Dec 14 2007
1. New blogs debuting in the Top 100 Australian Blogs
Congratulations to Sarah, Swollen Pickles and Cellobella
2. New blogs on the Australian Blogs Community
The following bloggers joined up to the Australian Blogs Community.
Quit Your Day Job
Buzzing with Ange
Stories from a geek girl
Lightening Online (Updated URL)
My Radical Blogs
Just 4 Families
Lotsa Funny Stuff
Just Creative Design Blog | Jacob Cass
3. For a Laugh
Spotted at Adelaide Green Porridge Cafe - Men of Discerning Taste. This certainly had me laughing. It’s a short video showing what happens when you give a “poofter drink” to a bunch of “salt of the earth” types (heh - I’m being PC).
Now if you really want to freak your kids out this Christmas, get them to fill in a Santa’s Visit Application - hehe. Available at Magneto Bold Too - Even Santa is a Bureaucrat.
4. Blog Post of the Week
I particularly enjoyed this post from Craig Harper “Muffin Top Pioneer“.
He concludes with this lovely sentiment:
Everyday you and I have the opportunity to notice the un-noticed, love the un-loved, hug the un-hugged and to encourage and support those who are emotionally starving in a sea of humanity. We have the opportunity to make an incredible difference with a few simple words and a few minutes of our time.
5. Other News
Laurel had an interesting post about Web 2.0 consultants being taken advantage of.
I’m noticing a disturbing trend of large well known companies who invite passionate Web 2.0 evangelists, or knowledgeable bloggers or bumbling social network strategists (me) to “meetings” to discuss “potential” working arrangements.
While the exciting concepts of organised citizen journalism initiatives and problogging that Roggeveen mentions as evidence of blogging’s failure are both still growing in Australia. I think these are a poor basis to judge blogging’s success.
Just a short one this fortnight!