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After seven years as a blogger I can guarantee that the headline on this post will generate more than a few pageviews. Many of you will recognize it as linkbait and click anyway. Bloggers love to read and talk about blogging.  I do too but sometimes I have to get away from it. This blog that you are reading, TheJackB is chock full of good information about blogging. This post is going to cover a variety of topics and since I touched upon blogging let me share a few things with you.

Shonali has a nice post about tools that you can use to make blogging easier for you. Those of you who live in California should read Jessica’s post about bloggers, Amazon, eBay and sales tax.

My pal Superman shot over a link to a company that turns RSS feeds into podcasts. It sounds pretty cool. I haven’t had time to really play with it yet but I will. I am on the fence about letting my kid get a Mohawk. I used to be dead set against it, but I might consider it during the summer. My guess is that I’d probably end up saying no, but the fact that I am open to it surprises me a little bit. Might have to blog about that so I that I come up with something more coherent.

There is an interview with some crazy dad blogger at Soulati’TUDE. Got in a fight with that guy more than once- it is probably the most difficult opponent I have ever had because we are so evenly matched. I love coffee far more than I should but not so much that I’ll pay for the special Cat Poop Caffeine Cup of Joe. But if you offered me a cup I might try it.

In one of my posts I used this quote from In My Life:

“But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more”

I was surprised when I received a comment telling me that they were beautiful words. They are beautiful but they aren’t mine. I suppose that this is another case where I can yell at someone for being older than me. If the words didn’t exist I might have come up with them or maybe not.

Gini and the crew are talking about the Google + Project. It is an interesting idea but I am not so sure. Watch this video and tell me what you think.

Speaking of videos I ran this one about the social media revolution earlier but it bears repeating

I am ready to get out of Dodge and thinking about ways to do it. This might be a good option. Parents have great stories, even if they are degenerates who root for teams that rhyme with meltics and matriots.

And now my friends I bid you adieu and adont do like I do unless you enjoy voodoo. Don’t ask about that last line- three hours of sleep and limited coffee wreak havoc upon me.

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  1. TheJackB June 30, 2011 at 8:20 am

    @mommy_pants Cheryl, I have to tell you that years ago I would have said that the Mohawk is crazy, but now….not really. I can see how it would be fun. One my nephews had a fauxhawk for a while. He made a deal with my sister to do it during summer and not school.

    A pierced navel could be useful for self defense. If you could flex your abs and shoot the piercing at someone it might be kind of cool. All the boys would want something like that.

  2. mommy_pants June 30, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Thanks for the mohawk shout-out. It’s really not the gateway drug to tats and piercing. Because I have tattoos and used to have a pierced navel and I never had a mohawk! 😉

    Gotta say, the boy loves it! The mohawk, that is.

  3. TheJackB June 30, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Wait until the dating starts and then watch.I am really good at intimidating boys- told my daughter that the guys who want to date her have to defeat me in single combat first.

  4. Soulati June 30, 2011 at 3:30 am

    I’m just taking tips here on how you’re handling all this so when my 9.5 year old wants to adorn her physicality with marks, I’ll know what to do. @TheJackB

  5. Soulati June 30, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Fun? That was not fun; that was pure business. Wow, you are a loon. (That’s from @ericamallison who did have comments to that effect from those Canadians who shall remain nameless.) @TheJackB @adamtoporek soulati

  6. TheJackB June 29, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    @adamtoporek soulati Adam I am with you regarding the time factor. I don’t really need to spend time trying to figure out the ins and outs of some new time suck.

    Of course it should be noted that I love gadgets and given an opportunity to try something out I could very well be the guy to do it.

    Thanks for the kind words about the interview, it was fun.

  7. TheJackB June 29, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    @Soulati | PR That excerpt is from The Beatles song In My Life. It is one of my favorites. Ozzie does a nice version of it too

    Nope, there will be no tattoos. That is not going to happen and the body piercings, not going to happen either. But hair does grow and his grows quickly as I have learned much to the glee of his barber.

  8. Soulati June 29, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I read that poem twice wishing it was yours so I could be impressed. Since they’re not, I’m not. Google+ = Bunk. That guy at Soulati-‘TUDE!; yeah, he’s a fighter all right and he’s gonna be OK. Shonali gives great tips. If you let your son get a mohawk, he’s gonna want a tat and a tongue pierce. Don’t. Do.It. But, hey, it’s only hair! Hair grows; tats get wrinkled in old age. What did I miss? I did a better job than you, Adam!

  9. adamtoporek June 29, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Don’t think I could possibly comment on the entire stream of consciousness that is this post.

    I have been sitting around thinking about how much time I have on my hands and how what I need is another social network to learn and build from scratch. I couldn’t be more thrilled about Google+. (Did I sound convincing there? 🙂 Not sure about +. Time will tell. I only know that I will not be an early adopter.

    “Got in a fight with that guy more than once- it is probably the most difficult opponent I have ever had because we are so evenly matched.” That was witty.

    Enjoyed the interview at soulati btw.

  10. Gini Dietrich June 29, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    The last line was the best!

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