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Computing & Technology > This is Not About Greasy!!!
 

This is Not About Greasy!!!


(I WROTE THIS FOR THAT OTHER SITE BUT AM POSTING IT HERE IN CASE YOU WONDER WHY I AM NOT HERE EVERYDAY LOL  I THINK EDDIE IS GREAT TO KEEP THIS SITE GOING AND I WILL NEVER LEAVE.)



For whatever reason--and I couldn't track down where it started--I was getting emails asking why was I leaving blogster, what happened, etc. Must admit I was pleased with the 'don't leave' messages.


 First some blogging background and then I will explain what is going on--mainly for those who inquired.


I have been blogging for over 10 years on about 9-15 different sites of which 3-4 have disappeared. I started at blogster 8 (?) years ago. I started blogging as a substitute for all the years
that I have kept diaries taking up room in my closet with the notebooks.


As moderation is not in my vocabulary I would post at least 1 blog a day--go ahead and figure out how may blogs I have written in 10 years LOL At least 97% of them were original blogs with the other 3% C & P,
mainly regarding gay issues and/or writers. I recently started deleting
blogs here which is not an easy job! I also felt it was polite to
respond to anyone who left a comment and in most cases I did.


Though
I am retired I do live a fairly busy life and I found myself spending
5-6 hours on all the blog sites which is way too much blogging, reading
blogs, responding to blogs and comments so I have decided to cut back.


I
live on Social Security so money is scarce so there are some blogs I
must keep on working at. For 3 years now I have been compensated at broadwayshowbiz.com for writing theartre and movie reviews. There is also a site that I get paid for restaurant
reviews and one where I am compensated for what I spend on a meal. (I
always have a good laugh when a blogster gets snarky about my reviews for which I get paid and they, like that good old Scarlett are digging in the ground to get a turnip to eat! LOL)


Recently
I was approached to write a column--$40-50--each column for a new gay
'zine debuting either the end of this month or the beginning of next
month. (You gay bashing christians who are insulted when the accusation of being a homophobe is hauled at you "I'm not afraid of ho-mo-SEX-U-als" might like my first column based on what the term homophobia really means and does apply to you!) I immediately sent them 20 columns hoping hey will accept 2 or 3!


I also belong to a site where I get paid to write blogs just like I blog here.


By
the way, for those who are ready to call the IRS--and you know who you
are-- all this has been discussed with the resident apartment manager
here regarding the income and adjustment to my rent--sorry about
that--well, sorry you 'turning me in' would be a waste of time and sorry
that my rent will go up! LOL



I have had to make some adjustment in the time I spend on the Internet and where so I have
immediately listed 6 blogging sites that I will not be
posting/commenting anymore. I will continue posting blogs at 3 sites but
will be sparingly commenting or responding to comments. The bottom line
is I have to concentrate in the sites I am making money at--while
$2,000-3,000 extra a year will deprive me of certain things I am getting
now plus will increase my rent the net amount will make my life easier.


Regarding bloster--for
the next 2 weeks I will continue blogging as usual as I have some end
of the year posts and a couple the beginning of 2014 posts as record of
my diary. I will not be commenting except a quick word here or there and
I certainly won't be reading what I call the 'nasties' of blogster--that in itself will save a lot of time! LOL


After
that couple of weeks basically I will just be posting my food,
restaurant, movie and theatre reviews and won't be reading, or
commenting on, other blogs.


For anyone who would like to 'communicate' with me my email address is


GreatMartin2003@yahoo.com  


No
I don't send out porn though once in awhile I will send a joke but not
too often--I will also forward some interesting articles I come across.


Blogster,
to me, is the easiest place to blog, post pictures, etc., so I am glad I
found it 8 years ago but, more important, I met some extraordinary
people here who I have become friends---yes FRIENDS--with--by the same
token I have met some of the most obnoxious people here that I haven't
seen at other blog sites or was just lucky not to get involved with them
if they were there. I don't know of any other site where an individual
kept a copy of every  of my blogs and
/or comments like some here have done!  LOL


 


Bottom line--I am not leaving blogster,
just cutting back and felt I owed the people who were concerned an
explanation--and in a away I am glad I disappointed other people and
took the smile off their faces. :O)


posted on Jan 4, 2014 10:16 AM ()

Comments:

I'm glad it's not about Greasy!
comment by kitchentales on Jan 4, 2014 5:18 PM ()
Well that's a relief, can't afford to lose any of my "fans"....lol
comment by redwolftimes on Jan 4, 2014 11:39 AM ()
wELL THEN YOU BETTER START GETTING PUBLISHED!!!!
reply by greatmartin on Jan 4, 2014 11:43 AM ()

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