Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Need Your 2 Cents Worth

I would love to get some input and feedback from you on a couple of things I'm trying to decide on.  Please let me know your thoughts and suggestions in the comments.

1)  To have ads or not to have ads?  That is my question.  How do you feel about ads on blogs you visit?  I love the way my blog looks (took me long enough to get it just right) and I don't really want a bunch of ads flashing and ruining the effect.  I also have strong feelings about advertising for things I personally don't agree with (from what I can tell with Google Ads, I can block some types of ads, but I don't think to the extent I want). There might be a way to have only ads I choose (instead of Google Ads), but I don't know how to do that.  Now on the other hand, having ads would help generate a little extra income for me.  Easy extra income is good!  I know it might not be much, but every little bit helps.  So, ads or no ads?  What do you think?

2)  I have to buy a cooler for my refrig.  I have narrowed it down to 2 Coleman Extreme coolers:  Coleman 52 Qt. Extreme cooler and the Coleman 58 Qt. Marine Ultimate Extreme cooler.

Coleman Extreme 52 Qt.


Coleman Marine Ultimate Extreme 58 Qt.
The marine cooler costs twice as much as the other one, but has some upgraded features.  Both have ratings of about 5 days, which I realize is totally dependent on how you use it and many other factors.  I take that rating with a grain of salt - and don't expect miracles, but if I can keep my food cold for 3 - 4 days on average, I'd be a happy camper.  I would love to know if any of you have used either of these coolers and what you thought? Also, I am NOT an experienced cooler user.  Other than maybe using a small one to carry my lunch to work, I really haven't used a big cooler very often (did learn the hard way to put even packaged food in plastic containers before going into the cooler!).  How do I pick a cooler size when  I don't know how much food I'll be keeping in it on a regulars basis?  I don't need room for drinks, just food.   Is there a ratio of ice to food I should maintain?  Guess I could always just camp in really cold places and not worry about a cooler, but then I'd be bothering you about recommendations for heaters.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions and input.  

6 comments:

  1. O.K. so I reviewed the mega page tutorial for Google AdSense and it isn't as simple as just signing up and having ads run on your site. There is a whole bunch of things I have to do on a regular basis that I didn't understand. I will need a Google Tutor for sure if I opt to do ads. Oh well - so much for easy money.

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  2. Hi,

    Glad to find your blog, I remember reading your story over at Tiny House. Looking forward to following your travels.

    Tina

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    1. Hi Tina,

      So glad you stopped by! I look forward to having you come along for the ride with me. I'm still working on getting out on the road - it's taking a bit longer than I had expected, I still have so much to do before I go, but I'll get there. :) This is definitely a learning process.

      Are you currently living in or planning to build a tiny house of your own sometime soon? I wish you an amazing journey on your path to tiny living.

      Jordan

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  3. Hi Jordon,

    I agree it is a process that takes time. I'm doing that right now, but it will be a little while before I hit the road. I am thinking of converting a cargo van or maybe get a small trailer.

    I do have some property in NM, so down the road want to have a small cabin there.

    Take care,

    Tina

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  4. Just found your blog and starting at the beginning

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    1. Hi Betty!

      Welcome to my crazy world! Hope you find at least something helpful, entertaining and laughable!

      Glad to have you along for the ride!
      Jordan

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