It’s No Joke . . .
I know enough about blogging to realize that posting something meaningful on a weekend, a holiday weekend nonetheless is not a good idea. So I shall resist the urge and post about some random stuff. We like random right?
1.) SEO Is No Joke! – I have been doing my research on search engine optimization by listening to a few webinars and finding some helpful information through iPad apps. I have gone back and tweaked some of recent posts and I am blown away about how its working. For instance, my last post is getting a lot of traffic from the information about the jellyfish on the jersey shore beaches. (A scientist blogger commented to say they are called salps, not salves (thanks!))
Of course, its perfect timing because everyone travels here this weekend but that is part of the game. The crazy part is that I am seeing the same or more traffic numbers on days that I don’t even post! I’m getting obsessed with these lil robots . . . or robutts as Mom calls them.
2.) T-Shirts Are No Joke! – I have been working really hard on my t-shirt collection and I hope to debut my first design at the Healthy Living Summit. My t-shirts aren’t promoting Balancing Val but they will have something to do with my future business that I am creating. I had a breakthrough on the design yesterday and I think I am ready to send it out for printing. I want a small amount to keep here at first to sell or do giveaways just to see how everyone likes them. So I went on all the shirt design websites for kicks and I’m finding that these online design shops do not use Adobe graphics, and the ones that do are EXPENSIVE!! I really don’t want to pay $27 for a t-shirt without profit. I don’t want YOU to pay that either. I know it’s a 4 color design but jeez! My next choice is to go local to a screen printer to see if I can get them for cheaper. Hopefully I can or I am not sure how I’m going to afford to get into this venture. In the meantime, anyone know any online design shops that let you upload adobe illustrator graphics?
3.) Body Odor Is No Joke! – I have posted before about how I have body odor smell in my shirts. Despite how many times I wash or what expensive detergents I use nothing is working. I consulted the Google gods and found that spraying the pits with a white vinegar/water solution before washing will help dissolve it. So I sat on the floor and sprayed all my shirt pits. If it works, I will be so happy and not have to throw away shirts so often. If not, I will be smelling like the worst salad ever . . . watch out Caroline!
4.) Mold Is No Joke! – I am a big believer in re-usable water bottles. I have been using the big Nalgene ones for years now and cant complain. Every month I will soak them in a solution of bleach and cold water to kill the bacteria and clean them out well. For some reason this guy had spots of mold on the bottom. I tried digging a sponge at the bottom and using a knife to scrub it but the spots didn’t come out. Not sure if you can see them.
I’m a little upset since this one has been with me for a while but I guess its time to get a new one at target ($10).
Looks like a rainy day here at the shore which must be pissing people off to no end! I will be doing a lot of random things today and tomorrow but I will be back soon enough with a FOJ recap!
Lots I want to know . . . .
Do you have BO in your shirts that doesn’t come out?
Have you ever had mold in your water bottle?
Do you use any SEO techniques for your blog?