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mada
05-02-2008, 04:47 PM
May's blog chain will be unthemed.

Deadline to enter: Monday, May 5th, 10:00pm CDT.

A quick run down of the guidelines:

1. Email, PM, or respond to this message to sign up. If you have a preference on where you're placed, include that information. I will update the list as I get more names. If you don't see your name, make sure I didn't miss you!
2. On Tuesday, May 7th, I will post the list here, including the code for a list of links for all the participants.
3. When it's your turn, please:
Post a permalink of the person before you.
Post a link to the person after you
Post to the Blog Chain thread here to let us know you've posted (include the permalink)
PM the person after you to let them know it's their turn
4. In keeping with the spirit of a chain, please try to take some element of the previous post and build on that.

So far, I have:

Escritora
FreshHell
WildScribe
Mada
Nancy_sv
WendyNYC
Mscelina
Soma
DonnaDuck
razibahmed
ColbyMarshall1
Mamawriter
MadScientistMatt
LMAshton
ForbiddenSnowflake

nancy sv
05-02-2008, 05:00 PM
Me!! Me!! Me!!

WendyNYC
05-02-2008, 05:54 PM
Add me, please!

mscelina
05-02-2008, 06:03 PM
ooooooooooh! I wanna do it!

escritora
05-02-2008, 06:10 PM
Thanks for doing this, Mada.

WildScribe
05-02-2008, 06:43 PM
Mada, big hugs for you, you rock!

soma
05-03-2008, 05:56 AM
I'll have a go at it.

mada
05-03-2008, 07:55 AM
Added everyone who posted (says the one in a hydrocodone induced haze)

DonnaDuck
05-03-2008, 05:43 PM
Sure, what the hell. Is it themed this time around or just a chain at will? And I'll be using http://fantasticalimagination.wordpress.com for this one.

razibahmed
05-03-2008, 06:08 PM
Can I join? It is fun and a nice way to get some links from otehr blogs.
I want to participate with this blog:
http://asianbiz.blogspot.com/

Dragonfly45
05-03-2008, 10:58 PM
I want to sign up! Thanks, Mada!

mamawriter
05-04-2008, 10:55 PM
Can I play? I haven't done a blog chain before, but I should be able to get the hang of it by the time it's my turn!

My blog is "As Yet Untitled," the URL is in my signature.

Thanks so much!

MadScientistMatt
05-04-2008, 11:10 PM
I'll join, with my main blog (madscientistmatt.blogspot.com).

mada
05-06-2008, 08:58 AM
Anyone else?? If not, I'll post the links tomorrow night.

L M Ashton
05-06-2008, 03:22 PM
Yeah, throw me in. :) Peregrinas is the blog name at www.lmashton.com. :)

Forbidden Snowflake
05-06-2008, 05:08 PM
Can I join?

Wth www.alleslinks.com Delirious the name is..

mada
05-07-2008, 09:59 PM
Here is the code for this month's chain. Please remember to paste the list in your post and link to the post of the participant before you. Also, please remember to comment on each participant's entry, it's just the right thing to do!

Also, there is a list by username in the original post of this thread, please remember to PM the person after you with the permalink to your post.

<a href="http://auriacortes.com/" target="_blank">Auria Cortes</a>

<a href="http://freshhell.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">Life in Scribbletown</a>

<a href="http://polyspace.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">Polyamory From the Inside Out</a>

<a href="http://heatheraynnebrooks.wordpress.com" target="_blank">For the First Time</a>

<a href="http://www.familyonbikes.org/" target="_blank">Family On Bikes</a>

<a href="http://wendypinkstoncebula.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Writes in the City</a>

<a href="http://www.kaantira.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Elf Killing and Other Hobbies</a>

<a href="http://tinianow.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Rotating Bear</a>

<a href="http://fantasticalimagination.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">Fantastical Imagination</a>

<a href="http://asianbiz.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Asian Business</a>

<a href="http://www.colbymarshall.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Spittin' (Out Words) Like a Llama</a>

<a href="http://www.elrenaevans.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">As Yet Untitled</a>

<a href="http://madscientistmatt.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Mad Scientist Matt's Lair</a>

<a href="http://lmashton.com/" target="_blank">Peregrinas</a>

<a href="http://www.alleslinks.com/" target="_blank">Delirious</a>

escritora
05-08-2008, 03:47 AM
My post is up: It's Lies. It's All Lies (http://auriacortes.com/lies-its-all-lies/).

Here's the permlink: http://auriacortes.com/lies-its-all-lies

I'm off to PM the next in line.

FreshHell
05-08-2008, 05:41 PM
I've posted: http://freshhell.wordpress.com/2008/05/08/the-last-laugh/. I'll contact the next person in line!

WildScribe
05-09-2008, 02:59 AM
I will update tomorrow.

escritora
05-09-2008, 05:53 AM
Hey Gang, just wanted to say that I enjoyed reading the comments everyone left on my blog. Thanks!

WildScribe
05-09-2008, 07:52 PM
Updated! Here (http://polyspace.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/dealing-with-hate/).

L M Ashton
05-10-2008, 05:10 AM
Just letting y'all know I'm sick (we think we have Chikunguniya), so I'll be a bit slow in leaving comments, but I will get to it. When my head isn't pounding and my eyes don't feel like they want to pop out of my head. But I will get to it. :)

mada
05-12-2008, 04:32 AM
Hope you feel better soon! I will be a bit slow posting, work is crazy! I'm shooting for later tonight, tomorrow after 6pm at the latest.

mada
05-13-2008, 06:10 AM
I posted (http://heatheraynnebrooks.wordpress.com/2008/05/12/letting-go/).

nancy sv
05-14-2008, 03:05 AM
I posted here (http://familyonbikes.org/blog/?p=230). I'm off to notify Writes in the City.

WendyNYC
05-14-2008, 04:31 AM
I posted (http://wendypinkstoncebula.blogspot.com/). You are up next, Mscelina.

mscelina
05-14-2008, 05:04 PM
I posted here. (http://kaantira.blogspot.com/) Soma, you're up! :)

soma
05-15-2008, 02:41 AM
I might not get to post until tomorrow 'cause I'm working on a super-secret unrelated post (the kind that might push my adsense numbers to the other side of the decimal point). I will, however, get it done as soon as I can.

soma
05-16-2008, 08:49 PM
My post is up. (http://tinianow.blogspot.com/2008/05/occasional-writing-post-5-if-i-can-do.html) I chose to run from mscelina's line "If I can do it, anyone can."

DonnaDuck
05-17-2008, 07:28 PM
I'm done! http://fantasticalimagination.wordpress.com/2008/05/17/grow-a-set/

Off to tag the next in line.

razibahmed
05-17-2008, 09:34 PM
I have uploaded my post too:
http://asianbiz.blogspot.com/2008/05/plain-rejection-vs-no-paypal-rejection.html

I have PMed colbymarshall1 too.

Dragonfly45
05-18-2008, 07:09 AM
my post is up: What's That Yellow Stuff (http://colbymarshall.blogspot.com/2008/05/whats-that-yellow-stuff.html)

Off to PM now...

mamawriter
05-19-2008, 04:41 AM
Yay, it got to me!! I'll be posting tomorrow....

mamawriter
05-19-2008, 11:16 PM
My post is up! Off to PM MadScientistMatt....

L M Ashton
05-21-2008, 04:23 PM
My post is up (http://lmashton.com/2008/05/scam-scammy-scammer-scammiest/). Off to PM Forbidden Snowflake.


At the end of this (one more post), are we all going to post the blog chain URLs with permalinks? Posting with the permalinks helps with search engine rankings, technorati rankings, and so on more than the links to the main page...

L M Ashton
05-22-2008, 06:19 PM
I can provide the list with the permalinks as URLs. I've already got it up on my site with the exception of Forbidden Snowflake's, and I'll have that as soon as she posts here.

As well, I'd like to remind people to comment on everyone's post. The people who are at the front of the chain have mostly been commented on, but us at the back end are sadly lacking. I've got three out of fourteen. :) This is, unfortunately, fairly typical of most blog chains - people get fizzled out once they've done their post and sometimes forget to comment on the remaining ones. So, you know, just a friendly reminder. :)

mamawriter
05-23-2008, 12:38 AM
Just wanted to chime in again that I PMed Laurie to ask why the permalink thing -- I didn't want to look like an idiot in front of everyone if I could avoid it! She explained the whole thing to me, it helps with search engines, rankings, etc. -- thanks Laurie!

I'm going to switch my list to a permalink list as soon as the code is up. :)

Also, I commented on all the blogs but not necessarily the blog chain posts -- is that okay?

nancy sv
05-23-2008, 05:44 AM
I think I've commented on them all now - if I missed anybody, please let me know. We still have one mroe to post right??

Forbidden Snowflake
05-23-2008, 03:04 PM
I will post tonight, when I get home from the movies :D

I have to link to the first blog post, don't I? I've never been at the end before.. it confuses me ;-)

Forbidden Snowflake
05-24-2008, 12:45 PM
Somebody answer my question? :(

L M Ashton
05-24-2008, 02:42 PM
In some chains I've been in in the past, that's been the case, but I don't know about this one. The instructions in the first post don't say that, so I wouldn't think it's required. *shrugs* That's about all I can say.

nancy sv
05-24-2008, 06:35 PM
I'm not sure either, but I suppose that would make sense - make it a complete chain. It wouldn't hurt in any case.

Forbidden Snowflake
05-25-2008, 03:12 AM
Ok, so I will try and link to both posts, the last one and the first one :)

mada
05-25-2008, 09:55 PM
I can provide the list with the permalinks as URLs. I've already got it up on my site with the exception of Forbidden Snowflake's, and I'll have that as soon as she posts here.

As well, I'd like to remind people to comment on everyone's post. The people who are at the front of the chain have mostly been commented on, but us at the back end are sadly lacking. I've got three out of fourteen. :) This is, unfortunately, fairly typical of most blog chains - people get fizzled out once they've done their post and sometimes forget to comment on the remaining ones. So, you know, just a friendly reminder. :)

Thank you for posting this reminder! I had a few crazy weeks at work, but I think I've gotten to all of the posts in the chain now. I will be posting a recap of the chain on my blog tonight.

Forbidden Snowflake
05-25-2008, 11:16 PM
My post is up!

L M Ashton
05-26-2008, 05:08 AM
And here's the code for the permalinks of all posts in the chain. I've got it in a bulleted list format, but I can provide this without the bullets as well if anyone wants me to. Just say the word. Yes, I am a geek and it really will take me less than a minute to do it. More like about five seconds. :)


<ul>
<li>
<a href="http://auriacortes.com/lies-its-all-lies/">Auria Cortes</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://freshhell.wordpress.com/2008/05/08/the-last-laugh/">Life in Scribbletown</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://polyspace.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/dealing-with-hate/">Polyamory From the Inside Out</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://heatheraynnebrooks.wordpress.com/2008/05/12/letting-go/">For the First Time</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://familyonbikes.org/blog/?p=230">Family On Bikes</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://wendypinkstoncebula.blogspot.com/2008/05/journals-written-proof-of-your.html">Writes in the City</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://kaantira.blogspot.com/2008/05/when-you-dont-know-what-you-think-you.html">Elf Killing and Other Hobbies</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://tinianow.blogspot.com/2008/05/occasional-writing-post-5-if-i-can-do.html">Rotating Bear</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://fantasticalimagination.wordpress.com/2008/05/17/grow-a-set/">Fantastical Imagination</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://asianbiz.blogspot.com/2008/05/plain-rejection-vs-no-paypal-rejection.html">Asian Business</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://colbymarshall.blogspot.com/2008/05/whats-that-yellow-stuff.html">Spittin' (Out Words) Like a Llama</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://elrenaevans.blogspot.com/2008/05/while-you-wait.html">As Yet Untitled</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://madscientistmatt.blogspot.com/2008/05/sequels.html">Mad Scientist Matt's Lair</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://lmashton.com/2008/05/scam-scammy-scammer-scammiest/">Peregrinas</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="http://www.alleslinks.com/?p=19">Delirious</a>
</li>
</ul>

nancy sv
05-26-2008, 08:50 AM
I got it changed. thanks for the list Laurie!!

L M Ashton
05-26-2008, 03:05 PM
:) You're welcome. :)

Forbidden Snowflake
05-26-2008, 03:28 PM
Changing it right now, thx :)

mamawriter
05-26-2008, 05:21 PM
Ummm, can I have it without bullets?!

~Elrena, the troublemaker....

L M Ashton
05-26-2008, 05:26 PM
*laughs* Sure, Elrena. Here it is. :)

<a href="http://auriacortes.com/lies-its-all-lies/">Auria Cortes</a>
<a href="http://freshhell.wordpress.com/2008/05/08/the-last-laugh/">Life in Scribbletown</a>
<a href="http://polyspace.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/dealing-with-hate/">Polyamory From the Inside Out</a>
<a href="http://heatheraynnebrooks.wordpress.com/2008/05/12/letting-go/">For the First Time</a>
<a href="http://familyonbikes.org/blog/?p=230">Family On Bikes</a>
<a href="http://wendypinkstoncebula.blogspot.com/2008/05/journals-written-proof-of-your.html">Writes in the City</a>
<a href="http://kaantira.blogspot.com/2008/05/when-you-dont-know-what-you-think-you.html">Elf Killing and Other Hobbies</a>
<a href="http://tinianow.blogspot.com/2008/05/occasional-writing-post-5-if-i-can-do.html">Rotating Bear</a>
<a href="http://fantasticalimagination.wordpress.com/2008/05/17/grow-a-set/">Fantastical Imagination</a>
<a href="http://asianbiz.blogspot.com/2008/05/plain-rejection-vs-no-paypal-rejection.html">Asian Business</a>
<a href="http://colbymarshall.blogspot.com/2008/05/whats-that-yellow-stuff.html">Spittin' (Out Words) Like a Llama</a>
<a href="http://elrenaevans.blogspot.com/2008/05/while-you-wait.html">As Yet Untitled</a>
<a href="http://madscientistmatt.blogspot.com/2008/05/sequels.html">Mad Scientist Matt's Lair</a>
<a href="http://lmashton.com/2008/05/scam-scammy-scammer-scammiest/">Peregrinas</a>
<a href="http://www.alleslinks.com/?p=19">Delirious</a>

mamawriter
05-26-2008, 10:20 PM
I just had to be difficult. :)

Thanks, Laurie! I updated my link list.

L M Ashton
05-27-2008, 05:08 AM
Eh, that's not even close to being in the realm of difficult. :) You're welcome. :)