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ActiveRain is a thing and as much you you sometimes want things to stay the same... things change... I miss... Kristal Kraft being active in the Rain. Kristal was the first one who ever commented on my ActiveRain blog. She was followed momentarily by Maureen Francis whom I'd invited to ActiveRain. I miss MF on ActiveRain for much more than the points I got from her participation. I miss Leanne Paynter reluctantly participating in ActiveRain. It was like pulling teeth to get Leanne to join. I miss the Minnesota (44 comments)
Twitter is microblogging. 140 characters. No points. No pictures although you can link to your real blog's posts, a photoblogs post, a photo on Flickr, .. Twitter is kind of hard for some people to get used to. Lots of noise... peas all over the place... although frozen peas are for frozen pea Friday. Twitter made me paranoid. People Twitter what they are eating, people Twitter some silly stuff, people Twitter links to good stuff they've found on the web. People Twitter links to bad stuff they found on the web. People Twitter when it's raining or snowing... or hot or cold. (26 comments)
Blogging, "Save the cheerleader, save the world" - 12/23/07 05:33 AM
I am a fan of the TV show 'Heroes'... I don't know why. I have never been a fan of comic books or super heroes.... Bloggers: Do you ever feel like you are being a cheerleader as a blogger? Is that what real estate blogging is about for you? Cheerleading is positive. Cheerleaders were pretty and popular in school. If someone wanted to accuse you of being a cheerleader based on your blogging on ActiveRain or on another blog what could people accuse you of being a cheerleader for:
Your city? The NAR? ActiveRain.com? A Blogging platform or social network? Your brokerage or (19 comments)
From Forbes.com 'Where To Educate Your Child ' by David Savageau gives the list below which includes Columbus. Slide show of the Top 20 Places Top to Educate Your Child For more on education in Central Ohio and what Forbes.com had to say about schools in Columbus Ohio visit ColumbusBestBlog.com - Columbus on Top US Cities List They rated cities based on their public and private schools, libraries, colleges.
Here comes another post about copyright... - 12/14/07 01:57 AM
They said: "Blog, blog, blog it all. Won't you blog about this song." So I did... Here Comes Another Bubble on ActiveRain. You can't see the video there anymore. It is not on YouTube. It was funny. It was brilliant. It was the most viewed video on YouTube. I first read on Sellsius Real Estate Blog that YouTube had to take it down... YouTube Removes Parody over 1 Photo. Joe (I think this is Joe Ferrera) argues fair use. Miss the clever parody? *** You can still see the video on Valleywag... and Owen Thomas writes about why it was taken down in Here comes another takedown *** hmmmm (22 comments)
This morning's Columbus Dispatch was the final installment of an eight day series about the seven largest cities in Ohio. Today's installment was about Columbus. From the beginning the series admitted Columbus was different than the other six big Ohio cities. "Except for Columbus, Ohio's big cities have endured vast population and job losses." Yet the picture isn't totally rosy for Columbus. I don't know what possessed me to try to write about each city each day's Columbus Dispatch coverage of one of the seven big cities on my ColumbusBestBlog.com and on ActiveRain.com / Localism.com each day this (0 comments)
Perception or reality - 12/07/07 04:33 PM
Ohio's big cities are not the only US cities with growing pains. The Columbus Dispatch series about Ohio's Big Cities that I've been following all week did an article about Cincinnati today. In the web extras in the Special Series, the expert from the Brookings Institution interviewed by the Columbus Dispatch says ciites throughout the mid-west and northeast are having or have had similar growing pains. It's not just about being able to compete with other US cities for population and jobs either, cities have to compete in the global economy. Ohio's cities, "perception & reality" is my percpetion on ColumbusBestBlog.com of Cincinnati. Cincinnati is the (7 comments)
Holy Toledo - "Can Ohio's big cities be saved?" - 12/06/07 05:29 PM
Sorry I could not resist the corny headline. I did resist it on my other blog. I posted an entry there today called Ohio Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. My post on ColumbusBestBlog is about the Columbus Dispatch article today that focuses on Toledo Ohio. Today is the 5th day of a Special Report Series in the Columbus Dispatch on the seven biggest cities in Ohio... The Dispatch did Cleveland on Monday, Dayton on Tuesday, Akron on Wednesday... and today Toledo. Here's a link directly to On the brink: Toledo - Leaders say manufacturing remains the answer for city in the Columbus Dispatch. Good news about Toledo (10 comments)
"My city was gone" - 12/05/07 01:07 PM
"I went back to Ohio But my city was gone There was no train station There was no downtown. ... A, O, way to go Ohio " Those are lyrics to the 1983 song by 'The Pretenders' according to an article in the Columbus Dispatch today. The song was about Akron Ohio. Akron Ohio is one of the seven biggest cities in the state of Ohio. Chrissie Hynde lead singers of 'The Pretenders' is from Akron Ohio originally and wrote the song when she returned after 10 years in London, England. Coincidently I moved to Akron Ohio in late 1983... I worked (4 comments)
Dayton To Columbus Map Link There is an article about Dayton Ohio in the Columbus Dispatch series about Ohio's big cities today. It was kind of trip down memory lane for me. I lived in Dayton Ohio in the late 80's for about three or four years. Not a lifetime...Dayton was different than anyplace I lived. Not bad different. Just different. Face it every city is unique.... it is all so darn local. I moved to Dayton from Akron Ohio... Since college I'd lived in Green Bay Wisconsin and Rockford Illinois too. College in Madison Wisconsin and growing up in a small industrial city in southeastern Wisconsin, near (12 comments)
Blog, blog, blog it all. Won't you blog about this song. I first saw it on a Twitter from Scoble... (22 comments)
"Can Ohio's big cities be saved?" - 12/03/07 09:18 AM
The seven biggest cities in the state of Ohio are dissected in an eight part special report in The Columbus Dispatch this week called "On the BRINK - Can Ohio's big cities be saved" written by Mark Niquette, Alan Johnson and Joe Hallett. I wrote about the series on my other blog ColumbusBestBlog.com today in Blame "Sex and the City" after listening to an audio comment from an urban-policy expert, Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institute. The comment is the On The Web part of the story inspired the idea that popular culture (TV) has shaped demand for cool, dense, urban (12 comments)
Teach an old dog new tricks... - 12/02/07 12:38 AM
This is taking dog training to extreme levels. On engadget.com this week Austrian Researchers train dogs to use computers. St. Paul beagle extraordinaire Daisy already does it... if they don't keep an eye on her. Today is Mingle with our Mutts at the Franklin County Dog Shelter in Columbus...That's what I'm blogging about on ColumbusBestBlog.com today... and it is NOT only mutts in the sense of mix breeds. There are full bred canines to "rescue" in Central Ohio. Breed specific as well as non breed speicific rescue groups participate in the Mingle With Our Mutts event that is the first and (13 comments)
Do you want to know a secret about Xxxx Xxxxx? - 12/01/07 10:17 AM
Do you want to know a secret? Do you promise not to tell? 'Listen, do you want to know a secret Do you promise not to tell, woh, woh, woh Closer, let me whisper in your ear" Lyrics from the Beatles song... I think... I am not 100% sure on the spelling of "woh, woh, woh." and spell check is no help... I was on Twitter yesterday and read... oh well... I guess if he said it on Twitter it's not a secret huh? ...Join Twitter to read who said; "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... just gave notice to my boss" Hints: _ _ _ _ (19 comments)
NaBloPoMo it's over! - 12/01/07 08:38 AM
Did you know November was National Blog Posting Month? TGID The challenge was to post until the internet exploded.. 30 posts in 30 days. I knew about NaBloPoMo for awhile but did not sign up until Mid November. The NaBloPoMo site is on Ning.com. The founder of NaBloPoMo, Eden Marriott Kennedy on why NaBloPoMo I did it. I had over 30 posts on ColumbusBestBlog.com in November 2007. What did I write about ? Ohio State vs. Wisconsin, “Green” in Columbus drink French Bordeaux!, Golf Village Open House - 1st National Open House, Franklin County Dog Sheltter, Fall Back, Central Ohio (2 comments)
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