Everyone that knows me knows I live near the US-Canadian border. In many ways I have the best of both worlds. As long as I follow the rules I can do whatever I want in either place.
For example I can buy gas down in The States for $1.21 per litre instead of $1.36 a litre up here. I save because the dollar is at par right now.
Ten minutes and I’m across the border.
Blogging and entering in giveaways is part of my weekly fun. But because I am in Canada I can’t always participate in everything. Being in Canada puts me in the international realm. It was how the world worked and I was fine with it but what about if I run a giveaway.
And I plan to have four in December.
Blogging is about networking. That’s why so many writers do it. Now I saw glitches in my networking plan. I’ve lived with the border all my life and have accepted its limitations, but I wasn’t about to accept a barrier.
Then it dawned on me.
Get a United States post office box. So I did. I know it sounds dishonest, but it’s not. I used my real address in town and signed all the proper documents. Showed my Canadian passport and driver’s license. Didn’t lie or pull a fast one.
It’s completely legal.
So this means the barriers are down, but there is more . . .
There is no high postage, or trying to get something over the border for any of my contacts. That is my deal and it’s not anyone’s responsibility but mine. I’ve simplified my life. Ah, and it feels good.
Any news you’d care to share. Please leave a comment. I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to this week. 🙂
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