Thursday, August 12, 2010

ANNOUNCEMENTS!

I HAVE A GENIUS PLAN.......... I think.

        Ok, so I put up some ads on the blog. I feel sorta bad about it but I was just curious and wanted to see if they actually worked. They do! Its the craziest thing! The past couple of days I have made a little bit of pocket change from it and have no idea what to do with it. I feel so guilty for having these couple dollars yet am amazed that Google actually pays you to blog sometimes. So I was thinking today of something, a plan, a steaming little plan that could appease everybody. And Ive got it!
      

       Here is what I propose to do: I will keep the ads up. The money that they generate I will take and use to go out and help the many homeless here in Provo who I run into everyday at the shelters and on the streets and such. This isn't completely selfless however. I will be taking them out to lunch or to shop for needed items in exchange for their story and some conversation and the general experience. Then the pay off for you all is that Ill blog about it, creating more revenue to go out and do it again the next week as part of my weekly routine!
       Does this sound good to anyone else!? Ive been trying to think of ways to get a little more involved rather than just observing. I think this might be a good direct, and educational way to go about helping out and pulling my weight. I hope this excites people as much as it does me.

     SO: What I need is for you to keep visiting and reading and experiencing with me and spreading the word far and wide! The more followers the more opportunity to serve and learn and the more opportunity to do it all over again! Please let me know what you think and if you like it tell a friend! This is going to be great I think! I hope all is well. Ill be camping for a day or two so internet may be sparse. But Ill see ya'll around!

13 comments:

  1. do it! but still blog about other stuff.

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  2. Ya that sounds way cool and I would love to read about it. But ya like Linder said, keep blogging your regular stuff and have this as a weekly special type of thing! Keep up the awesome work!

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  3. Keep blogging regular stuff! Got it! Check!

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  4. GREAT, I will check your blogg now, everyday, how did you do that googles will pay you, give me the tip please. ;)

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  5. I like the idea of interacting with people instead of simply observing. Experience is the best teacher! It's better to engage in an activity such as shopping and dining than to just say "here's 5 bucks, good luck finding some pants."

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  6. Thats a great idea:) Cant wait to read about it. but be careful out there. I know you want to help the homeless, but you never know which person might not be so nice.

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  7. Sir:

    I think it is a grand idea! Taking the homeless out to eat lunch is a good thing, and it will give you a perspective that is valuable to you as a person and as a writer. I think it is an excellent plan and I for one will be back often.

    Just as an aside, although I know it is common for people to change the look of their blogs... I strongly prefer the prior blog of the old bus-like vehicle. It seemed so very fitting to your goals in writing the blog and was quite a striking image. So, if you are of a mind to, I for one would vote for the prior look.

    PipeTobacco
    http://frumpyprofessor.blogspot.com

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  8. Great idea and awesome way to give back! I'll definitely keep reading!

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  9. I like the Van It fits your blog better:) plus its a cool lookin van, just sayin:)

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  10. I also like the other picture better. Unless you are going to rotate them out weekly or something like that as that might be interesting?

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  11. You had a great idea...I'll keep reading as well.
    And since the comments turned in to a poll of the new picture....I vote for the first one. Besides...is that really Provo?!

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  12. I've been reading ever since you were on KSL. I think this is a fabulous idea and finally you will find out how a true homeless person lives, often not by choice, without money to spend, or ability to purchase car insurance, or friends homes to stay in or a place to shower, or a job! While I commend you for bringing this issue to light, I am more looking forward to reading the stories from the people you meet and your thoughts on the comparison of your "homeless" life and theirs.
    In the mean time, keep on living and dreaming and writing! (oh and agreed, i liked the other picture better)

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