Saturday, March 24, 2007

Suggestions about this blog???

OK I am opening myself up for comments here and I am asking everyone that stops by to tell me what I could change and what I should keep the same. As some of you that are regular visitors to my site may have noticed, I change up my site pretty regularly. This has become a habit of mine since starting this blog. I actually kind of like it, but it also takes away a lot of time that I probably could be using for a lot more lucrative ventures. Maybe, maybe not... is what I am I hurting my own readership by sprucing things up all the time and changing things around, or do people just not really care, or do some people like it? Is this something that will affect me in the long run and my blog status, or will it not matter either way?

Any suggestions and comments are very much appreciated, and I will consider all of them very seriously, and I thank you all in advance.

Pondering in windy ND...

Friday, March 23, 2007

Should (D) President Hopeful John Edwards get more votes?

Should (D)Presidential hopeful John Edwards getting even more media attention because of the fact that his wife has Breast Cancer?

Why should he? It is not even him that is sick with a potentially fatal disease and he is getting all of the attention! Yes, I know that his dear loving wife has said that she wants him to continue on with his campaign and all that good mubo jumbo, what else is she supposed to say?!

I for one think that it is preposterous that people are now flocking to this man just for the fact that his wife is sick! What about all of the other candidates that are sick, or have been sick? What about them? I don't see the Today Show doing a front running piece on the fact that Senator McCain has prostate cancer and survived!

There are a number of front runners in the upcoming election that are worthy candidates and I don't believe that the public should be flocking to one opponent over another over medical issues that they may or may not have. I believe that we should vote for the most worthy candidate. Platform views and all that stuff.

My personal opinion is that I am still behind Barack Obama for this Presidential Race! I really hope that he wins. I would be proud to elect him as the First Black President of the United States. I believe in what he stands for and he has a real knack for keeping his foot out of his mouth. That says a lot for a campaign runner now a days.

Think on that.


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Re: Google is Taking Over!

narendra shenoy said...
I do agree with you. Google's omnipresence is scary, to say the least. I'm smelling another microsoft in the making. Thus far, atleast, Google has been a pretty cool company, not overtly money grubbing like Microsoft is, but theres nothing like a few easy dollars to make people arrogant and insensitive. Wish Google had some decent competition

March 22, 2007 9:02:00 AM CST

This is my reply to Narendra: Please read on

jenbriese said...
Thank you Narendra, I couldn't have summed it up better myself! That is what I fear is happening too.

After I saw them buying up ad space all over the internet, and then for some reason, buying for a couple of Billion dollars, they are now everywhere! You can't click on a single page on the internet it seems without seeing their logo staring back at you.

At least if they are going to monopolize the market get some new logos and division out your company a little. Yes, I do have to admit that as most people that work there have said it is one of the best places to work.

They can afford to pay for all the private chefs in the staff cafeteria and the fancy lunch rooms. The corner offices with huge windows, and all the bean bags, or massages chairs that their employees want because they are raking in the dough hand over fist...and they want to keep the people that have made that all possible, their employees, happy.

It just would be nice if someone would stand up and say that they were better, faster, smarter, than Google and prove it. hmmm...we will see I guess.

Thanks for the comment!

March 22, 2007 4:36:00 PM CST

I wanted to share this comment with all of you to see what you all think of Google? Do you like AdSense? Do you think that Google should have some competition out there or should the Nation,and we as internet users, stand up for the little guys and make some room for other companies to stand out among the giants?

I for one really don't want to see any more monopolies on our marketplaces than are already in place, even if it is on the internet. We all use the internet! The only people that I know that don't log on everyday are my G&G's who are early 70's and could really care less for computers, and my in-laws and that is because their computer doesn't work and I am too busy on my own to let them use mine. Selfish, I know, but true.

So what are we to do? Should Google as the so called 'Good Guys' take over the marketplace, or should they not? I don't really know the right answer, I just don't seem to think that it is really fair.

Fairness seems to be an issue with me lately...

Ponder about it.

GOOGLE is starting to INVADE the earth

Is it just me or has anybody else noticed that 'Google' is starting to invade the internet everywhere I go?!? I have nothing against Google, in fact I use Google quite often to be honest.

What I DO have a problem with is monopolization of the marketplace! Isn't there any room out there for another powerhouse company? Is there no other company out there that is willing to take on Google and all of it's entities and try to get some business out there?!?

For instance, here on blogger they have now implemented the new Picassa Web Albums for us fellow bloggers that add photos to our blogs. Can you just guess who hosts these albums ~ You got it ~ Google!

Was there nobody else out there that was willing to take on this project? Is it all about the money? I can safely assume that there are at least a few companies out there with the hosting abilities to host the pictures for the blogger community! There are many hosting options out there and there are many, many servers running right now out there in the world. Google was not the only way to go here.

If any of you have been reading this blog or have had a chance to glance at the sidebar I am also a PTR Junkie! I love doing paid to read emails. They are easy money!

Lately I have been noticing an increasing rise of PTR companies that do their advertising packages through Google. You click on the link, a script starts running and you glance down in the little bar at the bottom of your screen and see http://google something or other. Your page takes 10x longer to load and all for the sake of a little bit of extra money. say the least.

What I want to know is if that money is going to Google or to the actual owners of the site? Do WE the people that are doing all the clicking get to see all those revenue dollars that WE are bringing in for these companies? Most times the answer will be a simple NO.

Does Google share all of their profits with their loyal fans and users? Maybe they do/should. Maybe there should be another company out there that promotes that exact same idea and shares all of those revenue dollars and gives all of us internet gurus/junkies something in return for all of our time spent on the internet.

Wouldn't that be nice?
We can always dream can't we?!? ;-)

Agloco Check this out if you are interested, just a suggestion.


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

In it for the MONEY Honey

2 of my favorite things
Are you in this for the money or the honey{human bonding relationships}? Do you blog just for the fun of it or do you blog for the money? Or do you do both?

Can you walk that fine line in between the two? Can you succeed in having a blog that you enjoy and that is personal to you, but still make money of from too?

It SHOULD be possible, IS possible right? Why not!!!

I shouldn't have to have posts on SEO marketing techniques {of which frankly I know little or nothing about, it is all gibberish to me},or something similar just an example, for people to want to come and read my words and thoughts.

I do know that without readership I will never get anywhere and without loyalty I am doomed.....failure is not an option for me and never has been.

That is why I will always stay loyal and true to the people that have helped me to even get this far into my blogging and all of the realizations that have come with it. I have learned a couple of lessons since logging on and starting to blog for myself. Not all of them have been easy for me, especially the patience part, that has never been my strong suit. But they are well learned and I will continue to pass them on and share my experiences.

Share on faithful ones share on!
Catch you later!

New Blog started ~ no I'm not crazy ~ I swear!

Good morning everyone ~ it is very early in the morning and I have already been up for almost two hours already!

I am very excited about my new blog that I started last night/afternoon!! I have decided that I just have way to much to blog about and not enough room on just one blog to do it in.

For one I have a lot of different interests ~ a lot!!!!

Two, I have a lot of ideas that are constantly swirling through my head and I need to write {blog} them down somewhere and I don't want to ruin a potentially good thing here, by clogging this one all up with a bunch of shall we say, not such good content?!?

Three, I want to be able to continue to up my writing skills as a blogger and continue to integrate humor and research to bring readers stories that they will be interested in, but still have my own sense of style and flare in them.

Geeezzz... this is starting to sound like a exam paper lay out!!!!

Four, I like making people laugh and that is what most of the content of my other site is going to be about. There will be some satire and dry wit thrown in to make a good recipe, but mostly I have found that I need the mixer to keep my writing from becoming too dark.

Well and finally this is my original {baby} so to speak and I don't want to mess it up! If that makes any sense to anyone. I have put a lot of time and effort and well, everything into this blog for a long time now and I want to continue to do so, but just better. ;-)

Enough for now, check out the new site if you so choose it is on mybloglog in my communities, and also under blogger. Hope you all have an outstanding day!

Catch you later

Monday, March 19, 2007

Blogging Traffic Sites

I have had the priviledge of being the visitor on some very excellent blogs recently and just wanted to give some shout outs to some of those blogs for all of you interested in something new!

Marc is one of those bloggers that can find the words for just about everything! I found one of his posts especially ran true with me, "Green Eyed Monster", and would love for you all to read it and give him a comment or two if you do stop by and read his blog. I also had to wonder on how small of a world it is, because I used to live in Tempe, AZ and that is where Marc is based. Just a small tid-bit. ;-)

Another great blog that I have been reading lately is from Marie I personally love reading personal blogs! I myself write some pretty personal stuff on here sometimes, but not as close to the heart as some! I have to admire the strength it takes to put yourself out there for the world to see. Please leave a comment if you stop by, she is a very nice lady.

If you like blogs about how to make your blog better or how to get more traffic to your sites, try chilledbeer's blog
Chilledbeer He is a rather new blogger like myself, but from reading articles and posts that he has done, and also from skipping over into his other blogs, he has learned alot in just a short few months and is someone that we could all probably learn from! Check him out!

I also found a funny blog with some good jokes and posts that I found rather funny and have visited a couple of times that I thought was good. Check it out at
Wasting-your-time I especially like the article on "Why I Am As Nice As Possible", good reading, and the reading test is hilarious!

Now I have to tell all of you that I found all of these sites while getting traffic to my own blog here. All of these sites where on blogexplosion! I love that site! I finally got approved so now maybe some other people will be coming and reading!

Leave me some comments if you liked my suggestions! Or even if you didn't. I like to hear that someone is reading my blog! I think we all do, to be honest. ;-)

Cleaning Poem- Joke of the day 03/18/2007

In case you missed it yesterday, I posted it on the blog itself. Let me know what you think of the daily joke, and if you have any ideas, feel free to email them. ;-)

I asked the Lord to tell me
Why my house is such a mess.
He asked if I'd been 'computering',
And I had to answer "yes."
He told me to get off my fanny
And tidy up the house.
And so I started cleaning up...
The smudges off my mouse.
I wiped and shined the topside.
That really did the trick...
I was just admiring my work...
I didn't mean to 'click.'
But click, I did, and oops
I found A real absorbing site
That I got SO way into...
I was into it all night.
Nothing's changed except my mouse
It's very, very shiny.
I guess my house will stay a mess...
While I sit here on my hiney.

Laugh! It's funny!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Gold Star Mothers invite Hillary Clinton!

I received this very disturbing email from a very close friend of mine yesterday. I enclosed all of the email for all of you readers to enjoy and hopefully be just as disturbed and disgusted with the Clinton family and Hillary Clinton as I am myself!

I have stated on my blog before that I do not think that Hillary Clinton should be president, especially our FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT and here is just another very good reason why not!

Please read the whole story and judge for yourself. There is a very big surprise for all of you at the end! ;-)

Gold Star Mothers is an organization made up of women whose sons were killed
in military combat during service in
the United States Armed Forces.
Recently a delegation of New York State Gold Star Mothers made a trip to
Washington, DC, to discuss various
concerns with their elected Representatives. According to published reports,
there was only one politician who refused
to meet with these ladies.
Can you guess which politician that might be?
Was it New York Senator Charles Schumer? Nope, he met with them.
Try again. Do you know anyone serving in the Senate who has never showed
anything but contempt for our military?
Do you happen to know the name of any politician in Washington who's husband
once wrote of his loathing for the
military? Now you're getting warm! You got it! None other than the Queen
herself, Hillary Rotten Clinton. She
refused repeated requests to meet with the Gold Star Mothers.
Now, please don't tell me you're Surprised This woman wants to be President
of the United States --- and there is a
huge percentage of Voters who are eager to help her achieve that goal.

May you sleep in peace always...and please....hug or thank a Veteran for
that privilege. Think about this one !!!
Don't forget, our girl, Hillary Rodham Clinton, as a New York Senator, now
comes under this fancy congressional
Retirement and Staffing Plan. It's common knowledge that, in order for her
to establish NYS residency, they purchased
a million+ dollar house in upscale Chappaqua, NY.

Makes sense. Now, they are entitled to Secret Service protection for life.
Still makes sense. Here is where it becomes
interesting. The mortgage payments hover at about $10,000 per month BUT, an
extra residency had to be built within
the acreage in order to house the Secret Service agents.. The Clinton's now
charge the Secret Service $10,000 monthly
rent for the use of said Secret Service residence and that rent is just
about equal to their mortgage payment, meaning
that we, the tax payers, are paying the Clinton's mortgage, their
transportation, their safety and security, their 12 man
staff, and it's all perfectly legal.

Sincerely, Cdr. Hamilton McWhorter USN (ret)
PS: Please forward this to as many people as you can. We don't want this
woman to even think of running for

Now for the kicker! I did my research before posting this article and found several references as to when this email was first circulated and found out that the incident that is described in the email happened in May 26,2001! Back when Hillary Clinton was still a newbie into office!

Quoting from

According to Georgianna Carter-Krell, National President of The American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., the above allegations are a misrepresentation of an incident that actually happened in Hillary Clinton's office in 2001. The following explanation was posted on the organization's Website:

With regard to the NewsMax article concerning our organization, the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., deeply regret the misunderstanding about Senator Hillary Clinton. The two mothers who visited Washington did not have an appointment with the Senator and she was not in her office on that day. We would appreciate it if the e-mails and negative comments about Senator Clinton would cease.

One has to wonder if he maybe was called and asked to say something due to all the bad publicity that was involved with the original releasing of the article and subsequent emails? The very last thing that Hillary would want at that time in her career would have been more bad publicity. She had just been voted into office.

Here is a quote supposedly from Hillary herself that I also took from Urbanlegends.:
Clinton herself apologized for the incident, attributing the slight to coping with a skeletal, undertrained staff in the early days of her term.

There is more going on to say that she is now supposedly keeping tabs on them and helping them with their legislation that they are trying to pass through congress, but I didn't go that far into that side of the story.

Even though it turns out that she really didn't do anything wrong in the end, I still don't trust her, and have every reason not to vote her into office still.
It is too easy to blame it on staffers in your office when you see that an incident has a negative ripple in the media.

Especially when you can claim that you weren't in your office at the time that event happened. Who is going to come out in public and say that you were? No one. Hind sight is always 20/20, and congressman/woman and senators have the easiest means of covering their own collective {butts}, the media.

I could really wish that we had a better representative of women that was running for president that Hillary Clinton!

Thanks for reading....Post me some comments on what you think of Hillary Clinton!