Category Archives: Blogging

New blogging sequence begins

Can a life lived according to noble values lead to success?

Ancient Native American Trail in the California Desert
Andrew Exploring Ancient Native American Trails in the California Desert

Today I am thinking about writing more frequently. In reality I am writing more because my friend Cliff Cardin is doing 30 days of continues blog writing. I agreed to increase my output, although not quit committing to 30 blog posts. I have a feeling I will be posting more on Andrew Ledford Dot Com than on OCDogTraining.com.

One problem with writing more is I’ll probably need to write more about me. I sometimes find it difficult to write about my insights because of my reserved nature. I am quite the introvert. Usually if people don’t want to hear what I have to say, I just don’t say it. I also prefer writing about events, others, things that can be reviewed, and things I have done.

During this blogging challenge I’m considering the act of writing about things I would like to do. While I’m thinking about doing them and I’m doing some planning, they aren’t in the actionable planning stage. There is no time set for their accomplishment. I am asking myself if writing about such things is ethical. I might never have the resources to even start. They are more like things I would do if I had financial and social support.

I have started planning for some aspects of these adventures, but it seems each plan to raise finances (business ventures) has not worked out too well.

If you have ideas how I can fund these dreams, goals, aspirations, and adventures please let me know. One thing I’ve realized is that any business venture needs to fit with my morals and personality or I won’t do it. I tend to be on the honest side.

I have been thinking about doing an online dog training course. In fact I have already done one, however it’s a bit too much work for most people to complete. I’m planning on creating a new course consisting primarily of videos. Do you think people will want to pay for my online dog training videos? If so how much?

Wishing you the very best in life,
Andrew Ledford

Commission Junction Yuck!

Commission Junction I’m not feeling warm and fuzzy toward you

It looks like Commission Junction is charging me fees for selling their stuff. I have been reevaluating if I am going to continue with them anyway. They always have providers that don’t renew for several days or weeks as a strategy to make a little extra without paying their affiliates a commission. I am beginning to very much dislike these affiliate venders. I am planning on selling some of the sites I set up as affiliate sites. However now I am going to take all my affiliate links off all of my sites. I know this will mean those sites will now have no income, but that is just the way it is. I might do Amazon instead. Sure Commission Junction will get to abscond with about $100 but I will not ever say anything good about them. At least not for a while.

My Personal Blogging Begins

I have had this website name for a few years now. I never really planned on using it until last week when John Chow of JohnChow.com was talking about iJustine and the cult of personality. Well I’m not quite sure I have the over the top, me, me, me, self promotion trait. But then I got to thinking, there might be a few people who would like to hear what I have to say. I do know there are those who would like to hear about the people I know, the historic places I visit,  and the interesting information I learn. You know, like John Chow, or perhaps some of the politicians trying to control the hill community, or a famous statistician who is the only person to ever defuse a live nuclear bomb dropped on the United States of America. I’m sure there is a large carnivore gobbling up the last part of that sentence.

With this we start the adventure of personal Blogging.