Anywho... My husband Jeff and I live in a place few have ever heard of - A sleepy little town, out in the middle of nowhere, named Nucla, in the beautiful state of Colorado.
Nucla is nestled in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains, in the southwestern part of the state. We are 110 miles south of Grand Junction, 100 miles west of Montrose and 109 miles north of Cortez. And, that is how far we have to travel to shop at WalMart, or drive by a McDonalds.
Nucla has about 700 residents. A sign outside the town limits says, "...1000 people, and 1 grouch." There are no traffic lights here, and the only time you'll experience a traffic jam is when a rancher is moving his cattle.
The climate here is the best! We are at an altitude of 5862 feet. The climate is that of a high mountain desert, so our summers get a little hot, but our winters are mild. (All the snow stays above 7000 feet.) Believe it or not, the hot summers are tolerable because there is no humidity here.
If you happen to be out hiking in the hills, among the cedar and pinion pine, you can find animal tracks such as: cougar, black bear, elk, mule deer, bobcat, coyote, lynx, and even rattle snake. You can also find, if you're paying attention, dinosaur bones and ancient Indian artifacts.
Jeff and I are Wisconsin transplants; high school sweethearts that spent 17 years apart. Jeff came to Nucla in 1989, while I was busy being married to someone else, and having my first child.
In 1996, Jeff came back to Wisconsin, I was divorced many years at the time, and Jerimiah and I packed up our lives and moved west with Jeff. We have been living here since 1997.
Jeff and I celebrated our 10th anniversary on Dec. 1st, 2006.
In 2002, my mother moved out here, from Wisconsin, to live with us.
I began my Internet experience in 1998. I bought a computer and taught myself how to use it. I built my first web site in 2000, and started publication of my ezine, the Trii-Zine Ezine ISSN# 1555-2276, in 2001. The Trii-Zine left email publication in 2003, when I moved to RSS for a publishing medium. In 2004, I built the Internet's first syndicated advertising company, AdsOnQ, again, utilizing RSS.
I am a founding publisher at Quikonnex.com, and I am also a Channel Master for other publishers on the Quikonnex system of RSS.
Trina L.C. Sonnenberg, Internet marketer, author and publisher has just released a new book. This book is not in her typical genre of marketing and home business information, but it is a step in the opposite direction. 'My Journey' is a compilation of verse, written over the last 27 years, accompanied by breath-taking photos of southwestern Colorado.
A domestic abuse survivor, Trina used writing as a coping mechanism during her years of abuse. This book is the result of that personal struggle and has been published as a way of offering solidarity and hope to others who are in a similar situation.
Her new book, 'My Journey' is available as a download in PDF format, or in a print version. This is the first book she has authored to be available in both formats.
Past books authored by Trina Sonnenberg (Schiller) are available in ebook format. They include: Your Beginner's Guide to Syndication RSS, Blogs and Syndication The Facts vs The Guruese The DeskView User's Guide
Trina has been writing and publishing online since 2001, with the first issue of the Trii-Zine Ezine (ISSN# 1555-2276) in September of that year. In 2004 she launched the Internet's first syndicated advertising company, AdsOnQ, to expand on her use of RSS technology.