Recently, I have been spending quite a lot of time with an elderly couple. Their son is married and he and his family, which consists of the son, daughter-in-law and three grandkids, are now staying with this elderly couple. It is a good arrangement because both sides are able to help take care of each other’s needs. They have a live in maid with them to do the housework and to look after their youngest grandchild who is a toddler.
The daughter-in-law of this elderly couple enjoys online shopping and she buys all sorts of things online and every now and then, the courier van will be found delivering the purchased items to their house. According to her, the perfumes she uses are all bought from wholesale womens perfumes. The eldest grandson of this couple is now about thirteen years of age and he has picked up after his mother and he too enjoys online shopping. Since young, he has been very good with modern technology and using smartphones and computers is as easy as ABC for him. If anyone of us from the older generation needs any help with smartphones or computers, he is the one we will look to.
Talking about online shopping, this teenager grandson of our friends need not have to go out shopping to get what he wanted. He will just go online to look up whatever he is interested in, check out the prices and buys all kinds of gadgets to upgrade his computers and whatever he is interested in. He and his mother are not the only ones who love online shopping. Most from the younger generation are also enjoying online shopping which the older generation are not quite used to. We older folks are less comfortable with anything online. There are some from the older generation who have also learned from their young ones how to shop online but the percentage is still low.
The elderly couple has recently received a gift box from their grandson which he has purchased online from www.ApparelCandy.com. It was a very pleasant surprise to the grandparents when they opened the parcel to find 2 pairs of reading glasses. He has specially chosen 1 pair for his grandpa and 1 pair for his grandma for their coming wedding anniversary. His mom has directed him to her regular website and from the wholesale reading glasses, he picked 2 pairs as gifts for his grandparents.
I don’t know why all of a sudden my feed count is down to the 70+. I used to have close to 200 feed subscribers/readers and I know when one unsubscribes because Feedburner sends information to me. I think Feedburner is not registering the right numbers anymore? Is that it? Because I haven’t received any email indicating someone unsubscribed to my blog. In fact, I know a couple of people who subscribed!
Are you having the same ‘problem’? If you do, how did you address it? I haven’t seen any news about it from friends so I’m thinking is this an isolated case?
I will go check some more and when I have an update about this ‘problem’ of mine, I will write about it here.
I was a bit disappointed with yesterday’s Cyber Monday! There wasn’t really that many good deals for bloggers like me who were looking for deals on web hosting and domain registration. Or I might have been focused on Bluehost and Godaddy only. Ha!
You see, I am a loyal customer. When I find a service I am satisfied with, I don’t go looking anywhere else anymore. I am a very satisfied Bluehost and Godaddy customer for years! All my domains are registered at Godaddy while I’ve been with Bluehost for years as well. I was expecting a big discount on renewals on both companies but I guess they didn’t focus on that this year. Last year, I was able to get really, really good discounts.
Oh well, better luck next year for me!
I just have to take note here that both Bluehost Tech supports and Godaddy people were very accommodating, even helping me check deals applicable to me. I am really hats off to these companies who know how to value their loyal customers!
The thing with maintaining a large number of sites is that you have to be ready for the time when you will be renewing the domain names attached to each.
I know some bloggers who made sure to register their domain names for three to five years in one go. I couldn’t do that lest I will be out of money in my online account. So what I do is I register for a year and wait until its due date to renew each. Of course, there are domain names which will expire on the same day so the renewal cost can be too much for me.
Well, what I am trying to say here is that be sure that you have the capacity to maintain a site including renewal of its domain name before you start one. You can choose to go the free way with Blogger DOT com and WordPress DOT com but if you want a personalized site, your own URL, that is, then be prepared to shell out a small amount every year for the domain name renewal.
I am telling you, if you have more than three domains to renew in one go, it will make a big dent on your pocket unless you have a discount coupon code to use.
This thing that the lord of the net is doing to us bloggers is stressing me out. Removals here and there and the uncertainty of ever receiving the same number of tasks as before… I just hate that freaking lord of the net! All they want is to amass everything, even the small cut we bloggers get! Darn them!
Have you noticed how stressed out I am because of it? It’s just so unfair to be treated this way when they are amassing A LOT compared to us.
BUT… there is no point in stressing myself out over it. I have no control over what that lord of the net is doing so might as well think of ways on how to outsmart them.
Almost 24 hours without DSL and all because someone might have tampered with our line. Damn it! This is one of the many reasons why I want to transfer into another neighborhood. In this area, only a handful of us have internet lines. I suspect that those who know how to do it tamper the lines so they can connect to the net, too. What I find so maddening about this is we the legitimate subscribers are the ones who encounter problems while they are enjoying their free connection without hassles.
I really wish we can move to a brand new home very soon.