Posts Tagged ‘blogging’
The word kunoichi means ninja and may be derived from characters meaning ’woman’ and ‘overpowered’–see: Kunoichi.
Today, for the first time in a while, I attempted to blog a bit on one of my Blogger blogs–Two Hours You’ll Never Get Back– but I found it overpowered by kunoichi dot info so now I’m wondering if anyone else has suffered a similar experience?
Though I’ve not had much time for blogging recently other than Political Astrology topics, I was quite fond of ’2 Hours’ and hope that Google’s Blogger division will do something very soon about this irritating situation. Surely the Great Google can do that!
Though I’ve been blogging since 2005, there are no illusions here as to whether my years of blogging have magically turned me into a journalist (they haven’t–plus, no paycheck for blogging going on around here), and I want to spotlight this story about a Seattle District Judge who ruled against a blogger, Crystal Cox, and leveled a $2.5 million decision against her.
As the 99% would expect, the judgment was in favor of the corporate litigant and against an individual citizen who was spreading inconvenient info!
The question, Are bloggers journalists? has grown whiskers and gone gray around the muzzle but it’s still on the reptilian minds of big gorilla corporations–and the US government–so if you’re a blogger or care about one, you may want to snoop like a journalist into the rest of the story.
Additionally, there are the concepts of citizen journalism and user generated content made possible by the rise of the Internet.
Where do you stand on these issues? Get it off your chest by answering the poll (up to 3 choices) or add your opinion in a comment.
Oh, and…blog on, everyone!
At last! My friend in New York, Robert Ellman of the Intrepid Liberal Journal blog, has recently communicated to his blog’s readers who have been missing him for several weeks. After our many emails and comments, there’s news from the author himself.
Click and allow Mr. Ellman to explain himself and do check out his blog’s many excellent articles and interview podcasts if you haven’t already. I’ve been missing his insights into Politics and hope he returns to blogging soon.
Ever wondered why spammers leave those gibberish-laden comments filled with links, keywords, and chicken-scratch idiocies on your blog?
Here’s the clearest explanation (exspamation?) I’ve found yet and it makes perfect sense once you think about it.
Now WordPress is The Best at keeping out spammers, agreed, yet most of my blogs are hosted on Blogger, aka Blogspot. Can Comment Moderation be far behind? Spammers count on our not bothering to moderate the ‘comments’ they leave on older posts, so constant comment vigilance is a necessity.
Yet even here on WP spams occasionally get through filters so you WordPressers out there may find useful the above-linked article which I shall now file in your ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’ category!
Yesterday I was happy to notice that this blog’s total page views hit and surpassed 250,000.
Today the count is back to 249,770 as of 10:45 am edt. (You’d think it was morphing political poll numbers or something!)
Astrology Mundo has had the same mystery pv slippage and this is at least the second time pvs have dissolved here so what’s up, WordPress?
How high can you count?!!
Update June 11: Yayy! Total pv count now 250,+++ and holding!
Just a brief heads-up that Jude’s Threshold has a new category added: Spiritual Things.
Is It the Jupiter/Neptune Conjunction of May 27?
An unusually buoyant feeling overcame me while adding it…an open sense of exploration and expansion…yet there’s only one link there now (you probably can’t guess what it is); therefore what else may belong under the Spiritual Things category is my guess as much as yours!
Jupiter = expansion; ideologies; religions; The Hierophant.
Neptune = the web, spirituality; the urge to merge; the Divine Source, the Vortex.
And Chiron, the Wounded Healer, is traveling with Jupiter and Neptune now, along with asteroid Pandora, ‘curiosity; wanting to Know More; a Ray of Hope…’
Plus, the ‘Ray of Hope’ aspect is given by expert astrologer Alan Oken as the basic description for ‘Moon sextile Jupiter’.
Politics causes many ills while purporting to be related to things like governing, lawmaking, and social improvements. We know it has an exalted opinion of itself and occasionally must be squelched for the sake of ones sanity.
Therefore, my online search this morning for something – ANYthing – that is Not Politics has yielded PC World’s list of ’11 Lamest Blogs’ which I thought you might wish to check out, especially if you’re a blogger whose blog could be listed.
Would I provide you this link if one of my several blogs had appeared on their Lamest list? Yeah, probably. I’d be crowing at the honor, you know I would, and typing things like being proud to be among such ama-a-azing company, etc…you know the script…
Not to sway you, but my favorite of the 11 is #6…The Dullest Blog in the World, awarded as the ‘Lamest Intentionally Lame Blog.’
I find it very entertaining and it makes me sad that this blog has not been updated in some time. In fact, I encourage the author to hop to it as soon as he/she is (un)inspired. But apparently not-updating is part of the blog’s mystique.
Oh well. Perhaps one of my blogs can take the Lamest Intentionally Lame spot next year if I keep not trying.
Here’s a link to an article by Charley Reese concerning the US House of Representatives (original publish date unknown.)
You’ll notice he refers to speaker of the House as Tip O’Neill but his sentiments still ring loud and true circa 2008 – even more so – which you can very well tell from the article’s title, ‘The 545 People Responsible For All Of U.S. Woes’:
You know the massive and so-called ‘Bailout Bill’ and the fearfully touted ‘credit crunch’ we’ve been hit with these last weeks, months, years? Well, ‘Nothing in Politics happens by mistake – if it happens, you can be sure it was meant to happen.’
I believe words to that effect were spoken by FDR, but if I’m wrong, please correct.
You know I had never heard of or read Charley Reese’s article in October 2005 when I began blogging at Stars Over Washington, but its motto is:
‘Astrological comments on America, on Washington DC, and on the politicians who infest them.’
Well, more than ever it’s: INFEST THEM.
So if you doubted before that we have a major infestation in our capital eating away at our nation’s infrastructures, perhaps the Bailout Bill – or any number of outrages during the last 8 years and before – have changed your mind about the termites of Capitol Hill.
Here in Raleigh NC today it’s peaceful and quiet after a happy wedding with a well-timed monarch butterfly flitting behind the bride to land on a tree just over the couple as the rings were being blessed Saturday.
Plus, Friday late afternoon as we approached the city, a rainbow appeared – the first I’d seen in years. Seemed like a wonderful portent for a new marriage with butterfly soon to follow. And a singing bowl as part of the ceremony was a calming touch!
(Maybe I should send a few to Washington or to the over-reactive candidate McCain. ‘Oming’ may be the one thing Mr. Moon-Pluto opposition hasn’t tried.)
Finding Raleigh a-vroom with a biker convention of some sort (something to do with singer Ray Price – sorry I didn’t get more details but the wedding was uppermost) the charming old city was a hub of activity with its festival atmosphere and deep-fried cheese cake on a stick. No kiddin’…I thought it sounded awful, too.
My favorite dish at the reception had to be the Butternut Squash Lasagne which was amazing.
And although I said that politics would not be on my agenda this weekend, you know that I did manage to find a TV long enough to know that McCain showed up to debate Friday night, and I heard some of the post-debate punditry, too. Obama won, as I, and perhaps John McCain, expected. And some of the bailout info got through the wedding cake haze. Seems that Washington is desperate to affect Asians markets before their opening on Monday.
Using a laptop at the moment is driving me batty so I’ll simply close with a previously saved link I had intended to post day-of concerning the still-visible damage to the JP Morgan building by an anarchist bomb the anniversary for which was earlier in September while the current kerfluffle was in full sway.
We have a financial bomb of our own now so the timing seemed interesting to me. There are no rainbows or butterflies involved, but if you’re in a bailout kind of mood, you may find it of note: