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皆様こんにちは。
5月も半ばを過ぎ、太陽の日差しが強くなってきました。
何かうきうきして、朝のお散歩の足取りも軽くなります。

さて、今日はアメリカ人のお友達のプレゼントにと手がけはじめた
スペシャルなジュエリーをご紹介します。

今回手がけたジュエリーは、日本の「蒔絵」をモチーフにしたものです。日本でアーティストの方から「蒔絵」のピースを見せていただいて以来、小さな世界に表現された季節感や、そこから広がる夢のあるストーリーに、すっかりほれ込んでしまいました。そこで、ぜひアメリカ人の友人に蒔絵をモチーフにしたジュエリーを身につけてほしいと思い、蒔絵ピースにアメリカの生活シーンの中で楽しめるようなアレンジをくわえ、私なりのジュエリーを創ってみました。

最初に手がけた作品は、「Butterfly and Flowers」です。

Butterfly and Flowers

琥珀の上に蝶たちの小さな世界を表現した、静かでロマンティックな作品です。じっと見ていると、春の夜の菜の花畑を蝶たちが舞う様子が浮かびます。蝶の羽とフレーム部分に施された美しいブルーも幻想的でとても気に入っています。小花のまわりに散りばめられた細かい金色と、琥珀の金色があわさって、月の光の中で蝶たちが舞っているように見えます。

留め具部分に小さなダイヤをちりばめて、優しい輝きをプラスしてみました。
イエローゴールドの留め具は琥珀の形に合わせて動きがでるように、
少しカーブさせて、左右の長さを変えてあります。


ふたつめの作品は、「Phoenix in the Sky」です。

Phoenix in the Sky

空の上で雲の谷間を優雅に舞う“鳳凰”がイメージです。鳳凰は、日本の伝統的な建築物やストーリーの中にもしばしば登場します。幸福の象徴であり、その卵を食べると不老不死になることができるとか・・なんと夢のあるストーリーなのでしょう。日本語で“鳳凰”と書くととても素敵なので、はじめは“Hou-ou in the Sky”としようと思ったのですが、英語ですと少し発音が難しいので、“Phoenix in the Sky”と名づけました。

金色と朱のきらきらと輝く羽をひろげて、雲の間を優雅に舞う鳳凰の様子が、オニキスの黒によく映えます。気品のある鳳凰のデザインを生かすよう、オニキスの上部に王冠の形の留め具を配し、いくつものダイヤをちりばめました。

大粒でシックなデザインのジュエリーですから、いつもより少しだけ上品な自分を演出したいとき-例えば、オペラ鑑賞に行く時のドレスなどにあわせていただいても良いと思います。

それでは、次回も引き続き蒔絵ジュエリーのお話をいたします。


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Oodles of bloggers great and small would give a #1 Technorati rank (or insert personal thing of inestimable value here) to be able to host Kathy Sierra as a guest blogger. (Myself included.),

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In doing this blog and thinking about this stuff, have you ever had any ideas for what kinds of tools (software, that is) that people could use to do things like share creative ideas in groups, create customer community, etc. etc.?,

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I was thinking the same thing about Alexa as there was quite a lot of movement. They might have readjusted their adjustment for "technology skew" - or what ever it was...,

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It's entirely possible that I copied that individual number across incorrectly (and that the index was correct), but when I did the query just then it returned a Technorati Rank of 37, so as you say there would be no change in the rank, but an improvement in your index.,

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I like the idea of a private blog if getting the RSS and reading posts was as simple as public. If there are too many hoops just to get notice of and read a single post it will get frustrating.,

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It's entirely possible that I copied that individual number across incorrectly (and that the index was correct), but when I did the query just then it returned a Technorati Rank of 37, so as you say there would be no change in the rank, but an improvement in your index.,

| Genesis_Rhode_Island | 2012/06/03 16:50 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I do hesitate to run with the other commenters that say you should monetize this, but you should make it at least a part-time passion where you are getting to stretch out on the things you write about, and then allow experiences to craft other posts.,

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Having said all of that, I wonder if Ande's idea isn't the best (regardless of what format you choose to go with for the blog). If it was still public with no comments, but you cross-posted entries in a private forum, you could allow people to respond and discuss in a controlled/private environment, but still keep the blog itself public. I'm not sure how much extra work that would be for you, but if it was negligible I would say that's the best option for running your site the way you have and seem to love, but keeping the riffraff at bay.,

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I'm not sure what you have against "The Five". I mean, four of the five panel members are on the right. The only creep is Bob Beckel. I admit, his creepiness makes the show a bit harder to handle. But Greg Gutfeld makes up for it! I LOVE him!! Beckel will probably have a stroke or a heart attack on the show one day and they can just shove him off the stage and continue on.,

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Honestly said, I don't think you can do anything to fend off the attacks. I don't think you got attacked because of something you did, but because lots of people admire you and your work. That's apparently enough for some people to hate you. Only by unpassionating your readers, can you hope to actually stop the haters. I hope you will reject that option.,

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I'm not sure what you have against "The Five". I mean, four of the five panel members are on the right. The only creep is Bob Beckel. I admit, his creepiness makes the show a bit harder to handle. But Greg Gutfeld makes up for it! I LOVE him!! Beckel will probably have a stroke or a heart attack on the show one day and they can just shove him off the stage and continue on.,

| Kimberly_New_Mexico | 2012/06/03 22:44 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I think greater interaction among groups would result (mix up the tech bloggers and the marketers and the VCs and the usability people and, hell, even the sex bloggers) ;) and really spark some awesome conversations.,

| Madeline_Virginia | 2012/06/03 23:36 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I also really enjoy the idea of a group blog mostly because I've always been a fan of group blogs a la 37signals. It's a different take on things that I tend to enjoy, getting to see different opinions, group dynamics, etc.,

| Bailey_Idaho | 2012/06/04 00:28 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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That aside, I think that a multiple-contributor blog would give you support and provide some other perspectives. You could combine this with your ideas on coaching/ghostwriting and work with 'intern' contributors to hone their skills, see their work supplying your site, and give them the tools they need to take your philosophies and understanding out on their own tangents. It might give you a regular supply of fresh, new writers and keep things going while allowing you to step back a little. (If you did go with the intern idea, drop me a line, will you? *g*),

| Riley_Louisiana | 2012/06/04 01:19 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I also really enjoy the idea of a group blog mostly because I've always been a fan of group blogs a la 37signals. It's a different take on things that I tend to enjoy, getting to see different opinions, group dynamics, etc.,

| Addison_New_Mexico | 2012/06/04 02:09 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Oodles of bloggers great and small would give a #1 Technorati rank (or insert personal thing of inestimable value here) to be able to host Kathy Sierra as a guest blogger. (Myself included.),

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And a belated Happy Easter to you too! The fruit cakes being compared to bricks definitely makes my chuckle list...perhaps some fruity garnish around the display would have added more relevance. It is quite strange how the human mind works, and association is key to avoid possible misyunderstandings like this one! Classic!,

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Having said all of that, I wonder if Ande's idea isn't the best (regardless of what format you choose to go with for the blog). If it was still public with no comments, but you cross-posted entries in a private forum, you could allow people to respond and discuss in a controlled/private environment, but still keep the blog itself public. I'm not sure how much extra work that would be for you, but if it was negligible I would say that's the best option for running your site the way you have and seem to love, but keeping the riffraff at bay.,

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| Bailey_Vermont | 2012/06/04 05:26 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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One condition would be that the groupblog would adopt your style. Similar to how the headfirst books have the same style but different writers. If you join the 37signals blog where you put up highly visual articles, in a see of more textual posts, you will still stand out.,

| Madeline_Georgia | 2012/06/04 06:14 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I always wondered if the Manchurian Candidate McLame would make an appearance. I think he is a victim of Stockholm Syndrome, too.,

| Eva_Kentucky | 2012/06/04 07:03 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I hate to see us lose your input but I wonder if simply publishing articles with no comments enabled and having a members-only forum wouldn't be a good compromise. There's something about the immediacy of the response form and the lack of accountability available from anonymity (oh, hypocritical me) that seems to encourage people's awfulness.,

| Emma_South_Dakota | 2012/06/04 07:51 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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| Bailey_Nebraska | 2012/06/04 08:40 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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| Zoey_Utah | 2012/06/04 09:30 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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And a belated Happy Easter to you too! The fruit cakes being compared to bricks definitely makes my chuckle list...perhaps some fruity garnish around the display would have added more relevance. It is quite strange how the human mind works, and association is key to avoid possible misyunderstandings like this one! Classic!,

| Amelia_South_Carolina | 2012/06/04 10:19 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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In relation to the Technorati rank it's pulled down via an API (geez I think that's what it's called) as is Alexa rank & the script calculates the index - I just need to record the figures in a spreadsheet for upload.,

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ould also do your (wonderful) thing around the blogosphere for a while (just not always here). Keep the juices flowing, continue to help people, foster even greater community growth, and not be an (ugh) static single target.,

| Amelia_Florida | 2012/06/04 11:59 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I do think that by working in a team, it will make it easier for you. The passion moves away from you and to the team of writers, the hate will move with it. Being a part of a groupblog would be a good solution.,

| Lauren_Illinois | 2012/06/04 12:50 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Kathy, the content you have graciously shared with us every once in a while is both inspiring and entertaining. And a blog is the perfect medium for this. A lot of the content is about your style and creative personality. Thus, I would rule out the community-based ideas. I would probably only read your stuff anyway.,

| Aubrey_Colorado | 2012/06/04 13:39 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I think greater interaction among groups would result (mix up the tech bloggers and the marketers and the VCs and the usability people and, hell, even the sex bloggers) ;) and really spark some awesome conversations.,

| Lillian_Alabama | 2012/06/04 14:28 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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ould also do your (wonderful) thing around the blogosphere for a while (just not always here). Keep the juices flowing, continue to help people, foster even greater community growth, and not be an (ugh) static single target.,

| Sarah_Wyoming | 2012/06/04 15:20 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Is there a way use some sort of third party forum moderation to cut through this problem? Then you could go on in whatever way you are comfortable, your forums could coninue to buzz and anyone that's up to no good would hit a brick wall (or get a call from their local authorities, as appropriate). It's just a thought.,

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| Faith_Delaware | 2012/06/23 12:07 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I think that you'd probably do well in a consulting role where you are helping companies who want to improve in the area of creating passionate users (products and websites). Your knowledge of the field is shown well by your blogging, and maybe getting out in front of people will give you more of a reason to stay passionate about this subject area (if not the blog itself).,

| Kaylee_Arizona | 2012/06/23 12:57 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I'm not sure what you have against "The Five". I mean, four of the five panel members are on the right. The only creep is Bob Beckel. I admit, his creepiness makes the show a bit harder to handle. But Greg Gutfeld makes up for it! I LOVE him!! Beckel will probably have a stroke or a heart attack on the show one day and they can just shove him off the stage and continue on.,

| Isabella_Idaho | 2012/06/23 13:48 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I think that you'd probably do well in a consulting role where you are helping companies who want to improve in the area of creating passionate users (products and websites). Your knowledge of the field is shown well by your blogging, and maybe getting out in front of people will give you more of a reason to stay passionate about this subject area (if not the blog itself).,

| Layla_Minnesota | 2012/06/23 14:41 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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That aside, I think that a multiple-contributor blog would give you support and provide some other perspectives. You could combine this with your ideas on coaching/ghostwriting and work with 'intern' contributors to hone their skills, see their work supplying your site, and give them the tools they need to take your philosophies and understanding out on their own tangents. It might give you a regular supply of fresh, new writers and keep things going while allowing you to step back a little. (If you did go with the intern idea, drop me a line, will you? *g*),

| Morgan_Texas | 2012/06/23 15:36 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I do think that by working in a team, it will make it easier for you. The passion moves away from you and to the team of writers, the hate will move with it. Being a part of a groupblog would be a good solution.,

| Katherine_Florida | 2012/06/23 16:29 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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It would also make it a lot harder for bullying to take place, since anyone stupid enough to try it would be taking on a potentially even bigger community, as well as whoever happened to be hosting you. (Anyone who did host would have your back 100% and be able to manage comment moderation and such so you'd never even have to see the garbage.),

| Kaylee_Kentucky | 2012/06/23 17:21 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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That's fine for the House and Senate but for president, there is no way any conservative should vote for either Democrat that will be stuffed down our throats next year. The House is the grand prize. If we had someone like Jim Jordan as Speaker and more than the current 3 reliable conservative senators, the president wouldn't matter.,

| Makayla_Nevada | 2012/06/23 18:14 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I do hesitate to run with the other commenters that say you should monetize this, but you should make it at least a part-time passion where you are getting to stretch out on the things you write about, and then allow experiences to craft other posts.,

| Natalie_Florida | 2012/06/23 19:09 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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It's entirely possible that I copied that individual number across incorrectly (and that the index was correct), but when I did the query just then it returned a Technorati Rank of 37, so as you say there would be no change in the rank, but an improvement in your index.,

| Isabella_Kentucky | 2012/06/23 20:07 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Use your passion and geek expertise to liberate the latent creativity that resides in readers, something that works better than the linear, sequential and fast fading stream of comments (yeah, this is recursive). Comments are writing, but lets have something not as we know it. Writing in this box just feel a little klunky, there must be a better way, make a better blog :),

| Bella_Virginia | 2012/06/23 21:03 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I understand. That is why I made the point about the state caucus to come up with acceptable Presidential candidates. My fear is we have too many conservatives that may split our vote and let a Romney, Christie get in.,

| Naomi_Rhode_Island | 2012/06/23 21:55 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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And a belated Happy Easter to you too! The fruit cakes being compared to bricks definitely makes my chuckle list...perhaps some fruity garnish around the display would have added more relevance. It is quite strange how the human mind works, and association is key to avoid possible misyunderstandings like this one! Classic!,

| Madeline_Illinois | 2012/06/23 22:47 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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It'd be kinda like the group blog idea, but with more of a "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" vibe. And who didn't love playing that? :),

| Abigail_Colorado | 2012/06/23 23:40 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I see two basic options for you: Reduce visibility and do something completely different, or stay visible and continue publishing your own stuff under your own name. All the options you cite can be assigned to one of these two categories. I dearly hope you go with the second option, even though I would totally understand if you decide otherwise.,

| Payton_Wisconsin | 2012/06/24 00:34 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I like the idea of a private blog if getting the RSS and reading posts was as simple as public. If there are too many hoops just to get notice of and read a single post it will get frustrating.,

| Maya_Connecticut | 2012/06/24 01:26 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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O.K. I give up. What is your beef with Gutfeld? I think he is hilarious! He is not a serious contributor, but is there for laughs. I like him.,

| Alexandra_South_Carolina | 2012/06/24 02:18 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I think that you'd probably do well in a consulting role where you are helping companies who want to improve in the area of creating passionate users (products and websites). Your knowledge of the field is shown well by your blogging, and maybe getting out in front of people will give you more of a reason to stay passionate about this subject area (if not the blog itself).,

| Sofia_Alabama | 2012/06/24 03:10 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Has he joined Obama in Wonderland where up is down and left is right? What's "fiscally conservative" about voting for every spending measure in sight?,

| Lillian_New_Mexico | 2012/06/24 04:00 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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That's fine for the House and Senate but for president, there is no way any conservative should vote for either Democrat that will be stuffed down our throats next year. The House is the grand prize. If we had someone like Jim Jordan as Speaker and more than the current 3 reliable conservative senators, the president wouldn't matter.,

| Samantha_Maryland | 2012/06/24 04:51 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I also really enjoy the idea of a group blog mostly because I've always been a fan of group blogs a la 37signals. It's a different take on things that I tend to enjoy, getting to see different opinions, group dynamics, etc.,

| Allison_Massachusetts | 2012/06/24 05:40 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I was thinking the same thing about Alexa as there was quite a lot of movement. They might have readjusted their adjustment for "technology skew" - or what ever it was...,

| Audrey_Minnesota | 2012/06/24 06:30 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Maybe the private blog is the way to go, though I suspect you'd need some time to get revved up for that. The pod/video angle sounds great, but that raises a lot of other questions. And it loses the immediacy that you enjoyed so long, which is one of the most unfortunate losses in all this.,

| Hailey_Kansas | 2012/06/24 07:19 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I think that you'd probably do well in a consulting role where you are helping companies who want to improve in the area of creating passionate users (products and websites). Your knowledge of the field is shown well by your blogging, and maybe getting out in front of people will give you more of a reason to stay passionate about this subject area (if not the blog itself).,

| Avery_Alabama | 2012/06/24 08:08 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Just look at the difference just 20-30 rock solid Tea Party conservatives have made in the House already. They've turned "1/3 of the government" on its head and started a war between the establishment party and the Tea Party.,

| Faith_Colorado | 2012/06/24 08:56 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Good for Hannity, hammering Mc Cain. Mc Cain off as so slimey. He completely bought into the Obama narrative and talks about the great calamity to come if there is no agreement, and continues to blast the Tea Party.,

| Genesis_New_Mexico | 2012/06/24 09:45 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Honestly said, I don't think you can do anything to fend off the attacks. I don't think you got attacked because of something you did, but because lots of people admire you and your work. That's apparently enough for some people to hate you. Only by unpassionating your readers, can you hope to actually stop the haters. I hope you will reject that option.,

| Lauren_Wisconsin | 2012/06/24 10:34 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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It makes sense about not continuing with "business as usual" I couldn't do it, either. But I can't see ghost writing as being satisfiying for someone with as strong a voice as yours. Being an evangelist for the likes of Apple or Adobe might be cool, but would that let you continue with the stream of consciousness riffs that have obviously been satifsying for you and been so energizing for us, your readers? Don't know.,

| Mariah_South_Dakota | 2012/06/24 11:26 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Honestly said, I don't think you can do anything to fend off the attacks. I don't think you got attacked because of something you did, but because lots of people admire you and your work. That's apparently enough for some people to hate you. Only by unpassionating your readers, can you hope to actually stop the haters. I hope you will reject that option.,

| Kayla_Utah | 2012/06/24 12:17 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I always wondered if the Manchurian Candidate McLame would make an appearance. I think he is a victim of Stockholm Syndrome, too.,

| Arianna_Missouri | 2012/06/24 13:09 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I do hesitate to run with the other commenters that say you should monetize this, but you should make it at least a part-time passion where you are getting to stretch out on the things you write about, and then allow experiences to craft other posts.,

| Lucy_Missouri | 2012/06/24 14:01 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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It makes sense about not continuing with "business as usual" I couldn't do it, either. But I can't see ghost writing as being satisfiying for someone with as strong a voice as yours. Being an evangelist for the likes of Apple or Adobe might be cool, but would that let you continue with the stream of consciousness riffs that have obviously been satifsying for you and been so energizing for us, your readers? Don't know.,

| Samantha_Washington | 2012/06/24 14:53 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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One condition would be that the groupblog would adopt your style. Similar to how the headfirst books have the same style but different writers. If you join the 37signals blog where you put up highly visual articles, in a see of more textual posts, you will still stand out.,

| Jocelyn_Mississippi | 2012/06/24 15:45 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Is there a way use some sort of third party forum moderation to cut through this problem? Then you could go on in whatever way you are comfortable, your forums could coninue to buzz and anyone that's up to no good would hit a brick wall (or get a call from their local authorities, as appropriate). It's just a thought.,

| Sophie_Pennsylvania | 2012/06/24 16:38 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I understand. That is why I made the point about the state caucus to come up with acceptable Presidential candidates. My fear is we have too many conservatives that may split our vote and let a Romney, Christie get in.,

| Naomi_Ohio | 2012/06/24 17:31 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Oodles of bloggers great and small would give a #1 Technorati rank (or insert personal thing of inestimable value here) to be able to host Kathy Sierra as a guest blogger. (Myself included.),

| Paige_Nevada | 2012/06/24 18:23 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Having said all of that, I wonder if Ande's idea isn't the best (regardless of what format you choose to go with for the blog). If it was still public with no comments, but you cross-posted entries in a private forum, you could allow people to respond and discuss in a controlled/private environment, but still keep the blog itself public. I'm not sure how much extra work that would be for you, but if it was negligible I would say that's the best option for running your site the way you have and seem to love, but keeping the riffraff at bay.,

| Kaitlyn_Georgia | 2012/06/24 19:15 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I like the idea of a private blog if getting the RSS and reading posts was as simple as public. If there are too many hoops just to get notice of and read a single post it will get frustrating.,

| Arianna_Washington | 2012/06/24 20:08 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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In doing this blog and thinking about this stuff, have you ever had any ideas for what kinds of tools (software, that is) that people could use to do things like share creative ideas in groups, create customer community, etc. etc.?,

| Isabella_Wyoming | 2012/06/24 21:01 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I do think that by working in a team, it will make it easier for you. The passion moves away from you and to the team of writers, the hate will move with it. Being a part of a groupblog would be a good solution.,

| Khloe_Arkansas | 2012/06/24 21:55 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I also really enjoy the idea of a group blog mostly because I've always been a fan of group blogs a la 37signals. It's a different take on things that I tend to enjoy, getting to see different opinions, group dynamics, etc.,

| Andrea_Pennsylvania | 2012/06/24 22:50 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I always wondered if the Manchurian Candidate McLame would make an appearance. I think he is a victim of Stockholm Syndrome, too.,

| Jessica_Kentucky | 2012/06/25 00:12 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I also really enjoy the idea of a group blog mostly because I've always been a fan of group blogs a la 37signals. It's a different take on things that I tend to enjoy, getting to see different opinions, group dynamics, etc.,

| Stella_Ohio | 2012/06/25 01:19 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I was thinking the same thing about Alexa as there was quite a lot of movement. They might have readjusted their adjustment for "technology skew" - or what ever it was...,

| Zoe_Maine | 2012/06/25 02:29 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Having said all of that, I wonder if Ande's idea isn't the best (regardless of what format you choose to go with for the blog). If it was still public with no comments, but you cross-posted entries in a private forum, you could allow people to respond and discuss in a controlled/private environment, but still keep the blog itself public. I'm not sure how much extra work that would be for you, but if it was negligible I would say that's the best option for running your site the way you have and seem to love, but keeping the riffraff at bay.,

| Anna_Maryland | 2012/06/25 03:51 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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In doing this blog and thinking about this stuff, have you ever had any ideas for what kinds of tools (software, that is) that people could use to do things like share creative ideas in groups, create customer community, etc. etc.?,

| Genesis_Delaware | 2012/06/25 06:54 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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And a belated Happy Easter to you too! The fruit cakes being compared to bricks definitely makes my chuckle list...perhaps some fruity garnish around the display would have added more relevance. It is quite strange how the human mind works, and association is key to avoid possible misyunderstandings like this one! Classic!,

| Mariah_Washington | 2012/06/25 08:27 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Only reason I voted for him was SARAH. I wasn't even going to vote until he picked her. I had voted in every election since the late 1960?s.,

| Lauren_Illinois | 2012/06/25 09:50 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Has he joined Obama in Wonderland where up is down and left is right? What's "fiscally conservative" about voting for every spending measure in sight?,

| Aaliyah_Tennessee | 2012/06/25 11:06 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Oodles of bloggers great and small would give a #1 Technorati rank (or insert personal thing of inestimable value here) to be able to host Kathy Sierra as a guest blogger. (Myself included.),

| Brooke_Wisconsin | 2012/06/25 12:16 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I hate to see us lose your input but I wonder if simply publishing articles with no comments enabled and having a members-only forum wouldn't be a good compromise. There's something about the immediacy of the response form and the lack of accountability available from anonymity (oh, hypocritical me) that seems to encourage people's awfulness.,

| Addison_South_Dakota | 2012/06/25 13:23 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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ould also do your (wonderful) thing around the blogosphere for a while (just not always here). Keep the juices flowing, continue to help people, foster even greater community growth, and not be an (ugh) static single target.,

| Angelina_Montana | 2012/06/25 14:32 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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O.K. I give up. What is your beef with Gutfeld? I think he is hilarious! He is not a serious contributor, but is there for laughs. I like him.,

| Jasmine_Wisconsin | 2012/06/25 15:42 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I do hesitate to run with the other commenters that say you should monetize this, but you should make it at least a part-time passion where you are getting to stretch out on the things you write about, and then allow experiences to craft other posts.,

| Rachel_Idaho | 2012/06/25 16:51 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Has he joined Obama in Wonderland where up is down and left is right? What's "fiscally conservative" about voting for every spending measure in sight?,

| Grace_Alaska | 2012/06/25 19:13 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Take me for example. I could support Bachman, Cain, Palin, or Santorum. in no particular order. Others would choose fewer plus Paul.,

| Layla_California | 2012/06/25 20:53 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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In relation to the Technorati rank it's pulled down via an API (geez I think that's what it's called) as is Alexa rank & the script calculates the index - I just need to record the figures in a spreadsheet for upload.,

| Leah_Colorado | 2012/06/25 21:04 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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What is really infuriating is his denial that he was attacking the Tea Party. He was "only reading a WSJ article" on the floor of the Senate. Hannity could have done a better job of hammering on THAT giant piece of brazen hypocrisy.,

| Melanie_Arkansas | 2012/06/25 22:19 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I'm not sure what you have against "The Five". I mean, four of the five panel members are on the right. The only creep is Bob Beckel. I admit, his creepiness makes the show a bit harder to handle. But Greg Gutfeld makes up for it! I LOVE him!! Beckel will probably have a stroke or a heart attack on the show one day and they can just shove him off the stage and continue on.,

| Sydney_Florida | 2012/06/25 22:23 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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One condition would be that the groupblog would adopt your style. Similar to how the headfirst books have the same style but different writers. If you join the 37signals blog where you put up highly visual articles, in a see of more textual posts, you will still stand out.,

| Sarah_Massachusetts | 2012/06/25 23:37 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Oodles of bloggers great and small would give a #1 Technorati rank (or insert personal thing of inestimable value here) to be able to host Kathy Sierra as a guest blogger. (Myself included.),

| Ariana_Michigan | 2012/06/25 23:49 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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The reality is that the establishment in the Senate HATE CCB, modest as it really is and see the new Boehner plan as an out, since they figure they will get Reid to make a compromise since it is only 22 Billion in cuts.,

| Serenity_North_Dakota | 2012/06/26 00:50 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I think that you'd probably do well in a consulting role where you are helping companies who want to improve in the area of creating passionate users (products and websites). Your knowledge of the field is shown well by your blogging, and maybe getting out in front of people will give you more of a reason to stay passionate about this subject area (if not the blog itself).,

| Aubrey_Massachusetts | 2012/06/26 01:15 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Take me for example. I could support Bachman, Cain, Palin, or Santorum. in no particular order. Others would choose fewer plus Paul.,

| Naomi_South_Carolina | 2012/06/26 02:07 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I always wondered if the Manchurian Candidate McLame would make an appearance. I think he is a victim of Stockholm Syndrome, too.,

| Hailey_Missouri | 2012/06/26 02:45 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Just look at the difference just 20-30 rock solid Tea Party conservatives have made in the House already. They've turned "1/3 of the government" on its head and started a war between the establishment party and the Tea Party.,

| Olivia_New_Hampshire | 2012/06/26 03:21 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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It makes sense about not continuing with "business as usual" I couldn't do it, either. But I can't see ghost writing as being satisfiying for someone with as strong a voice as yours. Being an evangelist for the likes of Apple or Adobe might be cool, but would that let you continue with the stream of consciousness riffs that have obviously been satifsying for you and been so energizing for us, your readers? Don't know.,

| Emma_Ohio | 2012/06/26 04:17 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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That aside, I think that a multiple-contributor blog would give you support and provide some other perspectives. You could combine this with your ideas on coaching/ghostwriting and work with 'intern' contributors to hone their skills, see their work supplying your site, and give them the tools they need to take your philosophies and understanding out on their own tangents. It might give you a regular supply of fresh, new writers and keep things going while allowing you to step back a little. (If you did go with the intern idea, drop me a line, will you? *g*),

| Sydney_Colorado | 2012/06/26 04:37 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I think greater interaction among groups would result (mix up the tech bloggers and the marketers and the VCs and the usability people and, hell, even the sex bloggers) ;) and really spark some awesome conversations.,

| Ella_Massachusetts | 2012/06/26 05:47 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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And a belated Happy Easter to you too! The fruit cakes being compared to bricks definitely makes my chuckle list...perhaps some fruity garnish around the display would have added more relevance. It is quite strange how the human mind works, and association is key to avoid possible misyunderstandings like this one! Classic!,

| Olivia_Alaska | 2012/06/26 05:53 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I understand. That is why I made the point about the state caucus to come up with acceptable Presidential candidates. My fear is we have too many conservatives that may split our vote and let a Romney, Christie get in.,

| Alyssa_Idaho | 2012/06/26 07:11 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Only reason I voted for him was SARAH. I wasn't even going to vote until he picked her. I had voted in every election since the late 1960?s.,

| Brooke_Ohio | 2012/06/26 07:16 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I think that you'd probably do well in a consulting role where you are helping companies who want to improve in the area of creating passionate users (products and websites). Your knowledge of the field is shown well by your blogging, and maybe getting out in front of people will give you more of a reason to stay passionate about this subject area (if not the blog itself).,

| Jasmine_Delaware | 2012/06/26 08:27 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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One condition would be that the groupblog would adopt your style. Similar to how the headfirst books have the same style but different writers. If you join the 37signals blog where you put up highly visual articles, in a see of more textual posts, you will still stand out.,

| Peyton_Rhode_Island | 2012/06/26 08:44 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Use your passion and geek expertise to liberate the latent creativity that resides in readers, something that works better than the linear, sequential and fast fading stream of comments (yeah, this is recursive). Comments are writing, but lets have something not as we know it. Writing in this box just feel a little klunky, there must be a better way, make a better blog :),

| Faith_South_Carolina | 2012/06/26 09:42 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I do think that by working in a team, it will make it easier for you. The passion moves away from you and to the team of writers, the hate will move with it. Being a part of a groupblog would be a good solution.,

| Sydney_North_Carolina | 2012/06/26 10:09 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Only reason I voted for him was SARAH. I wasn't even going to vote until he picked her. I had voted in every election since the late 1960?s.,

| Hailey_Vermont | 2012/06/26 10:53 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I'm not sure what you have against "The Five". I mean, four of the five panel members are on the right. The only creep is Bob Beckel. I admit, his creepiness makes the show a bit harder to handle. But Greg Gutfeld makes up for it! I LOVE him!! Beckel will probably have a stroke or a heart attack on the show one day and they can just shove him off the stage and continue on.,

| Amelia_Iowa | 2012/06/26 11:31 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I think greater interaction among groups would result (mix up the tech bloggers and the marketers and the VCs and the usability people and, hell, even the sex bloggers) ;) and really spark some awesome conversations.,

| Bailey_Oregon | 2012/06/26 12:08 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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What is really infuriating is his denial that he was attacking the Tea Party. He was "only reading a WSJ article" on the floor of the Senate. Hannity could have done a better job of hammering on THAT giant piece of brazen hypocrisy.,

| Paige_Maine | 2012/06/26 12:58 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I think greater interaction among groups would result (mix up the tech bloggers and the marketers and the VCs and the usability people and, hell, even the sex bloggers) ;) and really spark some awesome conversations.,

| Peyton_Oklahoma | 2012/06/26 13:23 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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It'd be kinda like the group blog idea, but with more of a "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" vibe. And who didn't love playing that? :),

| Taylor_Minnesota | 2012/06/26 14:24 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Oodles of bloggers great and small would give a #1 Technorati rank (or insert personal thing of inestimable value here) to be able to host Kathy Sierra as a guest blogger. (Myself included.),

| Aubrey_Utah | 2012/06/26 14:36 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Only reason I voted for him was SARAH. I wasn't even going to vote until he picked her. I had voted in every election since the late 1960?s.,

| Lucy_Kentucky | 2012/06/26 15:48 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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That aside, I think that a multiple-contributor blog would give you support and provide some other perspectives. You could combine this with your ideas on coaching/ghostwriting and work with 'intern' contributors to hone their skills, see their work supplying your site, and give them the tools they need to take your philosophies and understanding out on their own tangents. It might give you a regular supply of fresh, new writers and keep things going while allowing you to step back a little. (If you did go with the intern idea, drop me a line, will you? *g*),

| Arianna_New_Jersey | 2012/06/26 15:49 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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And a belated Happy Easter to you too! The fruit cakes being compared to bricks definitely makes my chuckle list...perhaps some fruity garnish around the display would have added more relevance. It is quite strange how the human mind works, and association is key to avoid possible misyunderstandings like this one! Classic!,

| Gianna_Alabama | 2012/06/26 17:06 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Only reason I voted for him was SARAH. I wasn't even going to vote until he picked her. I had voted in every election since the late 1960?s.,

| Emma_Illinois | 2012/06/26 17:17 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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What is really infuriating is his denial that he was attacking the Tea Party. He was "only reading a WSJ article" on the floor of the Senate. Hannity could have done a better job of hammering on THAT giant piece of brazen hypocrisy.,

| Natalie_Virginia | 2012/06/26 18:21 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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It's entirely possible that I copied that individual number across incorrectly (and that the index was correct), but when I did the query just then it returned a Technorati Rank of 37, so as you say there would be no change in the rank, but an improvement in your index.,

| Jessica_Hawaii | 2012/06/26 18:45 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I'm not sure what you have against "The Five". I mean, four of the five panel members are on the right. The only creep is Bob Beckel. I admit, his creepiness makes the show a bit harder to handle. But Greg Gutfeld makes up for it! I LOVE him!! Beckel will probably have a stroke or a heart attack on the show one day and they can just shove him off the stage and continue on.,

| Madeline_Michigan | 2012/06/26 19:34 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I think greater interaction among groups would result (mix up the tech bloggers and the marketers and the VCs and the usability people and, hell, even the sex bloggers) ;) and really spark some awesome conversations.,

| Serenity_Florida | 2012/06/26 20:06 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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In doing this blog and thinking about this stuff, have you ever had any ideas for what kinds of tools (software, that is) that people could use to do things like share creative ideas in groups, create customer community, etc. etc.?,

| Victoria_Massachusetts | 2012/06/26 20:46 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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It's entirely possible that I copied that individual number across incorrectly (and that the index was correct), but when I did the query just then it returned a Technorati Rank of 37, so as you say there would be no change in the rank, but an improvement in your index.,

| Payton_Colorado | 2012/06/26 21:35 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I understand. That is why I made the point about the state caucus to come up with acceptable Presidential candidates. My fear is we have too many conservatives that may split our vote and let a Romney, Christie get in.,

| Bailey_Michigan | 2012/06/26 21:57 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Oodles of bloggers great and small would give a #1 Technorati rank (or insert personal thing of inestimable value here) to be able to host Kathy Sierra as a guest blogger. (Myself included.),

| Savannah_Colorado | 2012/06/26 23:05 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Maybe the private blog is the way to go, though I suspect you'd need some time to get revved up for that. The pod/video angle sounds great, but that raises a lot of other questions. And it loses the immediacy that you enjoyed so long, which is one of the most unfortunate losses in all this.,

| Kaitlyn_New_Mexico | 2012/06/26 23:14 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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And a belated Happy Easter to you too! The fruit cakes being compared to bricks definitely makes my chuckle list...perhaps some fruity garnish around the display would have added more relevance. It is quite strange how the human mind works, and association is key to avoid possible misyunderstandings like this one! Classic!,

| Ava_Louisiana | 2012/06/27 00:30 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Has he joined Obama in Wonderland where up is down and left is right? What's "fiscally conservative" about voting for every spending measure in sight?,

| Mackenzie_California | 2012/06/27 00:36 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I was thinking the same thing about Alexa as there was quite a lot of movement. They might have readjusted their adjustment for "technology skew" - or what ever it was...,

| Olivia_Oregon | 2012/06/27 01:46 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I do think that by working in a team, it will make it easier for you. The passion moves away from you and to the team of writers, the hate will move with it. Being a part of a groupblog would be a good solution.,

| Jasmine_California | 2012/06/27 02:03 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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O.K. I give up. What is your beef with Gutfeld? I think he is hilarious! He is not a serious contributor, but is there for laughs. I like him.,

| Anna_West_Virginia | 2012/06/27 02:52 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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What is really infuriating is his denial that he was attacking the Tea Party. He was "only reading a WSJ article" on the floor of the Senate. Hannity could have done a better job of hammering on THAT giant piece of brazen hypocrisy.,

| Serenity_Alaska | 2012/06/27 03:32 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Kathy, the content you have graciously shared with us every once in a while is both inspiring and entertaining. And a blog is the perfect medium for this. A lot of the content is about your style and creative personality. Thus, I would rule out the community-based ideas. I would probably only read your stuff anyway.,

| Gabriella_Connecticut | 2012/06/27 04:08 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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In doing this blog and thinking about this stuff, have you ever had any ideas for what kinds of tools (software, that is) that people could use to do things like share creative ideas in groups, create customer community, etc. etc.?,

| Sophia_Hawaii | 2012/06/27 05:00 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Has he joined Obama in Wonderland where up is down and left is right? What's "fiscally conservative" about voting for every spending measure in sight?,

| Avery_Utah | 2012/06/27 05:21 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Is there a way use some sort of third party forum moderation to cut through this problem? Then you could go on in whatever way you are comfortable, your forums could coninue to buzz and anyone that's up to no good would hit a brick wall (or get a call from their local authorities, as appropriate). It's just a thought.,

| Madison_California | 2012/06/27 06:18 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I do hesitate to run with the other commenters that say you should monetize this, but you should make it at least a part-time passion where you are getting to stretch out on the things you write about, and then allow experiences to craft other posts.,

| Brooke_Virginia | 2012/06/27 06:30 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Just look at the difference just 20-30 rock solid Tea Party conservatives have made in the House already. They've turned "1/3 of the government" on its head and started a war between the establishment party and the Tea Party.,

| Mackenzie_Maryland | 2012/06/27 07:45 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I always wondered if the Manchurian Candidate McLame would make an appearance. I think he is a victim of Stockholm Syndrome, too.,

| Zoe_New_York | 2012/06/27 07:46 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Only reason I voted for him was SARAH. I wasn't even going to vote until he picked her. I had voted in every election since the late 1960?s.,

| Bella_Montana | 2012/06/27 09:00 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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ould also do your (wonderful) thing around the blogosphere for a while (just not always here). Keep the juices flowing, continue to help people, foster even greater community growth, and not be an (ugh) static single target.,

| Julia_Kentucky | 2012/06/27 09:10 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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That's fine for the House and Senate but for president, there is no way any conservative should vote for either Democrat that will be stuffed down our throats next year. The House is the grand prize. If we had someone like Jim Jordan as Speaker and more than the current 3 reliable conservative senators, the president wouldn't matter.,

| Charlotte_Ohio | 2012/06/27 10:05 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Only reason I voted for him was SARAH. I wasn't even going to vote until he picked her. I had voted in every election since the late 1960?s.,

| Natalie_Idaho | 2012/06/27 10:29 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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O.K. I give up. What is your beef with Gutfeld? I think he is hilarious! He is not a serious contributor, but is there for laughs. I like him.,

| Faith_Washington | 2012/06/27 11:21 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Oodles of bloggers great and small would give a #1 Technorati rank (or insert personal thing of inestimable value here) to be able to host Kathy Sierra as a guest blogger. (Myself included.),

| Nevaeh_Illinois | 2012/06/27 11:57 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I think greater interaction among groups would result (mix up the tech bloggers and the marketers and the VCs and the usability people and, hell, even the sex bloggers) ;) and really spark some awesome conversations.,

| Lillian_Mississippi | 2012/06/27 12:37 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I see two basic options for you: Reduce visibility and do something completely different, or stay visible and continue publishing your own stuff under your own name. All the options you cite can be assigned to one of these two categories. I dearly hope you go with the second option, even though I would totally understand if you decide otherwise.,

| Ashley_Kansas | 2012/06/27 13:24 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Use your passion and geek expertise to liberate the latent creativity that resides in readers, something that works better than the linear, sequential and fast fading stream of comments (yeah, this is recursive). Comments are writing, but lets have something not as we know it. Writing in this box just feel a little klunky, there must be a better way, make a better blog :),

| Sophie_Maine | 2012/06/27 13:53 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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That aside, I think that a multiple-contributor blog would give you support and provide some other perspectives. You could combine this with your ideas on coaching/ghostwriting and work with 'intern' contributors to hone their skills, see their work supplying your site, and give them the tools they need to take your philosophies and understanding out on their own tangents. It might give you a regular supply of fresh, new writers and keep things going while allowing you to step back a little. (If you did go with the intern idea, drop me a line, will you? *g*),

| Anna_South_Carolina | 2012/06/27 14:50 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I understand. That is why I made the point about the state caucus to come up with acceptable Presidential candidates. My fear is we have too many conservatives that may split our vote and let a Romney, Christie get in.,

| Anna_Maine | 2012/06/27 15:11 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I always wondered if the Manchurian Candidate McLame would make an appearance. I think he is a victim of Stockholm Syndrome, too.,

| Avery_North_Dakota | 2012/06/27 16:19 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Only reason I voted for him was SARAH. I wasn't even going to vote until he picked her. I had voted in every election since the late 1960?s.,

| Hailey_Florida | 2012/06/27 16:29 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Use your passion and geek expertise to liberate the latent creativity that resides in readers, something that works better than the linear, sequential and fast fading stream of comments (yeah, this is recursive). Comments are writing, but lets have something not as we know it. Writing in this box just feel a little klunky, there must be a better way, make a better blog :),

| Alexandra_Montana | 2012/06/27 16:58 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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It's entirely possible that I copied that individual number across incorrectly (and that the index was correct), but when I did the query just then it returned a Technorati Rank of 37, so as you say there would be no change in the rank, but an improvement in your index.,

| Elizabeth_Wisconsin | 2012/06/27 17:42 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I also really enjoy the idea of a group blog mostly because I've always been a fan of group blogs a la 37signals. It's a different take on things that I tend to enjoy, getting to see different opinions, group dynamics, etc.,

| Stella_Oklahoma | 2012/06/27 18:23 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I'm not sure what you have against "The Five". I mean, four of the five panel members are on the right. The only creep is Bob Beckel. I admit, his creepiness makes the show a bit harder to handle. But Greg Gutfeld makes up for it! I LOVE him!! Beckel will probably have a stroke or a heart attack on the show one day and they can just shove him off the stage and continue on.,

| Bella_Maryland | 2012/06/27 19:08 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Honestly said, I don't think you can do anything to fend off the attacks. I don't think you got attacked because of something you did, but because lots of people admire you and your work. That's apparently enough for some people to hate you. Only by unpassionating your readers, can you hope to actually stop the haters. I hope you will reject that option.,

| Riley_North_Dakota | 2012/06/27 19:56 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Honestly said, I don't think you can do anything to fend off the attacks. I don't think you got attacked because of something you did, but because lots of people admire you and your work. That's apparently enough for some people to hate you. Only by unpassionating your readers, can you hope to actually stop the haters. I hope you will reject that option.,

| Isabella_Massachusetts | 2012/06/27 20:33 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Just look at the difference just 20-30 rock solid Tea Party conservatives have made in the House already. They've turned "1/3 of the government" on its head and started a war between the establishment party and the Tea Party.,

| Samantha_Oregon | 2012/06/27 21:33 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I always wondered if the Manchurian Candidate McLame would make an appearance. I think he is a victim of Stockholm Syndrome, too.,

| Kayla_Idaho | 2012/06/27 22:32 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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ould also do your (wonderful) thing around the blogosphere for a while (just not always here). Keep the juices flowing, continue to help people, foster even greater community growth, and not be an (ugh) static single target.,

| Alexa_Delaware | 2012/06/27 23:18 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I do think that by working in a team, it will make it easier for you. The passion moves away from you and to the team of writers, the hate will move with it. Being a part of a groupblog would be a good solution.,

| Ella_Maryland | 2012/06/28 00:33 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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It's entirely possible that I copied that individual number across incorrectly (and that the index was correct), but when I did the query just then it returned a Technorati Rank of 37, so as you say there would be no change in the rank, but an improvement in your index.,

| Kaylee_Montana | 2012/06/28 01:07 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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It would also make it a lot harder for bullying to take place, since anyone stupid enough to try it would be taking on a potentially even bigger community, as well as whoever happened to be hosting you. (Anyone who did host would have your back 100% and be able to manage comment moderation and such so you'd never even have to see the garbage.),

| Zoey_Kentucky | 2012/06/28 02:31 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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It makes sense about not continuing with "business as usual" I couldn't do it, either. But I can't see ghost writing as being satisfiying for someone with as strong a voice as yours. Being an evangelist for the likes of Apple or Adobe might be cool, but would that let you continue with the stream of consciousness riffs that have obviously been satifsying for you and been so energizing for us, your readers? Don't know.,

| Emma_Kentucky | 2012/06/28 02:47 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I think greater interaction among groups would result (mix up the tech bloggers and the marketers and the VCs and the usability people and, hell, even the sex bloggers) ;) and really spark some awesome conversations.,

| Charlotte_Kentucky | 2012/06/28 04:22 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Honestly said, I don't think you can do anything to fend off the attacks. I don't think you got attacked because of something you did, but because lots of people admire you and your work. That's apparently enough for some people to hate you. Only by unpassionating your readers, can you hope to actually stop the haters. I hope you will reject that option.,

| Paige_Maryland | 2012/06/28 04:23 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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One condition would be that the groupblog would adopt your style. Similar to how the headfirst books have the same style but different writers. If you join the 37signals blog where you put up highly visual articles, in a see of more textual posts, you will still stand out.,

| Addison_Florida | 2012/06/28 06:03 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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One condition would be that the groupblog would adopt your style. Similar to how the headfirst books have the same style but different writers. If you join the 37signals blog where you put up highly visual articles, in a see of more textual posts, you will still stand out.,

| Maya_Florida | 2012/06/28 06:22 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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In relation to the Technorati rank it's pulled down via an API (geez I think that's what it's called) as is Alexa rank & the script calculates the index - I just need to record the figures in a spreadsheet for upload.,

| Gabriella_Georgia | 2012/06/28 07:35 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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That aside, I think that a multiple-contributor blog would give you support and provide some other perspectives. You could combine this with your ideas on coaching/ghostwriting and work with 'intern' contributors to hone their skills, see their work supplying your site, and give them the tools they need to take your philosophies and understanding out on their own tangents. It might give you a regular supply of fresh, new writers and keep things going while allowing you to step back a little. (If you did go with the intern idea, drop me a line, will you? *g*),

| Payton_South_Carolina | 2012/06/28 08:19 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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In doing this blog and thinking about this stuff, have you ever had any ideas for what kinds of tools (software, that is) that people could use to do things like share creative ideas in groups, create customer community, etc. etc.?,

| Addison_Arizona | 2012/06/28 09:16 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Has he joined Obama in Wonderland where up is down and left is right? What's "fiscally conservative" about voting for every spending measure in sight?,

| Serenity_Alaska | 2012/06/28 10:16 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I hate to see us lose your input but I wonder if simply publishing articles with no comments enabled and having a members-only forum wouldn't be a good compromise. There's something about the immediacy of the response form and the lack of accountability available from anonymity (oh, hypocritical me) that seems to encourage people's awfulness.,

| Madelyn_Michigan | 2012/06/28 11:02 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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| krjfwksm | 2012/06/28 11:27 | URL |

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Kathy, the content you have graciously shared with us every once in a while is both inspiring and entertaining. And a blog is the perfect medium for this. A lot of the content is about your style and creative personality. Thus, I would rule out the community-based ideas. I would probably only read your stuff anyway.,

| Brooke_Hawaii | 2012/06/28 14:21 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Maybe the private blog is the way to go, though I suspect you'd need some time to get revved up for that. The pod/video angle sounds great, but that raises a lot of other questions. And it loses the immediacy that you enjoyed so long, which is one of the most unfortunate losses in all this.,

| Autumn_Texas | 2012/06/28 16:17 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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In relation to the Technorati rank it's pulled down via an API (geez I think that's what it's called) as is Alexa rank & the script calculates the index - I just need to record the figures in a spreadsheet for upload.,

| Hannah_Montana | 2012/06/28 18:25 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I understand. That is why I made the point about the state caucus to come up with acceptable Presidential candidates. My fear is we have too many conservatives that may split our vote and let a Romney, Christie get in.,

| Julia_Minnesota | 2012/06/28 20:28 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I see two basic options for you: Reduce visibility and do something completely different, or stay visible and continue publishing your own stuff under your own name. All the options you cite can be assigned to one of these two categories. I dearly hope you go with the second option, even though I would totally understand if you decide otherwise.,

| Mackenzie_Utah | 2012/06/28 22:32 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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It would also make it a lot harder for bullying to take place, since anyone stupid enough to try it would be taking on a potentially even bigger community, as well as whoever happened to be hosting you. (Anyone who did host would have your back 100% and be able to manage comment moderation and such so you'd never even have to see the garbage.),

| Olivia_Connecticut | 2012/06/29 02:42 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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In doing this blog and thinking about this stuff, have you ever had any ideas for what kinds of tools (software, that is) that people could use to do things like share creative ideas in groups, create customer community, etc. etc.?,

| Sophia_Massachusetts | 2012/06/29 06:44 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I hate to see us lose your input but I wonder if simply publishing articles with no comments enabled and having a members-only forum wouldn't be a good compromise. There's something about the immediacy of the response form and the lack of accountability available from anonymity (oh, hypocritical me) that seems to encourage people's awfulness.,

| Alyssa_Texas | 2012/06/29 10:30 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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O.K. I give up. What is your beef with Gutfeld? I think he is hilarious! He is not a serious contributor, but is there for laughs. I like him.,

| Lily_North_Carolina | 2012/06/29 12:29 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I'm not sure what you have against "The Five". I mean, four of the five panel members are on the right. The only creep is Bob Beckel. I admit, his creepiness makes the show a bit harder to handle. But Greg Gutfeld makes up for it! I LOVE him!! Beckel will probably have a stroke or a heart attack on the show one day and they can just shove him off the stage and continue on.,

| Brooklyn_Iowa | 2012/06/29 19:45 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I think that you'd probably do well in a consulting role where you are helping companies who want to improve in the area of creating passionate users (products and websites). Your knowledge of the field is shown well by your blogging, and maybe getting out in front of people will give you more of a reason to stay passionate about this subject area (if not the blog itself).,

| Addison_Maine | 2012/06/29 21:41 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I hate to see us lose your input but I wonder if simply publishing articles with no comments enabled and having a members-only forum wouldn't be a good compromise. There's something about the immediacy of the response form and the lack of accountability available from anonymity (oh, hypocritical me) that seems to encourage people's awfulness.,

| Angelina_Arizona | 2012/06/30 04:32 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I do hesitate to run with the other commenters that say you should monetize this, but you should make it at least a part-time passion where you are getting to stretch out on the things you write about, and then allow experiences to craft other posts.,

| Jessica_Maryland | 2012/06/30 06:40 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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And a belated Happy Easter to you too! The fruit cakes being compared to bricks definitely makes my chuckle list...perhaps some fruity garnish around the display would have added more relevance. It is quite strange how the human mind works, and association is key to avoid possible misyunderstandings like this one! Classic!,

| Bella_South_Carolina | 2012/06/30 08:48 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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In relation to the Technorati rank it's pulled down via an API (geez I think that's what it's called) as is Alexa rank & the script calculates the index - I just need to record the figures in a spreadsheet for upload.,

| Elizabeth_Alabama | 2012/06/30 21:36 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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I understand. That is why I made the point about the state caucus to come up with acceptable Presidential candidates. My fear is we have too many conservatives that may split our vote and let a Romney, Christie get in.,

| Brianna_Arkansas | 2012/06/30 22:17 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Good for Hannity, hammering Mc Cain. Mc Cain off as so slimey. He completely bought into the Obama narrative and talks about the great calamity to come if there is no agreement, and continues to blast the Tea Party.,

| Ella_Washington | 2012/07/01 02:43 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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One condition would be that the groupblog would adopt your style. Similar to how the headfirst books have the same style but different writers. If you join the 37signals blog where you put up highly visual articles, in a see of more textual posts, you will still stand out.,

| Natalie_Florida | 2012/07/01 04:02 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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It'd be kinda like the group blog idea, but with more of a "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" vibe. And who didn't love playing that? :),

| Faith_Florida | 2012/07/01 07:04 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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O.K. I give up. What is your beef with Gutfeld? I think he is hilarious! He is not a serious contributor, but is there for laughs. I like him.,

| Nevaeh_Mississippi | 2012/07/01 12:32 | URL | ≫ EDIT

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Honestly said, I don't think you can do anything to fend off the attacks. I don't think you got attacked because of something you did, but because lots of people admire you and your work. That's apparently enough for some people to hate you. Only by unpassionating your readers, can you hope to actually stop the haters. I hope you will reject that option.,

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