It’s been a busy week for me, both on the blog and around the house. If you’re listed in my blog sidebar, or a member of the Aussie or US blog communities on Bumpzee, I have given you an award in this post, so drop by to pick it up.
Funny Search Terms This Week -
refer to yourself as the – Yep, that’s it. The what, I wonder?
refer to yourself using name – Are people confused about how to refer to themselves?
refer in the third prson – Might help if you spelled person right.
don’t breed cows – Why not?
she loves cows – Ayuh, she does. And I do.
sex therapy–photos – oh, you mean pr0n? Why not just search for pr0n?
snoksred – I’m used to seeing Snoskred, but someone searched for me and found me even though they mis-typed?
snokesred scam – And another one! Ya’all, it’s simple to spell. Snos and kred. Add them together. There you have it. Sort of like K-fed and K-rudd. But better. You can just call me Snos if you like.
Must Reads -
Post of the week
Mr Glass-Half-Empty 2007; and the winner is… – I am SO crazy about this. Especially – Every day we have the choice of having a great day… irrespective of what happens (or doesn’t happen) during that day.
On Blogging Zazen writes about a new project she has set up – calling all with Diabetes, you might want to check out the Diabetic Round Table – I grew up with a best friend who spent a lot of time in the hospital due to her diabetes, another good friend of mine has lost a few toes to it, and one very inspirational lady in my life died due to complications from it. If you have diabetes, finding people who support you and know what you’re going through is worth a great deal, so visit the round table and get involved.
Amazing Child Runs 2,212 Miles – I don’t think parents should be allowed to abuse their children in this manner. Yes, I believe it is abuse.
The Inaugural Get-Yer-Shit-Together Challenge – I’m on board, are you?
Tons of Homemade Solutions for the House – 12 uses for all the left over cans of coke I have? Plus stuff you can do with vinegar, salt, dental floss, dryer sheets, olive oil and aspirin? Brilliant!
Simple Systems: Clean Your House as You Go (with an added burst) – YES! I totally need this!
Tip: Tracking Down That Wiley Svchost Process – This is possibly the most useful info I have found this week. I have wondered what those SVChost things were so many times! Must read for the non-techs like me.
The Manager’s Cheat Sheet: 101 Common-Sense Rules for Leaders – great stuff!
The Ultimate List Of Personal Development Blogs – you’ll find one here to suit you, surely.
The Eye Opening
House Hunters Wow, what a holiday! I had no idea crabs were so good at climbing..
Times are changing – I love this, Tornwordo. A lovely post, even with the mention of *ahem* BM’s.
Death To the Little Black Dress – Wear colors with pride, ladies!
The Orgasmic Sale of Francesca’s Dreams – If you’re like me and *not* a stick thin type, this blog should be on your must read list. And these items are on sale, and they look great. Purchase!
The Scary Yet Amusing
Alligator! In my backyard!!! Be careful Daisy!
15 Funny Church Signs You Don’t See Everyday – I must see if a nearby church still has their “this church is prayer-conditioned” sign up and get a pic.
Bill Telepan’s Tomato Bread Soup – Looks great!
Marian Burros’s Plum Crumble – Wow, adding this to my must cook list!
Blog Stuff -
How-to: Add a Google Search Box to your blog – Fantastic and I did it myself, too. I recommend all bloggers have a google search box on their blog to make it easier for your readers to find things.
Productivity Tips for Bloggers – This is excellent info for anyone serious about their blogging.
9 Essential Tools for Bloggers – I use most of these.
The 7 Types Of Visitors – This is spot on. Lucky me, I have a lot of diamonds, bless ya’all!
5 Blog Structures To Consider For Your Blog – I love the color fold one. That is absolutely stunning!
How To Find Hidden Links In Your Site – I had no idea people would hide links like this, and it can affect your rankings, so make sure you do this with your blog.
4 Ways to Check Your Blog’s Health – I’m going to have to learn all about meta tags when I move to WordPress soon.
Wall Street Journal discusses Paid Posting – and it’s not such an evil thing, apparently.
5 Myths About Copyrighted Material – This is important information to know if you’re a blogger.
CyberCelt’s Paid To Blog Series – If you are new to paid blogging, you might want to have a read of these. I found a couple of new pay to blog sites here.
A – Z of Professional Blogging Tools – An excellent list of stuff bloggers need and use.
Things to Avoid: What Makes Me Nervous When Reading Your Blog – Blogger does not give our readers the chance to subscribe to comments, which is why I use co.mments myself. I don’t like to lose track of conversations I took part in.
Here On The Blog -
Snoskred In The BlogOsphere -
Idiot Affiliate reviewed my blog and it was lovely, thank you! In Focus: Life in the Country with Snoskred
Christine from Running On Empty gave me the Nice Matters award – I am hereby giving this award to *everyone* listed in my sidebar. Consider yourselves awarded if your blog appears there. That includes both the Aussie Blogs Community, the US blogs community, the new blogs I am reading, and the blogs I read with google reader. I wouldn’t be reading you if you did not deserve this award.
Thomas from Technical Blogger
SELaplana wrote a response to my post 10 Easy Ways To Improve Your Blog Writing with this post – How To Improve Your Writing Skills?
Past Snoskred -
Blogs Added To The Sidebar -
New Australian Blogs Community Blogs -
A big welcome to the new bloggers joining the Australian Blogs Community! They are – Design Sojourn | writings on Industrial Design + Entrepreneurship – Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch – Keyword Elite | Keyword PPC Campaign Software – Bare Bones Gardening – Animal Art: Pet Portraits and Wildlife Art by Michelle Wrighton – Art by Michelle – SLOz: Australia’s Second Life News Source – Life in Black and White – Kelly Marie Letting Loose – Alyndabear
Coming Up -
We get the house keys tomorrow but don’t ya’all worry, I have this entire week already written. Well, most of it. On Tuesday we’re going to talk about no follow blogs, and on Wednesday the Hump Day Hmm topic is Values. There’s also a guest post from someone special coming up on Thursday.
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