7 Luana.me Things I Want to Change In 2016That Luana Me, Updates · March 30, 2016, Wednesday
How long since my last post?
Way too long. Months. 🙁
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Why I Went From 270+ Domains To Only 28Kids, That Luana Me, Updates · October 16, 2015, Friday
NOTE: This entry is dated 16/10/2015 because it’s the time it had to go online. Unfortunately I had some problems that didn’t allow me to spend enough time on this blog, so the entry remained here as a draft. It finally goes online today, 10/02/2016. Coming back to blogging soon! ^^
Last year in September I posted about how and why I cut down my domain number to 270 (from 340+) and in January this year I posted a domain sale announcement because I was getting rid of several domains from my inventory.
Now I cut further down — I only own and manage 28 domains overall now. And the ones I cut off are all for sale here:
You may wonder why, as I’ve been telling how attached I am to my domains for years.
Well, it was a tough decision to make, one that costed plenty of tears, but I had to.
It’s simple: my child comes first.
One of my spiritual children has been in need for months and I felt awful knowing I could do nothing to ease his financial discomfort.
Believe me, it can be heartbreaking for a mother to feel so powerless (and useless) in front of her son’s suffering.
So I decided to cut down on my domains to have a bigger monthly budget to send to him.
Also, since I don’t swim in gold and I have lost two clients over the last months due to sickness and other work-related issues, I needed a bit of savings for myself as well, so cutting down helped.
Most important amongst these things for myself — I need money to buy textbooks and materials for my robotics projects.
There’s no way I can progress with my dream project and all the schemes unless I study the right materials, and textbooks and professional books are expensive.
So that’s it: my personal budget goes to these books and materials I need — with the seldom “self-gift” of a novel or two when I can rely on good deals and discounts, and a nice dinner with my fiance.
I think it goes without saying that I won’t give up on the blogs connected to those old domains — that’s what subdomains exist for. 😉
Thank you for sticking with me through everything, including this important change!
From Cold to Bronchitis… And I’m Sick Once AgainThat Luana Me, The Freelance Life · October 24, 2014, Friday
It started as a cold, I swear.
That was a tad more than a week ago, can’t remember exactly, but it looked like nothing serious. I kept on working, doing my stuff, going out and so on.
Bad joke, right? Over a week later, I’m home, working through the sickness while dreaming to spend a whole day in bed, resting as my body demands. And work is crap, because when you’re sick you’re not exactly in the mental shape to do things as they should be done. I feel kind of disconnected, my brain goes ways I don’t want it to go— and I don’t need a high fever to have that. A bit less than 100°F suffices.
I can barely sleep at night, always sneezing and coughing. I only slept 4 hours last night, and believe me, it can mess up my brain even worse. Not sure this blog post will make sense after I publish it, but well… I can say I tried, at least. (And my daughter Mandi Pope is an angel! She proofread the post for me. I love you, sweetie!)
So, I have a mild bronchitis now. My chest hurts and some other stuff I don’t want to write in detail (bleh!). I’m taking the whole weekend off to rest and recover, and I hope my freelance clients will understand that I need rest (oh, they do! But of course they need my blog posts, so I’m doing my best to heal quickly).
This is my to-do list for Monday 27:
- Finish up a blog post for my client Jerry + the PDF checklist I’ve been working on (I’m proud of this bit of work, heheh)
- Finish up 3 blog posts for my Indian client— shouldn’t take too long, since these posts are half written and all the subheads are in place (plus, they’re short articles that only require a little research, no big effort)
- Catch up on email replies, both work and personal emails
- Setup a new calendar for the week, to also include work for my client (and friend) Brandon and for my new niche blogs, Sponsored Circle and Biz Character Blogging
That’s it, I guess. I don’t want to fill that up too much, because the stuff I listed doesn’t take ten minutes to get done, but I look forward to push it a little more next week, so I can get my backlog cleared.
And I hope to see my Simone again, too, because I miss him badly. I haven’t seen him in almost two weeks now. Not cool. 🙁
Oh well. Lunch is almost ready, and then off to bed I go.
You take care, too, and careful that you don’t catch a bronchitis. I don’t want to know you’re going through the same crap as I do.
Love you all.