Nov 05 2008

5th November Update to Top 100 Aussie Blogs

Published by Meg at 11:35 pm under Top Australian Blogs

Welcome to the five new blogs debuting on my Top 100 Aussie Blogs list this month:

Polka Dot Bride
Business Blogging | BlogWell
TechNation Australia
Meet Me at Mikes
babbleBABY Australia

Life continues to be super busy here, which was the source of the delay for October’s update - apologies to those who noticed…

Got offered a Freebie the other day, in exchange for a review - which was kinda cool. I was tempted until I had to provide my home address for delivery (it was a large object) at which point I graciously declined. Am I too cynical? What would you do?

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22 Responses to “5th November Update to Top 100 Aussie Blogs”

  1. Bettinaon 05 Nov 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Depends who was offering the freebie.

    Hope you find some time to unwind somewhere ocassionaly.

    Bettina’s last blog post..Housekeeping.

  2. John Lampardon 06 Nov 2008 at 12:03 am

    Couldn’t you have offered an office address instead? Sometimes if the freebie provider is reasonably accessible I even offer to drop in and collect it personally after attending a “nearby meeting” or some such, which is usually win/win since courier deliveries are erratic at the best of times anyway.

    John Lampard’s last blog post..The complete guide to napping

  3. Nicole Priceon 06 Nov 2008 at 3:12 am

    The blog polkadotbride certainly caught my eye so i headed over there to check it out and really liked what i saw. Very visually appealing pictures and a lot of them!

    Nicole Price’s last blog post..Green Tax Breaks

  4. Fionaon 06 Nov 2008 at 7:49 am

    I’d take it, but likeJohn, would offer my office address. Then it would also actually get to me!

    Fiona’s last blog post..Posture & Flex

  5. jenon 06 Nov 2008 at 9:49 am

    I use my work address.

    jen’s last blog post..Thank goodness

  6. Jenniferon 06 Nov 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I wouldn’t give my home address either so I don’t think you’re being too cynical!

    Thanks for the blog update :)

  7. Megon 06 Nov 2008 at 1:01 pm

    When I said a large object I wasn’t kidding! Not so much heavy - just really bulky (like about as big as me). So there would be the logistical problem of getting it home :o

  8. Polka Dot Brideon 06 Nov 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks for the update! I appreciate it!

  9. Michael Leeon 06 Nov 2008 at 6:54 pm

    That’s where you definitely need a post office box or the address of a friend or your work address…definitely never the home address, it might be a Nigerian freebie…

    Michael Lee’s last blog post..Post 150 (filling the void as easily as I fill a box with maps)

  10. Kim Aceon 06 Nov 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Well, if you wish to receive something than you have to give your address. I think you are little :) cynical, but i understand you, and the best solution is to open office box.

    Kim Ace’s last blog post..Common Mistakes with Web Design

  11. Prizetasticon 06 Nov 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Definitely depends on who’s offering the freebie :) I can understand though, if it was a reputable company I’d probably give my address, otherwise then probably not… just go with your guy I say :)
    Prizetastic’s last blog post..Winning Competitions - My Past Wins - Pink Motorola Razr Mobile Phone

  12. kherason 06 Nov 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Glad to see TechNation Australia has finally made it!

    Keep up the good work, Meg :)

  13. Stephen Croninon 07 Nov 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Hi Meg,

    I think I got the same offer as you - large item in exchange for a review… I almost went for it, then I decided it wasn’t worth the hassle of getting it!

    If it’s the same company (who’ve been penalised by Google recently), then I wouldn’t have been to worried about providing my address, as a) I’ve heard of them before and b) I’ve had to provide my address to quite a few furniture companies lately (we just moved into our new house). I’d have been more hesitant if I’d never heard of them.

    Stephen Cronin’s last blog post..JobsInChina.com Brings You … Jobs In China

  14. Kelleyon 08 Nov 2008 at 3:15 pm

    I would have declined too.

    But what was it? Nosey people wanna know!

    Oh and been missing you dearly babe.

    Kelley’s last blog post..The therapy cupboard

  15. Hands and Hearts Fullon 10 Nov 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Oooh, very tempting and a hard decision. I would accept but give my hubby’s work address. He is a gentle giant, but people who meet him for the first time are quite scared :)
    (I just found your blog today, enjoying reading :) )

    Hands and Hearts Full’s last blog post..Things I never thought I would say, before having children..

  16. Burgoon 11 Nov 2008 at 9:51 am

    Hmmm… maybe a good thing you turned it down anyway; isn’t a “product in return for a review” just another form of paid links?

    Not that I’m saying I agree with that whole philosophy or anything, but seems a bit of a grey area in terms of Google :P
    Burgo’s last blog post..And now we return to our regularly scheduled programming…

  17. Horseon 11 Nov 2008 at 11:04 am

    Hahahaha Burgo paid links pffft. Doesnt mean it has to be a ‘positive’ review ;p

    Send it to me i’ll take it!!!!

    No i dont think that you’re cynical, but depending on what the objuect was; would depend on how much effort i put into recieving it…

    Horse’s last blog post..Blue Ribbon Foundation Sprint Stakes Field 2008

  18. Horseon 11 Nov 2008 at 11:32 am

    Actually Meg i got to thinking….

    It’s not another 22″ monitor is it!? :D
    Horse’s last blog post..Blue Ribbon Foundation Sprint Stakes Field 2008

  19. Burgoon 11 Nov 2008 at 1:28 pm

    @Horse:
    Hey, I’m not saying I agree with their stance at all… just that it’s something to bear in mind :)
    Burgo’s last blog post..And now we return to our regularly scheduled programming…

  20. Lighteningon 15 Nov 2008 at 1:00 pm

    It’s times like these I’m pleased for a PO Box - no-one would want to deliver to my door anyway (in the middle of nowhere).

    Miss you Meg - hope you have time to get back to more regular blogging some day soon.

    Lightening’s last blog post..Smiley Saturday: Online Friendship

  21. Tom McLoughlinon 20 Nov 2008 at 12:06 pm

    For consideration, clunky US hosted site, not very interactive, very political but strictly independent:

    www.sydneyalternativemedia.com/blog

    I DO follow the Global Financial Crisis and all that political stuff. So be warned.

    I dropped in here because I saw google entry about advertising on blogs from back in Feb 08 from memory. Also I started out in Jan 2007 also. About 20K per month reader pageviews according to host stats counter.

    I also met the plugger people at a Future of Media conference in May 2008 held at the ABC building in Ultimo. And they added me to their networking because I do analyse/mention big business and big political types, sometimes to real effect not just repeating.

    Funny to say, there was a quid pro quo in that conference - free entry on a promise to do a review. Similarly free entry to the Australian Climbing Foundation festival in the Blue Mtns - Katoomba - in early 2007. It is to be held every 2 years apparently. It was very busy there.

    Good luck with the blog stuff. I recently took my blog portfolio to a NIES scheme but they were too snooty. But then I’m too indy myself to care too much either. I just like the grist of the work analysing the role of power in society. And when you think about it money for advertising is also about power.

    Notice the HUGE role the internet election in the USA has played effectively removing the Big Media as traditionally understood from their role as kingmakers. For better or worse this kind of fundraising and networking could decide the next NSW election in March 2011. Wait and see I reckon.

  22. Nicole Priceon 02 Dec 2008 at 2:51 am

    Hi there; we havent had a post from you in quite a while.

    Nicole Price’s last blog post..Stylish Cookware