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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Blogs are Powerful

If you think that your blog isn't being heard, then think again. Bloggers have a voice and we demand to be heard. The thing about blogging content is that it never goes away. It is nicely archived and indexed by search engines and then what we say is later pulled up when someone searches for something.

See this article for example.

And since blogs are a great way to communicate to the world then I think it is important to communicate the fact that Villas at Chase Oaks apartment are a nightmare. I have 2 more rent payments and 3 more months until I can escape from this prison. The walls are so thin that I can hear my neighbors snoring through them. Every step they take is loud and on occasion the entire apartment seems to shake when they walk. If you do make the mistake and move into this hell hole, then be sure to get a top floor apartment so that you can be the annoyance to your neighbors and not the other way around.

Also, if you move here, be sure to lock your car or it will get stolen, heck, it might get stolen anyway or the windows might get smashed for no reason. And if you like poor management then this is definitely the place for you.

Villas at Chase Oaks suck!

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Marry Me... 101 Reasons

Turn your blog into a book like I did!

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Click on the title of this blog post and you can purchase a copy or you can click here!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eddie Renz looks at dating and relationships in a new way. Marry Me… 101 Reasons is a romantic guide for men, a romantic treasure for women. Available now at Lulu.com

PLANO, TX—AUGUST 23, 2006— Eddie Renz wows men and women with a hilarious book that is intended to help him find his soul mate. With over 101 Reasons, why is he still not married? Read the book and you’ll be asking yourself the same question.

Marry Me… 101 Reasons is more than a coffee table book, it is a romantic feast that is sure to please the palate. You will luxuriate in its humor and bask in the after glow of the post coital-like bliss. Okay, that might be overstating it a bit, but you will love it. The book has over 25 illustrations that help add to the reader’s enjoyment.

Eddie Renz wrote Marry Me… 101 Reasons to help men and women learn how to treat each other better. Eddie feels that women normally sacrifice the most in a relationship, but not anymore. With this book, men and women don’t have to sacrifice anymore, it’s not a sacrifice when you are enjoying it. Marry Me… 101 Reasons is available for purchase at http://www.lulu.com/eddo some might say, “it is like chocolate in a room full of bran.”

“Women want men to be men,” said Eddie Renz. “But they still want them to be loving, understanding and kind. That is what this book is all about.”

Link to Publication: http://www.lulu.com/eddo

ABOUT AUTHOR
Eddie Renz is a dancer for the Dallas Mavericks and an avid blogger. His ideas about relationships stem from actually listening to women, watching his parents, and 3 years of working for Song of Solomon relationship conferences.



MEDIA CONTACT: Eddie Renz, eddo at postednote.com

Friday, June 02, 2006

Why does everyone love MYSPACE?

After 6 years of successful blogging I have decided to title myself "Supreme Blogger Extraordinaire". That is the great thing about owning a blog, you can say whatever you want - it is your blog.

Now, my point about being the SBE is that as an SBE I know what good blogging is and what good blogging isn't. I also happen to know a thing or two about functionality and design and with that knowledge I can deduce that MYSPACE is a crap basket. MYSPACE is an unorganized hodge-podge that could have been amazing. The idea to put your music, photographs, blog, etc all in one space is genius, but having an unorganized ad-ridden way of doing it is elementary at best.

So yes, I have a MYSPACE, but I never update it.

I also have tried Moveable Type and Typepad by Sixapart which are like the super professional versions of blogging and online publishing tools. Yes, you get better organization and more control over your data, but because of the way the site template is created your ability to control the design is limited. With blogger, you may not have the ability to organize your archives by category, but blogger organizes them for you by month and if you really want to find out if I have written about Chocoloate on Posted Note then all you have to do is Google the words chocolate and posted note at the same time and Voila! all the posts I have written about chocolate are going to come up on my site.

So my vote still goes to Blogger for blogging ease of use and MYSPACE gets no votes due to it's unsophisticated layout, poor engineering, and overuse of annoying advertisements.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Blogs Can Hurt

Um, Can I get a show of hands from all the people that have said something on their blog and then regretted it later?

Okay, that's what I thought, about half of you...

You would have thought by now that I would have learned. The first instance of blog pain that I caused was with a fellow blogger who thought I was talking about his site when I posted a blog titled, "Your site is Ugly and Boring." The post wasn't directed at anyone - REALLY - and it was just a joke to get a few people riled up. It did it's job well.

Subsequent comments on that post, and other posts that I wrote continued to make this user think that I was talking about him and his site. Simple mistake, big problem. I was later blasted on his site with an enumerated lists of all the reasons why I sucked. I was shocked, apalled, hurt, mortified, indignant, emotional, confused - all the things you feel when you are stabbed in the back by someone that you trust. Later there were many apologies and the air was cleared, but that didn't change the fact that people were hurt by a simple blog post.

Later I had a chance to meet 2 perfect strangers. A girl emailed me and wanted to meet - I agreed, she brought a friend, I didn't get along with the friend. I wrote a post that I really thought wasn't that harsh, but sometimes blog posts are interpreted wrong and so you have to be careful what you write. Even after I apologized this person continued to attack me, but I probably deserved some of it.

Then recently I wrote a passive-aggressive post, which by the way is the worst type of post, which really hurt a close friend and 1/2 of me was joking when I wrote the post but the other half was being mean and trying to prove a point - a really stupid point at that and it ended up being much worse than I expected and I felt like a real heel afterward. It was very humbling having to go and apologize, but I needed to be humbled.

So, after blogging now for 6 years I think I have pretty much learned what to do and what not to do when it comes to blogging and one of the "What Not to Do's" would be to say something in a blog that could be hurtful. Have the balls to say it to the person's face, or at least in a direct email, don't blast it on your blog for the world to read. Blogs are great for showing your own dirty laundry, but there is no need to include other's as well.