I published a personal first last night: a new blog , Arclamp Tea Salon
I am using squarespace.com as my blog service because it was highly recommended by my favorite tech guru, Leo Laporte
I would love if anyone could give me some technical assistance, financial advice, aesthetic criticism, and/or publishing wisdom.
Maybe it's my undiagnosed (and rarebird) mania speaking but I feel rather positive about this project. Perhaps the first true feeling of positivity I felt in a very long time.
This afternoon, I opened an account with Google Adsense. I have to await Google's decision on my application. Last night, I updated my Paypal account.
First specific query: Does anyone know how to establish a connection between one's blog and Paypal for purposes to shamelessly beg for donations and such?
Second specific query: How do I get Google to recognize my blog in the first place? I'm sure that I'm the only online institution named explicitly the Arclamp Tea Salon
and the Google search for Tsarstepan doesn't bear it any fruit. Is my blog too new to be noticed? How do I act like Johnny Appleseed
so I can properly and appropriately seed the internet with my blogs' link?