October 21st, 2008 | 14 Comments »

All my begging and pleading has paid off. I won my category in the blogger’s choice awards. The lovely Veronica alerted me to this.

I thought maybe I might get a brag badge or something. Because I won my category. So far, nothing, not even an email, but I did actually wade through all the categories and found I had won.

I feel so stoopid for all my begging for votes.

Update: No sooner than I had posted this, I checked my stats, something I haven’t done for a while, and noticed a link listing the winners and giving instructions to email for the badge. Stoopid times two. Der.

Live and learn, huh? My one year blogversary is coming up November first. I may repost something nobody but Jenny and Zoe and Life’s Just Beachy were around to see way back then.

Thank you folks for sticking around and being supportive, especially since I experienced crippling anxiety, and my posts disintegrated into drivel. The anxiety is improving somewhat, but I’m feeling like I can’t remember any good stories anymore, and my day to day life is so freaking boring that it isn’t worth writing about. I expect I will settle into a rhythm, and allow some creativity to flow at some point. I hope you don’t give up on me.

Posted in bloggy things
October 14th, 2008 | 11 Comments »

Canadians! Today is Election Day. I know we don’t have all the hype and foolishness that goes on with the presidential election south of us, but I so strongly believe that each of our voices is important.

Our present Prime Minister has his nose in Bush’s back pocket. And I think he might be sniffing his bum.

Please, if you care about this great country of Canada, go and vote now.

And non-Canucks? You can vote for me at the Blogger’s Choice Awards.

I love you long time.

Posted in the mundane
September 6th, 2008 | 8 Comments »

First thing I want to pimp is a Maine photographer, long time internet friend of mine:

Marie in Maine has been sharpening her shutter skills while gadding about in Maine. I love that she takes us with her on her travels here and there. I love this image of Wild Rose Lighthouse so much that you can enjoy it in puzzle form, right heah. (That’s Maine talk, ayup)

Create your own puzzles at PuzzleBee.com!

Another thing that falls more under self-pimping is something I have slacked on lately. This is the last month of voting for the Blogger’s Choice Awards, and for some quirky reason, I want to win in my category of Freakiest Blogger. You have to register, but it’s painless, and you only have to register once to vote for whomever you wish. In other categories, durnit! See? I’ve made it easy for you. No need to mouse over to that pesky sidebar. Just click here. I love you long time.

My site was nominated for Freakiest Blogger!

More reasons to love you long time? Besides the fact that you are funny and smart, and pretty, and, my? Have you lost weight? Every time you click over from your reader, BlogHer records the hit for a tiny bit of revenue. So far, I’ve got my hosting fees covered, but it would be nice to actually make some money for the time I spend at my computer. With that in mind, I would like to re-introduce you to the mighty StumbleUpon.

I loves me a Stumble, I does. It brings traffic to my site. New people who may just read my particular post, or decide to subscribe and come back to see what I’m up to next. Each new person who clicks on the actual site brings me about 1/20 of a cent. Every time! I totally made that figure up, but you really need to have volume to get any real income from the ads. Some of my posts that I’m not totally ashamed of are these ones.

Handsome Henry

The Young Shaman

Grace

Blunk Drogging

You Can See Your Farts

Island Medicine

You could Stumble them. There’s a thingie (technical term) at the bottom of each post that says “Stumble It!”

Note: Sometimes, “Stumble It!” doesn’t show up, but the icon is still there. Work with me. My new job hasn’t kicked in yet.

Did I mention I would love you long time?

Posted in bloggy things, puzzles
February 4th, 2008 | 18 Comments »

Hot off the press! I found this morning, in my inbox, the following message:

Dear fellow Blogger

I have taken it upon myself to award those Bloggers/Blogs I have found to be mildly entertaining or somewhat likeable with The Knudsen Award. Do not feel obliged or obligated to display said award on yer Blog if you don’t want to.
You shall be featured on my award blog, yes another blog but more like a virtual china cabinet if you please.

Yer category is for the Best Psychic Blogger of 2008 for being open ,honest and helpful to those looking answers in their lives and the amusing stories you tell on yer Blog. I hope that 2008 is a great year for you and yers.

Yers Sincerely

Old Knudsen

I want to thank the thoughtful panel of hard-working adjudicants who made the decisions in this tough category. Me mum, rest her soul, is always jabbering away in my ear with psychic information, but mostly she is making fun of me. Mom, are you proud of me now? Or were you jabbering at the panel to award me with this? Next time, how about some lottery numbers, kay? Knudsey, I see through your curmudgeonly ways to the soft-hearted person you are!

And now, I must ask my gentle readers to contribute questions to Ask witchypoo, because it’s about that time.

On another note, I am considering setting up a shop witchypoo page to display and sell to my lucky duck readers some of my awesome crystals. The folk that help me with my next move will be ever so grateful if they don’t have to lug around a ton of rocks. And Ass Burger Boy will be happy because it may mean he can get the new router we suddenly need. He ain’t pretty without his internet, I can tell you.

Just because I have an award for 2008 in its own special category doesn’t mean I want you to slack off voting for me at the Blogger’s Choice Awards. I have thoughtfully prominently displayed the unsightly but convenient image link on my sidebar. No need to thank me. Really. Just be proactive and vote. Don’t make me put up that useless donate button again. Heh.