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Alive!

I am alive! It has been forever since I have done anything on this blog. The two loyal readers that I did have are now long gone. Consider this a rebirth of this adventure.

I have been quite busy with a lot of things…family, church, work…life and have neglected this. I want to get back into it because I want to improve my writing. I think what will work for me in the future is not so much long, narrative posts, but short bursts of goodness oozing full of flavor.

Stay tuned…

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I just updated my blog to the new Tarski theme and added a custom header of the “frozen banditos” (from L2R):

  • Eeyore
  • Rabbit
  • Pooh
  • Tigger

Enjoy!

  1. Comments are encouraged.
  2. Spam will be deleted.
  3. Trackbacks, pings, and relevant links within comments are encouraged and appreciated.
  4. Irrelevant links within comments are discouraged and are grounds to be considered spam (see #2 above).
  5. Comments may be moderated.
  6. Trolls will not be tolerated; posts will be deleted.
  7. Disagreement is healthy and not grounds for deletion. Just because your comment does not agree with my original post, does not make it bad; heck, the blog is here for discussion.

Giving you $.02 for your 2 cents
Problogger has suggested techniques to get more comments on a blog; the short list is:

  • Invite comments
  • Ask questions
  • Be open ended
  • Interact with comments left
  • Set boundaries
  • Be humble
  • Be gracious
  • Be controversial?
  • ‘Reward’ comments
  • Make it easy to comment

Jakob Neilsen suggests that of the traffic to any website:

“90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action.”

My stats thus far would sound a loud “here, here” with both problogger and Mr. Nielsen.

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I have been away for a few days. Took the family to Florida for a funeral. The reason for the trip was not good, but the fellowship with friends and family in their time of grief was.

Be back soon.

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