The 2010 20K: Day 13 – Reality Blogging

Best idea EVER. Obviously, there’s a ton of reality television out there on the airwaves. It’s really taken off in the last decade as we now sit in front of the TV to see dancers, singers, survivors, people in search of love and people willing to travel, battle or eat anything for one big, fat paycheque.

But have you seen a lot of reality BLOGGING? Yes, one could argue that all personal blogs are reality blogs – real people talking about real things to their audiences. But they’re seldom done in the style of reality TV – people conquering regular challenges in the pursuit of an end goal. This blog would be PERFECT for that. I’ve thought about the prospect of finding a different store to work for each weekend (work with me here – I know a lot of stores would be hesitant due to HOUR policies and loss prevention worries) for four hours or so (or maybe 8 for 110 – 55 is still the magic number), and I could blog about the experience and give them some publicity. I think this might work! I’ll have to write up a letter about the challenge and a resume specifically tailored for this, but if I can make this happen, it would be SO AWESOME!!! This also has me thinking of a business idea – giving OTHERS something to blog about. I know I’ve often been subject to the boredom bug – what if someone helped you to find ways to make your life more interesting, tailored to your needs? Or helped you and your friends set up a reality blog of your own? Casey Palmer – consultant in awesomeness 😉 The Google Ads have seemed to kick off pretty well so far – the estimated earnings to date sit at about $15 – please keep clicking at (think about it this way – the sooner and more often you click, the less you’ll need to hear my begging and pleading for you to do it!) – cheques are paid out monthly with a minimum of $25 for payout. January’s been a slow month (since, you know, I’m only starting out), so I hope to supplement where I can while I get things sorted out.One of my other goals in life (more of an on-going one) is to clear out all the extra unneeded stuff in my life. For example, I have this box full of photo reference for drawings that I’ve never used:


But now I’m starting to and it’s resulting in sketches like these:


(I think it’s evident from my attempted Sandra Bullock and Seann William Scott that I could do with doing some more portrait work.)

So I’m going to keep at it, since the sooner and quicker I start drawing comics again, the sooner I can start getting Fish n Chimps out again for the masses to enjoy 🙂

One other thing I found in a desk drawer was a bunch of Avery business cards, from back when I used to print my own business cards for conventions and whatnot. Once I get a design down, I think I’ll start getting these passed out around town so that the word can start spreading.

Daily blogging also seems to have some side benefits – an old classmate contacted me today with a proposition for doing some marketing/research/general advertising/internet guru stuff – I still don’t quite know what this means, but I’m hoping to find out when he gets back to me 🙂

So I’m thinking that some of y’all … okay, maybe MOST of y’all don’t comment since you don’t want to be in the spotlight or whatever whatever. What if I told you that there was a way for you to ask me questions without commenting? Even.. yes, I’m going there… ANONYMOUSLY? Yeah, this might open me up to all sorts of horrifying thoughts lurking at the back of your mind, but when have I ever treaded with caution?

I have two sites where you can freely ask questions, and I’ll aim to get back to you sooner than later:

Hit me with it! I know you have stuff you want to know about me and the madness behind all of this! I’m here! Bring it on!

The 9 to 5 is promising to get more challenging in the next few months, but don’t think that’ll keep me away! I hope you keep visiting, keep ad clicking and keep asking questions in the next coming while – you never know what to expect, or if you might be able to help 😀

The 2010 20K Running Total = $62.20

Until next time, I remain:–case p.

Author: Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff. When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him. Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

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