Well, I have been silent long enough.
I find that I enjoy peace and quiet, and not getting told all the stuff I am doing wrong on blogging, writing articles, spelling and taking pictures.
I just got tired of it, and went stealth.
I find that I have SOOOOOOOOO much to learn about this internet stuff. Twitter, Facebook, pages, where to store photos, whom to write for, how to write, and on and on and on………
Then I expect people to leave comments, click ads and do all sorts of stuff on my webpage and the articles I have on Examiner and Hubpages.
Do I do any of those things for the people who I follow – nope, not a click, very few comments, and not much activity for them to get any monies from me visiting their pages.
How selfish can I be? Looking back, pretty damn selfish – that is me.
One of the things I have learned is I can restart anything at anytime. What’s done’s, done, and I can start with a clean slate and begin anew.
I have done this over and over in my life. I get bored easily, and when I get close to getting to lift off, or finishing a project, I get real slack.
Maybe I never finish, I may never get to the finish line.
This I knew about myself. I am a poor employee. I have had jobs where I basically do the same thing. It is a lack of motivation on my part. I do not take care of the details daily, therefore not achieving goals that I have set for myself.
Ah well, realization is the first step.
Second step is to get back to the doing.
What is it I am doing, and trying to carry out?
Some how, some way, I need to make money on the internet. Believe it or not, I am doing that. Not enough to cover my expenses, but I am getting checks. ( Yes that is plural, CHECKS.) Pretty amazing considering how poorly I’ve been doing this.
This is my opinion. I can and am able to do better.
When I was selling cars, I had learned that if I talked to 5 people about buying a car, I was soon going to sell one. It was what experience had taught me. I could sell a car on the 6th, 7th or 8th person, but I knew after talking to 5, it was going to happen soon.
Here on the internet, I have some idea of what to do, and where to do it. I write for Examiner.com and have made some money there.
I write for hubpages.com and have not made any money there.
I am not up to date on my pictures. I have not written for a while on ANYTHING – blog, Hubpages or Examiner. The only thing I have done is Webanswers. What a fool I am.
I just have had no wish to do it!
I’ve hidden out in Hotel Casino, reading, reading and reading all sorts of stuff on the internet. I continually amazed at what people are doing with their lives.
I think that is one of the problems I have always had – I feel like I have gone through life looking from the outside in, not participating, not “getting into the game.”
Only thing I can do is get it going again.
This is one of the reasons I started this venture when I did. I was not ready by a long shot. There was sooo much stuff I could have done before I left.
Unfortunately, like so many people I know, I would have figured out a way, back in the states, of putting off what I needed to do. I could see it when I moved out of my house and into a hotel. I was not doing the right stuff then, and it was not going to change.
At present, I have 3 choices:
1) Do the writing, post the pictures, network with similar adventurers, and get more money coming in.
2) Find something to do in one of these countries and learn, work and learn Spanish.
3) Go back to the states and get back into my rut – an ungodly choice, but it is available.
Wonder which I will lean towards and do.
Your guess is as good as mine, now.
I had a goal in Honduras to really put the pedal to the metal, and that did not last to long. I could come up with some excuses, but they would be just rationalizations that justified my inaction.
Oh, this idea of knowing oneself better – it is kind of scary!
I have the same fears as anyone else reading this blog. I have to get through them.
Real Estate – I had a follower ask me to give some tips on real estate.
Here is my first tip – buy at your own risk.
I think the economy in the U.S. is going to go down the tubes. If that does happen, then all the rest of the world goes down too. Prices drop, on EVERYTHING – including real estate!.
So , keeping that in mind, here are a few things I ran across on the Pacific Ocean, just south of Casares, Nicaragua. Las Salinas is the name of the town that appears on Google Maps.
This guy appears to live in California – 760- 822-0240 Here’s the picture with the info:
This area is a surfing area, and it also is an area that a company called Pellas Development Company is developing a large upscale community about a 1/2 hour drive from here.
This is development site for the Pellas Company.
Realize that this area is prone to tsunamis, as the volcano chain runs just east of the Pacific.
Also, the road is gravel and dirt, which means in the rainy season – at times – it will be underwater. These are the things that real estate people have a tendency to leave out.
There is one way in, and one way out. Believe me on this – I tried all the other roads going anywhere near this area – I was lucky my car is still drivable.
Not to discourage anyone. There is high ground, and many hotels and restaurants along the beach.
The earlier hotel that was on the spot where I am staying at, just north of Las Salinas, washed away when a tsunami occurred in 1995, killing 7 people. These are the facts on the coast, on the Pacific side, here in Central America.
Another fellow selling 1/2 acre lots:
Here is another – all these have email addresses and phone numbers – realize that all these signs are in English, so they are selling to Americans and Canadians, NOT the locals. The locals see no reason to pay these prices for homes or land. Living next to the ocean does not justify the price, in the LOCAL’S minds.
Four lots are available from this company:
Here is another:
There really is no easy way to buy land down here. The reason you see so many walls is two-fold:
1) To keep squatters off the land. Believe it or not, that is a business down here – squatting to see if one can take over the land from the rightful owner.
2) Protection – from thieves, from people cutting down your trees, stealing what ever you grow on your land. These people are poor, and taking stuff is not unheard of in Central America.
Well, that should give you a start, if you were looking at land in Nicaragua.
The fisherman outside Hotel Casino catch Red Fish, Mackerel, Barracuda, Tuna, and other types of fish. All along the coast is great fishing.
Right next to Las Salinas is the Rio Escalante Chacocente National Park, where over 80,000 Olive Riddley turtles come to mass lay there eggs.
It is the only dry forest in the country of Nicaragua, and is home to howling monkeys, turtles, lizards, a variety of birds and other mammals. A relatively untouched nature reserve, because it is so isolated.
Very interesting area to set up a new residence, with lots to see and do. There are dangers that you just need to know.
I guess I have climbed back into the saddle once again – writing, posting pictures and sharing thoughts. Lets see if this horse throws me again, or if I can tame this beast, and ride comfortably.
I hope for the taming part!
Cheers for now.