For those of you that have followed this blog in the past, I’d like to let you know that I’ve decided that blogging is going to be my “Side Hustle”. That means I have to put some real time and energy into it to actually have it produce any income. And there is a lot of good advice out there about how to do just that. Like this article from SmartBlogger. All my research on it seems to boil down to this; be patient as it will take some time, give it a LOT of energy and practice and it will ultimately pay off. Oh yeah, and let’s not forget that there is a TON of competition!
First, and most importantly, I must define my niche.
What is my Niche?
After much pondering and exploring what I love to do and write about, I decided that what I most wanted to talk about are the biological topics and issues that can have a significant impact on our everyday lives. After all, I do have a doctorate in cell and molecular biology and have been associated with these areas all of my professional life. I’ll look for what the big news outlets agree are “hot topics” and I’ll also feel free to talk about biology that I find fascinating and think you’ll enjoy reading and learning about.
I hope this resonates with you and that you find the articles informative and interesting and that you share them with your friends and social media platforms.
Looking forward to exploring these topics with you.
Thought I’d alert all my Rich’s Rambles followers to my new Instagram photo blog. I have been posting about 1 image a day with a bit of text and hashtags. Have a look-see. Here’s a screenshot of the last few images I posted.
This past March we spent a week in Tucson to get some vitamin D sunshine! And it was J’s first trip to the desert, ever! We went on a couple of hikes, went to the amazing Kartchner Caverns, went to a desert botanical garden and bistro, Tohono Chul, and just hung out drinking tea at The Scented Leaf, where I picked up some nice green tea to take home.
Unfortunately, they don’t let you take pictures at Kartchner Caverns except on certain days and then you have to pay a lot of $$ so I don’t have anything to show you from our walk in the caves there but we did go to a great Mexican restaurant for lunch in a town close by. We asked the Cavern staff where to go and the woman said “Lucky for you that I’m a total foodie and you have to go to this hole in the wall place, Mi Casa Restaurant, in Benson. So we went and were not disappointed. It’s literally a Mom and Pop place; she cooks, he waits the tables. The food was great and we were satiated and happy.
We also “lounged” through an evening at Gates Pass to watch the sunset. Again, just perfect. I have lots of great shots from the trip; here’s just some of my favourites. Hope you enjoy. (Hint: click on a photo to see the full size image)
A recent trip with my husband to canyon country included a visit to iconic Monument Valley in addition to exploring less traveled back roads. I have always wondered what Monument Valley was like so while in the area we paid the $20 fee to drive the Navajo Tribal Park loop. It was a bumpy, dusty road and a cloudy afternoon with a fair amount of tourists and tour jeeps. My favorite images captured the iconic Mittens. I thought them to be the most attractive ‘monuments’ in the park and no wonder why they are so popular. The rest of our three days were spent exploring areas outside of the popular and often crowded national parks near Moab. Borrowing our sons truck camper we camped for free on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Land below our very own pinnacle one night. It was fun to be on location to shoot it…