Friday, February 01, 2008

Taking care of business - And some eye candy for the ladies

A few blogging items to address, and then we'll get on with the eye candy (that's what you all came here for anyway, right?) Above is just a preview.

First of all, I'm asking for your input as to what website/program you use to track your blog stats. I have something I use, but I'm not in love with it, so I'm looking to poke around and see what's out there. If you have something you use that you like, please let me know in comments, so I can check it out. I'm not a "stats" crazy blogger, and can go MONTHS without even looking at my stats, because I really do this blogging thing for the love of it, but I am curious, and would like to track it a bit better.

Secondly, I wanted to give you all a head's up that I have a few ideas for some giveaways in the future, and even for a "swap" of sorts. Stay tuned, one of these giveaways will happy VERY soon.

Third, in keeping with both the stats and the giveaways, if you are a lurker here on my humble blog, I'm going to be providing you with an opportunity to delurk in the very near future. No obligation to do so, but perhaps just the invitation you've been waiting for to open up.

Fourthly, I know there are some of you out there who I visit regularly and have not added to my blog roll yet, fear not, this is coming. I've just been too busy, but am hoping to do an update soon.

Five, I still have to answer some of your questions from WAY BACK...I haven't forgotten, they're coming up soon.

I swear I thought there was more, but I can't remember now, so we'll leave it at that for now.

Oh, right, one more thing, there's still time to enter the giveaway above this post..the contest closes on Saturday at midnight (my time), and I will draw and announce a winner on Sunday.

UPDATED: I remembered the other thing I wanted to ask all of you/one of you...any of you? Whatever...anyway, photo links. You know, putting a photo on your post, or in your sidebar, so that someone can click it and be taken to another blog/website/whatever? I've followed all kinds of html instructions and can't for the life of me get it to work. So, if you have it down to a science, can you let me know? You don't have to post the instructions in comments, because I think I'll need a serious tutorial here...let me know and I'll get in touch with you for help. I'm not an html expert, but I'm no dummy either, and I've taught myself a lot recently in that area, but this one thing is driving me bonkers. Thanks!

Now, for the eye candy portion of your evening. The disclaimer here is that I have no idea where the following photos originated, so I cannot give credit, but I received them in an email "forward" format. Because they're just WAY too good to keep to myself, I have to share them with you. (If anyone knows where credit should go, let me know, and I'll be happy to give it here). In the meantime, I'm giving his mom and dad credit...and his personal trainer.

Ladies (and gents, if you are so inclined)...I give you Dolce & Gabbana's new runway model:



Rebecca said...

Thanks for the eye candy!!!!!!! Unfortunately I had to scroll really really fast because I'm at work.

Wait, I would never blog at work. Ever. ;-)

(I'll come back when I get home)

Happy Friday!!

P.S. Rockin' With Frigga is going on all day!! :D

paisley said...


i forgot everything you said....

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...


I'll send you an email about the photos.

Ah, also I use StatCounter and Google Analytics--prefer Statcounter but couldn't really tell you why. Google always has fewer visitors for some reason...maybe that's it ;)

Google does break down the searches better though.

We can talk about that too :)

Jill said...

hmm the huge tattoos ruin it for me.

i use google analytics and google webmaster as well as feedburner..

Julia Phillips Smith said...


And I'm glad you're asking these stats questions, because I'm a techno phobe who needs to get with what they said.

qualcosa di bello said...

happy friday indeed!!!!!!! wow...forgot what you started to say???

oh, yeah,,,a request for the photo link thingy...when you get an answer, please pass the info along to the rest of us. i do know how to link from a photo in a post (highlight it & hit the link button, just like words), but dang if i can do it in the sidebar!

stats...i use statcounter, when i remember that i have it! i like that world map!