One of the things I was browsing on the net was other ways to make money from this blog. You read stories of people making thousands of dollars a month, and although we don’t need that much, it would be nice to get some worthwhile income..like maybe $500 a month. We’re getting there…last month was decent, at $156.54. But we don’t want to do things that alienate our reader base or take away from the purpose of this blog. I signed up for clickbank.com, but the only way to make money is to “advertise” products with a link that we make commision if you buy something. Not sure I want to go that route. I really like Adsense, but for some reason people don’t visit the advertisers on a consistent basis, even though it costs nothing to do so. People like Tioga George mange to make a decent income from it, but he’s been at it for a lot longer than us, and he has a much higher following of people. Anyhow, it’s a fun hobby and we enjoy doing it even if we don’t get rich from it!
In the afternoon, Ruth went with Alejandra to buy a couple of “rebozos”. A rebozo is a type of shawl used by a lot of indiginous women in the southern parts of Mexico to carry their child. We think it’s a simple idea, and maybe our daughter would use one. So Alejandra knew someone who sells them so she and Ruth went and bought a couple at the mercado in downtown Zacatecas.
This is a picture I took in the spring of 2009, showing a woman using a rebozo to carry her child.
Afterwards, they stopped by the municipal building and Alejandra knows a lot of people there because she has run for office a couple of times, and Ruth was introduced to the mayor of Guadalupe, a subdivision of Zacatecas.
Ruth and Alejandra made a lasagna for supper, it was really good. And afterwards, Ruth gave haircuts to both Alejandra and Tonio. For those of you who didn’t know, Ruth used to be a licenced hairstylist in another lifetime, and actually that’s how she and I met! She cut my hair, and I asked her on a date! Too funny…and here we are!
We’re heading out tomorrow, a long drive expected to take us to Saltillo area.
We're posting this with a bad cellular connection...will have to post more pictures later!