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Ralph Pines
02-01-2009, 12:48 AM
Well the January blog roll is over. Thank you Rashid for hosting the last one. This one, hosted by yours truly will start a week from today. Anyone who wants to subscribe just send me a PM with your blog address/handle or post them in this thread.

razibahmed
02-01-2009, 01:03 AM
I want to participate with my blog: http://www.southasiablog.com/
I hope that this time, we can have more bloggers.

Kat Frass
02-01-2009, 04:04 AM
Count me in too please! :-) I'll use the same blog... it is in my sig.

Ralph Pines
02-02-2009, 01:41 AM
Three so far. Lets see who else turns up.

truelyana
02-02-2009, 02:40 AM
I would like to participate too. I would like to be in the same chain level I was last time, just before you, or last if possible please. :) (Link is in signature)

bsolah
02-02-2009, 02:49 AM
I'm in! I loved it.

Marian Perera
02-02-2009, 03:32 AM
Could someone tell me what the blog roll is, or direct me to a post which does?

Thanks!

bsolah
02-02-2009, 03:36 AM
Queen, the blogroll is for a thing called a Blog Chain we do roughly once a month.

It involves a blogger writing a post and the next blogger in the list is meant to follow on from them.

Ralph Pines
02-02-2009, 03:46 AM
Posting the rules so everybody is on the same page:

Here are the rules (again!):

The chain works the following way:


It can be themed or not. This one will be.
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.

AmyDoodle
02-02-2009, 07:08 PM
I'd like to give it a go, but this is my first time. Be gentle with me.

Mind Over Mullis (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/www.mindovermullis.blogspot.com)

FreshHell
02-02-2009, 08:21 PM
Yes, I'm in! Sign me up! Stick me anywhere in the chain. Thanks!

Ralph Pines
02-02-2009, 09:02 PM
Very quick responses. OK, I'll leave the roll open until Friday, so that I can kick start the blogroll on Saturday proper (U.S. Eastern Time GMT-4).

razibahmed
02-02-2009, 10:25 PM
Great, we have many participants already. We should do it every month from now.

escritora
02-02-2009, 11:50 PM
Does this chain have a theme?

Ralph Pines
02-02-2009, 11:52 PM
Yes. Love vs. Romance!

:D

escritora
02-03-2009, 12:05 AM
okay, i'm in...blog is www.auriacortes.com

bsolah
02-03-2009, 02:24 AM
Interesting. I kind of hide my sappy side on my blog... so this will be a challenge

FreshHell
02-03-2009, 08:40 PM
Ben, maybe you can write the UN-romance entry. :)

ChaosTitan
02-03-2009, 08:53 PM
Ooooh, I'm in.

http://chaostitan.blogspot.com

truelyana
02-03-2009, 08:54 PM
And I'll write about where it comes from, most likely.. lol or something entirely unexpected. :D

Ralph Pines
02-03-2009, 10:29 PM
OK to recap we have, as of Tuesday as 1:22PM U.S. Eastern Time the following volunteers:

Me (http://ralfast.wordpress.com/)
Razibahmed (http://www.southasiafair.com/)
Kat Frass (http://theblog.frassrand.com/)
bsolah (http://benjaminsolah.com/blog/)
AmyDoodle (http://www.mindovermullis.blogspot.com/)
FreshHell (http://freshhell.wordpress.com/)
escritora (http://auriacortes.com/)
ChaosTitan (http://chaostitan.blogspot.com/)
Cathy C (http://cathyclamp.blogspot.com/)
harri3tspy (http://spynotes.wordpress.com/)
truelyana (http://expressiveworld.com/?p=523)
tatkinson (http://www.terryatkison.com/)

Please check the links to make sure that they are correct. The rolls are still open and will remain so until Friday afternoon.

FreshHell
02-03-2009, 11:28 PM
Ralph - don't forget to add yourself!

bsolah
02-04-2009, 02:17 AM
Ben, maybe you can write the UN-romance entry. :)

lol, when I first read this I was half in P&CE mode so I read UN as in United Nations.

It's not that I'm not romantic. I am a real sap, I can tell you. It's just some of the people that read my blog would look down upon me for being so public.

Cathy C
02-04-2009, 08:25 PM
Add me to the list! :D

Paraoddity (http://CathyClamp.blogspot.com)

I think I can find something to say about love and romance... :ROFL:

Explain a little about how it works so it makes sense to me, a non-blogger. Do I post about the subject and then . . . what? Link back to this page, or to one of the other bloggers or what?

Ralph Pines
02-04-2009, 08:35 PM
I start the blogroll (because I took it upon myself to organize it)with an opening post centered around the given theme (or in a none themed blogroll whatever I choose to write about).

Then at the bottom of the post I create links to the other participants in the order in which they appear below. The second person opens their post with a nod/link to my post/blog and then continues with the body of his/hers post. Then that person includes the list of participants and so on and so forth....

Although not necessary, I like to write a roundup of the whole blog chain after everybody is done resuming what others have written and adding a few final thoughts.

truelyana
02-05-2009, 01:09 AM
Great list. :)

harri3tspy
02-05-2009, 10:34 PM
Please add me too! (My url is in my sig)

escritora
02-06-2009, 07:34 PM
What's the start date for the blog chain?

Ralph Pines
02-06-2009, 07:38 PM
Tomorrow, Saturday February 7, 2009.

Ralph Pines
02-07-2009, 01:17 AM
OK. The roll is officially closed (with a total of 11 participants) as of today Friday February 6, at 4:16PM U.S. Eastern Time (-4GMT). Tomorrow during the day I'll kick off the blogroll with the first post.

ChaosTitan
02-07-2009, 01:17 AM
Woohoo! :D

harri3tspy
02-07-2009, 04:31 AM
Did you add me to the list or not? I got in before the deadline, honest!

Ralph Pines
02-07-2009, 04:36 AM
Yes, just scroll down and there you are!

:)

harri3tspy
02-07-2009, 09:48 PM
Thanks so much! I'm looking forward to it.

Ralph Pines
02-07-2009, 11:45 PM
OK. My post is up (http://ralfast.wordpress.com/2009/02/07/february-aw-blogroll-love-vs-romance/). Razi, you're up!

razibahmed
02-08-2009, 06:37 PM
My post is up:
http://www.southasiablog.com/2009/02/love-vs-romance-aw-blog-chain-february-2009/
I have PMEd Kat too.

razibahmed
02-08-2009, 06:38 PM
PLEASE NOTE that, I am participating in this blog chain with http://www.southasiablog.com/

Kat Frass
02-08-2009, 09:36 PM
Okie dokie - I'm done too. I'm off to PM Benjamin Solah. :-)

Here is my post: http://theblog.frassrand.com/?p=101

bsolah
02-09-2009, 03:07 AM
I'll post today :-)

bsolah
02-09-2009, 03:41 AM
Razib, your post isn't working. I tried clicking on it but there's something wrong with your blog.

AmyDoodle
02-09-2009, 04:24 AM
Ben, I'm glad you said something. I tried the link and couldn't make it work. I thought I broke the Internet again!

bsolah
02-09-2009, 08:52 AM
Ok, my post is up. Would love some feedback coz I think I sound like a wanker.

razibahmed
02-09-2009, 03:51 PM
My post had a weird problem today. It was showing in Opera, Firefox and Google Chrome browsers but not in Microsoft's Internet Explorer. I could not understand the problem. Then, I reposted it again with Internet Explorer. Now, I hope it is fixed.

AmyDoodle
02-09-2009, 05:39 PM
Ok, my post is up. Would love some feedback coz I think I sound like a wanker.

I'm headed to work, but I have my post ready and I'll put it up this afternoon when I get home. Benjamin, I'm going to read yours before I post. I'll bet you did just fine.

Razib--I couldn't open that post yesterday although I could open some of the others on your blog. I'll check it out before I post, too.

AmyDoodle
02-10-2009, 01:26 AM
Okay, I've posted. FreshHell, (I love your user name, by the way; I'm a Dorothy Parker fan) you're up! I love your blog. You had two girls and I had two boys, but we share some common viewpoints.

Benjamin, I thought you did a great job. You provided a different perspective which gives us a variety of views on the subject. That's what makes the whole thing interesting.

Razib--your post is fixed. It opened just fine.

Thanks, everyone, for making this fun.

bsolah
02-10-2009, 02:24 AM
Okay, I've posted.

Awesome, will read and comment.


Benjamin, I thought you did a great job. You provided a different perspective which gives us a variety of views on the subject. That's what makes the whole thing interesting.

Thanks, I got some good comments so I'm happy.

FreshHell
02-10-2009, 05:57 PM
I'm on it! Enjoyed your post Amy. I'll get something up soon.

FreshHell
02-10-2009, 06:32 PM
Okay - here's my post: http://freshhell.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/there-might-be-chocolate/

I'll contact the next in line.

Cathy C
02-11-2009, 04:35 AM
We wait in line---right, and then post in (sort of) response to the others? So, I still need to wait for escritoria and ChaosTitan to read the others and post theirs?

escritora
02-11-2009, 04:41 AM
I'm up next. My post will be up tomorrow.

FreshHell
02-11-2009, 05:54 PM
We wait in line---right, and then post in (sort of) response to the others? So, I still need to wait for escritoria and ChaosTitan to read the others and post theirs?

Yes. You go in the order set out by Ralph and then read each post, leave a comment, and then you write yours based on the one right before you.

escritora
02-12-2009, 12:56 AM
My post is up (http://auriacortes.com/when-love-takes-a-wrong-turn/)

I'll PM next in line.

truelyana
02-12-2009, 02:14 AM
Hello. I have just come online, after a brief period offline. Nice to see the blog roll alive and kicking.

ChaosTitan
02-12-2009, 07:03 AM
Mine's up. http://chaostitan.blogspot.com/2009/02/aw-february-blog-chain-love-vs-romance.html

PMing Cathy. :)

harri3tspy
02-12-2009, 08:31 PM
Cat's post is up and I'm next. I'm on deadline today, though, so I might not get my post up until tomorrow. Stay tuned!

truelyana
02-13-2009, 03:00 AM
I'll only be able to get mine on after tomorrow too, possibly the weekend for me. :) (Which is fine, as I am straight after harri3tspy anyway.)

P.S-Not had time to add anything about the blog roll yet, as not had no time at all. :)

See you all very soon.

harri3tspy
02-14-2009, 12:32 AM
Okay, My post <a href=http://spynotes.wordpress.com/2009/02/13/elevating-the-everyday-aw-blog-chain/>is up</a>. I'm off to pm Truelyana.

truelyana
02-14-2009, 03:24 AM
Thanks! Will get to it tomorrow. Sleepy now. Zzzz.

bsolah
02-15-2009, 09:34 AM
Ok, I've commented on all of the posts so far.

truelyana
02-16-2009, 12:52 AM
I no longer have a blog. The next user after me may follow. :)

Ralph Pines
02-16-2009, 12:56 AM
What happened?

truelyana
02-16-2009, 12:59 AM
What happened?

Didn't feel like no longer sharing, and felt under pressure with this blog roll to comply.

P.S-I have just re-installed Wordpress, but not sure I feel like writing anymore. Not at this precise moment anyway.

Ralph Pines
02-16-2009, 01:02 AM
Ok then...no problem. The blogroll is strictly voluntary. Hope to see you on the net as soon as you're up to it.

:)

truelyana
02-16-2009, 01:11 AM
:)

tatkison
02-16-2009, 03:33 AM
I'll take my lead from the previous poster and tie into the first poster, as I understand the rules. I'll have something up in a little while and I'll post here when it is ready...:)

Okay, here (http://terryatkison.com/2009/02/16/absolutewrite-blog-chain-for-february/) is my post in the chain. I did my best to link to the previous poster as well as the first one. Please comment away and I'll be going through and commenting all the other participant's entries.

PS. Just as a matter of personal pride, could everyone correct my link on your pages to 'tatkison' from 'tatkinson'? Thanks.

Ralph Pines
03-06-2009, 06:38 AM
Well the chain is over. I like to thank all of the forum members who participated. I apologize that I haven't posted the round up sooner. Will do it during the weekend.

Now somebody else can pick up the mantle and run with it.

Good job everybody!