I'm a Yahoo Contributor, and have six weekly assignments writing about six different TV shows: "Grimm," "Suits," "Person of Interest," "Go On," "Elementary" and now "Defiance." Those first three were the first beats I ever got, based on a fan article I wrote about the show "Grimm."
Those three allow me to write about any topic relating to each of those shows each and every week, even when the show is on hiatus. The other three are for recaps only. I'm really excited about "Defiance," because it's a brand new show, and the recaps will include fun elements that have not been detailed yet.
|My first "Defiance" preview article!|
The reason it will pay so well up-front is because it is a quick-turnaround piece. In fact, I got the assignment by doing the first video in the series on Friday. I had 30 minutes to complete the article, including the time it took to view the video, think about it, and look up the names of the characters and actors so I could get the correct spelling!
These new preview articles are not linked to my Yahoo Contributor profile, but they do link to a "blog" profile that will list all of my preview articles. It won't list my other articles, but it is kind of cool that my name will be on them, and that it looks as if I'm one of the Yahoo bloggers. I don't actually have access to that blog account, but it does put my name in a higher profile position, especially since all of these articles will be listed as "featured videos" on every page of Yahoo! TV.
My cousin's invention
My cousin Jesse invented a new kind of baby bottle! I'm so proud of him. He's so talented! Whenever I visit Jesse, we end up staying up for hours, just talking about various ideas and things we would like to invent. The baby bottle idea was undoubtedly spurned by the fact that he has a brand new baby daughter. Check out his invention, and vote for it if you think it's a good idea! Feel free to share it with your friends!
Three blogger awards
I'm so happy to have three blogger (two Liebster and one Very Inspiring Blogger) award nominations! I know these awards are just a way for bloggers to get more eyes on their blogs, but I feel honored to have been selected!
My blog is so new, and I don't even have a theme. As the title of my blog states, it's just "random musings." I suppose I just needed a way to get my thoughts out of my brain. I'm not really selling anything, and I don't even have a completed novel yet. I'm just laying down my thoughts -- and I love it! Who knew that random writings could make me so happy?
Perhaps it is because I've set aside a place for the blog in which I am free to write ... whatever. Someone asked when I thought I'd be done with a post I was working on, and my instinctive reaction was to say, "Please don't ever ask me a question like that when it comes to my blog." I was surprised to actually hear those words come out of my mouth, but that's how I feel.
When I write an article for payment, I have a schedule and deadline. But when I write for my blog, it's different; it's totally free writing: no limitations; no deadlines; no critical thinking; no thought put into removing sections, or tightening up for length and readability.
Extra stuff: Wild Kitty Cat Food and Ant Free bowls
|The cute little packet on the right is mixed with water|
and raw turkey to create the delicious (to a cat, anyway)
slop on the left. And it's placed in an Ant Free Pet Bowl!
The other awesome find is the Bergan Ant Free Pet Bowls. Now that it's not freezing anymore, the cat food was beginning to swarm with ants. I had to put small bowls of food within larger bowls of water to create a mote. So I thought, there's got to be something that works this way without the horrible mess. I searched Amazon, and finally found something that is completely ant-free, because it has a built-in mote! They have smaller bowls, but those aren't entirely ant free. I wanted something fool proof for my active kitties, and this is it!
OK, I know I sound like a commercial, but I really do love these products. I'm not a Wild Kitty affiliate or anything. I did, however, use an Amazon affiliate link for the pet bowl. Hey, I have to make a living somehow!