Friday, February 22, 2008

 Blogshares Mission
"Dave's mom wears army boots"



Wednesday, December 12, 2007

 Blogshares Christmas: Slumping around the Christmas tree

Two friends are sitting around their laptops playing a challenging game of Blogshares. The discussion soon turns to the joys of the holiday season.

Mr. Codswallop: Are you planning on offering gifts to other Blogshares players this Christmas season?
Mr. Flapdoodle: Gifts? What gifts? Did someone send me gifts?
Mr. Codswallop: In the spirit of the holiday season, it is traditional to offer gifts to your friends and family.
Mr. Flapdoodle: I have a bottle of Christmas spirits to avoid my friends and family.
Mr. Codswallop: As a Blogshares Premium Player, you must feel the desire to share the wealth with others during the festive season.
Mr. Flapdoodle: Under the influence of the spirits of the festive season, I prefer a massive HTO session.
Mr. Codswallop: Perhaps you could play in the spirit of such exemplary Corporations as Love/Pain or B$ Bears?
Mr. Flapdoodle: I avoid corporations. The last time I went anywhere near a corporation, I ended up with my car being repossessed.
Mr. Codswallop: Perhaps you could consider the more aggressive Untouchables or Renegade Players Inc.; or the more investment oriented Aliens Co.
Mr. Flapdoodle: My cousin who plays under the name Attila The Hunny believes all the Blogshares Corporations are too soft.
Mr. Codswallop: What is your cousin's preferred strategy of play?
Mr. Flapdoodle: HTO blogs after PRDing them to nothing, and trashing Ideas on everyone and anyone.
Mr. Codswallop: Your cousin probably has few friends in the game.
Mr. Flapdoodle: Attila is an equal opportunity pillager. Spare the rod and spoil the player. As a result, no one expects a Christmas gift. Think of the savings!
Mr. Codswallop: Does Attila show some compassion for the Token Non-Premium player?
Mr. Flapdoodle: Absolutely not. Attila says anyone who won't spend $15.00 deserves all of the HTO's they get. Every time Attila thinks about the cheap rotgut whisky that $15.00 would have bought, it leads to another angry PRD session.
Mr. Codswallop: I take it that no one in your family is a Friend of the Tokens?
Mr. Flapdoodle: I prefer to Ignore the Tokens. That Lion Sleeping Tonight should be left alone anyway.
Mr. Codswallop: Perhaps by following the example of The Grinch and Ebenezer Scrooge, Attila will turn into a Hunny.
Nr. Flapdoodle: Those stories really went downhill when the villains turned good. I had to turn them off before Attila put a brick through the TV screen in disgust.
Mr. Codswallop: Well, I am going to offer blog and chip gifts to players all over the game.
Mr. Flapdoodle: Well, you do own that Top 100 blog I have always had my eye on to HTO.
Mr. Codswallop: Don't even think it.
Mr. Flapdoodle: While you were looking the other way, I picked up those Dr. Seuss Ideas you were waiting to drop.
Mr. Codswallop: I was right. You are really The Grinch at heart.
Mr. Flapdoodle: And a Merry Christmas to you too.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

 Blog Business Success: Internet Radio Show I host
blog radio

Blog Business Success is a brand new internet radio show about business. The explosive phenomenon of talk radio has hit the internet, and we bloggers are now a growing part of it too.

The fun part Blog Business Success is that I am the host. My first show airs on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm Central time. It's also the first time I have ever hosted a radio show of any kind, so it will be an on the job learning experience as well.

I'll be talking to some very knowledgeable guest business experts every Thursday evening at 7:00 pm Central time. The show runs for 30 minutes (but is expandable to 60 minutes if the interest is strong). My special guests will be discussing marketing, public relations, search engine optimization SEO, management, independent business, books on business, and entrepreneurship; to name just a few topics. We can always add your ideas for guests and topics as well.

What I hope to do with the radio show is help us all to learn more about starting, building, and operating a successful business. We will cover interesting and informative topics, and provide practical advice that you can use in your own company.

I Have a Talk Show

Not only do you get to listen and learn from industry leaders, but you can phone in with your questions for my guests as well. The site provides a special call-in number where you can talk live with the experts. As we all know, some of the best answers result from caller questions.

I'll be posting further information here, and on my host page, regarding my guests. I have some great guests lined up. You won't want to miss them. Along with their appearance on my show, I'll be promoting them on this blog as well.

If you have any guest recommendations, please let me know, as business knowledge should be shared. We can build our business success together and make some new friends at the same time. You can't beat that!

Special thanks to Marketing Diva Toby Bloomberg, who has already mentioned the radio show, on her industry trend setting business blog.

Gotta Get Something Off Your Chest?

Make a note of the time for Blog Business Success in your area, and add our special guest experts to your Thursday night listening.

If you happen to miss a show, they will be archived for later listening as podcasts, so you can always catch up on the latest in business ideas.

By the way, the name I picked for the internet radio show is a variation on my blog name; but you already figured that one out.

Let's talk about boosting your business success on Blog Business Success!

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Saturday, March 11, 2006

 Blogonomics Blog Cruise: Ocean blogging

The Blogonomics Blog Cruise business blogging floating conference will set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Key West, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on October 5 - 9.

Blogs and and an ocean cruise aren't entirely unrelated, as it might appear at first glance. After all, blogs are about conversation and relationship building. What better way to relax, and start those meaningful conversations, than on the deck of a luxury ocean cruise ship.

Along with the fresh ocean breezes, are some interesting and informative discussions of business blogging, by some of the leading business bloggers on the internet.

Topics for discussion range from creating a business blog to turning that blog into a profitable source of income; and everything in between.

Conference Topics Include:

* Choosing and Developing Content
* Blog Metrics
* Return on Investment (ROI)
* Blog Marketing

Hands-on Workshops Include:

* Building Your Blog Design
* Six Figure Blogging
* RSS Techniques

Blogging cruise speakers and workshop facilitators include:

Robert Scoble of Scobleizer.com
B.L. Ochman of What's Next Online
Jeremy Wright of b5media
Andy Wibbels of Instant Global Impact
Nick Wilson of Performancing
Darren Rowse of Pro Blogger
John Nardini of Denali Flavors
Steve Hall of Adrants
Toby Bloomberg of Diva Marketing
Scott Goldblatt the Olympic Gold Medalist
Tris Hussey of Qumana Software
Jim Turner of One By One Media

Sponsorships are also available for your business to share in making this exciting business blog cruise a success. The sponsorship information is available for download in a pdf format.

Register for the Blogonomics Cruise now before March 15, 2006 and receive a special early bird discount.

Spaces are filling up quickly. You won't want to miss this unique fun and educational business blogging event, enjoyed on the deck of an ocean liner.

Register today and receive that early booking discount.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

 Business Blogging Award winners announced

2005 Business Blogging Awards Winner

The 2005 Business Blogging Awards winners have been announced.

Congratulations to the winners in the various categories, and also to all of the nominated blogs.

It's just too bad that everyone couldn't win the vote, as all of the nominated blogs are true winners in their own right. They represent some of the very best blogs, that the business related blog genre, has to offer.

The real winners, in my opinion, are every single business related blog on the internet.

Whether your spot in the blogosphere is business, law, economics, writing, publishing, technology, real estate, accounting, sales, marketing, human resources, employment, public relations, SEO, finance, entrepreneurship, venture capital, small business, leadership, coaching, project management, engineering, investments, or any other blogging area related to business, all of you are the real winners!

Business blogs have been a glaring ommission, from all of the major blogging awards, up until now.

Thanks to The 2005 Business Blogging Awards, everyone involved in busines blogging got their reward.

Thanks to all of the participating bloggers; to all of the voters; to all of the very generous and supportive sponsors who provided a collection of very valuable prizes; and to Jeremy Wright and Darren Barefoot of Inside Blogging for taking on this enormous, yet very worthwhile task.

Thanks to everyone who voted for Blog Business World as Best SEO Blog and as Best Overall Blog. I am touched and humbled by your kindness and support.

While I didn't win Best Overall Blog, it was an honour to simply be nominated in that category, with some of the truly elite business blogs on the internet. Thanks from the bottom of my heart to everyone who voted for Blog Business World. Your support is greatly appreciated.

I was honoured by the voters with winning Best SEO Blog, for which I offer my deepest and most sincerest thanks.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The 2005 Business Blogging Award Winners:

Best Overall Blog - Security Awareness
Best New Blog - Monty’s Bluff
Best Group Blog - 800-CEO-READ
Best Law Blog - Phosita
Best VC/Entrepreneur Blog - Business Opportunities
Best Financial Industry/Investment Blog - Between the Hedges
Best Personal Finance Blog - PFBlog
Best Blog by a Small Business - The Tin Basher Blog
Best Blog About Small Business - eBizBlog
Best PR Blog - Media Guerilla
Best Tech Company Blog - Security Awareness
Best Media Blog - Fast Company Blog
Best Real Estate Blog - Tampa Bay’s Inside Real Estate Journal
Best Marketing Blog - JSLogan
Best SEO Blog - Blog Business World
Best Project Management Blog - AgileManagement
Best Leadership Blog - Leadership Now
The Picasso Award (Best Design) - Signal vs. Noise
The Peacock Award (Most Self-Important) - Inside Real Estate Journal
The Chris Pirillo Award (For Shameless Self Promotion) - Chris Pirillo

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Friday, February 18, 2005

 Business Blogging Awards voting ends
The 2005 Business Blogging Awards

The voting for The 2005 Business Blogging Awards is now completed.

The polls were closed as of noon Pacific Standard Time today.

Overall, the concept of honouring business blogs was a good one. For too long, the various blog awards shows have ignored business blogs; leaving them without a category at all.

That should be changed now.

With the strong voter turnout, resulting in some very close races, there clearly is an interest in business blogs. They are a rising force on the internet in general, and in the blogosphere in particular.

In the future, I hope to see business blog categories in all the blog voting events.

Thanks to all of the voters and the entered blogs for participating.

Your support for The 2005 Business Blogging Awards was important and appreciated by everyone involved.

I want to send a special thanks to all who supported and voted for Blog Business World. I was touched and honoured, that so many of you find my blog to be helpful in reaching your goals, and in achieving your success in business and in blogging.

Every blog nominated was definitley a great blog, and I personally visited every blog in every category.

Thanks as well to Jeremy Wright and Darren Barefoot of Inside Blogging for running the awards so well. They definitely deserve our gratitude for developing these awards for everyone.

Let's have hearty round of applause for Darren and Jeremy!

The 2005 Business Blogging Awards were truly a landmark event where every blogger was a winner.

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Thursday, February 03, 2005

 Voting restarts in 2005 Business Blogging Awards

Voting for The 2005 Business Blogging Awards has resumed.

Following a huge number of voter irregularities, and numerous voting system malfuntions, with all of the previous vote totals were discarded.

Voting has begun again, with all of the previous vote totals returned to zero.

That means that everyone has to vote again.

Of course, if you were already voting for your choices for best business blogs, you can just keep doing what you are already doing.

The link has changed for the voting, so anyone following an old link will be disappointed as all that appears are the old discarded totals.

This is the new voting link.

As you know Blog Business World has been nominated in two categories.

Best SEO Blog

Best Overall Blog

I appreciate the strong support that my Blog Business World blog has received in both categories. Your support is still needed for and for the many other tremendous blogs that were honoured with nominations.

I know the vast majority of the nominated blogs very well, and I can assure that they are all worthy of support.

The previous voting term was to end on February 9. The date for casting ballots has now been extended to noon PST on Wednesday, February 16, 2005.

Surf on over to The 2005 Business Blogging Awards and cast your votes.

The support received in the voting tells everyone in the internet community of the importance of business blogs.

You can vote every day until noon PST on Wednesday, February 16, 2005.

Vote for Blog Business World now!

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