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Update & Announcement

On the job front, all of the teaching resumes I sent out are coming back with, “thanks, but no thanks,” letters attached.  Next week I will be visiting temp agencies because some work is better than none.  Plus, the last job I had came through a temp agency — although at this point it is difficult to say whether or not that is a good or bad thing!  Pft.

The rest of this post is a public service announcement for all of you who prefer not to read my paid posts — check the category labels.  If you see, PP, SS, or Paid Post, then it’s a paid post!  If you don’t see it, it isn’t.  I will not put anything on my blog that I haven’t in some way identified as paid.  I prefer taking only sponsors that want or allow their sponsorship to be shared up front, but that isn’t always possible.

And — for those who are curious — it has been 3 weeks and I have earned just over $100.00

AND — for those who are being judgemental about this, please feel free to send me a monthly support check big enough to not make paid blogging worthwhile.


  1. ROFLMAO at the last line! Amen.

    Good luck temping; I just sent my daughter in that direction because it was always *my* backup between jobs and it always worked out well. Once I signed up with a library-temping agency (surprised to find one) and they placed me in a law library where I got a job offer for triple my highest-until-then salary. I couldn’t take it as it would have involved a move I couldn’t make at that time, but wow, what an opportunity it could have been.

    So, good luck! And congratulations on the paid blogging success.
    .-= Susan at Stony River´s last blog ..Friday Fave 5 (Or, 5 Reasons to Never See ‘Home’ Again…) =-.

  2. I feel compelled to respond to your last part of this post. Quoting from you:

    “I will try to make my paid posts interesting and fun, but if you do not find them your cup of tea, just skip the paid posts”

    I for one am not judgmental in your decision to start doing this. More power to you. However, and as I responded to one of your comments on my blog posts about “products” and “things” don’t interest me in the slightest. I loathe shopping unless it’s something I really need.

    I feel bad for you and your job situation. I wish I could wave my magic wand and have you get a job. I’m sorry to hear about the resumes coming back and especially sorry for “Mr Quilly” Dumb Ass. Have you tried the DOE? Anything is better than nothing.

    But getting back to why I’m writing on this I miss the Quilly posts that I looked forward to every single day. The wit and the writing ability you have is fantastic. I don’t follow blogs that just sell things. Not my cup of tea. And neither are posts about products and such. It’s just the way I am. It’s hard for me to explain this. I know you bring your writing into those posts but it’s just not the same for me. That’s all. Maybe if I liked to shop and know about stuff that you post about in those, I’d be more excited. I dunno.

    Yes I love you to the max and want the best for you. But you even noticed I am not around as much. It’s because of the paid posts. I just pass those. Maybe this is being judgmental. But I wanted you to know I want the “old Quilly” back. I know that’s hard for your to do right at this point in time because of what’s going on. I understand that.

    Just know I never miss one of your posts. I might not comment on them all now but that’s just how I am. I hope it is going good for you with them. But they aren’t my cup of tea 🙂
    .-= Thom´s last blog ..Small World Saturday #3: School =-.

    1. Actually, Thom, you haven’t been insulting, but you have skipped commenting on my last two not paid blog posts. I figured you just didn’t know how to tell what was what so you weren’t bothering to read any. The insults have come in my email. I’m pretty sure most folks know better than to be too degrading on the blog. I would never have to tell them off, others would do it for me — as Nancy demonstrates below.

  3. ive been reading quilly for
    quite a while
    since she was in las vegas and teaching 5th grade
    thats where i fell in love with her
    had never met her
    or spoken directly
    but still i loved her

    in the time since
    the blog has changed
    changed to fit her time and place and circumstances
    and challenges

    i have not like all the changes
    but changes are what ive come to like most about quillys posts
    there is always something new
    something shes learned and shared
    with all of us

    so still i read
    every post
    i dont often comment
    for no other reason
    i am lazy

    but i love her still
    and i dont care what she posts
    im going to read it
    its a look into her life
    a little slice of everything she does

    and in this way ive gotten to know her
    and made her my friend
    and loved her more

    i dont give a shit what she writes ABOUT
    because every thing she writes
    is written honestly
    the paid posts especially
    she incorporates herself into every word
    every post IS quilly

  4. OK, so you sell your mind, your words, your blog space and our attention for $100 a month and now you “invite” us to ignore the betrayal? Lookie here, Missy, why don’t you just put a UPC code on your soul and I’ll sell the dark one a scanner. Bet I can get $125 for it, too.
    .-= Doug´s last blog ..The Reformation of Wolfshausen =-.

    1. Doug — you just made me fall off my chair laughing! Amoeba suggested I go stand on the street corner and sell pencils. He said my time would be equally well spent doing so. I just might try that — as long as I can take the laptop and blog between visits from pencil buyers. 😉

      Oh — and that was $100.00 for three weeks. The month isn’t over yet!

  5. A lot of schools here are cutting back. Ours lost their music teacher and they’re not replacing her. 🙁

    We went through a period once where my husband could only find part-time jobs and had three of them. Not fun! But things turned around eventually and I trust something will turn up for you soon. I know it must get discouraging.

    As for the paid ads, I am not judgmental about them, but I don’t usually comment on them, either. I do appreciate, though, that you personalize them.
    .-= Barbara H.´s last blog ..Happy Birthday to Jeremy! =-.

  6. I would say it’s better then nothing but for 3 weeks it’s a little poor. I got once 50 $ only to put a link and 150 for another link and now another 200. I didn’t ask for, lucky me ! and it’s in old posts so I was quite surprised, of course only clean stuff, stationary and travel agency. Hiope for you it will work with the time !
    .-= Gattina´s last blog .. =-.

  7. Loads of people in the UK end up getting jobs through these agencies, so they do have a role. So good luck with that. As for the paid posts, you go for it. I’m hardly ever judgmental – I think I even commented on one of them 😉
    .-= Anthony North´s last blog ..EMPATHY =-.

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