Date: 12 June 2023. Fixing Amazon Links.
Final Update, 24 July.
I survived, and I am done, with just better than 900 files
updated. I believe (crossing everything including eyes!) that
the site has all links functional. I am genuinely hoping that
the links will benefit both the readers and me. Those that are
kind enough to click from the links found in the upper left
corner of each page genuinely do help fund my decadence. It is
greatly appreciated too. Thanks. J.
More than 900 files have been
Well, I have goofed up. As you
know at the upper left corner of every page on my website I have a
link to Amazon that *used* to link to my account. That meant the
nice folks who utilized that link for the past few years would actually be helping me out
financially via the Amazon Affiliate program. It is a small
percentage, however this does make a real difference in my life.
kindness in clicking on the Amazon link found at the upper left
corner of every page will take you to an Amazon product. Shop from
there and I am both GRATEFUL and will earn a bit of income for my
I have chatted with other writers
and quite frankly many make a LOT more than me. Some make over a
$1000 per month. I cannot even imagine that, but golly gee... That
amount would be totally amazing!!!
This month my Amazon links are paying for part of
a new bilge pump. To those who purchase via my links, THANK
I bought a
Seasense 800 GPH automatic bilge pump. ←Affiliate link
The thing is,
Amazon notified me that my link to the main page of their website is
coded wrong. Thus I will be going through the 500-plus pages that make up
my website and fixing each and every blessed one. Hopefully this
will result in an increase in income. That will make the entire
episode worth the hassle and time.
I do know that some of my links are fully functional and paying.
Last month I received $24.91. That I put toward my new SeaSense800
bilge pump. These pumps have a decent lift and come with a three
year warranty. In a salt water environment they last me three years.
Seasense Automatic 800 GPH Bilge Pump
on Bilge Pumps:
Bilge pumps are designed for
salt or fresh water. Those for fresh water tend to be less
costly. A fresh water pump used in salt water will fail. The
manufacturer's warranty will have an exclusion for salt water.
Aboard Seaweed the
SeaSense800 automatic bilge pump is my primary. That means it
is lowest in the bilge. This pump removes water first. I also
have two 2000gph Johnson pumps. Those orange bilge pumps are
far more costly ($100-plus) and come with a five year
I bought a Johnson2k bilge pump that did come with a float
switch. Currently I see none available on Amazon. You will
need a float switch.
Johnson Pump Heavy Duty Bilge Pump
I chose to use a less expensive
SeaSense pump as my primary because I do have back ups. For my
budget a $40 pump replacement every three years beats a $100
pump that fails every five years. Financially this is in my
opinion the better option.
would not feel comfortable with JUST a SeaSense800gph
automatic bilge pump without the insurance provided by the
bigger better Johnson bilge pumps.
Regarding my Amazon links what
I learned is that only some of my links resulted in income for me. I
will therefore be going through the 500 or so articles and vignettes
posted thus far, replacing the bad links with ones that will
generate income. This needs to be done in the next five days. Wish
I am starting with the most recent article and backtracking from
there to the initial article posted 29 August 2013. I could not
imagine back then how far my Seaweed would have come over these past
years. She is better than ever. I am indeed fortunate.
Thank you for joining me on the
journey. I appreciate that. Thanks too for reading. J.
UPDATE, 12 July. I am
still at it... I began the project with the most current article and have
been working my way back. I thought I had about 500 articles and vignettes
posted when I began. So far I have finished updating 2023, 2022, 2021,
2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and am half way through 2014. I need
this done ASAP and basically have been at my desk. Progress is being made. Oh, and please use my links when shopping on
Amazon. It really is important. Thank you. J.
A total of 716 files have been
UPDATED/UPLOADED ↓ so far.
Every page on my site is a clone of a few basic designs,
i.e. Articles, Vignettes, Categories, etc.
Does anyone have advice for me regarding how to make Cascading Style
Sheets or perhaps a template I can adapt? Thanks!
Regarding the Comments Section,
found at the end of every article:
Before you type in each block be
sure to hit the backspace key. Coding inserts a space in every box.
Your email address will come back as malformed unless you remove
that space. (You don't have to include your email address.)
The capcha is case sensitive.
Gratitude for Gary
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I'm an Auntie (green heron nest)
Aphorism Alert: Some of the richest people I have
ever met have been in boatyards with paint on their shirt and holes in
their shoes...they could be millionaires many time over but they are
judged on whether they can navigate, sail, or fix a boat. The fashion
police would look at them and say "what a loser". I look at the
fashionistas and say the same. Paul in Oz.