OK, as a Diabetic, (Type-2 Diabetic that is) I often get a little frustrated with having to explain why I can’t have that slice of Pecan Pie, or that large piece of Red Velvet Cake covered with several scoops of Ice Cream, etc.
Being a Diabetic, I have to stay on my toes when it comes to my daily food selections, and certain things are not allowed.
Most people just do not understand Diabetes, and I wrote the article below for you, so you can appreciate the disease itself as well as what a Diabetic must do to maintain a healthy body, every day.
So, click on the link below to read my HubPage article if you want to understand Diabetes and how to manage it.
A remembrance of VietNam veterans. My lost Friends.
I wrote the attached article years ago, out of frustration and anger, more than any thing else.
I had just had an argument with a friend over Vietnam and it had turned into a conflict between someone with personal scars and someone who not only had no clue what the word VietNam, invokes in some of my generation, they just don’t care.
Anyway, writing the words down made me feel better at the time and I keep it stored on my sub-domain on HubPages.
It is not a popular article, and never has been to the general reading public.
But these men, in my article were friends and relatives of mine and they are always just below the surface of my consciousness, these wasted souls.
I really do wonder at times, if I am doing the right thing.
I have been writing on HubPages and several BloggerBlogs for several years. My No.2 goal has always been to make a little money with my writings, and these sites do provide some i come for me.
With WordPress.com though, sales and profits are not a primary attribute for writers. It seems that you need to go over to the WordPress.org side and set yourself up for any money-making you may want to go after.
So, I have spent many hours over the past couple of months evaluating WP and my potential future using WP. My original goal was to drive traffic with my WP site to my HP and Blogger sites. This way, I could expect some increase in readership and consequently income.
Has it worked? Well. if you have ever started a new Blog or web-site, you know that results take time. Honestly, I think I am on the right track, but I do wonder, at times.
I feel, at this time that I maybe should slide over to the WP.org side and generate a REAL store of my own and experiment with the world of online sales and money-making.
If I do go there, I will be like a blind man in a candy store. Flailing my way through customized tools and HTML Code until I have set up a good commercial site.
If you are a follower of mine, (and I only have a few) then you have noticed that I have written on HubPages for almost four years now.
And, trying not to brag and yet, still be Honest, I have some pretty good works on my HP domain.
You see, I LIKE THEM! And that’s what writing is all about, really. Writing is about making yourself Happy as you; generate a tale about life, tell a story, write a Poem, or just sit down and RANT.
Writers are strange that way, they have to write to be happy.
Anyway, if you are in to such things, writers on HP can make some decent money if their writings are featured by the major search engines, such as Google and Bing and many, many others.
Well, without going into the details if search engines and hwo they make and share their money with writers, recently, the Great Google made an adjustment to their algorithms for prioritizing where an article or Hub is ranked in their searches.
When this happens, the world of Bloggers and other Writers and even many business’ is turned on end. For instance, if you have a business that makes handkerchiefs that you sell on your website and Google has been ranking your site on the first page of searches for handkerchiefs. than you will get a lot of business.
Now picture of the Great Google makes an algorithm change and now your site is listed as the 10,000 site for handkerchiefs. Well, you can picture what will happen to your website sales, and why everyone is scared of any change by Google, or Bing, or the others. But, Google is the big dog sitting on the porch.
At the moment, Google ‘s new changes have devastated a number of the the more profitable HP writer, and everyone is in a panic.
They are all reevaluating their sites, their keywords, their content, everything they can think of to get back their business.
Me? I write! I like what I write! I keep a pretty standard structure to my Hubs, and I don’t do Keyword evaluations, or high end article analysis. I just write.
And, if no on reads my article, I rewrite sometime later, when I get in the mood for such work. Eventually, if it is just not going to get readers, I accept that fact and pull the thing from HP.
You see, I make enough off of my Hubs to go out to dinner every few weeks, and that’s about it.
So, I find myself in a peculiar position. If I never had enormous traffic and income, then when everyone else gets “hit”, I just seem to float along, with the same meager income, and my Hubs get great comments from the same people who enjoy them for what they are; good information and entertainment.
I think I’ll go outside and chase a Butterfly or something (sic).
OK, I write a lot. In fact, sometimes, I write too darn much, at least according to my wife.
But, I’s sorry, it’s what I do! Being a normal person in other ways, this writing thing is not quite an obsession for me, but I guess that it does come close, at times.
If you check out this new site of mine, it is an attempt to provide access to my writings that I have foolishly laid like fresh eggs all over the web. I really didn’t start out with a plan for presenting my works, and boy, does it show now.
I have published books, articles, short stories, poetry, recipes, “How To” articles, Blogs and more. I’m not bragging, this kind of thing just seems to happen to myself and my fellow web writers, eventually. Even if we aren’t necessarily great at a form of writing, sooner or later, in our arrogance, we will attempt it.
Looking at a lot of my writings, I can see that I am often just attempting to do a very simple thing. I Just Need to Clear my Head.
You see, things grow there, in my head. They always have. Regardless of what I am doing, there are these other ideas, thoughts, whatever that are stirring around up there. And, over my life, I have entertained myself by taking these and working them into something more than a passing thought.
Once I take these thoughts and work them to the point that they make sense, then I can finally file them away in a remote corner of my brain, and, with a level of relief, I can move on to the next one. Of, course, this wasn’t very productive, but it was a way I entertained myself.
Over the years, I began writing these things down, evolving eventually to using the web as my storage media. That is how I ended up scattered seemingly randomly all over the web.
This crazy way of writing has been great for me, and I now count on it as my special way to Clear my Head of random thoughts.
So, sometimes, I just write to Clear my Head! And, if you end up following me, you will be subjected to a wide range of ideas and thoughts that are just escaping form my addled brain.