This was the Week that Was, Vol. 20

Another week is in the books. Let’s take a look back, shall we? 😉

Posts I liked

  • As a result of my post about cooking with wine, Cugat put together some great recommendations for wines, with text from the Penna. Liquor Control Board – Wine wine wine and More wine; Some good stuff there 😉
  • From the Reader Appreciation Project, Ronald discusses whether The Criteria for being a Pro Blogger is money – I’d say that if you’re making a bit of money on the side from a blgo, you’re not a professional. However, if you’re in it just for the money, then the answer would be different.
  • The next couple of items are from Duncan’s TV Ad Land. First off is a brilliant arrangement of the famous Aussie ad music for Victoria Bitter, written for VB stubbies, and performed by the Melbourne Symphony and Orchestra Victoria VB Sweet Symphony
  • With the Aussie cricket season beginning in just two days (first test Aus v. SL starts 6 PM Wednesday from Brisbane), Ford have launched their ads for the summer – the Ford Backyard Series Cricket
  • From another of my favourite video sites,, there’s a clip of Top Gear, where Jeremy Clarkson Takes a spin around BBC Television Centre – if you’ve never seen Top Gear, it’s a bloody excellent show 😉
  • Forest has A bit of a laugh for everyone
  • If you’d installed WordPress before version 2.3, you’ll know that the “sample” blogroll that was included had links to the sites of folks who work on WP. This caused their Technorati ranks to go way out of whack. Donncha’s ranking got noticed which got him to the top of a list of Irish blogs, undeservedly (as he quickly points out 😉 )
  • From the Road Less Travelled Blog, a couple of clips from the ABC’s Foreign Correspondent: Kopi Luwack and Deadly Injustice in the USA

NaBloPoMo posts I’ve liked

  • From A Day in the life…, real stories from real children: Boobs in Toyland. Little Johnny’s got the right idea 😉
  • On a more serious note, from A Doggy’s Life comes this story about losing pets, and a really nice poem – grief, reprised

NaBloPoMo Blogs added to my reader, both photo blogs (for the most part 🙂 ) –

New blogs this week in the US Blogs community at BumpZEE


  • passed my driving test – if you did, congrats! 🙂 Mine’s scheduled for December 4th…
  • what settings do you find walking fern s? – Uh, set tasers to stun? Or possibly, “not run”? I seriously don’t know… 😉
  • using google calendar for college – I used office calendar for college. It worked decently.
  • change tictac blue header – You can so do that! I did it on my Blogger blog – you just have to change the address in one of the CSS properties. 🙂
  • did duke ellington go to college? – I don’t think he did; not many folks did go to college in the early 20th century. However, looking through some of the higher results on the search, he did get an honorary degree from Berklee in 1971

This week around the blog, I talked about a Halloween “tradition”, then I didn’t volunteer, but still worked. I’ve also been out Driving.

In the Tuesday Think Tank, I discussed how you can host images online for free, and Snoskred revealed the truth about blog stats.

Coming up this week, I’m continuing the NaBloPoMo commenting challenge, with a goal of 10-15 blogs per day. Also, coming up tomorrow, we start a HTML focus in the Tuesday Think Tank. I’ll be looking at more advanced items, and Snos will be looking at more essential pieces of HTML.

‘Til next week y’all! 😉

6 thoughts on “This was the Week that Was, Vol. 20

  1. Sephyroth,

    Thanks for weighing in on my post. I’ve never been in it 100% for money, so I’m not sure what I’d call myself if I were. But I’d hesitate to call someone who is 100% in it for money a professional. There are many such people I deal with, and not all are professionals, even if they make 100k+ a year.

  2. Hi Sephyroth

    Just curious to know how you found my Road Less Travelled Blog considering that your about us page says you live in Wisconsin

    Did you previously live in Australia?

  3. Forest – Not a problem! I liked it 🙂

    Ronald – I’d think that the “accurate” term for that might be “Blogger for Hire”? But that is just me 🙂 But I agree, just because you get money, it doesn’t make you a professional.

    Jay – Hehe! 🙂 I don’t think you’d get to the bus station on the cash prizes I don’t give out 😉

    Neerav – I’d seen your blog reviewed on Snoskred’s site, but the thing that brought me over to your site on that day was it being listed on a “secret” list of blogs that are dofollow. It was on there along with my site, but I asked for my link to be removed – especially considering that it’d be a great vehicle for spammers…

    Thanks y’all! 😉

  4. Yeah I know my sites are on those “secret dofollow lists” but copies of those lists exist on so many sites that it’s not worth bothering to ask for removal

    Anyway most of the comment spam I get is automated so it gets caught by Akismet

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