I’m no doctor but right now the past 4 months or so I’ve been a wreck. Some days stressed out, other days body hurting and then trying to find time to blog. My food diet has not been a healthy one these past 4 months and that could be 1 reason why I’m just not in the right frame of mind. Let me give you a brief over-view of what I’m going through the past 4 months. My uncle owns and operates a carnival business up north in the state I live in. (hour and half drive min depending on job site). He was short some workers and called me up since he trust family working for him and not anyone else but a few close friends. I told him that I have a full-time Job that is my number 1 priority and he understood that. So I worked weekends only. Well Since I work day hours I tended to work Friday through Sunday for him then drive back home about 1 and half hours to go back to work in the morning.
He has about 7 big blowup kids rides, 3 game trailers, 1 cotton candy trailer (sell’s food/drinks also in it) and a ticket booth trailer that is always at every show. He doesn’t bring all the trailers and rides to each show as we have a limited amount of space either on the street or job site ground. This isn’t an easy job to do, these rides weigh min. 250lbs rolled up and when we setup a show, we have to pull these out of the trailer, put on a rolling cart and take to the spot we will unroll them. Then have to hook up the blower, generators, safety checks..etc. If you can not deal with pain, heaving lifting or long work days with 1 short break then this ain’t the type of job for you. He paid me good so I don’t mind working for him plus he is my mom’s little brother.
This blog or my blog to be exact has been tough for me to run and keep on top of things as in updating content, removing blog posts that got by my eye’s. When I have a few minutes to spare I write blog posts and schedule them as I know I need to use every minute of my free time to get online stuff done and personal stuff done offline. Google did slap me with a penalty at the end of Sept. and I am slowly getting things fixed to get out of this penalty. This is more stress on me as I had number 1 rankings for all my keywords just about for well over 2 year’s. Income dropped which was my side income and traffic dropped but it’s going back up again slowly as I’m working on a few things to get traffic till the rankings come back. This coming weekend is my last weekend working at the carnival business then I’ll have my weekends back and more time to work on blogging and eating healthy again. Basically more play time for me to do whatever.
What’s crazy is that during the week I have to go food shopping if I have time (eating out a lot), do laundry, clean apartment, pay bills, pay online bills, try to write blog posts, try to continue to investigate Google penalty and remove/fix things and moderate on v7n forum. I absolutely have no time on the weekends Friday through Sunday to work on anything online or do the typical weekend errands/hang out with family and friends stuff. The economy sucks and when living costs go way up and paycheck still the same, you have to find ways to get money. The blog income paid the hosting bill and my cable bill then I pocket the rest for the gas tank which gas is high and buy stupid stuff. Even though I got slapped by Google, I was making up for income loss through my weekend job with my Uncle. Just that I had to stay at my cousin’s house (uncles daughter) because I didn’t want to drive 1 and half hours home. Plus the job sites changed each weekend and sometimes near New York City which is much further to drive to.
Luckily this weekend the job site is only 50 minutes away so I’m driving back and forth. Then starting the following weekend, I’m back. Yes, I’m back as in having plenty of time to get this blog back its high rankings (dunno how long that’ll take, can’t predict what Google does each month). As you can tell, I’m still moderating on v7n forum everyday. That forum is my first priority during the week and my blog comes second. I had to make a decision when I started working 2 jobs to what I’ll spend most of my time on during the week. I don’t make a living from my blog so I sorta left things at a stand still with the SEO and Google caught up to me.
I have not told the truth, I have no clue what day of the week it is as I’m always working. Things will change starting next weekend (Not this one coming up). In fact, I took off work this coming Monday at my career job to actually get a full day to work online, get car serviced and actually clean my apartment. I haven’t done much of this in a while.
Ok, I feel better just blogging about what I’ve dealt with the past 4 month’s. Blaaaaaa.
Thinking it’s time for a beer. BTW, yes V7N.com/forum/ was recently sold and you have nothing to worry about. Good things will be coming eventually on the forum and all the moderators will still be there. Stop by the forum sometime.