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Blog Day 2009

Posted by on Aug 31, 2009

Yup, it’s that time of the year again, Blog Day, where we’re all supposed to give our favorite five blogs for the year. This year, there’s even a link for it to Technorati, which I’ll admit that I’m not sure what it’s really supposed to do. But hey, I’ll go along with it. Here’s the link to last year’s Blog Day 2008 post.

Last year I had all these self inflicted rules on myself. This year, I’m not having any of that. I’ve yet to decide if I’m doing it on all of my blogs or just this one; I’m thinking this will be the only place I’ll do it, though I could change my mind, since I’m actually writing this one ahead of time. You can see who I recommended last year on Mitch’s Blog.

Also, what I’m supposed to do is let those people know that I mentioned them. I don’t think I did it last year, since only one person I wrote on actually found it and made a comment on the post. I’ll have to think about this one as I’m writing this post, although I could probably just link to the last post of the blogs I’m recommending, and they’ll see the trackback in some fashion. Yes, I’ll do that; thinking as I go along. 🙂

So, here we go, in no particular order, but without the shackles I put on myself last year. These are 5 blogs I actually make sure I read often.

1. Sire’s Wassup Blog. I talk about Sire all the time here, and I think we’ve actually educated each other on many thing over the past year and a half. I actually met him on one of those diary blogging sites, but we didn’t know who each other was at the time. I find his blog entertaining, and I rarely miss a post. What’s his blog about? Whatever he wants it to be about. I like that; independent Australian thing. 🙂

2. Abundance Blog at Marelisa Online. Man, Marelisa makes me think every time I read a new post of hers, and it’s all good stuff. She takes a lot of time crafting her posts, and there’s never any junk in it. In an odd way, she reminds me of how I might write if I didn’t try to have a post almost daily. As a matter of fact, I’d love for you to read this post on Freedom, Nonconformity & Unconventional Living. Her blog is about changing your mind towards better things; gotta love that.

3. 21st Century Affiliate Marketing. John Dilbeck might give you the impression of being a mountain man, but this is one of the smartest guys you’ll ever deal with. I love reading his posts also, as they’re always very thoughtful, and he’s one of the best commenters you’ll ever see. He talks about affiliate marketing and, lately offline marketing also.

4. HSH Financial News Associates Blog. Tim Manni writes this blog, which is all about financial news and the like. I discovered it just after I started writing my finance blog, and it’s very good, and always up to date. Sometimes he beats me to a story, sometimes I beat him to one. I love the challenge.

5. Electronic Village. I met Wayne Hicks on Facebook after I created my blog sharing group there. He was one of the first people to share his blog with all of us there. His blog has to be something special if I keep going back to it, since most of you know how much I don’t like Blogger as a blogging site. This blog is all about black news issues, and it’s always timely and well written. Once again, we sometimes are competing on the same stories around the same time, but I get so much from this blog, I must admit. Now if I can only get enough overall support to one day end up in his top 25 blogs written by black authors, my life would be complete.

And that’s that. I hope y’all check these folks out, because all of them write quality stuff. Onward to 2010!


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Tim Manni:

Mitch,

We’re honored to make your list — thanks a lot, it’s much appreciated!

I certainly can’t take all the credit for the info we publish on the blog. Paul Havemann and Keith Gumbinger, HSH.com’s two Vice Presidents, contribute a lot with editing, content, and story ideas.

Thanks again Mitch, and for the record, I read Top Finance, Just Sharing, and Tweet my Blog everyday…and those Twitter posts are always entertaining!

Thanks,
Tim Manni

August 31st, 2009 | 10:52 AM

Hi Mitch: I didn´t realize that there was a blog day, but this was a great way to find out. 🙂 Thank you very much for your kind words about my blog, it really means a lot to me.
.-= Marelisa´s last blog ..Creativity Collage =-.

August 31st, 2009 | 2:41 PM
Mitch:

No problem, Marelisa. Your blog is just so well done; very quality stuff.

August 31st, 2009 | 2:57 PM

There’s an actual Blog Day? I must admit Mitch that this is the first I’ve heard of such a thing, but I’m not at all surprised that I heard it first on your blog.

I sometime wander what you find more entertaining, my blog or beating me in Chess? 😀

I’ve read John’s blog before, but I always make sure I make myself a snack and a coffer before heading over there.

I haven’t read the other two but Marelisa looks quite interesting 😉
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Sometimes It just Doesn’t Pay Being Jack =-.

September 1st, 2009 | 3:22 AM
Mitch:

Sire, I’m trying to figure out how you missed it, since I did the same thing last year, on both of my blogs, and you were reading my blog at that time. No matter; at least you saw it this time around.

September 1st, 2009 | 10:18 AM

It’s simple Mitch, I am only one man and you can be quite busy when it comes to writing posts. I sometimes wonder how you do it.

BTW, did I happen to comment on any of those previous posts?
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Sometimes It just Doesn’t Pay Being Jack =-.

September 2nd, 2009 | 1:09 AM
Mitch:

No you didn’t; actually, only people I wrote about commented, which is kind of a shame.

September 2nd, 2009 | 11:10 AM
John Dilbeck:

Good morning, Mitch.

What a nice thing to wake up to. I appreciate the very kind things you had to say.

I love reading Sire’s blog (with or without a snack!) 😉

I just now visited Marelisa’s blog and liked what I saw. I didn’t have time to really look it over, but I did subscribe to it and follow her on Twitter. It looks like the content of her blog is right up my alley.

(You misspelled “href” when linking to my blog. I know, just a typo.)

I don’t have time to read the other two blogs this morning, but I’ll look them over as soon as I can.

I had never heard of Blog Day. Thanks for bringing this, and these blogs, to our attention, Mitch.

Act on your dream!

JD

September 1st, 2009 | 7:19 AM
Mitch:

John,

You might not have been reading my blog at this time last year, though I thought you were. As I said to Sire, I participated in this last year, and actually, on my business blog, I participated in 2007 also.

I have fixed the “href”; I don’t often make that mistake, but fingers will do what they want to do from time to time.

Enjoy, and I was glad to include you here.

September 1st, 2009 | 10:20 AM
John Dilbeck:

Good afternoon, Mitch.

Yes, I was reading your blog last year, but I missed a lot of what you wrote during the fall when Mom’s health was declining so quickly. At that point, I had more important things that kept me busy for several months. I guess I must have missed blog day last year.

I have fingers like that, too. I once linked to a friends website and misspelled “href” as “hefr.” That’s a hard typo to make, but I did it. She sent me an email and told me to stop referring to her as a “heiffer.” 😉

All the best,

JD

September 2nd, 2009 | 12:40 PM

Hiya John, I sure was hoping you would take that comment as it was intended. 🙂
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Sometimes It just Doesn’t Pay Being Jack =-.

September 2nd, 2009 | 1:10 AM
John Dilbeck:

(grin)

As some of my friends on the other side of the planet might say, “No worries, mate!”

😉

JD

September 2nd, 2009 | 12:48 PM

Gosh, I didn’t aware that 31st August was Blog Day, Mitch! Well, I’ve bookmarked it and participate the event next year…
.-= wilhb81´s last blog ..The Useful Business Tips 43: The 5 Essential Tips to Build Good Relationship with Vendors! =-.

September 4th, 2009 | 3:28 AM
Mitch:

It’s not a bad day, Wil. You get to highlight blogs you like and give people some official love.

September 4th, 2009 | 9:18 AM