January 2010 - Our Daily Green

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Advertising Green?

To my gentle readers, so many of you are my friends and loved ones that I feel obligated to explain the new look to my blog page.

I'm experimenting with some advertising affiliates. I have carefully researched each of the companies I post links for. I have am including companies that have a strong social and environmental policy and are things I have either written about in prior blogs (light bulbs, natural sunscreens, organic gardening), or ideas that I think are interesting and worth looking into. I have tried to choose sustainable and ethical companies to advertise on my site.

With my prior content ads, I didn't have any control over who advertised on my site. I encourage you to visit the sites that I've showcased on my page. I will keep you updated on how effective the advertising is, because at the end of the year, I will have a reader poll how to share whatever wealth and riches I find.

Let me know what you think and thanks for your continued love and support!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year's Fitness Green

Every beginning of a year is filled with a desire to "get fit". Health clubs run membership specials, fitness equipment dominates store displays, and everyone resolves to end the year X pounds lighter. I admit to such a resolution, myself.

My sister friend blogger, Aldra, of Consciously Frugal,  has entered her personal fitness tip in a contest sponsored by Bankrate. If you go over there and vote, as many times as you wish until January 29th, she will win a cash award.

She is one of the most generous bloggers in the community. She sponsors contests and giveaways on a regular basis. I say it's time we help her win something for all she gives her readers.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Decluttering Green

With the new year comes a resolve to organize, simplify and declutter my life. I started with my bookcase. Since I've recommended libraries in the past, I thought a good start would be to stop buying so many books and utilizing the library more often. Additionally, with the internet, most information is at my fingertips should I need to reference it again.

I'm going to try to sell my books online, we'll see how well that works. They may wind up being my first tax deduction of 2010, instead.

Have you ever sold items online? How well as it worked for you?