About That Problogger Top 5 Writing Project…

It was fascinating to watch the uphill climb of the numbers for my blog. All of it, okay most of it, was just because I participated. Out of 893 participants only a handful decided to share the list and provide links for people to follow. I just watched.

After thinking about it, I decided I wanted to do something a little different. I just watched and waited for the dust to settle. (That’s another way of saying there has been little activity around here because I have been sick, but we won’t talk about that part.)

After the dust settled, I wanted to do something different for the people that actually took the time to share the love. These are the people that try to be a part of the blogosphere ohana (ohana is the Hawaiian word for family).

I thought it would be nice to just add a little bit more than just their address. So, here are all the darlings that shared link love with me and the other 892 entrants! Ready? Set? GO VISIT! Please?

Glen Johnson describes his blog as the “Musings of one man trying to dissect the black community.” Glen’s blog is just that but, that’s not all. It is a collection of different things that make up a nice comfortable and informational read!

Joe, the Happy Burro, captions his site as “intelligent facts. brilliant ideas.” He himself specializes in performance management, corporate strategy and employee engagement. Guess what? He does just that and takes it quite seriously, thank you very much!

Perfection Consulting tells us to never settle for anything less than perfect. Their introduction shares with us that they are “a business planning and marketing agency that utilizes innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to grow your business!” They also have a presence on MySpace which lends a little more credibility and less negativity to MySpace than I have had in recent months!

Travis Eneix has a blog that is, in true blog fashion, an eclectic collection of thoughts and ideas about all kinds of things. His entry phrase to his blog says, “The following things are of interest to me, and perhaps to some of you as well.” His marker in Technorati tags him as talking about… well, a little of everything!

Darren Rowse himself needs little help from the likes of someone like me but, he shared (more than once) and he made it possible for all of us to begin with, so, I need to show Problogger.net the same gratitude as the others. Uh, and then some! Darren is a highly-respected role model for other bloggers. He has been there, done that and he’s not afraid to share. I have not seen bad press about him but he seems to think that there is some. I haven’t been around the blogosphere long enough to know. Yo, Darren, don’t want to believe your own press? My advice to you (me giving you advice, don’t you love it?!?) is to believe the complimentary stuff and forget the rest. To hell with ’em! When you feel “grumpy” check the balance in your bank account and get over it! Oh, and thanks for sharing and teaching!

Quais Waseeq describes himself as a marketing student and a casual blogger. Quais shares some of my sentiments and frustrations. His entry into the Top 5 writing project about the top five muscle cars has some nice pictures. His name is pronounced like kais, not kwais — he wanted us to know! I did think it would be pronounced like kwais so now I know better. Thanks Quais for sharing the links!

Keith at Techie Buzz urges his readers to “know your technology head on.” I like his writing and he’s got some interesting stuff to chat about on his blog!

Plus6.com… a personal finance blog also took the time to share the links with the world. This is a finance blogger who is young (biologically) but has a lot to say! A good place to visit and check out the links on this blog too!

Liz the juice fairy at juicefairy.com has a selection of fun looking posts on her blog. I love the header on her site with the strawberry dipped in chocolate. It’s a girly place but it’s cute nonetheless!

Tom at Runningmonkeys has a definite place in my heart! I used to be an avid runner, stopped for about 20 years and took up smoking. I quit smoking three years ago and started running again. As usual, life gets in the way and I don’t have the distance I used to, but, I still love it! Hey Tom, I’m attempting a half marathon next month. Any advice for the out of condition runner? This is a must visit for runners!

Madhur Kapoor has a Technology Gaming blog. This nice young man makes a very good point. He talks about how he has to stay up late (like until 3 am or so) because there aren’t enough hours during the day to do what he wants to do! I can relate!

Okay, I’m hopeless on this one. I don’t understand the language. Sorry, Wissen belastet! But, I’m including you anyway! Thank you for posting the list.

Marco Richter at FitForFreedom blogs about achieving financial freedom. Now there’s something that we all need! Marco shared the list with the world too!

Kyle at KylesCove shares technology information with us on his blog. There are different topics so there’s sure to be something for every visitor!

Little Jester at Jestertunes also shared the list of participants. This is a cute site based mostly on music-related topics. Love the name, love the cute graphics and love the colors! Nice.

At Tech Lemming you can probably find out all about the latest techie gadget. I can’t even figure out what the names of those gadgets mean! Ya gotta love the people keeping up with technology!

Origin at Mostly Photography says that, “Photography is about Life, The Universe, and Everything.” This photographer talks us through the photographic art on his site. I like that. I think you will too!

At My Life With IT we’ve got us another IT expert! This is a lot of techie people in one writing project! They all approach it from different angles which is interesting. This one takes the human approach!

Rehuel at Blogging Notes is one of those people who like to share link love. This blog is made up of a variety of “Notes” but it remains cohesive somehow. The current focus for Rehuel is tourism. Something that Honolulu is very familiar with!

At aczafra.com, there’s personality in the “voice.” Anything Webby “from a librarian’s point of view” has gotta be good! It’s an interesting mix to be sure!

So, out of 893 entries in Darren’s contest only twenty saw fit to share the list with the world. Hmmm… well, the list was long, I will give the others that, hey, I’m not among the twenty, but… that’s all?

Anyway, I feel these guys deserve what little pathetic nudge I can send their way! Thanks for sharing guys! Love ya!

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tom O'Leary // May 16, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    Thanks for the mention, it is much appreciated.

    As for advice with your half marathon…get out there and enjoy it. Leave your watch at home and make some friends along the run.
    Thanks again

  • 2 Evelyn // May 16, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    Thanks for dropping by, Tom! The advice is much appreciated too! I don’t know about being without my watch, but having fun and making friends sounds good! I promise to let everyone know how it goes! This is the first year for this particular fund-raising event. It’s a first for me too! 🙂 I’ve done 8 miles but 13 is going to be a piece of work! I’m looking forward to it though!

  • 3 Vern // May 19, 2007 at 4:25 am

    Hi Evelyn, So, you are a runner? I just posted a few things about running at my blog, maybe you’d have a look. Today in fact, I just posted 27 reasons why I love to run! I’m moving back to Hawaii here shortly from Thailand and trying to get reconnected with things there. I found your blog and it’s well put together, I’m glad I did. Hope you enjoy the running articles… : )

  • 4 Evelyn // May 19, 2007 at 8:37 am

    Hi Vern! This is exciting news! Did you check out Tom’s site at Runningmonkeys.com? I am trying to bring myself back into some kind of real ability but it’s difficult without a lot of open road where I am. You can check out the Maui blog off to the right or you can check out 365 days of advertising whom I’m sure you already know from the picture of his beautiful wife on MyBlogLog. He’s on Oahu like me. Of course you know Erik which is how I found your site! I think I’ll do a little post about up and coming running things. Tomorrow is the Honolulu Triathlon! Traffic is going to be fun. I will be sure to check out your article! Thank you for posting, visiting and leaving your comment! Let me be the first to say, welcome home! That’s a little in advance. 🙂

  • 5 Vern // May 21, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    I like the runningmonkeys – will join feed. I will go look now at the maui blog. I’m not sure where I’ll end up – Oahu or Maui. Maui is really a special place, but Oahu is more commercial. More realistic chance of landing a position I want there. Oh, and forget about becoming some incredible runner with ability – who cares? do it for fun… It’s just FUN! ;p

  • 6 Evelyn // May 21, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    Hi Vern! I’m not worried about becoming a runner with great ability. I just want to accomplish what I did so many years ago and be able to breathe through it all. 🙂

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