Getting Away From Google AdSense

I’m trying to De-Google my life. For some reason, I kept having problems with my AdSense showing up on the blog. Considering this is the highest traffic page on the site, that’s kind of important. I’ve been trying to get away from Gmail and google drive and a lot of their other products too. Tonight I had enough with AdSense and began looking for a new advertiser for my sites. I came across a site that offers low payouts and also bitcoin payments. Hopefully, the blog and website get approved, and I’ll post a review on them shortly.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Earned A Steemit Blogging Certification on Udemy Last Year.

For the last couple of years, I got really sidetracked with learning about bitcoin and cryptocurrency. For the most part, I put my entire life on hold as I learned the ins and outs of cryptocurrency trading.

I discovered cryptocurrency by accident as I was looking for a payment processing option for New Aeon Design. I pretty much ended up putting this business on hold and went full-time cryptocurrency. I’ll post more about cryptocurrency in a later blog.

I ended up registering bitcoindood.com and began working for cryptocurrency as Bitcoin Dood.

During that time I began blogging on Steemit as The Bitcoin Dood. Steemit is a blogging platform where users get paid in cryptocurrency STEEM for their blogs. My account can be found here:

https://steemit.com/@the-bitcoin-dood/

After playing around on the site for a while I decided to take a course on Udemy. It was just a course that explained a little about STEEM the cryptocurrency and the Steemit blogging platform. It was a fun course to take, and I thought I would share the certificate here.

certificate of completion.

Udemy course certificate of completion on the Steemit blogging platform.

If you’re looking for consultation on blogging or would like some help with your blogging design, feel free to contact me.

Header Graphic For Tumblr Blog.

Just finished this mockup for a Tumblr blog. I’ll probably change it around a bit more, but for the most part I’m happy with it. You can see it on the blog here. themotorcycledude.tumblr.com.

portfolio image blog header

Blog header graphic for themotorcycledude on tumblr.

The pin up girl clipart was a digital download from Payloadz. I purchased a whole bunch of clipart the other night with a liberal license and a decent price. I’ll do a clipart review soon, and post a referral link for anyone that might be looking for some pin up clipart.

Nice Collection Of Dingbat Fonts

I’ll be blogging a lot more for the new year and sharing a lot of my finds as I search for graphics, fonts, images, and other interesting stuff for design work. I just came across a great collection of dingbats at dafont.com

https://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=721&page=1

If you’re not familiar with dingbat fonts, they’re just little pieces of clipart that you can use in your scrap-booking, and banner designs. When you load them the characters on your keyboard turn into clipart images instead of letter and numbers. I love playing with dingbats. I did a basic video on the basic use of dingbats. It’s a bit old, but the info is still relevant if you’re not familiar with using them.

Use Dingbats To Make Quick Graphics And Buttons

I’ll be posting more freebies for clipart, images, fonts, and dingbats so check back soon!

 

Goals & Resolutions 2019

Getting focused on 2019! Setting goals and starting to work on some old projects. I’ve had this website for several years, and it’s always taken a back seat to all my other projects. That’s changing in 2019. I’ll be doing a lot of design work to this site, adding many offers and trying to finally get the business aspect of this site off the ground.

Blogging will be another big part of my 2019. I’m currently managing several different blogs. I’ll be posting about those and also blogging here regularly. I’ll be offering blogging services too, like setup, and design for anyone that might be considering a blog but isn’t sure on how to get started.

The content on this site will be centered around blogging, HTML, and graphic design, social media marketing, and working as an internet freelancer.

Wishing you all a wonderful 2019, and wishing you health, wealth, and prosperity in the new year.