If you are reading this in my archives, or are a First-Time reader of 1-800-HART … then, you may as well just skip ahead to the next post. None of this will make sense to you.
I started blogging on May 31, 2005 and have been using Blogger.com. Sometime inbetween then and now, I have been in the process of converting my own websites into a blog, and moving all of the content and information from my “blogspot.com” domains to my own domains. Included in this bunch of blogs was one I created called “HART’s Picks”.
HART’s Picks .. is an experiment
I have an online store at http://www.petlvr.com/miva/merchant.mv?Screen=SFNT&Store_Code=PETLVR under my PetLvr.com domain. I also have an Ebay online store at http://stores.ebay.ca/PapillonLvr under my PapillonLvr.com domain. Last fall and X-Mas season I was semi-successful in my Ebay stores, as I was housecleaning and getting rid of some clutter, among other products I was selling. For the PetLvr online store .. I broke even. All my profits were eaten from the cost to advertise in both of the adwords and overture programs.
This year, I have joined several company’s affiliate programs. Now .. I have NEVER made any money from affiliate programs in my life, but I wasn’t really trying. I might have placed a banner in a spot on a page inside my webspace, but I have never really promoted any affiliate’s and their products.
I intend to try to do that for the 2005 season … I will report back here to see how much in commissions I have made from Now until December 3, 2005.
I still haven’t deleted the old blogspot site, in case you want to visit it .. go here! But, what I have done .. is delete the entire HART’s Picks category that used to be in this blog and all entries inside it. I felt that it doesn’t fit into what I had a vision of it to be.
1-800-HART is to be my personal blog and website now. My intention is to focus on me. That includes any portion of my blogging efforts that relate to helping out other small businesses out there maximize their bottom line .. to the quirkiness posts I might post that have no bearing on anything, except that it is what I am .. and gives you a glimpse into HART the human being and Earthling.
Seeing posts from my affiliated stores in between these two posts are irritating, even to me.
I did not delete any of my MEME posts because I think they do reflect what I am. I participate in meme’s that relate to photography, because I have a gajillion of pictures in my photogalleries (see below) … and in music, because I am a musician-want-to-be and have a vast extensive .mp3 collection.
I also have removed any non-adsense advertising in my sidebar, that relates to websites and products. I have kept my Paypal ads and hope that someday I can fill up a ‘coffee club’ category from the nice people out in the world. If I am doing some recommendations or comments or stories as blog entries, I probably will utilize my WordPress add-on Plug-in to include an Amazon.com link to a product. I don’t see why I should stop that, if it comes up.
So … As I mentioned … HART’s picks is a brand-new blog and here are my other blogs and links that may be of interest. If they are not, that’s okay. You won’t be hurting my feelings by hitting ‘NEXT’ or, ‘Mark as Read’ in your bloglines 🙂
MY BLOGS: (Maybe I should start a network? Hmmmm)
http://1800HART.com/blog/ 1 – 8 0 0 – H A R T
HARTâ€™s mind works in mysterious ways .. someone should take advantage of that
RSS FEED: http://feeds.feedburner.com/hbsmc/DoCL
>> My business related blog and observations
http://www.1800HART.com/picks – HART’s Picks
HART wants to show you things. All kinds of things. Good things. Things you could call your own.
RSS FEED: http://feeds.feedburner.com/1800HART/aDkc
>> My affiliated products and “blog”line store
http://PetLvr.com/blog PetLvr.com – [The Blog]
A Website For All Earthlings, Who Love Animals
RSS FEED: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Petlvrcom-theBlog
>> My pet related blog, with group contributors
A Personal Website of Hartley B Singer and Yvonne Konig
RSS FEED: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Hartandyvonnecom
>> Our personal wedding website evolving into the life of HART and YVONNE
I still have 3 more blogspot.com blogs that I hope to meld into my domains in the next few months, but for right now I would like to just concentrate on the above for now.