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Ralph Pines
09-15-2008, 08:14 PM
The August one was fun, I would like to participate in another (before Hurricane NaNo hits). What say you?

L M Ashton
09-16-2008, 06:23 AM
Are you volunteering to organize it? ;)

Ralph Pines
09-16-2008, 06:26 AM
Sure. Would mitigate for my screw up the last time. Point to where I can find the "How to" file and we are off.

Unfocused Me
09-16-2008, 06:29 AM
Count me in. Anyplace but first.

Ralph Pines
09-16-2008, 06:32 AM
I think that the responsibility for kicking off the blogroll starts with me. So no worries there. Would second place be acceptable?

L M Ashton
09-16-2008, 03:30 PM
Excellent! Thanks for stepping up, Ralph. :)

If you need/want the thread title changed, please let me know and I'll take care of it. Also, if you have any questions or need any help, please also let me know. Since you're the one in charge of organizing, you're the one who gets to decide the rules.

Unfocused Me
09-16-2008, 04:08 PM
Second's fine. Themed or unthemed?

Sassee
09-17-2008, 06:01 PM
pick me pick me!

Feathers
09-17-2008, 06:33 PM
I've been eyeballing this for a while and think I might enjoy participating, but I'm not exactly sure what I'd be doing :p Could you get some kind of rules up? Something to go by?

-Feathers

Ralph Pines
09-17-2008, 09:10 PM
The Blogroll rules are as follows (according to BlogGoddess and all around nice gal colbymarshall1):


The chain works the following way:

It's not themed.
The first person just makes a post on their blog.
The person following will take some element from the previous blogger and make their own post, including that element. Please link back to the previous poster with a permalink and also include a link to the blog of the next poster.
The last person tries to tie their post to the first poster and to the previous poster
Please post the links in your blog of everyone participating in the chain, if possible.

So far we got:

Me (Ralph Pines)
Unfocused Me
Sassee
Feathers

As for theme, well technically its not themed but who ever starts basically sets the tone for it. I'll leave it that way for flexibility sake.

So who else wants in?

Dragonfly45
09-17-2008, 09:26 PM
I'm in! And thanks for running it, Ralph!

Sassee
09-17-2008, 11:44 PM
So far we got:

Me (Ralph Pines)
Unfocused Me
Feathers

As for theme, well technically its not themed but who ever starts basically sets the tone for it. I'll leave it that way for flexibility sake.

So who else wants in?

Hey, you missed the ninja bunny. /eyebrow

I posted a reply up there, you know.

Ralph Pines
09-18-2008, 12:02 AM
All fixed. Sassee comes at #3 in our blogroll countdown with colbymarshall1 at #4.

FreshHell
09-18-2008, 06:39 PM
I'd like to join. This is the blog chain, right? Put me anywhere

ChaosTitan
09-18-2008, 06:49 PM
I'll play! I haven't participated in one in quite a while. :)

razibahmed
09-18-2008, 07:04 PM
I would like to join and my blog is:SouthAsiaFair
http://www.southasiafair.com/

Ralph Pines
09-18-2008, 11:35 PM
FreshHell
ChaosTitan
razibahmed

You guys are in. I'll hold the roll open until next week and then I want all participants to post (or PM) your blog addresses. Great turn out so far.

:):D

harri3tspy
09-23-2008, 12:00 AM
Count me in too, please!

Ralph Pines
09-23-2008, 02:16 AM
Ok then we have the following people signed up:

Me
Unfocused Me
Sassee
Feathers
colbymarshall1
FreshHell
ChaosTitan
razibahmed
harri3tspy

We have two more spots open and we are ready to go come October 1st. Please PM/post blog address. Thank you.:hooray:

ChaosTitan
09-24-2008, 07:32 PM
Bump-ity!

mbroadway
09-24-2008, 07:37 PM
I'm not sure what it's all about, but you can include me in the list. As long as I can write something about Corvettes or Fifties Nostalgia, I'm good to go. Not sure I understand the rules yet. I'm new and slow. But willing to help and participate.

mbroadway
09-24-2008, 07:38 PM
After reading some other posts, maybe I should have included my addresses...

http://americandreamcar.blogspot.com
http://fiftiesnostalgia.blogspot.com

Sorry

Feathers
09-24-2008, 08:20 PM
Alright, so this starts Oct 1? Cool. My blog address:

www.HeaddeskForWriters.blogspot.com

I guess it's kinda late to mention this, but I try to post on particular days each week, so I may not post the exact day after whoever went before me. That kosher?

-Feathers

Lyra Jean
09-24-2008, 09:26 PM
Count me in.

Christian Woman (http://lyrajean.wordpress.com)

Whatever posts I make that aren't on Sundays are just bonus posts.

Sassee
09-25-2008, 02:09 AM
http://sasseebioche.blogspot.com/

Ralph Pines
09-27-2008, 08:34 PM
Well since October is around the corner and we have two more blogs added, the list is officially closed. As it stands right now:

Me (Ralph Pines) (http://ralfast.wordpress.com/)
Unfocused Me (http://theunfocusedlife.com/)
Sassee (http://sasseebioche.blogspot.com/)
Feathers (http://www.headdeskforwriters.blogspot.com/)
colbymarshall1 (http://www.colbymarshall.blogspot.com/)
FreshHell (http://freshhell.wordpress.com/)
ChaosTitan (http://chaostitan.blogspot.com/)
razibahmed (http://www.southasiafair.com/)
harri3tspy (http://spynotes.wordpress.com/)
mbroadway (http://americandreamcar.blogspot.com/)
rosemerry (http://lyrajean.wordpress.com/)

I linked to those blogs that already posted their addresses. If you haven't done so yet, please do so (you can PM me if you like). If for some reason I skipped, missed or posted the wrong address (you may have more than one blog) please let me know.

A recap of the rules:


The chain works the following way:

It's not themed.
The first person just makes a post on their blog.
The person following will take some element from the previous blogger and make their own post, including that element.

Please link back to the previous poster with a permalink and also include a link to the blog of the next poster.

The last person tries to tie their post to the first poster and to the previous poster

Please post the links in your blog of everyone participating in the chain, if possible.

Thank you for participating.

ChaosTitan
09-27-2008, 08:42 PM
Sorry, it's in my siggy.

http://chaostitan.blogspot.com

Unfocused Me
09-28-2008, 05:30 PM
It's in my signature. Thanks for setting this up, Ralph.

harri3tspy
09-29-2008, 04:31 AM
My blog is in my sig too.

Ralph Pines
09-29-2008, 04:41 AM
All links updated and posted. Two days to first post and counting. Thank you all for participating. Now back to my second draft!

AAAAARGH!

:flag:




Me (Ralph Pines) (http://ralfast.wordpress.com/)
Unfocused Me (http://theunfocusedlife.com/)
Sassee (http://sasseebioche.blogspot.com/)
Feathers (http://www.headdeskforwriters.blogspot.com/)
colbymarshall1 (http://www.colbymarshall.blogspot.com/)
FreshHell (http://freshhell.wordpress.com/)
ChaosTitan (http://chaostitan.blogspot.com/)
razibahmed (http://www.southasiafair.com/)
harri3tspy (http://spynotes.wordpress.com/)
mbroadway (http://fiftiesnostalgia.blogspot.com/)
rosemerry (http://lyrajean.wordpress.com/)

Lyra Jean
09-29-2008, 08:29 AM
Oh this will be fun. I had fun with the last blogroll I participated in.

Ralph Pines
10-01-2008, 04:10 PM
Here comes the wind-up, and the pitch....

The October blogroll has begun!

Of Anxieties, Frustrations and Self Imposed Deadlines (http://ralfast.wordpress.com/2008/10/01/of-anxiety-frustration-and-self-imposed-deadlines/)

Next stop, The Unfocused Life! (http://theunfocusedlife.com/)

Unfocused Me
10-03-2008, 09:06 AM
My post is up. (http://theunfocusedlife.com/2008/10/02/october-blog-chain-novelus-interruptus/) Off to PM Sassee.

Sassee
10-03-2008, 08:54 PM
Yeah I totally just wrote (http://sasseebioche.blogspot.com/2008/10/i-need-to-oh-look-butterfly.html) like a whole BOOK this morning. But hey, I got my part of the chain done, at least.

Time to PM Feathers!

Lyra Jean
10-03-2008, 09:12 PM
I posted but don't know how to sign in so that my wordpress blog link works. It keeps saying it is incorrect. :(

Ralph Pines
10-03-2008, 09:16 PM
A comment or a new post, rosemerry? Because I have you at the bottom of the list. No problem if you posted earlier, I did so myself. Just save your post as a draft (wordpress and blogger allow you to do that) and then pop it back in the proper order.

If that is not the case, disregard the above!

:D

Lyra Jean
10-04-2008, 08:47 AM
I posted a comment on Sassee's blog. I tried to enter my wordpress blog link and it kept telling me it was incorrect. I tried a few different ways too. :(

Feathers
10-04-2008, 08:30 PM
You guys are fast! Two days ago, nothing. Now, bloop!, it's my turn. Off I go...

-Feathers

mbroadway
10-07-2008, 05:08 AM
First of all, keep in mind that you're dealing with blog-challenged individual.

Just a comment and a couple of questions:

First of all, the hyperlink in the final list leads to my Corvette blog. I think I would have a better time (and so would everyone else) if it linked to my Fifties Nostalgia blog instead. http://fiftiesnostalgia.blogspot.com.

First question: How do I know when it's my turn? Will I recieve an e-mail? Will the phone ring? Will it be done telepathically. The first two options will work for me. There may not be anyone home if you attempt the last one.

Help me do the right thing.

Michael

mbroadway
10-07-2008, 05:31 AM
First problem solved.
I have added all the links to my favorite sites on my Fifties Nostalgia blog. http://fiftiesnostalgia.blogspot.com

So you guys and gals should be inundated with an overflow of visitors very soon. (Yeah, right, I have such great traffic.)

But hey, here's a big BONUS for letting me play. You can enter my $20 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway. It's free. And I need entries. So feel free. But only one entry per person. (This isn't shamelss publicity. It's trying to help get this twenty bucks to one of you.)

Still don't know when I'm supposed to write my post and who hands off the baton. I'll be here, listening. Better yet, just e-mail me at mbroadway@omcast.net. I'll probably get that message sooner.

Thanks for letting me play.

Michael

Ralph Pines
10-07-2008, 06:35 AM
If you look at the list below I think your name is third from the bottom. Also the person before you, harri3tspy, would include your name and link to your blog on his post, post here when his post is up and if he/she is feeling generous, PM you when his post is done.

Just check here on a regular basis and you should be fine.

:D

mbroadway
10-07-2008, 08:30 AM
By the way, I listed the links as the actual website name. That seemed to make more sense to me. I checked the links and they all work. So, how long does each post stay "up"? I mean, when the previous person lets me know their post is up, do I go ahead and write mine right away or wait a few days to let it run it's course?

As you can probably tell, I'm new to this whole thing.

Thanks.

Michael

Lyra Jean
10-07-2008, 08:38 AM
I usually post right away but really I post when I get the time. So if I have the time right after I read the post then I go ahead and post. If I don't I come back to it later.

You can post right away when it's your turn if you want to. That is why we have the links to everyone else in the blogchain. So the readers can go to the blog site.

mbroadway
10-07-2008, 08:44 AM
I appreciate you keeping me up to speed on this.

http://fiftiesnostalgia.blogspot.com

mbroadway
10-07-2008, 08:45 AM
I wonder if the moderator will change the link on mine to my fifties site. I really don't want to use the Corvette blog.

I guess everyone can change it themselves.

Ralph Pines
10-07-2008, 08:53 AM
Will do.

Feathers
10-09-2008, 01:37 AM
Did it! (http://headdeskforwriters.blogspot.com/2008/10/real-writers.html)

ColbyMarshal, your turn.

EDIT: Wroops, Mbroadway, I linked to your corvette site. I'll go fix it.

-Feathers

Dragonfly45
10-09-2008, 01:57 AM
Got the PM- I will either post mine tonight or tomorrow. Thanks, Feathers :)

Dragonfly45
10-09-2008, 11:59 PM
Ok...I lied to you guys and my blog post might not be up until Saturday...since I do my "Serious Saturday" feature on my blog, I thought it'd be where this would best fit. I hope everyone doesn't throw rocks :)

Feathers
10-10-2008, 08:44 PM
Can I throw pencils instead?

-Feathers

Dragonfly45
10-11-2008, 04:30 AM
Oh, if you must...*braces for impact*

Dragonfly45
10-12-2008, 06:19 AM
My blog post is up here http://colbymarshall.blogspot.com/2008/10/serious-saturday-aw-blog-chain-taking.html

Off to PM freshhell!

FreshHell
10-13-2008, 07:25 PM
I'm on it! Should have something up tomorrow!

FreshHell
10-13-2008, 10:51 PM
I lied! here it is: http://freshhell.wordpress.com/2008/10/13/writers-writing-about-writing/. Can't call me a procrastinator! At least, not today. I've PM'd ChaosTitan.

ChaosTitan
10-14-2008, 01:06 AM
On it! :D

ChaosTitan
10-14-2008, 01:40 AM
Mine's up.

http://chaostitan.blogspot.com/2008/10/october-aw-blog-chain.html

Sending PM now. :)

razibahmed
10-15-2008, 08:34 PM
Here is my post:
http://www.southasiafair.com/2008/10/discipline-within-limitations-aw-blog-chain-october-2008/
PMed harri3tspy too

harri3tspy
10-15-2008, 11:42 PM
I'm on it. I've already posted today, so it will probably be sometime tomorrow.

harri3tspy
10-16-2008, 09:40 PM
My post is up here (http://spynotes.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/absolute-write-october-blog-chain/). I've PMed mbroadway as well.

ChaosTitan
10-17-2008, 07:56 PM
Great posts so far, everyone. I'm finally caught up on commenting.

mbroadway
10-18-2008, 06:09 AM
I have completed it, in it's erratic and disorganized form.
I have PM'd rosemerry.

Lyra Jean
10-18-2008, 08:02 AM
Alrighty....putting it together will have try and have it posted tomorrow.

Lyra Jean
10-18-2008, 09:49 AM
Here it is: Sloth and Diligence (http://lyrajean.wordpress.com/2008/10/18/sloth-and-diligence/) This was really fun. I can't wait for the next one.

truelyana
10-19-2008, 04:50 AM
Looks interesting. May participate in next months. :)

Ralph Pines
10-19-2008, 05:22 AM
Are you volunteering to start the next one truelyana?

;):D

truelyana
10-25-2008, 06:07 PM
Are you volunteering to start the next one truelyana?

;):D

Um, I might be if I get the basic jist of it, to start. Looks like a lot of fun, thus stimulating the freeflow of creativity. :)

Ralph Pines
10-26-2008, 01:38 AM
Great! Well I re-posted the rules in this thread and you can look a the recent blogroll to get an idea.

Talking of which, I just posted the October Blogroll Roundup (http://ralfast.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/october-blogroll-roundup/). Thank you all for participating. And for the great advice!

Here are the rules (again!):

The chain works the following way:

It's not themed.
The first person just makes a post on their blog.
The person following will take some element from the previous blogger and make their own post, including that element.

Please link back to the previous poster with a permalink and also include a link to the blog of the next poster.

The last person tries to tie their post to the first poster and to the previous poster

Please post the links in your blog of everyone participating in the chain, if possible.

Sassee
10-26-2008, 04:17 AM
excellent summary post :)

Ralph Pines
10-26-2008, 04:36 AM
Thanks. Can't wait for the next blogroll.

circlexranch
10-26-2008, 04:48 AM
Wanna Play!!! Will keep an eye out for the next one!

circlexranch
10-26-2008, 04:54 AM
Had fun reading a bunch of the posts. Dang, I'd been perfect for procrastination . . . After all, I'm reading the AW board instead of proofreading the legal documents I want to file on Monday!