Alltop Catches it “All” in One Net!

Featured in AlltopThat’s all of the Net in one net. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration but if it keeps growing, this description of Alltop may not be so much of an overstatement after all.

In any case, this aggregated conglomeration of informational blogs and news sites just appeared under my nose. A lot of things have just appeared right under my nose recently!

Have you ever been oblivious to your surroundings and suddenly been shaken into the realization of something? Imagine yourself swimming at Hanauma Bay only to suddenly notice you’re swimming alongside a 500-pound manatee — it’s sort of like that.

I Got Into Alltop’s Net

Let me explain. I didn’t put my blog there, but there it was. That in itself was pretty cool. Then I read a little about the site designer, Guy Kawasaki, I looked around at the others listed there with me, and suddenly I found myself feeling just a little overwhelmed! Am I overreacting? I certainly hope not! πŸ™‚

Seriously?  I Got In?Somehow my darling blog earned itself a spot in this neat niche on the Net. While this niche is certainly an ever-expanding one, Homespun Honolulu was actually accepted into this net of niches on the Net! Thanks, Guy!

Hang on, it gets better! There’s one more thing I want to point out. Not only is this an ever-growing Goliath of an Internet Network, but its founder is a published writer and even writes a column for Forbes Magazine! That’s some impressive stuff to put on a resume if I’ve ever heard any!

A Little Personal Opinion

The beauty of Alltop is that, the way it’s organized, you can get a chunk of thoughts, news and opinions right in one spot. I am finding more often than not that it’s actually more beneficial to read the blogs about any given topic. While you might not get all the facts, what you do get, for the most part, is the truth. Readers will read about what’s really happening as seen through the eyes of those who are in the middle of things.

I’m so very tired of sensational journalism. I do love our media and I know the goal is to sell themselves with the juiciest, breaking news but, media guys, give it a rest and leave the fluff to your viewers! Tell us the truth, as much as you know about the truth and leave the embellishments and analysis to the listeners and their own points of view. We want to make up our own minds, based on the facts you provide.

I don’t know what put me up on that soap box but I must say that I was particularly grateful for Alltop’s addition of things I really want to know about and/or understand. What better way to understand the stance, the thinking, and the emotions behind something than to get it from the source? Am I being naive? Maybe.

Aliya at her Evolution blog said it best when she posted:

“Featuring approximately 150-160 Islamic news sites and general bloggery written by Muslims, the site aptly demonstrates that Muslims are a diverse bunch, with a wide spectrum of of views and opinions. In the same vein as the Gallup world polls, it’s the ideal place to go if you find out for yourself what Muslims really think.”

She’s talking about this area of Alltop and I agree and send out thanks to Guy for providing these kinds of educational experiences for those of us who really want to understand and follow the events around the World as they “really” happen and as they relate to us in our own lives.

Alltop shares many links to so many groups of links about related subject matter. Topics may include such things as fashion, celebrities, sports, Macintosh, science, topics about going green, and even automotive sites. Guy himself referred to it appropriately as a “digital magazine rack.” I’m impressed, grateful, and humbled.

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 NEENZ // May 9, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Evelyn,

    It’s always wonderful reading different perspectives on Alltop.com. As a member of the Alltop team, we believe you KICK ASS and are worthy of http://hawaii.alltop.com !

    Aloha,
    NEENZ.

  • 2 Evelyn // May 9, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Thank you, Neenz! That’s very kind. I’m just amazed by how much Alltop is expanding! It’s definitely a great source for information! πŸ™‚

  • 3 Aliya // May 10, 2008 at 1:43 am

    Hi Evelyn,

    Congratulations and welcome to the Alltop community! It’s definitely very cool finding out your blog is featured on Alltop and great for us blog readers who are always on the lookout for new info!

    So I’ll keep an eye on your blog, now I’ve found your corner of the internet…

    Thanks for mentioning my blog too πŸ™‚

    All the best to you,

    Aliya

  • 4 Evelyn // May 10, 2008 at 6:07 am

    Hi Aliya! Thank you for saying what I was thinking! πŸ™‚ Now that I think about it, bloggers are crippling the mainstream media’s ability to manipulate the populace with their propaganda — political or otherwise!

    There are so many places and so many people that I have learned more about and look at so differently since I have joined the Blogosphere. Hey, now there’s a good idea for a post: “Bloggers Open the International Lines of Communication!” It’s all about the people!

  • 5 HawaiiVacationGifts // May 11, 2008 at 4:58 am

    Congratulations Evelyn! I first heard of Alltop from your recent blog carnival:)

  • 6 Evelyn // May 11, 2008 at 6:17 am

    I was very happy they were part of the most recent Carnival of Aloha, HVG! The submission of that post from Neenz was very much appreciated!

  • 7 Keahi Pelayo // May 11, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Thanks for the insight on Alltop, I will check it out.
    Aloha,
    Keahi

  • 8 Evelyn // May 11, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Hi Keahi! Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment! I think it just may be worth looking into for you! Stop by often! πŸ™‚

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