Discover New Blogs

By , March 30, 2007 10:09 am

Apparently I have been tagged by Jen to be part of a fun blogroll idea that helps readers easily discover new blogs. Thank you, I have never been tagged for anything except for running too slowly in elementary school PE class and, most recently, for a tax audit. Here goes, I hope I do this right. By the way, if I link you and you want to be part of this then I am glad! The more the merrier! If you don’t want to do it, then feel free to opt out. No hard feelings.

Here are the rules:
1. Write a short paragraph at the beginning of your post and link back to the blog that put you on the list in the paragraph. This isn’t a suggestion. You need to break up the duplicate content string. Someone took the time to add you so the least you can do is give them an extra linkback.
2. Copy the list of originals below COMPLETELY and add it to your blog. If you would like a different keyword for your blog then change it when you do your post and it should pass to most blogs with that keyword.
3. Take the adds from the blog that added you and place them in the Originals list.
4. Add up to 5 new parenting or (Mommy/Daddy) blogs to the list in the My Adds section.

My Adds:
Toddler Planet
Crib Chronicles
The Not Quite Crunchy Parent
Crouching Mommy, Hidden Laundry
Purses And Poop

The Originals:
A Work of Art: Raising Our Exceptional Son
Ever After … My Way
Adventures In The 100 Acre Wood
An Island Life
Adoption and Fire
Lala Girl
The Bookworm Broadcast
Parenting Sites 411
Cass Knits
Geni Desu Yo
No Average Mom
Notes From The Trenches
Groovy Mom
Coffee Time
My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings
My Single Mom Life
Tips From The Money Goddess
Army Mom: New Jersey
Melissa’s Place
Three Sons and a Princess
Moot Thoughts and Musings
A family runs through it
Parenting Toddlers
Kitchen Ramblings from a fairly odd Tofu mom
My Splatter Painted Life
The Adventures of Fantastagirl
Party of Six
Controlled Chaos
Never a Dull Moment
It’s Just the Coffee Talking
Christina, Downloaded
Cursing Mama
Unplug Your Kids
Don’t Try This at Home

Dumb Questions:

1) Can anyone tell me how these five people will know that I linked to them in this post? Just from their stats? I don’t really get the whole linking, keyword thing.

2) What does it mean in the instructions when it says: “If you would like a different keyword for your blog then change it when you do your post and it should pass to most blogs with that keyword.” What is a keyword? What is MY keyword?

I think I may be missing something important. If someone more knowledgeable has an explanation, please comment. Thanks in advance!

3 Responses to “Discover New Blogs”

  1. Jen says:

    I have no answers for the so-called dumb questions. I actually have the same questions, so when you get answers, please share.
    And how did you do your 3 column blog layout? I want to update mine…preferably without giving up sleep. ; ) thanks!

  2. Bon says:

    i don’t know what a keyword is, to be honest. but i’m really flattered and appreciative that you picked me!


    of course, it took me two days to find your post so i’m no great model for how linking is supposed to work, but if people check their technorati ratings and incoming links often, then yes, your link shows up there in living colour. i just kinda had a slow weekend. :)

    the more links a blog has, the higher its technorati rating. so links are an honour both in terms of being chosen, but also in terms of the pump up that they give a blog.

    i like the discover new blogs idea…i think i’ll play too.

  3. Mom of three says:

    Hi Bon,

    I am glad you are going to play! I’ll be sure to check out your list.

    I guess all this techie stuff will become clearer to me over time. I’ll have to study Technorati a bit more to really understand it.

    By the way, I already gave Jen an answer directly to her question about my 3 column template. But if anyone else is interested, I googled “3 column blogger templates” and chose this one from It was really easy to install – even I managed it without help! If you use Blogger, just make sure you choose a template that works with new blogger, not beta or old blogger.

    You can also apparently alter your template html to add a column, but I was too afraid to try that method.

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