Ridding the internet of ugly blogs one blog at a time!

Sunday, October 30, 2005

New Blogs are easy. Good new blogs are hard.

The title says it all, I think. It's hard to burst onto the scene with a blog that is both interesting and well written. New bloggers tend to write long diatribes that are unorganized and poorly written. There are those who will write multiple short entries that are still unorganized and poorly written.
I set out today on an internet journey for a new blog that was worthy of a pat on the back. I had very low standards for qualifying blogs: the blog must be no older than three months, no typos, pictures must be included, and the stories had to be interesting. (This is pretty much the criteria I have for most books that I buy.)
I actually found one. Bo Ba Log is funny, well written and has pictures. Granted, they're pictures of contortionist, but that's what makes them interesting. I'm not sure why Jim Bo uses pictures of contortionists. Maybe he buried the explaination deep inside his blog. Stop by and check it out.

Friday, October 28, 2005

The Erin O'Brien Owner's Manual for Human Beings

Her brother wrote the book Leaving Las Vegas, she is a published author as well. She is very funny though and I find myslef compelled to read everything she writes despite the fact that she hasn't written all that much.

I love the blogosphere because of it's unique ability to allow you to meet so many new people with very little effort. A few laughs here, a new relationship there and your life is suddenly more fulfilling - and if not your life, at least your job - if you sit in front of a computer like a great many of us blog addicts do.

Click on the Title of this post to check out her site!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Can I welcome myself to the Blog Patrol?

Thank you for the invite Eddo!

In honor of my first post I am gonna break it down some!!!


Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Fast Eddie's Bullet

A recent favorite read of mine is Fast Eddie's Bullet. Fast Eddie is not his name, his name is Len, I don't know why he titled his blog Fast Eddie's Bullet, but now that he has that name and my name is Eddie then I want that name as well as Posted Note.

Anyway, Len is a great writer, a great blogger, and he is married to the delightful Amberbamberboo. Go read both of their sites and tell them the Blog Patrol sent you.

Also, Len pointed out these statistics that he pulled from Technorati.
  • As of October 2005, Technorati is now tracking 19.6 Million weblogs
  • The total number of weblogs tracked continues to double about every 5 months
  • The blogosphere is now over 30 times as big as it was 3 years ago, with no signs of letup in growth
  • About 70,000 new weblogs are created every day
  • Around one new weblog is created every second
  • 2% - 8% of new weblogs per day are fake or spam weblogs
  • Between 700,000 and 1.3 Million posts are made each day
  • About 33,000 posts are created per hour, or 9.2 posts per second
  • An additional 5.8% of posts (or about 50,000 posts/day) seen each day are from spam or fake blogs, on average

Blogging is the future people. If you ain't blogging, you ain't cool.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Self-serving post

So it's been a few weeks, nay, months, since I last posted on the infamous pages of PostedNote. I'm sure my abscence was noted and my speedy return awaited with baited breath. Unfortunately, this is not going to be a post of my usual calibre.
A little self-serving announcment. I've finally gotten my own domain name. While it took Eddo a few days to get the spelling right (it took me even longer, something like three years), I've noticed most of the links are still outdated. So here's your chance, to not only visit, in my humble opinion, a great site, but also to capture my link for a future visit.
Not every post is a great gem of wisdom to live by, more often than not, you'll find something to laugh about and, occassionally, something to cry about. So come by and join me for a laugh or a rant. I promise you won't be disappointed. If you are, you're standards are way too high.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

God Blogs

There are an overwhelming number of reason's to blog. Some of them are to share photos, illustrations, videos, and other forms of creative artwork. I've seen some great blogs that were instructional, I would call them, "How-to" blogs. The majority of blogs seem to be about self-expression and lately I have seen more and more "God Blogs".

What is a God Blog?

A God Blog is a blog that is not about talking about yourself so much as it is about talking about God and religion. Catholic priests are now using blogging as a way to journal. Pastors are writing devotional's online, and regular Joe's and Jane's are sharing their walk with God with hopes to reach out to others.

When it comes to God, I encourage blogging about him, but at the same time to always be respectful of other's beliefs.

One of Covey's seven habits of highly effective people is that "first you have to listen before you can expect to be heard." Don't expect people to just believe in God because you do, and don't treat them like they are stupid if they believe something different. You don't change people's ideas and beliefs over night, and you don't change them just by telling them over and over that they are wrong, you have to help them to see that your way is right - and you better have some good info to back it up.

That's all for today - Remember to Love thy Neighbor!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Blog Hiatus

Sometimes people get into blogging for the wrong reasons. Like any hobby, blogging is something that you do for yourself. You should not blog to impress a girl or guy, to make money, or to get fired from your job. All these things may result indirectly from your blog, but they should not be the reason for its existence.

Lately I see people more and more taking a blog hiatus or a sabbatical from their blogging. Why? Isn't a blog a retreat from the everyday? Shouldn't your blog be your escape? Why are you trying to escape from your blog?

I have to wonder when I see people not blogging what their motives are. I often feel that they are being passive aggressive, they are trying to get their readers to scream out, "We need you, please keep blogging, we can't live without you, you are the reason for my existence!"

Here I have to borrow a phrase from Dr. Phil - "Get Real People!" There are millions of blogs out there and so if you stop blogging your readers will just pop over to another blog and fill that void in their life.

If you decide to stop blogging because you fear for your life, then you probably divulged too much information. You should never post your Social Security Number, Address, phone number, date of birth, and credit card information online! Dummy! There are crazies out there and they will stalk you if you give them an opportunity - so don't!

And lastly, if you feel like you are addicted to blogging then that is just stupid, there is no such thing as blogging too much. Just tell your wife, your children, and your friends that you will spend much more time getting to know them if they start a blog of their own! Trust me, I have learned so much more about my close friends and family through their blogs. There really is no need for face-to-face communication, no need, just tell your friends to shut up and blog!

So in conclusion, there is never a reason for a blog hiatus unless you are running for your life, and even then you can stop in an internet cafe and post smething every once in a while.