I’ve been absent
I Haven’t been writing for some time
So, I have to admit that I’ve been more than a little bit lax when it comes to writing on the web. When I still lived in the Philippines, I wrote at least one article every day, including weekends and holidays. I am going to strive really hard to get back to a similar schedule. I enjoy writing, and have been missing that being part of my daily routine. Fingers crossed!
Selling on eBay and Writing
If you read me regularly (when I write an article LoL), you know that since moving back to the USA, I have started selling on eBay, as well as other platforms on the Internet. I originally started out selling on eBay back in 1996 when the site first got started. I even sold on eBay when I moved to the Philippines, in fact at the beginning of my life in the Philippines eBay was my primary source of income.
Around 2005 or so, though, I stopped selling on eBay. I had other things that I went into to maintain a nice lifestyle in the Philippines. Primarily I started writing. I wrote:
- Product Reviews
While in the Philippines, starting in 2005, I wrote until 2019, and over time I garnered a lot of readers on my various websites.
Changes when I left the Philippines
In 2019 when I returned to the States, I decided to get back into selling on eBay. I missed that and wanted to get back to doing it.
Selling on eBay was tough during the pandemic, primarily sourcing merchandise to sell was difficult. But, I was always able to find good items at very cheap prices, products that I could easily sell at a profit. That’s what it’s all about, right?
Recently I made a decision. As I said, I missed writing and interacting more with friends, “fans”, readers, basically people who enjoyed my writing, enjoyed interaction, and loyally came to read what I wrote most every day.
So, I’m going back to writing.
What about eBay?
I will continue to do eBay, to an extent. I will no longer be going out searching for deals on things that I can make money on. Instead, as of a few weeks ago, I am simply selling the things that I already have purchased for reselling. Now, don’t take me wrong, I may still buy a few things to resell, primarily if I am out somewhere and come across a great deal, and particularly if I can purchase in quantity, I will buy the item(s) to resell on eBay or other platforms.
I don’t want to have thousands of items, and I don’t want to mess with single quantities of items, I want things that I can buy in bulk and make at least triple or more when I sell it.
So what will I be doing?
As I said, I’ll be writing. I will be writing, in particular, on three different websites:
- This blog, Bob in the USA
- My old website, Live in the Philippines Web Magazine
- A new site which I will tell you about in the next few days
Why am I splitting my writing on 3 different sites? Simple.. I like to keep to “the topic at hand” on each site. Like, I don’t want to write about living in the Philippines on this site, which is about my life in the USA. Each blog will have its own topic. I think it’s better that way.
Keep in Touch!
If you want to keep up with me, you can subscribe to the RSS feeds on each of the blogs IO will be writing on, you can follow this site (Bob in the USA), as I will be posting excerpts of each article here with a link to take you to the full article, or just follow my Facebook, because I will always announce and link to articles there on FB.
I’m looking forward to this shift in my focus, and hoping that you’ll be there to follow what I am up to!