Here's another painting I made earlier this fall, and I quite like it! It was a commissioned painting for my sister, who recently moved to a new house and wanted something unique. I call it "Little leaf of horrors", as the plant is called a Monstera.
Sometimes I paint a lot in, especially in the summers when I am in the summer house and there's not so much else to do. This is a Bumblebee from a couple of months ago!
I have a background in music, and I still do gigs and play the saxophone at different places now and then. One of my friends and colleagues recently released the first single of his upcoming album, and I love it. Hope you do too!
Listen on Spotify or check it out below:
About a month ago, I did something I always dreamed of - skydiving. Basically, I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane with a parachute, along with a pro jumper and a cameraman. Here is how it went!
Hey gang! Want to add another color, a background picture or even a video to your blog page to make it fit who you are, and to stand out more?
Just go to the Backgrounds page under the Social Network and Blog menu in your account, and select one of the available backgrounds. You can change it at any time, to make your page a little more interesting.
Hi gang! My last blog post was about how I always look for details to improve, that can make a big difference for your success in advertising. So I found lots more!
One of them is the...
I'm always trying to find things that I can make better, easier, more helpful or simply more fun. I've found that sometimes even the smallest details means a lot, so I found a detail to update!
Create anything you want!
Did you check out the Page Creator? It's the best place for you to brand yourself as well as promote something. This is mine:
You can write about yourself, what you promote, or something else. Tell a joke, show some pictures. If you are in the chat, everyone who clicks your name will see your profile page. You can also advertise the page in surf to get more people to see it, and you can advertise it in other places. The header and banner has your referral URL, so you can get referrals both for Hungry and for whatever you promote.
Branding is really important. People are more likely to sign up under someone they recognize, or a name that is familiar. And once they've seen you a few times, you are familiar. You can also add links to social media on the page, they will appear below your Gravatar if you fill in your usernames on the Page Creator.
I recently added a new detail to the splashpages in the Affiliate Toolbox, under the Promote menu. It now checks the IP address of the person who is seeing the splashpage, and it shows them how many people from their area is already members here at Hungry For Hits.
It first checks their town, then the state, then the country and finally the contintent. If there are less than 100 people in their town, it will say how many members there are from their state. If there are less than 100 members from one state, which can be the case in a lot of smaller countries and countries with a lot of smaller states, it will show the country and so on.
If you've seen me in chat last couple of days, you've probably heard me talking about getting a new bike. Due to my health condition, I can't really ride normal bikes anymore, but I love biking and I think it's a great way to get around. So what did I do? I got an electric bike! Woohoo! It's bright red with a basket in front, old lady style.
So, time for a post about the second new thing! It's something we call Mini Branders. As the name suggests, it's something you can use to brand yourself, but also to advertise. 2% of the times a banner shows in surf, twice every 100 pages anyone surfs, a mini brander will appear instead. It looks like this, with 4 members pictures. Each of the members it shows, has added a mini brander ad.
When someone clicks the mini brander, it displays all those 4 people's ads. The sweet thing is that this is not just advertised in Hungry For Hits. I advertise it pretty much everywhere I advertise with banners, so you will get free branding and free advertising from hundreds of other sites.
However, this also means that it will take a lot of impressions. Each time your photo is shown on a Mini Brander, in Hungry For Hits or elsewhere, you will spend one Mini brander impression. I've set the conversion quite high, so you will get a lot of impressions for every credit you spend on it.
As of now, you can win Mini brander impressions in the Bonus Bites game, the food that comes flying across the screen, and you can convert regular credits into Mini brander ad impressions. If you have impressions assigned to your mini brander, your ad will display when I promote it. If there are no active Mini brander ads, only my info ads will display.
Sweet huh? Go to Mini Branders under the Advertising menu to add yours!
I have added a couple of new things again. The first one I am going to explain here today is the updated social information displayed with each person's ad in the top surfbar.
You can see the person's Gravatar photo and name just like before, but now you can also see their username and their social media links, if they share them. When you click someone's photo, you are taken to their site of choice. When you click their name or username, you are taken to their blog page (like this one). All links, both the site links and social media links, open in new windows.
To fill in your information, go to the Surfbar Social Links page under the Account menu. Even if you don't want to share any social media links, you will be losing out on free advertising by not adding a site to the Blog/Site field.
Branding is super important, and I want to make this the best combined advertising and branding platform there is. By connecting the social network and blog with what people are advertising, and by connecting the profile pages with chat, I think we're definitely heading in the right direction.
Hungry's third anniversary is on Sunday, April 7, and this entire week I will be having extra treats, prizes, bonuses and specials.
Stay tuned for the newsletters, and check out Splashpage ID 1 in the Affiliate Toolbox under the Promote menu! It will advertise the anniversary celebration during this week.
I've updated the Affiliate Toolbox, under the "Promote" menu, with some new banners! There are a couple of new 728 x 90 banners, a 250 x 250 banner and a 500 x 300 banner, and there are a few more coming in the next week or so.
So, after Finkel passed away this summer, little Fjodor was all alone. He would wait for him to come back and lost interest in most things. After a couple of weeks, he started getting back to normal, but it was clear he wasn't type type of cat that wants to be alone. So we started searching for a buddy that might suit him, and we found Morris.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas! Hopefully your holidays will be filled with joy, blessings, good times and good food!
So, two years ago I adopted two little guys, the first one was Fjodor and the second one was his 1 month younger black brother Finkel. He was totally adorable as a kitten, I've never seen a cuter cat.
If you know me a little, you know I love cats. Just absolutely adore them, I can't imagine a life without having a cat. So I am going to devote the next couple of blog posts here to my furry friends!
I've had cats since all of my adult life. My first cat was a black stray who I named Bacon, and I got him a gray buddy named Dude a couple of years later. They had a long and happy life, but they got old and a couple of years ago I found myself with no cats anymore. It was horrible!
So, two years ago I decided to adopt two new little guys. This is the first one, his name is Fjodor and he is an orange tabby mixed breed house cat. Fjodor is the Russian version of the name Theodore.
He's more like a dog. In the summers, I live in a summer house by the coast. Our closest neighbor there also happens to be my parents in law, and they have a big black labrador. Fjodor goes with them whenever they go for walks, he loves that dog. He goes with me when I go swim, although he prefers to keep his paws dry.
Fjodor talks more than any cat I ever met. We even have discussions sometimes when I tell him no, and he knows he's not allowed to do something. Anyone who knows cat behaviour will understand what I mean - I'm not crazy!
He's also a real snuggler, more than any other cat I had. He's in my lap probably 2-3 hours every day and will stand on his back legs and meow until I pick him up if I try to ignore him when I do something important. I really love this little guy!
Do you have any pets?
To all of my American friends, and anyone else who celebrates, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy the day with lots of good food and loved ones.
I have added detailed information on how to add pictures to your blog on the Help page.
You can find information and instructions on pretty much everything (I hope) on the Help page, so please make it a habit to check there first before you ask.
Learn how to add a picture to the blog!
And speaking of pictures, here's a dog I painted a couple of years ago, it's watercolor. I love painting but I find it so difficult to figure out what to paint, haha!
This summer I spent a week in Spain, and while there I went to Gibraltar. It was one of the coolest places I've ever visited, so beautiful and with a really interesting history. If you ever are in the southern Spain region, try to find the time to visit the British peninsula that is Gibraltar! It's definitely a place I would like to come back to. What's your favourite holiday destination?
Your blog here, as well as everyone else's, has an RSS feed link in the top right corner. But what is that? What is it really for?
RSS means Really Simple Syndication, and it's commonly called a news feed, or just feed. It's a super easy way for bloggers to share headlines and stories so that everyone can read them without having to visit two dozen different web pages everyday.
Bloggers and sites use feeds to get new content out, and surfers can use Feed Readers to collect news from whatever blogs and sites they are following. It works both with the Hungry For Hits blog, and pretty much any other blog or site that has a RSS feed.
If you open the RSS feed directly in your browser, you would see a lot of programming language mixed with some content that almost makes sense. Why? Well, you’re not supposed to see an RSS feed directly. What you want is a Feed Reader.
Here comes the recipe for the cookies in the previous post!
150 grams of butter
150 grams of caster sugar
300 grams of plain white flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 parts raspberries (I use frozen)
1 part jam sugar (with pectin)
Oven: 175 degrees Celcius
1. Cream butter and sugar together
2 Add the egg and vanilla and stir it in.
3. Add the flour in batches. The dough should be pretty dry, but not crumbly.
4. Make small balls, about the same size as a small meatball, and then use your knuckle to make a deep and wide hole in it.
5. Refrigerate them for an hour.
6. Fill the cookies with cold raspberry jam.
7. Bake the cold cookies for 10-12 minutes in the lower part of the oven. They should not get brown at all, they might be a bit soft when you take them out from the oven but they will be hard as they cool.
I love cooking and baking. I am not at all into doing decorations and cute looking things when I bake, it's all about the flavour. My hands aren't really steady enough to get the little details right anyway.
This is the latest batch of cookies from when I had visitors in the weekend, vanilla cookies with homemade raspberry jam filling. Enjoy!
I'm originally a freelance musician, a saxophone player, but due to a rare genetic disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrom I had to abandon my professional music career and try to find a way to work from home.
So I studied affiliate marketing and traffic exchanges until I knew them like the back of my hand. And here I am now with my final product, my pride and joy, Hungry For Hits.
On Hungry For Hits social network with over 13 000 members, you can add and manage your friends, send them messages, and you can also have your very own blog with a unique RSS feed for free!
This is a really brilliant opportunity for you to get free advertising on a whole new level! People can search for others with first name, last name, username, but also search for interests. So be sure to fill yours in, so you can be easily found!
Bloggers and sites use RSS feeds to get new content out, and surfers can use Feed Readers to collect news from whatever blogs and sites they are following. It works both with the Hungry For Hits blog, and pretty much any other blog or site that has a RSS feed. Use a Feed Reader to easily have all new content from everyone you follow in the same place! RSS feeds also work with auto posting features to other platforms and websites.