Nov 16 2007

Fortnightly Update for 15th November

Published by at 12:28 pm under weekly updates

Weekly Update

1. New blogs debuting in the Top 100 Australian Blogs

2. New blogs on the Australian Blogs Community

It was quite a big week for the Aussie Blogs Community. Thanks to everyone for their ongoing promotion.
Hatch That
Chris Carlaw
GermWorks – WebDesign & Life
The Little Black Blog
L’il Aussie Prems Blog
Mad Goat Lady
A Roaming Aussie Mum
The Speed of Dark

Reminder: Anybody who would like to add (or update) the Aussie blogs from Bumpzee to their blogroll can find an A to Z list and a downunder version (Z to A). Snoskred keeps these updated weekly.

We now have 187 members and 213 blogs. Is your blog there?

3. Video of the Week

You’ve heard the expression “never work with kids or animals”? Well this tv presenter Jimmy Kimmel should have stuck to that advice when he had a Steve Irwin wannabe on the show, accompanied by a rattlesnake called Carl. If you have a snake phobia, I’d advise you not to watch.

4. Spotlight on an Aussie Blogs Community Blog

I’ve been busy slack, and haven’t done one of these for a while. But a couple of weeks ago Kelley from Magneto Bold Too added her blog to the Bumpzee community and I’ve been hooked ever since.

Kelley is married and has 3 children, two teenage girls (Moo and Too) and an autistic son (Boo). Kelley’s day to day life is often filled with frustration, but she copes by letting it all out on her blog, employing colourful language and lots of humour. Kelley writes with refreshing candor and I never fail to get a laugh (See Bugger off will ya, for example).

Caution: not for the prudish or squeamish.

Kelley, you seem quite taken with this little fellow, so feel free to pop him on your blog – you’re a winner in my book.


5. Other News

NaBloPoMo, is half way over – so far I have managed to post at least once a day. I find that it has really changed my posting pattern. Always worried that I mightn’t have anything interesting for the next day, I tend to write a post and set it to publish at a couple of minutes past midnight. Don’t forget there’s an Aussie group.


Dippy2 is a man with a mission. Having lost his son in an interstate road accident, he was very appreciative of the assistance provided to him and his family by the Traffic Accident Commission of Victoria. Dippy2 writes:

Like my wife and I, and the rest of our family have come to realize, it is impossible to imagine the situation that confronted us in the early hours of that fateful morning in August. No individual is ever prepared for such an event.

Try, if you can, to put yourself in a similar situation and begin to make preparations for all the necessary things that need to be done, and the funds that need to be found, and do this while thinking clearly and logically, and yes do this also, while experiencing the grief and emotional heartache.

Dippy2 would like to set up a similar Commission in Queensland, and ultimately in other states, if you think you can help (he’s not requesting funds), please contact him via his blog – Hogwash Bend Viewpoint.


Shai Coggins is calling for “blog star” nominations.

She writes:

Many of the bloggers I admire do not even make it to any A, B, C or even F Lists. But, not only do they create stellar content – they have a wonderful, vibrant community who support them. And yes, some may not even have a massive audience. But, they *make a difference* in the audience that they DO have. They are generous, warm, caring… Authentic.

If you know someone who fits the bill, you might like to let Shai know.


This fornight’s Carnival of Australia is being hosted by Martin at Small Office Australia. (Speaking of Martin Neumann, sorry to see you exiting The Blog Columnist. You shut off comments, so I couldn’t say so there). The next carnival is being held at All for Women so get your submissions in for Leigh by Monday (note to self – don’t forget this time).


You might recall two months ago there was a debate called “Blogging is as Useful as Talkback Radio“. Via Hugh Martin, I discovered that the ABC has loaded the audio from the debate (note: link will autoplay). I haven’t listened yet.


Snoskred is having a competition to “celebrate” her recent Google PageRank demise. It seems her blog has been hit with a Google Slap – after the recent global update, Snoskred has seen her blog drop from a PR4, to a PR3, and today a zero. Check out the competition, I’m sure she’d appreciate your support.


That’s it for this fortnight!

9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Fortnightly Update for 15th November”

  1. gueraon 16 Nov 2007 at 4:35 pm

    Hi Meg,
    Thanks for the link and for all the work you do with the Australian Blogs list and community. I’ve been learning lots from your blog and its great to have that connection to other Aussie bloggers, particularly when you are so far away from home, like me.

  2. cerebralmumon 16 Nov 2007 at 8:38 pm

    Do you know, I didn’t even realise the TAC was a Victorian thing. I just assumed all the States had one.

  3. Kelleyon 16 Nov 2007 at 9:43 pm

    Aw shucks Meg. You make a girl blush. Thanks so much for your kind words (and the warning to people that can’t handle a little ‘colourful language’ :) )

    Going to pop that little cutie on my blog as soon as I get a chance!

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  5. Snoskredon 18 Nov 2007 at 1:46 pm

    Sorry it took me a little longer than usual to update the list.. tis done now.

    Thanks for the support Meg, it is appreciated. 😉 I shall add your entries to the bowl. :)


  6. Megon 18 Nov 2007 at 1:54 pm

    @ geura – no worries, glad you’re finding something useful 😀

    @ cerebralmum – I’d never even given it thought. Lucky, I suppose, not ever being in that situation. I agree though, something I think all states should have.

    @ Kelley – no worries. Don’t go changing…

    @ Snoskred – thanks. Don’t worry about entering me, though, that’s not why I shouted out.

  7. alyndabearon 20 Nov 2007 at 2:59 pm

    Was that for real? The snake bite, I mean.. I always thought Jimmy Kimmel was a comedian, so was sitting around waiting for them to say it was a joke. Am guessing not? YIKES.

  8. Megon 20 Nov 2007 at 3:33 pm

    Alyndabear – I replayed that bit a few times – jury’s out for me. It did seem a little suss…

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