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, 20 March 2014

Added Bubblews Highlights to the Page

This is a lame beginning to something that I hope will be an epic improvement to the site here and make it more worth regular visits. Brandon one of my boys is working on created an RSS Feed which would automatically show my five latest Bubblews posts in the sidebar here. I write there almost daily. This type of addition here would be a big win for me.

There are two ways it will benefit me. Number one, it will provide daily updated material right here on my author's blog. New material is the life blood of any good blog. It will increase my readership and give another reason for those readers to keep coming back for more.

The other way I benefit is that everytime someone clicks on one of those links and visits my Bubblews content I earn a penny. If they hit like on it while they are there I'll earn another penny. This potentially pays out better than any ad programs I brought on to the site.

The downside right now is that the automatic updating with my latests post isn't working. Brandon is not sure he can make it work. I know it's possible. The big question is how? Besides that it looks lame. Not inviting at all but like I say to my internal editor. Everything can be fixed. Any suggestions as to how to make this happen are more than welcome.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Belated Update

I was very pleased this week to have one of my sons and my daughter create their own blogs. My daughter is going to be focused on her writing with a passing interest in her cake decorating. Her blog is called "Fantasy by Antonia 'Cereye' White". My son is focusing on his photography and his writing. I really like the title we managed to brainstorm up: "Journey of a Thousand Images". I am hoping they will both do very well as they learn and grow as writers.

Pico's Cycling - Tales of the Road continues to have moderate success. Four months published on time and counting. We are slowly developing a readership. I've added a Zazzle gift shop both to that site and this one. Don't know that we'll make much money from that but it can't be worse than the advertising I've already put on my sites. They have effectively been generating nothing. I will likely start replacing that space with something I think has more value.

I continue to write on Bubblews. I'd love to create a news feed and post it here on the side allowing readers to go straight from here to my latest posts there. I write almost daily on that site and making a little money every time someone goes and looks. Only trouble is to figure out how to do that. I will devote a little time trying to do just that. I don't think it will be very easy to do though.