Monday, September 17, 2007

Ashop Commerce

Yes, it's another review! Hoorah!

This time it's about Ashop Commerce, which is a shopping cart software company who provide an easy, usable way for e-retailers to sell their wares. For those in the e-commerce sector, this is a handy alternative to the devil of a checkout, Paypal. Most e-commerce software suffers because it is untrustworthy or just plain difficult to use, however, Ashop Commerce is an award-winning work. They are currently offering a free trial, so if you sell e-merchandise, I would suggest giving it a test. They can even integrate with Paypal if you feel so inclined. They offer a great solution for mid-sized companies who need to be able to compete in the big leagues. If you're looking to get a good ROI for a shopping cart e-commerce software, Ashop Commerce is the way to go.

They've got reasonable pricing, they're a solid company, and, all-in-all, Ashop Commerce is a great solution to your e-commerce needs.

Friday, September 14, 2007

fruit of the loom

Those commercials? With women just parading around in their underwear? A big fan of them, I am not.

Not because I feel they degrade women. Not because they've got men in fruit costumes. None of that.

It doesn't make any sense.

Why would a woman send an apple an apple pie?

That's the equivalent of someone sending someone else a steak. A steak made from humans that is.

Seriously. FOTL, just stop it. Stop with the veiled references to Elton John (Women who are a little obsessed with, ahem, a fruit? Yeah).

That's my take on it.

Friday, August 24, 2007


Well, I'm off to BYU. The posts will be limited to links-a-lot due to New Student Orientation. i get to lead little freshmen around campus. Hoorah.

Wish me luck.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

my beard: a chronicle

my beard

only a little while longer till it's gone.

BYU here I come.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


So, as you may know, my hair has been growing unabated for these last few months. So has my beard. But, as it is almost time for college again (I fly back the 25th, woo woo!), it is also time for the hurrcut.

So, I will be posting pictures of the results. I think that I will have my hair be shorter than my beard, so that my beard looks even longer and more awesome than it does now, if that is, indeed, possible.

I'm really excited for college. I'll be sure to blog there, as I have here in Texas.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Classic Rock Finance

My Finance blog is starting a new series: Classic Rock Finance

What's the first song to be featured? Freebird, of course.

It's awesome.

In other news: I put in my two weeks today.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Smorty, the Paid-to-Blog Service

Advertise on Blogs

I recently decided to put this blog to good use, and after a long and arduous search of the internet, I finally ran across Smorty, a service that's reasonable, easy to use, and safe way to get paid to blog.

Smorty works like most pay-to-post sites: you see offers from companies who want you to review them, and you give your opinions on them, linking back to their site. It advertises itself as, "a bridge between bloggers and advertisers. Advertisers start campaigns with us and we deliver them to the right bloggers for publishing an opinion on their Blogs." I dare say my blog is a wealth of knowledge, and that my opinion is highly regarded among many people.

There are r
equirements for Smorty, some of which my finance blog not meet. I'm not surprised since it hasn't been around for long. The criteria they provide for what blogs must meet include (but is not limited to):

  • Blog must be indexed by Google and Yahoo
  • Blog must be older than 3 months (I think this is why my other blog was rejected, also the page ranks)
  • Blog must not contain any violent, hate related or adult content
  • Blog must be active and have a history of minimum average 2 new posts per week
  • Blog must not have duplicate posts or excessive duplicate content

This idea of "blog advertising" appeals to me. My blogs were reviewed and their status was made known to me within 24 hours, though they say it can take up to 72. The minimum that they pay you is 6$/post, but, they claim that higher google ratings and "Smorty Scores" (mine is 550) can earn you even more (100$/post??!!!??). I'm excited about this advertising opportunity. I also like it because it seems as if it polices the blogs very effectively, and it has a nice, sensible policy.

All I know is I'll have lots more to write about. Don't worry, my blog will still contain all of my heart and soul, its witticisms and eccentricities, colloquialisms and so forth. But now I have posts that will be earning me some money, and as you know, I work hard for the money.