Tuesday, January 30, 2007


I know that we have a lot of Mommy blogs on the blogroll, so I thought you might be interested in this:
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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #27 What I've Learned From Blogging

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Let me know if I forgot your entry. If you want to participate, email me. We will not be having a theme Carnival next week, so you can email me any kind of post you want.

Julie avoided blogging in the past because she didn't understand it it. She's learned how therapeutic it can be.

Rebecca hasn't learned much from blogging, but Ms. Dewey sure is teaching her a lot!

Debi: "List of What I've Learned from Blogging"

Mary talks about where to draw the line in the weirdness department in Everything I needed to know, I learned from blogging.

Skittles: "It's about discovering what I say can be of interest and about friendships I've made. "

CyberCelt of CoolAdzine for Marketers blog shares What I Have Learned From Blogging. This is an updated and expanded version of her first submission to the Carnival of Blogging Chicks.

Michele from Reformed Chicks Blabbing celebrated her first year of blogging this month and she writes of the things she's learned from blogging.

Swampwitch at Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes has posted the Top Ten Things She's Learned NOT to Post on Her Blog.

Gattina: "How I started with "next blog" and going further I found out that it is really amazing what different kind of subjects bloggers are writing about, sometimes really for a psychiatrist." (warning: graphic cartoon)

The Pink Flamingo is up and running with a Top Ten 10 Things I've Learned From Blogging - including how to talk to Windstream Telecom techies. (It's at the bottom of the post.)

Erin: "I basically wrote about how I feel like blogging has given me great friends and it's so therapeutic!"

Irene: What I've learned from blogging


Saturday, January 27, 2007

Canrival tomorrow

There is a theme, "What you've learned from blogging." Please email me a description and a link to the post by midnight (EST). Next week, not theme.


Thursday, January 25, 2007

Switching to Beta Blogger

I know that it's no longer called Beta but for the purposes of this post, I'm calling it that. I've gotten a number of emails from people who have switched from Blogger to Beta and then lose the blogroll in the switch. I have no problem resending the code but I'm concerned that you might not remember everything that you had in your sidebar, so I thought I would offer a suggestion. Before you switch save your template by copying it into a text program like Notepad. Then you can copy the code from your sidebar to your new blog.

If you switched recently before you saved a copy of your template, you could Google your blog name, then select "Cached." BTW, this is a good trick to use if you messed up your sidebar and didn't back it up recently, an old copy of your blog is still available via Google (that's what "cached" means). This happened to me recently, I had made some additions to my sidebar a couple weeks previously and I went to replace a comment in my sidebar, not knowing that my stupid touchpad had selected everything below the comment and I deleted everything and then saved my template without verifying that it was ok. I was able to get the code back by googling my blog, then selecting "Cached" and then right click on mouse and select "View Page Source" from the menu. Then I just copied the sidebar material that was missing.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #26

If I forgot your entry, please email me and let me know. Please don't forget to link to the Carnival. If you want to submit an entry, email me today and I will include it.

Talia from the Centre for Emotional Well-Being asks ‘Is the cure worse than the illness?’ in part 1 of this 2 part blog post on taking antidepressants for depression, anxiety and bipolar illness.

Laurel Wreath wants to know, why do I have to be thankful in all things.

LeftCoastOnlooker wants you to know her f-i-l is one of the special people we sometimes get the privelege of having in our lives, and she invites you to play a game with her students!

Rebecca describes her first (and only) real relationship and why it was such a flop.

Michelle from scribbit: You Have to Know the Right Question to Ask.

Virginia explains why Spellchecker is your friend—and her one exception to this rule.

CyberCelt of Texas RV Travel blog hopes to make a small difference in the world by making more people aware of the plight of the people of Darfur. Will you Help The People of Darfur?

Mary (mert) starts the "story of us" in part one of You had me at "you kind of annoy me", in which she sets the back drop for meeting her future husband.

According to Lisa, "You can never have too many cell phones – or keys...."

anna blogs about her quite home.

Michele of Reformed Chicks Blabbing asks the question: "Since when are SAHM considered trophy wives?"

Malissa at Malissa's Merry Go Round says "You know you're from Wisconsin if..."

Gattina: "My post for blogging chicks is called: Using a Computer at 6o? The fear so many elder women have to touch a computer."

SJ Reidhead from The Pink Flamingo says, "I have a question: What is your Greatest Treasure? Check today's Pink Flamingo for more. I would love to hear from you about it."

Lucy from An Ordinary Mom shares some witty observations from her 5 year old daughter.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Reminder: there is a Carnival tomorrow

Don't forget to send in your entry.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

No theme this week for the Carnival

Submit what you want. Make sure you send me a description and your url for the post. Next week we will be having a theme, what you learned from blogging.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The headlines are up!

I was able to put up all seven of the headlines, so there is no one on the waiting list. If you want to be the first one displayed in a month, email me.

We have the 5!

Five (actually six) bloggers have already responded but you can still email your url so that you can be on the waiting lists, I will tell you what number you are so that you know when your headlines will be up on the Metablog. You don't have to install the Metablog headlines while you are waiting. I will email you in a month to remind to install it. If I get the headlines up tonight, then they will be up until Feb. 17.

Don't be bummed if you didn't make it, I have something else in the works to help promote your blog. I will try to get it ready to announce this week, next week at the latest. :-)

An Advertising Offer

I mention that I would be offering you an opportunity to advertise your headlines on the sidebar of the Metablog. The first five people who install the following code on their sidebar and email me their url, will be put on the sidebar of the Metablog for a month.

And the rest will be put on a waiting list and the next five will be displayed for two weeks at the end of the month. And when we have gone through the list, we will start back at the beginning and work through the list. I will continually add new people to the list if you want to join later. You only have to display the Blogging Chicks headlines while we are displaying your headlines. Look at it as a reciprocal headlines exchange. I only have one caveat and that is you refrain from swearing in your headline (just in the headline) during the time that you are displayed here.

Now, anyone who wants to know what's been posted at the Metablog (especially what's going on with the Carnival and something else that I will be announcing this week that would benefit your readers) might want to add the code to your sidebar.

Another way to be informed about what's going on here, at the Metablog is to subscribe to our feed, either by email or one of your favorite RSS readers. There is a form and a chicklet in the sidebar. I plan to post more informational stuff here, so you might want to keep checking back.

If anyone has problems installing the code, email me.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #25

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingSorry the Carnival was late this morning, I fell asleep last night before the deadline for the Carnival and this morning I had technical difficulties, someone's blog made Firefox crash. If I forgot your entry, let me know. If you are in the Carnival this week, please make sure you link to it. I will add any late-comers later today.

Updated: Of course I missed one:
Amanda is playing a guessing game on following an unknown path . Can you tell what the photo is of?

Good Night, Friend is a tribute to Swampwitch's Boxer, Junior. Follow Junior on his Memory Walk.

Mama Duck shares why stickers before coffee are a bad, bad thing at Lil Duck Duck

The Wooden Porch: "I once was lost". On Friday, January 12th, two kidnapped boys were found. One had been missing for four days, the other four years.

Anna Venger speaks out on pornography and the continuing double standards for morality in "What's Good for the Goose".

CyberCelt just returned from a two-week Christmas vacation and wants to share it with you on Texas RV Travel blog.

Laurel Wreath tells her son not to grow up too fast.

Why Owlhaven and Snowboarding don't mix.

Gattina: "A little about tourist life at the Red Sea (Egypt)"

In which Rebecca was going to make up a meme ... but didn't.

The Pink Flamingo: I have a whole slew of topics today as we remember Wyatt Earp who died on this day in 1929.

Michele of Life Under the Sun asks "What's in a name?"

Tonight Pamela,The Dust Will Wait, was watching it snow, sitting by the fire.. and she thought about her good friend who has spent her life giving - and how she let Pamela own a piece of a miracle.

Talia: "My blog entry is a review of a book 'I can make you thin' by Paul McKenna"

Julie at Another Chance Ranch has a few Words of Wisdom for you.


Saturday, January 13, 2007

Did you guys forget we are having a Carnival?

There is no theme, so send me a link and description to whatever post you want.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #24 Looking Back or Forward

We're back! We will be having a weekly Carnival here on the Metablog at least through the month of January and probably February. Next week we will not be having a theme so you can enter anything you want. Be sure to check back this week for a special announcement and the opportunity to advertise your blog on the Metablog.

If I forgot your entry, please email me so that I can include it. Please don't forget to link to the Carnival, especially if you are in it.

Michele of Life Under the Sun shares her New Years resolutions and her reason for making them.

MumaJuile reflects on past New Year's resolutions, why they did or did not work, and makes a new resolution for 2007.

Mary from Owlhaven decides some things need to change at her house and writes about The Owlhaven, 2007 Edition

Mama Duck presents Our year in photos.

Amanda takes a pictorial look back at the year 2006 on her blog following an unknown path.

What's Your Vision? Award-winning author and blogger, Tasra Dawson, shares how to create a new vision for 2007. Learn how to make your vision a reality at Lessons from the Scrapbook Page.

Jana's weight loss and exercise resolution - continued from last year.

Gattina says of her post, "I wrote about New Year's Eve in Egypt at the Red Sea. Resolutions are not for me, they come and go lol!"

looks forward to thirteen things to expect in the New Year.

Camy dives into her goals for 2007, including a few writerly things from
her contract.

Welcome to 2007! says Rebecca at Of Making Many Books. She shares 17 resolutions for herself, and one for you.

Talia Mana writes of "The 10 Biggest Mistakes People Make with New Year's Resolutions"

Local Girl at An Island Life is Finally Back Home

God is leading At A Hen's Pace and her family on an uncertain journey this year.

SJ Reidhead of The Pink Flamingo blogs about "The Church in Iraq, Nancy I, and Very Funny Fake Headlines"

Malissa at Malissa's Merry Go Round wraps up 2006 in Blog in Review.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Too much spam!

The daily spam on this blog has finally made me put verification on the posts. I'm sorry, I know that can be a pain but I've had it with deleting the posts each day.


Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Purpose of the Metablog

I thought it might be helpful to repeat the purpose of the Metablog. We have so many new blogs added and I don't think the new people are getting what we are about. The purpose of the Metablog is to advertise the blogs on the blogroll and to that purpose we have Carnivals as well as announcements about any special event on the blogs.

Another purpose of the blogroll is to offer helps and tips on blogging which you will find by clicking on the "Blogging Resources" tab. I will be adding to those resources in the coming weeks before I return to seminary. If you've written a post that you think would be helpful to other bloggers, email the link to me and I will post it on the Metablog, if I think it's helpful.

Also, in the coming weeks I will be offering a way for you to promote your content (as headlines) here on the Metablog, if you promote the content of the Metablog on your blog. Details will follow (eventually :-) You can see an example of what it might look like by checking out the headlines of my blog Life Under the Sun on the sidebar.

Blogging Chicks Carvinal

We will be having a Carnival this week so make sure you get your post written early! I've decided to widen the theme a little bit to include what you're planning to do in the future, either resolutions or future plans for your blog or dieting or vacations or whatever. So, you can either blog about your Christmas/Holiday or your plans for the future. Email me by midnight (EST) on Saturday.

Updated: If you want to do a year in review post, you can submit that as well. So, the theme would be looking back or forward.


Monday, January 01, 2007

Decor Next Door

Here's a great new service, post a picture to their website and ask decorating questions. Plus you can see what others think of your design choices by getting you room rated.