This is an author's blog written by Pico Triano. 'Pico's Profile' will tell you a little about me. 'Pico's Stuff' will lead you to links and information on how you can access all my publicly available writing. 'Friends and Family' advertises websites on behalf of family and friends. The 'Friend Book Reviews' page is where I review materials written by the many friends I have made as a writer. Finally I recently added a review page for general reviews.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

A Little of Your Time For a Worthy Cause

This won’t cost you or me a single penny. You don’t have to sign up for anything. In fact, you can remain completely anonymous.

My 14 year old niece Emily is working to go on a mission to the Dominican Republic. To be able to go she needs to raise $1400. So far she has earned $100 with her babysitting. You can read about it here: Please note that she has not asked me for donations, she is working to make the money needed herself. I applaud her goal and her resourcefulness.

If you clicked the link in the preceding paragraph you are already contributing to her success. One way she is working to make the money is to write on Bubblews. Every time anyone in the world online views one of her articles she will get a penny. Every time one of those people decides they liked what she wrote and hits the like button there she gets paid another penny. Remember writing is work and her goal is to earn those pennies.

For anyone interested. I write on Bubblews, in my limited spare time, as writing practice and make fifty dollars or more there every month. I’m writing to line my own pocket and promote my own writing. With hard work she could earn more than I do and part of me wouldn’t mind that at all.

Intrigued? Bookmark her profile link and check her contributions there. If I understand correctly she will be writing a short article on something regularly. I write daily and I believe she is trying to follow my example.

You do not have to sign up for the website. You do not have to identify yourself in any way. No one is going to bother you or send you anything. You are not being tracked unless maybe you’ve cheesed off the NSA and that is an unrelated issue.

My wife and I will be cheering her on there and encouraging her work, so will quite a number of my friends. We’ll be delighted when anyone chooses to join us. Feel free to share her writing links on social media with your friends. That will give her work additional well-deserved exposure.

Good luck, Emily! I’m sure your hard work will pay off and you will realize this goal. The whole experience will be good for you and will help others.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

A Little Housecleaning

Did some housecleaning here on the Bubblews Log. I did make a couple of mistakes that I noticed. Managed to correct them. Hard not to make mistakes working on this. Harder to find them and correct them. Any reader who spots a problem and lets me know would be highly appreciated.

Added a new section under Bubblews Favorites called Writing. I don't like the way everything shows up with the fonts I have. I will have to monkey around with the setting some to make the section titles stand out more.

I will likely highlight my cycling articles next. There are not too many of them at this point. Easier work when it isn't too big of a job. I'm not sure at this point what else to highlight. Book reviews already have their own sections.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Bubblews Favorites Page Added

This new page is still in its infancy but I've tried to make it worthy of a visit. I started out separating the humour stories out so they can be highlighted. Just like me to try and start with the most difficult one. I'm happy with the result now. I will add other categories later as I have time. The idea is to make it so that interested readers don't have to wade through my whole log to find something interesting to read. Will post updates as changes or additions are made.

So if you want to have a chuckle go ahead and check out this new page right away. Fourteen humour stories are waiting for you.