Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Random Thoughts

I've got a couple of things on my mind lately, nothing really big that deserves its own post though. I'm going to get it all out here and now.

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I'm no blogging expert and I'm not a well known blogger by any means, but something has struck me kind of funny in my blog world recently. For now, I'm going to be vague about the details, There is a blog that I've subscribed to and read as often as they update. Recently one of their authors commented on one of my posts, stating that I was the first to bring this particular situation to her knowledge. The next day, she had written up a post about the same situation, reporting it to her readers without mentioning her source at all.
Do I have any right to be bothered?
I can't decide.

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Recently I've discovered blogs of people that I thought were friends have become private. Naturally, I'm bothered because I loved keeping up with their lives. After all, I was under the impression that we were friends. Now, I'm sure the switch to private was for safety and security reasons, I get that. I just was kind of stunned that I wasn't someone they deemed safe enough to read about their lives.
Maybe I'm just far too unfamiliar with the whole private blogs thing.
Its possible.

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I just wanted to share a few things about my blogroll. I use blogrolling.com to manage my blogrolls, I actually have two of them. They are display in this order on my blog: "People that link back to me" and "People that don't link back to me". I figure that the people that link to me deserve higher priority on the list than people that don't, right? Next, blogrolling has all sorts of settings to implement on my blogroll. The first list is set to display the top 15 of X amount of the most recently updated blogs. The second is set to display 7 different random blogs each time my page is loaded.
Anyway, my point is, if you want to be on my blogroll, let me know. If you want to be at the top of my blogroll, make sure you link back to me and get to updating!

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I ordered two pairs of shoes from Nine West last friday. I hadn't been too impressed with them so far. First of all, they haven't updated my order page since the day I ordered them. Second, one of the pairs of shoes I ordered was on backorder. I despise stores that don't notify you at the time of purchase when items are on backorder. I don't think its very good business practice. Well as I'm typing this up, the cute UPS guy shows up with one of the pairs of shoes that I ordered. I was pleased a bit because I love surprises. However, I was never even given notification that my order was shipped, no contact whatsoever. I think Nine West needs to bring their customer service up to the same level as the quality of their product.
More on the new shoes later...

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I accidentally deleted my clustrmap! (see bottom of my sidebar)
I had 2,800+ visitors since May 7th from places all over the world. Now I have nothing.
So sad.

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Finally, I've seen many blogs across the blogosphere that have been doing Q & A sessions. They seem so fun to me so I'm going to jump on the bandwagon. Now is your chance to ask me anything you've had on your mind. I don't really mind if they are serious or goofy questions, just get asking.
Later on, I'll do a post listing all of the questions along with their answers.

Thats all for now folks!

9 comments:

Katie Says said...

IMO, I think sources should always be cited. Or maybe that's just the former-paper-writing-college-student talking. ;) so yes, people should cite other blogs when using their content.

and thanks for the blogrolling link. I'm defintely going to check that out!

**thinking of a question I may just want to ask you** ;)

Veggie Mom said...

I'm all about Sharing the Comment Love. And you need to cite sources, too--it's plagiarism to pass off someone else's ideas as one's own! And pretty easy to do in Cyberspace, too.

Adiel said...

Katie Says and Veggie Mom, I'm glad you guys see something wrong with the situation. I don't think it would bother me as much if she hadn't have commented on my blog telling me that I was how she found out.

Paint and Soul said...

Eek, tell me if it was me that stole. I agree with citing, and I don't think I did, but if I did I want to know. :)

The privacy thing is something I go back and forth on, and it's always hard to choose just who to share things with. Good luck getting good vibes back over this issue...

As for a question.... what is your fave Dr. Seuss book and why?? Or if he wasn't your fave, then your fave children's book and why?

Adiel said...

Paint and Soul, You seem just as paranoid as me. ;) No, it wasn't you. The lady I'm speaking of writes a fashion blog. Let's just say that a certain clothing store now has online shopping on their website, I wrote about it, after commenting, she did the same.

Ronnica said...

I think that even things on blogs should be cited, but I've probably not done it before. Sometimes I see a blog and think "cute idea!" and the idea simmers in my head for a bit, and by the time I realize that I want to blog it, I have no idea where the idea originally came from.

And since I'm a new reader:
What is your favorite thing about the blogosphere?
What do you want to be/do when you "grow up"?

alicatstrut said...

Here's my question:

Do you dream in black and white or color? Full stories, images, vignettes?

Adiel said...

Ronnica, I love the draft and the scheduled posting options in blogger. Usually when I see an idea, I copy all the necessary linking/citing info along with the idea and put it into a new post. Then I save it as a draft until I'm ready to finish and post it.

Marrdy said...

I think if you use someone's idea (or whatever) from their blog you really should give them credit for it. It just seems like the right thing to do plus it's almost like plagiaism to me.