Weekly Wrap Up 02/09/07

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.

The Serious
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 Useful
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 Self-Improving
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. ;)

Foodies -

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 -

This week we were blessed with two wonderful guest posters – River and Dorothy from Grammology. Thank you both so much for taking the time to contribute a guest post. I appreciate it!

The Hump Day Hmm this week was about School. I spoke about Blog Design – Open Your Eyes on Think Tank Tuesday, and on Monday I gave you a few Blog Hints. There was also A Moving Update.

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 Got My Attention when he tagged a post with my name, which appeared in my google alerts!

Kirsten responded to my post Am I A Good Blogger? with this post I Am A Good 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 -

Let’s look back at some of the men I love to watch – Christian SlaterRob LoweMorten Harket.

Blogs Added To The Sidebar -

  • Lightening’s thoughts, musings and happenings
  • vaguetarian tea room
  • 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 + EntrepreneurshipMeanwhile, Back at the RanchKeyword Elite | Keyword PPC Campaign SoftwareBare Bones GardeningAnimal Art: Pet Portraits and Wildlife Art by Michelle WrightonArt by MichelleSLOz: Australia’s Second Life News Source Life in Black and WhiteKelly Marie Letting LooseAlyndabear

    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.

    m4s0n501

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    12 comments:

    1. Dorothy, 2. September 2007, 13:52

      How in the world do you get so much done with such ease? I’d be stressing at the hospital emergency room…..

      Thanks for the mention..it was my pleasure…hope you’ll send a post to me…pick any subject..

      Regards, Dorothy from grammology
      http://grammology.com

       
    2. teeni, 2. September 2007, 14:42

      Wow! Thank you for adding me as a new blog that you are reading in your sidebar! I have the utmost respect for you (as I do all the bloggers that I’ve “met” through Opal – she is a gem!) I’m pretty new to blogging but I’m trying to catch on so I’ll be lurking AND commenting and learning from all you great bloggers that I’ve been fortunate enough to run into! Thanks again! ;)

       
    3. River, 2. September 2007, 15:59

      Now you get all the fun of unpacking all those boxes and trying to fit your stuff into cabinets that are often too small or too large or even too few. And no small children to take all the empty boxes outside and play for hours while you get on with sorting said cabinets.

       
    4. Kirsten, 2. September 2007, 17:26

      Thanks for the link – and the award! I only wish I had as much time as you do to put into my blog.

       
    5. Daisy, 2. September 2007, 19:29

      As usual, a very informative wrap up. I always learn something, or find a helpful tool. I found some hidden links in my blog after I read the instructions on how to check my blog. Thanks for including me in your round up.

      Good luck with the move!

       
    6. tornwordo, 2. September 2007, 20:18

      So many great links this week. And thanks for the shout out! I really liked that oneman’s goal site and added him to my feeds.

       
    7. Julie, 2. September 2007, 23:08

      Snos, thanks for linking to one of my posts, and thanks for the award. I hope the move goes well. Off to search for hidden links in my blog now…

       
    8. Mark, 3. September 2007, 0:02

      Hey Snoskred, thanks for including me in your list. I recall your request last week (or maybe the week before?) about such a thing. Sorry I couldn’t get around to it. Work has been keeping me very busy these past few weeks and it’s become a struggle managing my at-home to-do list.

       
    9. Steven Snell, 3. September 2007, 9:08

      Thanks for the link to my article 9 Essential Tools for Bloggers.

       
    10. Kin, 3. September 2007, 11:37

      My goodness, once again a magnificent wrap up :) I seriously need an hour to sit down with these and go through and get on top of everything.

       
    11. Snoskred, 3. September 2007, 20:05

      Dorothy – Time management, and being a very fast typist. ;) When we’re all settled in, I’ll put together something for you. ;) thanks for the invitation!

      Teeni – Your blog is great, I’m enjoying it plenty! ;)

      River – I am looking forward to unpacking but even better once that is done I am looking forward to relaxing! ;)

      Kirsten – I do spend quite a bit of time on it but nowhere near as much as I previously did. I’m just finding better ways of managing my time these days. :)

      Daisy – A hidden link in your blog? Those blog template creators are evil, hiding stuff all over the place! ;) It is almost as bad as dogs burying bones! ;)

      Tornwordo – You’re welcome! – One Man’s Goal has been a favourite of mine for a while now. ;)

      Julie – You’re welcome! I’m hoping it goes well too.. :)

      Mark – it happens to the best of us, there’s always something I forget. ;)

      Steven – You’re welcome ;) Great article!

      Kin – I did contemplate taking the blogging out of it again but I thought it wasn’t too long in the end. ;)

      Thanks for the comments all! ;)

      Snoskred
      http://www.snoskred.org/

       
    12. Lavender, 4. September 2007, 10:45

      Excellent wrap up as usual Snoskred! Wishing you best of luck for a smooth transition to the new digs this week!