Blog For Fun or Blog For Profit… That’s An Easy One!

I’m reflecting on a statement someone said:

“…Unfortunately, without the carrot of furthering one’s POV, people won’t (nor shouldn’t) work for free. You and Tiff blog because you have an equity stake in your respective operations that you hope will be financially profitable in the future. Without that equity stake, people won’t work for free. Would a carpenter labor, without compensation, to build a house unless he could a) live in the house he build, or b) sell it at a profit in the future…”

Anyone that knows me… knows that I don’t blog for profit… nor have I ever intended to blog for profit.

If profit comes my way… I’m not gonna turn it down! :roll: Along those lines, I don’t blog for the trips and things I get… I blog because I like to blog.

If you create a “blog” to try and make profit… I really doubt it will work. If you blog… and then profit from it… more power to you.

Free Mango Festival July 31

Media Release:

Mango season hails the arrival of summer and the exotic, luscious fruit is celebrated Saturday, July 31 at the Hawaii Healing Garden Mango Festival.  The 10 a.m.-5 p.m. free event is held on the scenic, palm-fringed Garden Lawn of the Keauhou Beach Resort.

The all-day family fun festival showcases Hawaii’s delicious and diverse mangos, and attendees will be able to peel, cut or bite their way into more than 20 varieties of the most widely produced and consumed fruit in the world.

Presented by HawaiiHealth and The Sanctuary of Mana Ke‘a Gardens, the Mango Festival celebrates all things mango with a day filled with mango-themed activities, presentations, food and fun on two stages.

Event organizer Randyl Rupar says the festival opens with a pule and stories of Keauhou by Kumu Hula Keala Ching and Hawaiian dance by Ka Pa Hula Na Wai Iwi Ola. The non-stop entertainment lineup continues with Kahikina Nahenahe  ukulele group accompanied by hula; Aunty Tutu’s Lindsey Ohana & Friends, Bernice and Manuel Roberto on soothing flute and harp; an eco-fashion show starring apparel and accessories from Divine Goods, Mango Songs by Stuheart, musical stylings by Jan Orbom and Bolo Mikiela Rodrigues on his trademark “ukeitar.”

The presentation stage offers educational demonstrations and talk story with local experts on growing and using mango. Ken Love, executive director of the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers, will share mango varieties and research while CTHAR’s Ty McDonald will discuss mango grafting.

Chef Hector Wong of will do a culinary presentation and Smita Patel will discuss how to preserve mango for year-round use as chutney and jams. David Bruce Leonard LAc will discuss healing plants of Hawaii.

In addition, the festival offers a Green Healthy Living outdoor expo featuring natural products, medicinal plants, arts and crafts, massage, health and wellness practitioners, keiki activities, plus mango tasting, healthy foods and organic farm produce. A silent auction benefits future Hawaii Healing Garden festivals…

Event schedule and volunteer information is available on-line at or by calling 808-638-0888 on Oahu, or the Sanctuary of Mana Kea Gardens in Kona at 808-936-5233

3.1 Earthquake Rocks Pu’u’O’o

A minor earthquake occurred at 7:22:35 PM (HST) on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 .
The magnitude 3.1 event occurred 6 km (4 miles) SE of Pu`u `O`o Crater.
The hypocentral depth is 9 km ( 6 miles).

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Puna Resident Seeking Donations to Save a Native Hawaiian Burial Cave

Puna Resident Keoni Alvarez posted the following on youtube today:

Save a Native Hawaii Burial Cave from being developed on in. Seeking funding support to preserve this site for future generations.