Black Web Friday – 03/02/12

Yup, time for another episode of Black Web Friday, and I’m starting off today with an interesting history fact. On this day in 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New York Knicks while playing for the Philadelphia Warriors, the only person in professional basketball history to score triple digits in one game, and my favorite basketball player of all time. Wilt was the man!

Black Web Friday

With no controversy going on that’s enough to cause a riot let’s get right into it today. I’m starting with one of my longest online friends, DeAnna Troupe of Learn Small Business. I met her on Ryze back in 2004 and she’s been a loyal commenter on this blog for many years. She’s done a lot of things concerning small business, affiliate marketing, and writing, and if you’re looking for the antithesis of some of my long posts visit DeAnna’s blog and you’ll find shorter posts that get to the point and then move on. Of course I’m working on her to write longer posts and to get rid of her captcha, but I’m like that. 😉

Kris Cain writes the blog Little Tech Girl, and it’s a wealth of information about technology, blogging, social media and every once in awhile some off-topic stuff; actually, a lot like this blog. It’s a Disqus blog so I’ve never commented on it, but I laughed when I read one of her recent posts, which was short but I felt it, on breaking one’s glasses, something I’ve done a few times in my life but also something I fret about often. There are some sales posts as well, including the glasses post, but come on, some of us should be allowed to try to make money right?

Terrance Gaines writes the blog Brotha Tech, which of course means he talks a lot about technology. Let me say this; he has the coolest header I’ve ever seen and I wish I could find someone to make something like this for me. One of the things I like is that he talks about Android phones and apps, since that’s what I have and haven’t quite been one of those people that searches apps on my own. Traditional blog commenting system with one of those captcha systems that’s at least easier to read, even if I still hate captcha. lol

Finally, let’s meet Arie Rich, whose blog KMP Blog (keep me posted) is about media, fashion, and pretty much what’s going on now. It was on her blog where I learned that the latest Muppet Movie will be coming out on DVD on March 20th, a movie I reviewed back in December. It’s definitely got a younger person’s spin on it, which helps make it fresh and entertaining, and there’s a wide range of topics she covers. It’s an Intense Debate blog, so I’ve never commented on it, but I like how it reads just the same.

There you are, 4 blogs this time around. I’m thinking that I might have to start seeing if I can find Twitter accounts on these sites and if so including them when I post the link on Twitter at least once so people can find themselves here; what do you think? Enjoy your weekend.
 

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12 comments on “Black Web Friday – 03/02/12

  • Mitch,

    Thanks so much for including me. I am glad that you enjoyed the glasses post. 🙂

    What do you have against Disqus?? LOL!! Honestly, I have thought and come very close to killing it on more than one occasion. It has gotten better, but it used to be quite buggy. I like it though because it allows folks to log in and post from whatever account they want. But, I have thought against recently about getting rid of it to clean some things up. And people use the Facebook comments more now too. I used CommentLuv for a while too and may look into it again because I know they have beefed it up since the last time I checked it out a couple of years ago.

    Take care, and thanks again. 🙂

    Kris

    Oh, and P.S. There are many, many tech related posts coming up soon! I have a MONSTER to do list to get through with reviews, etc. I hope you will stay tuned.

    • Glad to include you Kris. As for Disqus, I’ve written a bunch of posts on it and one main post in particular. I’m someone who visits a lot of blogs and I hate having to sign in or up for anything. I also don’t want to be tracked all that much except on my own terms. If I created a Discus account, I’d always have to use the same one but I have 5 blogs and like being able to decide what I want to use. Not only that, but my friend Sire did a survey a couple of years back and half the people who responded said they’d never write a comment on a Disqus blog. So even though the big names use it, the survey proves that they could easily be doing better in numbers without it. However, one could see why the big names don’t mind losing commenters; the rest of us kind of enjoy it. 🙂

  • Oh wow! I’m so stoked to be included on your Black Web Friday series. I MIGHT get around to writing longer posts one day (when Hailey’s 30). As for the captcha, that has done wonders in the fight against spam comments. I used to get way more spammers before I started using that.
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