The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Woot! WOOt! I think it is awesome that WordPress has made this available to their users.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,200 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.
Click here to see the complete report.
IN A NUTSHELL IT IS TRAVELING FOR FREE. Sort-of…
I didn’t even know this organization existed until I ran across a website about it earlier this week. It stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, there are a few different acronyms floating around out there but they all pretty much mean the same thing~~ Volunteering your time on a farm. It is a person that volunteers at a farm for NO MONETARY PAYMENTS for free meals, room, and board~~ all while donating your time helping on the farm. I have come to understand that this is a great cheap way to travel for free in countries that you may not otherwise be able to afford. There are over 99 countries that participate and many in the USA.
Let’s make up a scenario… Why would someone want to WWOOF?
You as a college student would like to spend the summer in Hawaii but you have very little money and would never be able to stay for an extended period of time. You find a few friends that you would like to start this journey with, friends are not necessary to WWOOF BUT as a mom, I insist you take friends with you! So you do the research and decide to sign up on the Hawaii WWOOF website. Once a Host Farm is found and you are accepted, all you need to do is get there. They provide room, board, and meals. You will get a work schedule to help on the farm and on your off hours you can travel around and see the sights. Remember you are not getting paid so you need to have some form of money while you are there. You will also not have a car for transportation. However, you are living in Hawaii for free.
Many of these WWOOF’n opportunities last from weekend trips to years.
It is an interesting concept. If I were younger, I would seriously be interested in traveling to Europe or Australia that way. Not now… Now I am ‘give me a hotel, no schedule, and a swimming pool’ kind of gal.
A few websites that explain more info: WWOOFF USA, The History of WWOOF at wwoof.net
Here is also a YouTube Video that I found of an actual WWOOF participant that explains it from a girls perspective.
For all your NaNoWriMO diehards that are looking for a five-minute break or eBook publishers out there that have tried to hyperlink chapters to your Table of Contents (TOC), this post is for you — and you are welcome!
When I found this this video and I could actually understand what the guy was doing I wanted to get up and and dance. I did not dance because I was in the library but you get the picture. While I was there I snapped a picture of my awesome small-town library and wanted to share it with you plus share this great YouTube video of HYPER-LINKING CHAPTERS in your eBook.
This is a great way to help give your ebook a polished look and only takes about five minutes to implement! So what are you waiting for? Go add it to your book and Happy NaNoWriMo November!!
It does take a village! When I started my blog a year ago I had NO FOLLOWERS- none- zip- zero, not even my momma read it, eh,hem you get the picture. I was excited if I had one visitor and checked my stats often! Well, since then I have gained close to a thousand followers and I want to say thank you!
Yes, I SAID FREE ADVERTISING FOR YOUR Blog or Book no gimmick :))))
Are you new to our community? Advertise your blog in the comment section below this post.
I have been contemplating for awhile, a way to do something to celebrate my one year anniversary on WordPress, which was this past Saturday. I have gained a lot of faithful followers and I would like to give back and say Thank You. If you have a blog and want to brag about it below or a book that you have published, I want to hear about it. You can even leave a link to it in the comment section. However, if you leave more than one link per post WordPress may mark it as spam so try to limit it to one link. Feel free to comment more than once if you have several links to different books or blogs. I will be compiling a list for a future post and may pick your book or blog to advertise and promote.
If you have read a good book lately and want to share it with us please let us know. I am always looking for a good book to read 🙂