Good-bye, YouTube. Hello Website

One Lone Cat is back in its new home on the site. While I fill in for my folks at the Rose Quartz Stand, I talk about why I decided to post videos to the site instead of YouTube and show off the Christmas decorations in town. Oh, and Crumb gets a new bed.

Born Again

Today marks 10 years since I first started this site. Here is the first blog post reposted.

Blackcatloner

Hello, everyone. I am Blackcatloner. Hello, everyone. I am Blackcatloner. Hello, everyone and welcome to my third blog site on the Internet. I just can’t believe that I am still online after over a year as an Internet blogger. I operate a blog site on Yahoo.com called “Ultimate Blackcatloner.” I also operate a site on Blogger.com called “Chester and Grace: The Real American Tragedy,” which is about the famous Chester Gillette murder case, the event that made my area famous. If you haven’t already, you should really check that out. However, I got to thinking: How can people who don’t have access to Yahoo view my other blog site? My solution: Create another one.

First off, I am known on here by my Internet name: “Blackcatloner.” I operate on a computer at a public library in Herkimer, N.Y., at the same computer that I have operated on for over a year now. When I am…

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One Year Closer to 40

Well, here I am. 39 years old. One year closer to 40.

However, before I get to that I should get this little bit of news out of the way first. First up, I am happy to report that I officially made my main website on WordPress into a dot-com site and just in time for the site’s tenth anniversary next month. In fact, on Valentine’s Day I was finally able to enable ads on my site because when you get a domain name on WordPress you have the option to monetize your site which is what I have wanted to do for a long time.

In other words, my website is now officially known as blackcatloner.com So now I am even closer to my dream of turning my online life into a full-fledged career.

The thing about birthdays is that the older I get, the more I start to reflect on my life as it was before I got to this point. And I feel like I made quite a bit of progress in the last few years, especially in the last few days starting with when I got my degree in the mail last week and now with me officially upgrading my site to a dot-com site. That while I feel like there’s more I could do, I feel like I am in a pretty good spot right now.

Unfortunately, I ended up coming down with a pretty bad cold for my birthday which even as I write this I am getting over. Add that to the fact that it’s been snowing pretty hard all week and you can tell that it wasn’t really a good week. But I can’t really complain though, especially with my big accomplishment this week.

I have actually started to uphold one of the resolutions I have made at the beginning of the year and that is the fact that as of a few weeks ago, I have started to quit the online dating biz by deleting my profiles on various dating sites. I started by deleting my profile on Zoosk which is a Facebook dating app three weeks ago. And last week I have officially deleted my profile on OKCupid which now leaves Plenty of Fish (which I did quit a while back but went back because I originally wanted to do a video on it as kind of a social experiment) and Match.com left. It’s a slow process because once again my relationship with online dating is the fact that it’s kind of like an itch you can’t help but scratch but it looks like they will be going soon.

And there you go, that’s pretty much what has been going on the last couple of weeks. I filmed a new episode of Blackcatloner Reviews before coming to the library today and I’ll be getting back to work on new videos again this week.