Monday, April 30, 2012

How many hits now?

Thanks heaps --- we are now up to 8400 hts and about 25 clicks on the adverts--- I suspect most of you have the adverts disabled. The ones on my site are getting better, apart from the seedy ones. Tell me if you dont like them and I can tweek them.

John Banks, John Key, DotCom, Gillard, and Slipper

It is almost funny when you look at those names (I’m not sure if I have the slippery character’s name correct). What is the link between them all?
It seems that there is a right mess, although the effects at this stage may differ between the different ‘stars.’ Take the John Banks affair. If he wants to mix it with people who are having ‘difficulties ‘ with the authorities, in two or more countries, then he should not expect to come out squeaky clean. Watching him wriggle around on TV on Sunday morning was enough to get us all wondering what has been going on. I say wonder, because I wouldn’t dare accuse him of anything.
Then his political bedfellow must be shaking his head in despair too. So far his golden locks have been untouched by anything thrown his way. One would have thought the polls would start to show some volatility at his handling of some key issues of late; but no--- he keeps on either rising or holding back the tide. When the dam finally bursts, he is going to get one hell of a shock and we haven’t seen our Johnny boy yet in those circumstances. Watch for the flailing and blustering then.
Now take his counterpart in Australia. Yes it is a different party in power, but when the shite hits the fan, it doesn’t matter what party you are in. Young Julia must be wondering what the hell else can jump up and bite her. Maybe there is so much happening in the land of ‘politicOZ’ that she had become immune to it al. If it’s not a ‘leaking’ or a sex scandal or a stroppy opposition leader—then it will be something else.
What Julia has in common with our Key man is the choice of political bed mates---- bad choices, born out of necessity and the desire to hold onto power. Not that Johnny is in any imminent danger of losing an election here, but the time will come when people will not put aside the indiscretions and the worm will turn. It always does. In the meantime we will look forward to more entertaining snippets, coming out on a regular basis. Such is politics and the love of power.

My 3 books online at the moment--- What's happening?

I am not totally sure about the numbers of people reading my 3 books ---
 1) ‘Roskill,’
2) ‘The River Always Flows’ and ‘Talk To Me.’
2) Talk To Me.’
It looks like about 12 people are consistently reading them, but I cannot be sure. I want to get the numbers up a bit before posting the next instalments.
I will also be making them available in hard print an eBook form at some stage.
I doubt that you will be able to source ‘Roskill,’ or ‘Coastal Yarns,’ at bookstores as the ex-publisher informed me that her business has closed. The sites online may be old ones. I guess that means I can kiss goodbye any royalties due to me.  Oh well--- that’s why I am doing tis despite, the reluctance on the part of my readers to click on the adverts. (it won’t cost you anything). I shall keep up my blogging and see where things go from here.
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