Blog Me This You Blogging Fools

OK my blogging mates, I think it’s time that I tempt fate by writing another of my poems, and seeing as how What Bloggers Do was so popular I thought that I would use this one to pass on a little link love, that and a very important message! In case you didn’t get it, if you haven’t got the ‘Subscribe To Comments‘ plugin I seriously suggest you put it on the ‘To Do’ list. OK, enough with the commentary, it’s time to read the poetry.

Blog me this you blogging fool
Are you using the right blogging tools
Subscribe To Comments you need for sure
This plugin should be part of your plugin core

Why this plugin I hear you ask?
For your commenter’s it’s less of a task
To remind them when someone replies
They will love it, I tell you no lies

There’s many a blogger wise and true
Who’ve made this plugin part of their crew
They know that those who left a comment
Would love to know of added content

There’s many a blog I will read
And Leaving a comment is part of my creed
But unless I’m reminded of what I’ve left
That post of further comments will be bereft

There are many blogs I love to read
And of these blogs I must concede
They see me more than the rest
Because in this plugin they did invest

TycoonBlogger, he’s no fool
Using this plugin makes him cool
He loves to hand out blogging tips
And this ones about adding a video clip.

Stratos I’ve know for quite awhile
There’s more than one post that I’ve found worthwhile
If you can’t find a plugin to get the job done
Stratos is the man that can make you one

Embracing Home, I have only just found
Her blog is based on very firm ground
More than just letting God’s light shining
Learn also how to lose weight while dining

Bunny Got Blog is not about bunnies
Nor is it about how to make money
Oriented around business you will find it hot
But careful you must be or she’ll kick your bots

Not been to iblogZone, well your missing out
This blogging man has without a doubt
Many a post that does more than instruct you
He even posts on how to increase Adsense revenue

More in common than the plugin they use
These bloggers on this blog to comment they choose
If you wish to feature in a poem one day
Perhaps more than reading you should have your say

If this poem you did enjoy
Then I’d love if you did employ
To give it a stumble, tweet or a digg
Or perhaps another of your social gigs :wink_ee:


Have The Gremlins Invaded Twitter?

I’m not what you would call an avid Twitter fan, but I do use it occasionally. The one thing that I don’t like about Twitter is the nonsensical Tweets left by a lot of users. This is the main reason why I am very particular about those I choose to follow. I also make it a habit of checking to make sure that those I am following are also returning the favor.

Lately I’ve noticed a very strange abnormality, and I will go into that shortly. I normally use Friend Or Follow to keep track of those who decide to stop following me, but I decided to use another service just to make sure that the results were the same. That other service, Tweepular, is a bit slower but more entertaining. :smile1_ee:

Anyway, the abnormality I was noticing was that I was following people I had never heard of? By this I mean that I never chose to follow them, and if this is the case how is it possible that I’m following them against my wishes? Is this a scam of sorts that someone has concocted to boost up their follower numbers? If so, it’s bullshit and now that I know I will be keeping tabs on them and deleting them on a more regular basis.

So, has anyone else noticed this, or am I just losing the plot?

EDIT: Sheryl Loch, one of my favorite bloggers put me onto this post she did at the Internet Marketers Guild, of which I am a member. It’s about finding who has access to your Twitter Account, and how to divest them of this control.

My good mate Mitch wrote a very interesting article entitled Bloggers Can’t Hide Behind Fake Names Anymore And Defame Others and as usual we are having a bit of a discussion, which is cool, because that is what commenting is all about. Right at the beginning of the post Mitch said ,

I believe drug testing for most jobs is a violation of privacy

to which I took the liberty to disagree. I truly believe that an employer has the right to have a drug-free workforce because he is obligated to protect the other employees as well as those who come into contact with them personally or through some action attributed to their drug induced state. The Australian Government knowing that people under the influence of drugs can cause accidents has introduced random drug testing of drivers, who  if caught are fined and can even lose their license.

There can be many types of employment where an employer may want to have prospective employees drug tested including drivers of public transport, operators of heavy equipment, officers in the law court, surgeons and pretty well any job where an employer can expect any prospective employee to maintain 100% of their attention while on the job. Heck, even athletes have to go through it and not too many complain about them having their privacy invaded.

Now, Mitch has the opinion that my thinking is skewed because I happen to be an employer, and perhaps this is true, so I am putting this out there to see what some of you may think.

Here are some links to books on the subject:

  • The Employee Rights Handbook: The Essential Guide for People on the Job
  • Your Rights in the Workplace
  • Every Employee’s Guide to the Law

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