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Some Blogs To Share

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011

Some of you know that I write blogs for other people. Well, this is something a little different. I want to share some new blogs, and I guess I write them. However, there’s a little story with each of these, of course, and I’m going to indicate that while offering them up for new visitors… maybe. πŸ™‚

The first one is my new blog called Syracuse Wiki. In the very first post I talk about how it came into being so I’m not going to rehash that. I will say that it’s a blog about things I see in my home area, opinion, fact, and what I might experience. Man, I really need to learn how to create logos!

Next we have PCA Blog. I’m part of an organization called the Professional Consultant’s Association of Central New York. I’m on the board; I write the newsletter; and I’m the webmaster. I didn’t create this site, but I totally changed it around as it used to be all frames. I decided that we needed a blog because it would help with web rankings and it would give us as an organization another way to show what consulting is all about. And of course I’m the writer. On this one, most of the articles are already written, as far out as the end of April. That’s because almost all the early articles come from the newsletters I put together, and all the articles are articles I wrote for the newsletter. Just to mention this, just adding the blog increased its Alexa rating 50% in less than 2 weeks.

Then we have The Food Doctor, the blog I created for one of my web clients. In November 2009 I introduced a page for his site called Nutritional Answers on this blog, and it got some publicity. The problem is that it was still a static page, which worked okay but wasn’t really going to get things done. So I took that page, created a blog, and put the articles on the blog instead. Because his answers are relatively short the posts are short, usually around 100 words, but as he gets into it I’m sure he’ll be expanding on his answers just a little bit. I will not be writing this blog, just posting whatever he gives me. But he’ll answer questions on nutrition if you have any.

Next there’s Kate’s Colorful World, another blog I created for another client. Her thing is basically talking about “color energy”, which to some might seem like a far out concept until you think about it a little bit. We all have our favorite color, we have heard of power colors, we won’t eat foods of certain colors, etc. She’s also going to be writing this one, so posts might be a bit sporadic initially, but I know she’ll be picking it up.

Then we have Debt Consolidation, which I’m one of the writers for. Actually, it turns out some other articles on this site are ones I wrote a long time ago when I didn’t know where they were going. I don’t know if I’m the only one who’s going to be writing it from this point on or whether I’ll be working with someone else, but I’m kind of managing it, the maintenance and such, so it’s fair for me to introduce it.

I think that’s enough. I’m sure some of you are saying “man, you’re really spreading yourself thin”. Not at all. Some I get paid for; some are fun; some were a one time thing. I’m keeping my hands in the pie, staying busy, having fun and making some money as well. All that and working on keeping up with all the other blogs as well. What a life, eh? Anyway, check out what you wish, and maybe leave a comment here and there; I’m sure they’ll appreciate it.

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Wow, you’re absolutely the man! I’m sure going to check out those blogs.

February 3rd, 2011 | 12:39 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

Thanks Anne; I appreciate the support. πŸ˜‰

February 3rd, 2011 | 6:00 PM

That’s a great idea Mitch, this serves so many different purposes, especially in light of Google’s just announced (or rather hinted at) algorithm changes that will send so many SEO folks screaming up and down the hallways.

I’m going to copy-cat you on this idea of a blog roster and story. I’m saying that up front so you know I’m not being a sneak about it.

Now I need to go back and prowl those links. Thanks for sharing.

February 3rd, 2011 | 7:28 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

Allan, you, be sneaky? I’d never think of such things. lol

February 3rd, 2011 | 7:50 PM

I like the colors in that Syracuse blog… bet Kate like it too!

February 3rd, 2011 | 8:38 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

She loved it, Allan. I wish it didn’t have the laptop images, and I might see if I can do something about it, but she loves those colors. And I just couldn’t write a Syracuse blog without having it be orange. lol

February 3rd, 2011 | 8:48 PM

Nice one Mitch, honestly I quite enjoy your writing and am happy to see other various topics. Nice articles, may be just can give a tip to add images, visual stimulation work very well.

February 3rd, 2011 | 9:20 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

Carl, I can only add images on certain blogs. For instance, I can add something on my blog, but on those other blogs that aren’t quite mine, there’s nothing I can do about those. I did teach folks how to do it, but you know people have to get comfortable with the process first.

February 3rd, 2011 | 9:27 PM

You are right Mitch, I have similar experience with customers. May be you can give a try or suggest to them Zemanta plugin for Firefox, it gives automatic GPL images suggestions and embed in the blog post. It is not very search engine friendly, but images are high quality and free for use.

February 4th, 2011 | 7:57 AM

What a great idea, Mitch! Featuring blogs that you created or write for. I was absolutely entertained with Syracuse Wiki that I had to literally tear myself away to be able to post this comment. (I would love a slice of that peanut butter chocolate silk pie) The colours were cool, too.

Looking at all these blogs, I wonder, do you ever sleep? Good work, Mitch πŸ™‚ Hats off to you!

– Wes –

February 3rd, 2011 | 9:44 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

Thanks Wes; I sleep, but not always all that well. I love writing; if I made more money from it that would be all I did.

February 3rd, 2011 | 9:51 PM

It’s a blog roundup of all these blogs you’ve done! I love it. =) I especially like Kate’s Colorful World. I had no idea there was such a thing as a chromotologist!


February 3rd, 2011 | 10:13 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

Delena, trust me when I say I didn’t know there was such a thing either. lol I will say that her book is wonderful if you’re ever in the mood for something a little bit different.

February 3rd, 2011 | 10:19 PM
Jessica Sieghart:

That’s some very cool stuff, Mitch. I really like the Syracuse blog. It kinds of gives the reader more of a peek into you, too. I’m really interested in Kate’s site. I’ve always believed that colors can affect your mood and comfort levels, I just didn’t know there was a name for that. Look forward to following these. It’s a good thing you can write posts quickly. That’s all a lot of work.

February 3rd, 2011 | 11:30 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

Thanks Jessica. Of course Kate’s writing her own blog, so I’m hoping she’ll continue on at least some kind of consistent basis. I also believe colors make you feel one way or the other; after all, that’s why we have favorite colors, right?

February 4th, 2011 | 8:13 AM

As much as I love to write, I have never considered writing blogs for others. I think that would be too time consuming–considering all of the other stuff that I do.

I went to Kate’s Colorful World and expected something totally different than I saw. I left her a comment. By the way, what’s your favorite color?

February 4th, 2011 | 7:37 AM
Mitch Mitchell:

Beverly, my favorite color is red. Love it with a passion, but I realize that in some circumstances that doesn’t work for a lot of things such as having one’s entire website red. Not that I didn’t try it once, though. lol You must have missed this picture when I posted it on my blog some time ago of me sitting in my red room. πŸ˜‰

February 4th, 2011 | 8:22 AM

WOW! A Syracuse blog!

I will be sure to spread the word- did you add it to your profile on the Central New York Network Marketing Group?

Ok, I have to go back over and subscribe!

February 4th, 2011 | 8:07 AM
Mitch Mitchell:

Carolee, I have to admit that I don’t think I’ve added anything to my profile there. I need to ramp myself up and get more involved in some of the things that come my way weekly through that source.

February 4th, 2011 | 8:24 AM

Ok, I shared on FB & twitter….

BTW- are you going to be on my radio show next week? We can talk about this, too!

February 4th, 2011 | 8:12 AM
Mitch Mitchell:

You said that 16th. πŸ™‚

February 4th, 2011 | 8:24 AM
Dennis Edell @ Direct Sales Marketing:

I’ll be looking at Syracuse Wiki from a design point of view.

I’ve been thinking on and off yet seriously for years of doing something with either Long Island, or my home town specifically (and a lot less trouble), or both.

One of these days perhaps you and I can brainstorm some? πŸ˜‰

February 4th, 2011 | 1:34 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

Sure Dennis; we’ll plan a time for one of those chat sessions.

February 4th, 2011 | 4:08 PM

Oh, I missed that picture but I absolutely LOVE the room! You look very vibrant in it. I wanted to paint my office red but hubby frowned upon it for re-sale. All of the furniture in my living room is red so that as our compromise.

For the record, My latest blog post is “Grandma’s Pregnant” πŸ™‚

February 4th, 2011 | 4:22 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

Bev, when it’s time for resale we’ll just paint it and move on. Every room in the house is a different color, including 2 rooms where we did that sponge technique.

And I’ve look at 3 of your blogs for that post; which one is it on?

February 4th, 2011 | 4:28 PM

I like the layout of SyracuseWiki Mitch. I left you a comment there but I’m pretty sure you won’t take my advice. πŸ˜€

February 4th, 2011 | 9:24 PM
Mitch Mitchell:

I actually have a camera, Sire. It’s just a bad one, and I never remember to take it anywhere. The images you see on the story about the diner I took with my camera phone. Good enough for my purposes I figure.

February 4th, 2011 | 9:27 PM

Any photo is better than no photo Mitch. At least with one people can actually see what you’re describing.

February 5th, 2011 | 2:57 AM
Mitch Mitchell:

That’s always how I’ve seen it. By the way, I’m surprised you never gave your two cents on this post.

February 5th, 2011 | 9:10 AM


It’s on the site. Not sure why it’s not showing up.

February 5th, 2011 | 12:36 AM
Mitch Mitchell:

Freaky; just read it and commented on it. Kids! lol

February 5th, 2011 | 9:06 AM