Memberships, RSS, Blog Engage

Thursday, August 2, 2007

I do my dance of joy.

This is my official happy post, and boy howdy, it's a doozy. Here's the poop. Last night I was cruising through the sites of my cyber-buddies, as I do every evening. I noticed that Mr. Garry Conn had a new post at his Blogging Tips about Blogging site. In this post, he was announcing that he'd purchased the domain name PopularBlogger.com, and was now selling it for the whopping price of $500. I loved the name, and new instantly that it could be a great blog for my type of blogging.

So, I left a comment saying that if I'd had the money, I'd buy it in a heartbeat, but sadly, there was no way I could afford it. He commented in return, asking me if I was the same Christine Senter that ran the site, The Prompt Writer. Well, yes, that's me and I told him so. That's when the Fates smiled on me and all the angels in Heaven wrapped me in their glow.

It seems that Mr. Conn also runs a site called BlogWheels.com, which reviews all those cars we wish we could afford. You know the ones, the fancy ones, the fast ones, the luxurious ones. Well, we struck a deal that you only read about in the bigwig magazines. If I write 100 short articles, each about a different dream car, he's giving me the domain name. Whoo HOOOO!!!

Now, I'm not talking about 300 to 500 word articles. No, he wants me to write articles of about 125 words each. That's about the same as a nice paragraph. No sweat. He wrote a great post about the whole deal and posted it on his site for the whole world to read and totally made my day. No, make that my whole year.

We IM'd for about an hour, getting all the details of the exchange set. This post is my way of setting my end of the bargain in stone. I'll be posting about 10 articles a day for approx. 10 to 14 days. As far as copyright issues went, I'll be credited for all the articles, but Garry will retain all rights to those articles. In layman terms, I get the glory for writing them, but everything else belongs to him. I even went so far as to say that not even I can reuse those articles without his permission.

In my eyes, Garry Conn is in the same league as John Chow and Darren Rowse. I've been reading Garry's work for several months now, and have learned a lot from him. To have him come to me and make this offer was a dream come true.

So, I'll be up late, working my fingers to the bone to make him proud of the decision he made. I want each of those little articles to be as exciting as the cars they're about. I'll let everyone know when each of the articles is up and running, so come stop by and check them out. Garry has posted 4 articles already, so I know what he's looking for and can work from that. I've been married to a car guy for 17 years, so that's not going to be a problem.

So, now I must go do my dance of joy and get motivated. I already have a list of about 60 cars, and need to find 40 more. The research behind it will be the hardest part, but that's ok as I'm a research junkie. LOL

7 comments:

Huggie said...

Garry mentioned this in his email to me! I didn't know what the URL for the site you "bought" is, but now I do! I'll add it to my RSS reader so I can follow it along with your other writings!

sapheyerblu said...

Well, PopularBlogger isn't live yet, but will be hopefully by the middle of the month.

I'll let you know when it's live, and I'll also let you know when I've posted the articles at BlogWheels.

ManoDogs said...

Hey there, Saphy! Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I got super busy this month with Comic-Con and everything and just haven't had much time for anything else.

I like your bloggy-blog though, and thought I'd drop by to let you know! I'm good for something, I s'pose. And when I find out what it is, I'm selling tickets!

Anyway, we miss you over to The Rundown and hope to hear from you again soon. We got 1500 hits the other day! IN ONE DAY! We went promptly back down to our meager little 100 or so immediately following, but that was a great day. I barely remember it, cuz I got knee-walking drunk and stuff.

ANYhoo, guess I'd better wrap this up... ttys (I hope!)!

Ad Tracker said...

What wonderful news!!!!

You are on your way girl. Wheeling and dealing with the bigwigs ;-)

sapheyerblu said...

@ M.O.D. Hi honey. I'm so glad you stopped by. I've been checking in on you at your site, just haven't posted any comments. I still keep up on you, though. Someone's got to keep an eye on you.

@ Ad Tracker I'm still in shock. I've done 7 articles so far. Tried to get 10 done before I went to bed, but by 1am, I was done. LOL. That's ok though, I'll keep plugging away.

silken said...

WOOO HOOOO!!!!!!!! you go girl! good for you!!! I know you will make him proud. that is some good stuff there! :)

sapheyerblu said...

Thanks honey.

I've been typing my little fingers raw. LOL

So far, I've done 22 and am currently working on #23. It's a good thing I'm one of those stubbornly determined people, or I'd be blind already. LOL

Thanks for stopping by hon. Talk to you soon.