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    The Other Shoe Will Fall! TeddyG's Avatar
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    Offer to AW Bloggers

    A few months ago I started a small review of AW'ers who wanted their blogs listed in my blog. I actually was able to get 30 blogs all together listed in there. Unfortunately due to time and pressing other requirements I had to drop it.

    While I have taken up my blog in seriousness again, and devoting now all the posts to writing...I have this offer or suggestion if you would like to take advantage of it....

    (Dawno if this is not good just delete away!..but you better be working on your Nano....)

    I would like to, from time to time, do a review and possibly on-line interview with any AW bloggers interested in having their blog reviewed and the review posted in my blog Cobwebs Of The Mind.

    The post in my blog will cover ONE Blog. Not be a list or chain. So we can drill down into the specifics of your blog.

    No there is no catch here...and I do not require any reciprocal links. I am just offering this to any bloggers out there.

    A couple of pointers though:
    1. Please only do this if you blog consistently and posts are updated.
    2. I would like to stick to blogs that revolve around writing, politics, technology, business etc. I have no problem if you blog about your family and kids, but I honestly do not think it would be possible to do a full fledged review for such a blog. And I certainly could not do it justice.
    3. I won't be doing this every day, as I like to deal with other subjects in my blog, but I think once or twice a week I would be willing to post a review+interview for AW blogs.
    4. While I am not the AW police, it would be nice if you had some quantity of posts up on AW and the community knows who you are before we do the review.

    The Interview is fairly simple:

    1. Who you are - NO pen names here... I want real people not those hiding behind some made up name
    2. Where you are from...
    3. What you are interested in
    4. Are you a published writer and if so please list your credits...
    5. Personal background if you wish...married, kids etc. etc.
    6. Link to your blog
    7. Any other info you wish to put out there...

    Change in info submissions:
    1. Use the email option to EMAIL (NOT PM) the info. to me.
    2. Do NOT put the info here. (The Forum puts some quirky HTML codes within the info, and thus it requires a few added steps to take it out.)
    3. Post here that you have sent me your Info. So I know to look for it.
    4. Subsequent questions etc. will be done via email.

    If there is any response - GREAT. If not...then hey I tried!

    Teddy
    Last edited by TeddyG; 10-16-2006 at 12:11 PM.

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    Wonderful offer, Teddy - no objections here.




    (and I have 16 days to go before NaNo)

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    We have 16 days until NaNo...


    Very nice offer, Teddy.

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    Nice offer, but my blog is mostly random.

    And yes, don't push us! 16 days until NaNo!
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    The Other Shoe Will Fall! TeddyG's Avatar
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    This place is Nano nuts....
    no wonder Dawno wears playboy bunny ears....
    and NO Quids...I am NOT giving you a rep point for your hat!

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    Thank you for doing this, Teddy -- what a kind offer.

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    Agreed. It's a very kind offer. And a neat concept, too. Reviewing blogs.
    Writing The Winnower My blog

    I'm listed in the Top Author Blogs! Are you?

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    Teddy, you might want to seek professional help for your masochistic tendencies. But why not wait until after you've considered reviewing my blog, BILL'S BILGE? That assault on good taste and English letters contains some of my short stories, chapters from my novels, the occasional odd thought or observation plus any other bilge that comes to mind.

    1. Who you are - NO pen names here... I want real people not those hiding behind some made up name
    A. Bill Fullerton

    2. Where you are from...
    A. For the last ten years, on the north bank of mighty Kiowa Creek in Dallas, Texas. Prior to that, north Louisiana.

    3. What you are interested in
    A. Writing, sports, politics, history, recreational sex

    4. Are you a published writer and if so please list your credits...
    A. Newspaper - a weekly sports column for 15 years.
    Novel (two completed) - no.
    Short story - primarily e-zines: ROSE & THORN, DEADMULE, USADS, NEW WORKS REVIEW, CHICK FLICKS, MUSCADINE LINES, LONG STORY SHORT (featured story), and NIBBLER (short-lived print)

    5. Personal background if you wish...married, kids etc. etc.
    A. Married, three kids, two grandkids, one dog, have a couple college degrees (BS & MA) and a Purple Heart (wounded in Vietnam)

    6. Link to your blog http://billsbilge.blogspot.com/

    7. Any other info you wish to put out there...
    A. I once fouled out in the second quarter of a high school basketball game. The coach raised hell--said the team needed me on the court to win. I'd have felt better except it was the other team's coach. Mine just leaned back on the bench and grinned.

    Bayou Bill


    Last edited by Bayou Bill; 10-16-2006 at 12:49 AM.

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    I highly recommend it to anyone." - Whipped Cream Reviews - On sale from: ETERNAL PRESS

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    okay BB...i just made an appt. for that prof. help...however, be forewarned, it has never helped in the past

    I will post here when I put up the reviews...(and telling me I need prof. help...well you know what crits can do to even a good blog )

    looks like there is a lot to cover in your blog...i should have some fun!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeddyG
    okay BB...i just made an appt. for that prof. help...however, be forewarned, it has never helped in the past

    I will post here when I put up the reviews...(and telling me I need prof. help...well you know what crits can do to even a good blog )

    looks like there is a lot to cover in your blog...i should have some fun!!!!!
    Bring it on, Teddy.

    I've had the same wife-unit for the last 35 years. In other words, I know how to take criticism. However, I won't reply to anything you toss my way with the always reliable, "Yes, dear."

    Bayou Bill

    A SPECIAL PRESENT
    : an erotic love story

    "If you are looking for a short, fun and engaging read, then look no further than, A Special Present.
    I highly recommend it to anyone." - Whipped Cream Reviews - On sale from: ETERNAL PRESS

    BILL'S BILGE - my blog, check it out

    Join the New AW Blogroll

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    Hi all

    I would like to sign up for this... I will PM you

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    The Other Shoe Will Fall! TeddyG's Avatar
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    Okay...the first review is on BB's blog.
    You can go see it at Cobwebs Of The Mind
    or on its own page:
    Cobwebs Of The Mind Blog Review: Bill's Bilge by Southern Newspaper Columnist Bill Fullerton

    Every couple of days I will post another review taking them as they come in -
    If for some reason I cannot post a review of your blog I will inform you in PM or email, and explain why.
    I am working on the structure etc. and have to see which works the best.
    Please, even if you PM me with your info....
    MAKE SURE YOU SEND IT TO ME VIA EMAIL AS WELL.
    Last edited by TeddyG; 10-16-2006 at 12:18 PM.

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    Looking forward to reading it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeddyG
    This place is Nano nuts....
    no wonder Dawno wears playboy bunny ears....
    and NO Quids...I am NOT giving you a rep point for your hat!
    They're Minnie Mouse bridal ears! Playboy bunny...hmph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawno
    They're Minnie Mouse bridal ears! Playboy bunny...hmph.
    At the risk of being rebuked for calling you Shirley:

    Surely you're not implying the esteemed Lady Mouse doesn't have what it takes to make the grade as one of Playboy's friendly, furry females?

    Teddy, thanks for the kind words. Your checks in the mail, honest.

    Bayou Bill

    A SPECIAL PRESENT
    : an erotic love story

    "If you are looking for a short, fun and engaging read, then look no further than, A Special Present.
    I highly recommend it to anyone." - Whipped Cream Reviews - On sale from: ETERNAL PRESS

    BILL'S BILGE - my blog, check it out

    Join the New AW Blogroll

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    Well Dawno...if you had said they once belonged to Annette Funichelo...
    va va vooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    and we all know those are playboy bunny ears....
    we are just waiting for you to come out of the closet

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    The Other Shoe Will Fall! TeddyG's Avatar
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    BB...what kind words? you mean you didnt see my second post about your blog??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeddyG
    BB...what kind words? you mean you didnt see my second post about your blog??????
    In addition to learning the value of that little three word phrase, "You're right, dear" in a happy marriage, I've also learned to savor the few grains wheat that have come my way and to ignore the massive piles of chaff.

    Bayou Bill
    Last edited by Bayou Bill; 10-17-2006 at 12:01 AM.

    A SPECIAL PRESENT
    : an erotic love story

    "If you are looking for a short, fun and engaging read, then look no further than, A Special Present.
    I highly recommend it to anyone." - Whipped Cream Reviews - On sale from: ETERNAL PRESS

    BILL'S BILGE - my blog, check it out

    Join the New AW Blogroll

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayou Bill
    At the risk of being rebuked for calling you Shirley:

    Surely you're not implying the esteemed Lady Mouse doesn't have what it takes to make the grade as one of Playboy's friendly, furry females?

    Teddy, thanks for the kind words. Your checks in the mail, honest.

    Bayou Bill
    I have no idea whether or not Minnie "has what it takes" but I wouldn't want to face the hoards of Disney lawyers at my door after I published something that portrayed her in that light.

    I don't want to start a flame war here (that's what TIO is for ) over my personal opinion of Hef and his attitudes...but I will say it's not favorable. I understand it's all in fun here, so I won't sermonize.

    And don't call me Shirley

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    TeddyG-- Thanks for providing this great opportunity to AWers.

    If my blog ever conforms to fit in to your criteria, I'll be sure to look you up.
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    I sent you an email Teddy if you have a moment...

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    Got it Os..
    I tried twice sending you an email back it bounced..
    please PM with your email address...i have an aol one being sent from gmail...
    kind of weird...

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    Done. I PM'd you Teddy. I had an old address on AW which I thought I'd changed. Sorry.


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    HI Teddy,

    I emailed you the info about my blog. Thanks for this opportunity!

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    Okay..Talia Mana's review is up today...
    Next on the list is Pelligrina

    (The order is determined simply by the date and time stamp that your email hits my system. That is the fairest way I know of keeping a semblance of order to it so no one will accuse me of favoritism etc. Of course if my kids want a review you guys are gonna have to wait )

    2 to 3 reviews a week..is what you will see..so hang in there folks...
    Teddy

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