lol. The Sunday before Christmas this year will be a blast. My boss was lucky enough to get some tickets to the Steelers-Broncos game on Sunday afternoon and the other manager at our store will be out of town for a family wedding. That leaves me. 🙂 We tried to find help from another store to cover a shift, but no luck there. Sooooo, I’ll be working a 7:30 AM to 10:15 PM shift. YAY!! The silver lining is that I will have 3 days off […]

Tis the season to work 15 hour days

Inflatable Rudoph
Even though I stated I’m most likely going to discontinue using the Business Directory plugin, I mentioned in my last post about the plugin conflict that I would still recommend it for anyone wanting to create a business directory. As expected, the developers were quick to respond to support posts and released another update to the plugin that resolved whatever the issue was. This is definitely what you want to see when you rely on plugins. I did reactivate the plugin for now until I have time to redo the site layout the way I want it to be. I’m […]

Plugin conflict resolved and the beat goes on

Business Directory Plugin 1
Oh, the joys of keeping everything in WordPress updated!! While working on my local business directory/classifieds site this morning , I noticed that a couple plugins needed to be updated. Well, you have to keep things updated or you risk creating nice little loopholes for hackers, so I immediately updated them. Even though I know that it’s a huge no-no, I do not currently back up my site before performing updates. This was primarily due to the fact that I had very little content and was not actively creating content on a regular basis. I just didn’t have much to […]

Plugin conflicts – you gotta love em