Dec 14 2007

Fortnightly Update for 13th December

Published by at 12:41 pm under weekly updates

Weekly Update

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
Bicheno Daily
Buzzing with Ange
Stories from a geek girl
Sleepless Nights
Forum Administrator
Lightening Online (Updated URL)
My Radical Blogs
Just 4 Families
Lotsa Funny Stuff
Just Creative Design Blog | Jacob Cass

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 206 members and 236 blogs. Is your blog there?

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.


Blogging in the mainstream media. Anthony linked to an SMH article in “It wasn’t Hype, Just Excitement” saying:

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.


Leigh at All For Women has announced a new section in her forums specifically for Women bloggers.


This fortnight’s Carnival of Australia is being hosted by Patric at Mad Goat Lady. The next carnival is being held at Adelaide Green Porridge Cafe so get your submissions in for Colin by Monday.


Just a short one this fortnight!

17 responses so far

17 Responses to “Fortnightly Update for 13th December”

  1. Leighon 14 Dec 2007 at 1:57 pm

    LMAO @ the bogans..

    Thanks for the blog too :)

    Leigh’s last blog post..12 days of Christmas Giveaway- Last day!

  2. Jacob Casson 14 Dec 2007 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks for the Add :) We will see if I make it to the top 100 in the short future. Here I come.

    Jacob Cass’s last blog post..FUNNY Graphic Design Jokes and Humour

  3. swollenpickleson 14 Dec 2007 at 3:22 pm

    Thanks Meg.

    swollenpickles’s last blog post..It’s like MySpace, but with revenue…

  4. Karen (Misc Mum)on 14 Dec 2007 at 3:27 pm

    *sigh* You seem so organised and with-it this week. can I have some?

    Karen (Misc Mum)’s last blog post..Being indifferently honest

  5. Veronicaon 14 Dec 2007 at 8:44 pm

    Thankyou for including my blog!

    Veronica’s last blog post..I’m looking for opinions…

  6. Cellobellaon 14 Dec 2007 at 8:50 pm

    W000000t! Still running around the house with my arms above my head scaring the kids. 😀

    Cellobella’s last blog post..W0000000000000T!

  7. Megan over at Imaginifon 14 Dec 2007 at 10:04 pm

    lol at CB…I did that but when I stopped running my upper arms didn’t….I don’t put my arms up now!
    Meg, thank you for all that you do. I know that there are many who are grateful for all your hard work in the Aussie blogosphere.

    Megan over at Imaginif’s last blog post..Carnival Against Child Abuse Christmas 2007 edition

  8. Laurel Papworthon 16 Dec 2007 at 11:40 am

    Thankyou poppet :)

    Laurel Papworth’s last blog post..Sad News: Death of “Alive in Bagdad” blogger

  9. Kelleyon 16 Dec 2007 at 9:15 pm

    So have you sent it to Santa yet? Boo found a copy today and started filling it out. Was the funniest thing I have ever seen! Unfortunately he put a heap of person information on it or I would scan it for the blog :)

    Hope to be running around the lounge like Cellobella one day!!! Might actually do it on the front lawn and give the neighbours a great ol’ show!

    Kelley’s last blog post..Dear Mr Toy Manufacturer

  10. kimon 16 Dec 2007 at 11:44 pm

    hehehehe the final words on the videothingy.. “ya got the meat raffle tickets wet ya dipshit” that is Sooooooooooo funny…. but alas poor dazza so real…hehehehe

    jeeeez leeeweeeze I am glad im ooorstrayan

    cheers kim.

    kim’s last blog post..Weekly Winners #3

  11. Bettinaon 18 Dec 2007 at 12:04 am

    Loved the clip!! lmao at their responses to the drink!

    Bettina’s last blog post..Menu Plan Monday

  12. Burgoon 18 Dec 2007 at 3:58 pm

    Wow. Pretty late to the party, but thanks for highlighting your Aussie Bumpzee community… just joined now :)

    Burgo’s last blog post..Crosby, Stills & Nash – About time for Brisbane…

  13. kimon 18 Dec 2007 at 8:42 pm

    hi meg.. i am having trouble with my linky thing to your page…

    ” Live bookmark failed to load” *sigh*

    cheers kim..

    kim’s last blog post..Because I can.. so there!!!! gnaa gnaa ganaha!!!

  14. Megon 18 Dec 2007 at 8:47 pm

    Hey Kim

    See, you don’t post for a few days and they think you’re not there anymore. Which “linky thingy” do you use?

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