I’ve been talking to some of you on Facebook, Twitter, and G+ but I wanted to take some time to update you guys on some things going on with me when it comes to my work and health. Things are crazy as always but I’ve managed to keep things under control for the most part.
My Back Injury
I mentioned back in December that I hurt my back. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. It was some kind of muscle strain and it just keeps hurting. It’s getting more manageable but it doesn’t stop hurting. I’ll be going to physical therapy to strengthen the core muscles in my back and hopefully that will help. Until recently I was supposed to avoid too much walking even but now I just can’t lift or bend.
Because of my back injury I stopped working out which has really hurt my productivity and general mood. Starting this morning I’m back to my regular walks because that’s all I’m really cleared to do. I’m hoping that at least will get me feeling better and being more productive.
The biggest problem for me is that it hurts to sit for very long so I am spending less time working. I’m trying to use the type as wisely as possible. I can’t wait to get all of this taken care of!
A few of you signed up for Zujava to do the February Zujava Challenge with me. That’s awesome! You guys can still sign up and join in. Even if you don’t get out of the Petting Zu before the first you can create leaves to publish when you’re out.
I also got promoted to “Zumbassador” over there. A Zumbassador is kind of a mix between a mod and a Giant Squid from Squidoo. I can delete spam from the forums and I also have the ability to “love” a leaf which is a super powered like. I can also report leaves directly to the admins. Basically, a Zumbassador helps the good leaves rise to the top and points out leaves breaking the rules to the admins. It’s nice getting involved over there!
Oh, I can also happily say that one of the people who I referred to Zujava just graduated the Petting Zu and wrote some great leaves. I wanted to share one with you guys. Go over and support her!
I think I liked that lens best because I’m really missing new Walking Dead episodes. (What about you Tiff? I’m going crazy waiting.)
SquidsPro Squidoo Challenge
We’re on week four of the challenge and we also have our first mini challenge. The winner will get a Walmart gift card and second prize is a SquidsPro keychain. It’s a tougher challenge but at the end you’ll have a bunch of new lenses and a chance at a prize! More mini challenges with even better prizes will be showing up as the year goes on. I just don’t want to pass out all of the good prizes now and not have any for later. lol
I’ve also about finished my Squidoo guide but I’m putting off releasing it until February because I had to hire a new graphics guy and he’s working on all of that for me now.
Oh, and you can check out part four of my iDEAS xPRESS review. It’s a lot different than Squid Pro Quo but I really think Erica did it again with another awesome Squidoo guide.
I’ve got a bunch of great ideas for both here and SquidsPro because so many of you have been email me with questions. (Thanks!) I’ve got some more screencasts planned to show you how to do different things with your blog and Facebook page. You can always leave a comment if you have a question or idea for a tutorial/screencast.
That’s it for today!
What have you been up to lately?