Last week after my domain change, I found out that I’ve been skirting around the edges (scroll down to no. 4) from being in the top 100 Australian blogs list. So by the hair of my chinny chin chin I’ve missed out until I can claw my way back up the Technorati, Alexa etc rankings. In the meantime I’ve got these kind words from Meg of Dipping into the BlogPond to console myself with:
“I like Jen’s (or Jaycee as she is also known) writing style, and she
blogs about an eclectic range of subjects. If you link to Jen, I’m sure
it would mean a lot to her if you update the link to her new URL “
I’d like to thank those of you I’ve contacted about updating my URL who have gladly gone and done it. I promise it won’t ever (or not for a very long time) happen again.
I got involved in commenting on a BlogHer post recently about making blog friends and as a result of that I’ve gone and signed myself up, and said I’d help organise, an Adelaide bloggers meetup. It’s happening on 19 November so there’s plenty of notice. I’ve put myself down as a maybe because I have potential childcare issues but I hope I can make it.
My real world and my blog world are so much closer to colliding. They are travelling quite freely on their separate roads at the moment but that intersection is looming closer than I think I’d like. It’s gotta happen eventually if I’m serious about this blogging caper which I must be if I’ve gone and registered my own domain. I don’t really know what I’m worried about. I’ve been accepted by my blog friends without judgement. Am I scared of judgement from my real-life friends? Perhaps that’s it.
Along these lines, I recently updated my About page! I’ll leave that for you to figure out.
I’ve had one taker so far for my offer of a weblog banner. My main goal for this was to give something back to a member of the blogging community. I don’t plan on making it my bread and butter. Let’s face it though, a link back here would be nice but I haven’t specified this. Perhaps I should have. Everyone else who has some sort of contest does.
Last thing. I’m off to Melbourne for an early weekend. We leave Thursday afternoon and come back late Saturday night. Now that JJ is a bit older and a lot more grown up than even a year ago, I want to start doing trips like this. We’re staying with an old friend so I’m really looking forward to it. If I were in Melbourne longer I’d love to meet up with some Melbourne bloggers. Next time perhaps.
The upshot of this is that I won’t be even looking at a computer for the next few days. My eyes will thank me.
Jen, I was VERY interested that you seem to be, not afraid that’s the wrong word but a bit wary of meeting in real life people that you’ve befriended in the blogosphere. Oh Boy, I’m not coming to Adelaide — not because it’s way too far from London (although for this aged-but-still-working-full-time pensioner money is ALWAYS a problem) but because I’d be scared stiff of meeting the person that I’ve been writing to!! Stupid I know but there you have it!
Love to you both
I’m not so much wary of meeting bloggers in real life. I’m more wary of people currently in my life finding my blog because I’ve kept it quiet from most of them.
You wouldn’t have to be scared stiff of meeting me, I’m a pussycat and would love to meet you, and other regulars on my blog.
Maybe one day if I ever get back to England?
Darn – I don’t think I can get to Adelaide but have a great time.
There is one other blogger I read who is from that area so I will give her your link.
My family and friends do know about my blog, which does make me edit and tread warily (accidentally stomped on 2 toes so far) so I would have no problem meeting bloggers – although the only one I have found in my area seems to be a bit middle class old man stuffy!!!
I hate coming across posts about blogher especially, but all the other super fun things that bloggers get to go to in the states. We always miss out on all the good stuff down here *hmmf*
Good on you for getting a get together going. We need a blogher downunder.
Coming from a forum background, I have met lots of net friends IRL. Not any bloggers yet tho. Well, I have met mad goat lady before she was a proper blogger so I guess that counts 😛
Hope you guys have a super fun weekend 🙂
I hope you have a lovely trip. Glad to hear that some of your links are being updated 🙂
Hey again Jen – I have given you a Thoughtful Blogger award because you epitomise everything that it stands for.
My blog world and real world have collided, and it has been wonderful. I am making friends in my new community much faster because of my blog…and a number of great opportunities have happened because of it. Hope it goes as well for you as it has for me….and the baby questions from your son had me in stitches….