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How Cuil is that? - 07/31/08 09:13 AM
Have you checked out Cuil? Cuil is a new Search Gina Kay Landis tweeted something about the logo on Cuil for the Real Living brokerage she is affiliated with being wrong.... Gina is with Real Living Realty Service. I wondered if Cuil had a logo for one of the other Real Living franchises... or a logo that had nothing to do with Real Living. So I went to Cuil and searched for Real Living. I have not really checked out Cuil... the best thing since Google Search? it's gonna be bigger than Google? It's only been out a couple of days (9 comments)
The NEW Localism top neighbor Has this always been there -the "How does this work?" (what is it two three weeks since the NEW Localism was introduced?) and I just never noticed it? This link goes to Ohio Localism where I AM NOT the top neighbor! I am sure your state has the same message about Top Neighbor. That's Don Rogers from Missouri. Link to his ActiveRain blog below... How does this work? Do I have to pay to be a top neighbor? "Legacy" content is also considered when ranking top neighbors. We don't want to leave the early adopters (24 comments)
Looking up when schools open I thought Olentangy Schools opened a week earlier than most Franklin County schools for extra snow days? Not something you usually think about in July... more area, more rural roads, more snow emergencies, or at least more mornings when the roads are not fit for school buses... and maybe Olentangy Schools get out earilier in the spring than most Franklin County Schools. Then I saw City of Delaware and Big Walnuts starting dates and was convinced of my snow day theory... but then why oh why is Buckeye Vally in sink with Franklin County schools? (4 comments)
Central Ohio Back to School - 2008 - 07/29/08 05:13 AM
Has the Columbus Dispatch published a back to school list yet? They're running back to school ads... I hated back to school ads as a kid. I liked the first day of school but I dreaded day two and beyond and just generally the end of summer. Here's a short list of the school districts in my part of Central Ohio Columbus The first day of school for the year is Wednesday, August 27, 2008 (traditional double check there are other schedules.) Dublin I hope Dubliners can tell when school starts from the Dublin Back to School List PDF Olentangy (2 comments)
Old Media New Media - 07/27/08 10:06 AM
The media in Columbus is Twittering or some of the media is. Outside Columbus...does the media in your market blog? TV stations? Radio stations? The newspapers? Does the media in your market Twitter? Twitter is microblogging. The media in Columbus is Twittering... just like us civilians. I am @MoinColumbusOH on Twitter. Tim Eby is the first old media soul that I met via Twitter. Tim is with WOSU radio in Columbus. Tim inspired a post on ActiveRain about Twitter. Can you Twitter if you are paranoid? Having a stranger "following me" freaked me out. I knew strangers were reading my blogs... (15 comments)
ActiveRain removes points for comments! - 07/26/08 07:01 AM
No you did not miss the Official ActiveRain post about ActiveRain removing points for comment... I am quoting an anonymous friend who was making a wish... "hoping the AR Gods remove points for comments" anonymous because it is said in a Members Only post. Do you believe ActiveRain should remove points for comments? I should do a poll about that, huh? I like polls...Nah. The poll is still open - do you prefer "Great post thanks for sharing" or nothing at all? The problem for a minority of us are the "Great post thanks for sharing" comments, now known (21 comments)
"Columbus?" is the headline of a blog post from a Pittsburgh blogger. What does Columbus Ohio have in common with New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, Rome, Madrid, Toronto, Houston, Washington, Atlanta, Paris, Seattle, San Diego, Austin Texas, Minneapolis, Denver, San Francisco, Portland Oregon, Dallas, Singapore, St. Louis, Jakarta, Brooklyn NY, Philadelphia, Mexico City, Montreal, Beijing, Moscow, Mumbai. "Blog Belt status" according to the story he quotes in Business Week. Reaction by Pittsburgh blogger Mike Madison of Pittsblog: "Columbus?" The lists are the usual large metro areas and wired and wireless meccas. And Columbus, Ohio, which comes in at number 30." Business Week's Graphic of (3 comments)
Columbus Ohio - 07/17/08 04:39 PM
Columbus Ohio is the big city that no one expects. Columbus is the 15th largest city in the United States. Columbus is the largest city in Ohio and the state capital. Columbus is unique for a city of it's size in that it is still growing, geographically and population wise. Columbus is in Central Ohio at the convergence of the Olentangy and Scioto Rivers. Downtown Columbus sits on the east side of the River. Interesting, historic urban residential neighborhoods in Columbus include German Village, Victorian Village, Italian Village, Olde Towne East and Merion Village. There are condos and lofts in downtown Columbus for true urban dwelling, many (2 comments)
Worthington Ohio is a transplanted New England village, settled by people from Connecticut and Massachusetts. Worthington is a Columbus suburb inside the 270 outer-belt. Worthington has a village green that is still used today, but cows do not graze there as they once did... (there are cows down the road but that's a different story... ) The Village of Worthington was founded in 1803. The original village was from Morning to Evening Streets and North Street to South Street.
The Old Rectory is on the corner of New England Ave. and Oxford Street NOW. It's been moved. The Old Rectory is owned (0 comments)
ActiveRain is worth $0.00 - 07/16/08 06:26 AM
Anyone willing to pay to sponsor ActiveRain? It's getting closer to time to pay some money to ActiveRain to sponsor some local communities. Or to not pay some money to sponsor some local communites. How much is ActiveRain worth? Nothing according to Dane Carlson's Business Opportunities Weblog "Your blog, ActiveRain.com, is worth $0.00" "How Much Is Your Blog Worth?"
My blog is worth $0.00.How much is your blog worth?
Before you run off to see how much your ActiveRain blog is ...Here's a hint. If ActiveRain is as a whole worth nothing, nada, zilch, zero.... your ActiveRain blog (46 comments)
"Is your blog a lawsuit magnet?" - 07/07/08 10:28 AM
Gee whiz I hope not.. but why did I feel a strong urge to go out and steal a cartoonish image of a magnet to illustrate this post? In "Is your blog a lawsuit magnet?" on Inman News (link below) Marcie Geffner wrote: "Have you discussed your blog with your broker and agreed on guidelines and policies?" Nope... Not yet. Would an open conversation on my ActiveRain blog be an OK place to start? Better late than never... Geffener's article made me yearn for guidance... (as well as a great image of a magnet.) Hellooo...out there Real Living and Real (31 comments)
WAD - Westerville to Arena District Bikeway - 07/06/08 11:41 PM
"WAD" is meeting tonight, July 7, 2008 at the Columbus Library - Linden Branch... The WAD blog says: "The Westerville to Arena District (WAD) Bikeway is an initiative to build a commuter bikeway on an abandoned rail grade running through northeast Columbus. The rail grade in question is commonly referred to as the old Mt Vernon Right-of-Way (ROW). It begins at Cooper Park on the southern edge of Westerville and continues south to 17th Ave in Columbus. From there the trail will continue along rail lines and end below the Convention Center in downtown Columbus." The WAD website shows a map (2 comments)
"GIVE ME LIBERTY or GIVE ME GAS" was the theme of one of the entries in this years Doo Dah Parade in Columbus's Short North. A lot of the Doo Dah Parade this year was about gas prices... not all of the parade was gas prices... but a lot of it was gas prices. The Doo Dah Parade is not your ordinary 4th of July parade. The Doo Dah Parade is parody... the Doo Dah is living editorial cartoons. Today's Columbus Dispatch editorial cartoon is about gas prices.... and about the state of the news. Jeff Stahler, Editorial cartoonist for (4 comments)
Do you know Vlad Z? ... Vlad Zablotskyy - 07/06/08 05:28 AM
Do you know Vlad Z? Do you know Vlad Z from his other blogs... Do you know Vlad Z from BloodHound Blog? Do you know Vlad Z from Broker Science? Do you know Vlad Z from Sellsius Real Estate Blog? Do you know him (I'm sick of saying ....) from ActiveRain? You don't even have to leave ActiveRain to get the story AcitveRain has 92,934 members, Vlad Z is one of them. Vlad's not an active ActiveRain member but Vlad is an ActiveRain member.... I don't really know Vlad Z. I blogged about Vlad once but was careful not to mention (9 comments)
A quiz about constitutional amendments. I am normally very good at quizes... I usually love quizes. Not this one. Do you know the amendments to the US Constitution? It's been awhile.... I did NOT do well on this quiz. Jim Lee left a comment on one of my ActiveRain posts and said something about one of the amendments to the US constitution a few weeks ago and I had to go look it up... The second amendment? There was a lot of talk about the first amendment on ActiveRain recently. Kinda sorta. Don't give it away.... Take the quiz. (9 comments)
Best Barbeque in Columbus - 07/03/08 01:31 PM
The 4th of July and barbecue go well together... Only eight days to vote or the best barbecue (or do you say barbeque?) in Columbus on AOL City Guide.... the winner each year gets a great little plaque to put in foyer saying they have Columbus BEST (Asian Food, Barbecue, Pizza, Desert, Mexican Food, etc.) Vote City's BEST - Columbus Barbecue Who's in the competition for BEST Columbus BBQ (the lazy blogger's way to spell the word)? Barley's Smokehouse - Dublin Road locationCity Barbeque - Northwest ColumbusFlatiron Bar & Diner - DowntownHickory House Restaurant Hoggy's - Gahanna locationJ.P.'s Barbeque Ribs & (5 comments)
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet? Shakespeare... Whetstone is a park in Clintonville. Clintonville is on the northside of the City of Columbus. More than one relocating client has asked me about the boundaries of Clintonville over the years. On the Clintonville.org website hosted by the Clintonville Community Fund, Where does Clintonville end and Beechwold begin? it says: “It all depends on who you ask - but the truthful answer remains the same. Neither “Clintonville” nor “Beechwold” ever existed as political or formally recognized entities. Thus any answer as to where the boundaries are between the (6 comments)
I go to Red, White & Boom most years… I have never taken my dog. I am surprised when I see dogs and babies at Red White & Boom… I don’t really know much about babies… but I would believe they would startle at loud noises. I know dogs do. My dog Buddy has gone to the Doo Dah Parade some years to celebrate the 4th of July but he's never to Red White & Boom. I'd never take him. From Channel 4 tips about dogs and the upcoming holiday. Edit link broken Remember Red, White & Boom has moved (8 comments)
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