Wednesday, March 5, 2014

OBN and USAL



I have not had a pleasant experience with what is called the “Outdoor Blogger Network.”  For whatever reason both times I have attempted to promote some of my posts, it hasn’t worked.  I was able to create a profile the first time but that was all. I remember waiting for them to promote my post and nothing.
This time around I updated my profile and added myself to the directory and figured maybe that is what I was doing wrong. I was wrong. I added myself to the directory, checked and realized I was nowhere to be found in the directory. 

I tried once again to promote my posts but this time I posted two of them and for whatever reason it just doesn’t happen! I have checked everyday since and nothing. 

Well, considering that it doesn’t seem to work for me, I removed the badge and am leaving this network that shows no evidence of me ever having been there! 

If you have any ideas about what is going on, let me know. Otherwise, I’m perfectly okay with not being part of this network.  Either way, I have all of you and folks that  find my blog through the Kienes  board and The Fish sniffer. 

As for fishing, I haven’t been in a while. With the recent storms and cloudy weather, I’m a bit hesitant to even go out and risk getting rained out. It is supposed to clear up next week so next Wednesday I might try to make my way out to Putah, Boss pond or Butte Pond. I guess I will let you guys know.

 I also have the (now) yearly  trip to Usal  trip with my Chico buddies coming and I am pretty excited about that! If any of you have any tips on crabbing from the beach or surf fishing, please let me know!
That’s it for me. Get your fish on, folks!!

14 comments:

  1. Juan
    I had the same problems when I first joined up with Outdoor Blogger. I contacted Rebecca and she solved the problem of my post not showing. Click on her name at the top left side of the Outdoor Blogger page and explain the problem.

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    1. Thanks bill, maybe i will do that.

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  2. I never knew you could catch crabs with a rod and reel until two years ago when we went to Mendocino for the weekend. Unfortunately we left before the guy ever landed anything. Seemed to me to be a slick little trap.

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    1. Hey Mark, were they casting from the beach? I didnt know this either until i saw it done at a pier in Pacifica.

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  3. I am the same, I have tried to figure out OBN several times and well it has gotten me no where and I have little to show for it. The whole experience left me confused.

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    1. I am equally confused, my friend!

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  4. Juan, hold on their for a short period, if you will. I have an email into Rebecca and I will steer her to your problems and I know she will get you taken care of. I have been a member of the OBN since it first started. It is a big job managing the OBN. Originally, two folks (Joe and Rebecca) were overseeing this huge network. Now days it seems, Rebecca, pretty much does it on her own. She does this all for free and as an obligation to our outdoor blogging world. Let me see what I can do for you.

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  5. My guess is that you hadn't been formally approved by Rebecca yet. She has a long list and she gets a handful approved every so often when she isn't working her real job. Don't be so quick to jump ship, they have some killer giveaways and review opportunities.

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    1. I'll see what happens but I'm not putting the badge back up until I'm approved! lol

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  6. Are you talking about posting blogs in the news section?

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    1. yes. that and adding my blog to the directory!

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    2. It is just about waiting in the Que to become approved. What Is it saying when you try to post in the news feed?

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  7. Juan-

    This is completely unrelated but if you are interested in chasing carp I was just curious if you were tying yet? If so let me know, and I can give you some links to some patterns. If not I can send you a few goodies.

    Bryan

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