Ken Brown, President of Adgitize announced today that Adgitize will be closing at the end of the year. Adgitize had its beginnings in 2008 and was created as “an alternative blogging platform.” As a member of Adgitize, I will be sorry to see it go.
Adgitize helped to increase my web traffic, but that was just one of its benefits. Through the Adgitize network, I have had the opportunity to meet other bloggers and benefit from their knowledge and experience. It has been an invaluable experience and Adgitize’s closing is a loss to our blogging community.
Many thanks to Ken, who has continually shown himself to be a keen and honest businessman. I wish him well in his future endeavors.
Posted on December 26, 2011 6:23 pm under General
As an adult college student, I had to balance a full time job, schoolwork and family. I would have happily given up my job, but I couldn’t afford to live without it, much less pay for my classes. A tight schedule was the price I had to pay for a degree. I held onto that belief until a few months before graduation, when I met a classmate who was paid to go to college.
Sheila wanted to start a private elementary school for gifted children. She didn’t have a teaching degree, nor did she have money to start a school, but she had a lot of initiative. She did substantial research and applied for grants. It took time and a fair amount of paperwork that included details of her plans. In the end, however, she received a grant that not only provided the funds to start the school, but also paid her tuition and a salary while she pursued her degree.
College-bound students would do well to heed her example, but there’s a lesson here for all of us. While some may wait for opportunity to knock, the most successful folks hunt it down and drag it home.
Who could forget the Grinch?
Or that darling, precocious Cindy Lou?
Less is known about Martha May, the Grinch’s love interest. Remember her?
In the interest of fairness, I’m devoting today’s succincts to Martha May.
Presents? Martha May wanted them all, until the fateful day she fell into the wrapping paper and was nearly discarded with the trash. (134)
Martha is buoyant, when the Grinch proposes. Unfortunately, she swoons and falls into the holiday rubble, nearly repeating history. (132)
Marital discord strikes the Grinch household, when Martha requests a no-gift Christmas and hubby shows up with a sleigh full of presents. (137)
And for those who want a happy ending . . .
Martha May and the Grinch reach a compromise. Martha sings “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” (94)
How low can you go?
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Clarice Hunter’s pampered childhood included frequent visits to Simone Street’s shopping district. Seventy years later, jewelry stores and fancy restaurants have surrendered to delis and second-hand shops. Clarice is now a poverty-stricken widow, living in a tiny apartment above the stores.
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