May 13, 2006

Link Leaking Blog Rally

published this at 12:24 pm

A Twisty Road

Mike coined the Link Leak Virus. Easton started Blogtipping. Every Saturday, I get to thank you in the nicest way I can think of, and sometimes this old blog springs leaks at unexpected times.

This past week, Darren introduced the concept of Link Lust with the question, If you could GET 3 links who would you want to get them from? I didn’t really think about it, until I ran into the question on another SOB’s blog. Then I felt like answering the question there. Even more exciting and mystifying . . . within 24 hours one of the three links I lusted after happened. I actually got linked!

So I thought it might be fun to have a contest.

Here’s How It Went

On May 10th, I left my link lust answers on one of these three blogs.

Here’s What You Do

Just do this.

    1. Stop at each blog and leave a nice comment on the May 10th post.

    2. Return to this post.

    3. Leave a comment telling me who the mystery linker was.

It’s okay if other people read your comment. All of the information is public knowledge and easy to find out. You have to visit the blogs and leave the comments to get the prizes.

Here’s What You Get

If you do the three steps above —
I’ll link to you and to a blog of your choosing.
Simple really. Most elegant fun things are simple.

The Rally ends at 11:00p.m. Chicago time, Sunday, May 14th, 2006.

Start your blogs . . . Go!

–ME “Liz” Strauss

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43 Comments to “Link Leaking Blog Rally”

  1. May 13th, 2006 at 12:54 pm
    Advice Librarian said

    Hah, I know which one already – saw it when you left it :)

    But I won’t spoil the contest for the rest of you by leaving the answer here 😛

  2. May 13th, 2006 at 12:59 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Cool. You are the guy who Knows everything. So that only makes sense doesn’t it?
    You still have to leave the comments to get the prizes. :)

  3. May 13th, 2006 at 1:08 pm
    Advice Librarian said

    Oh, I will – I’m just a little slow now since most of my bandwidth is being hogged by patching the linux installation – there’s a few applications I haven’t used in ages, particularily the KDE graphics libraries and assorted vercor graphics utilities. One of the blogs you cow…err, link-tipped today inspired me to go update them, but as a result my connection is slower than molasses in January.

    Heh, guess which blog inspired me to update my graphics software?

  4. May 13th, 2006 at 1:10 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Out of the blue guess — Decadent Traquility.

  5. May 13th, 2006 at 1:17 pm
    Trée said

    Awww, Liz, you are making me blush with these links. Thank you sweetie. :-)

  6. May 13th, 2006 at 1:20 pm
    Advice Librarian said

    They do lovely work, don’t they? It’s one approach I hadn’t considered until I read the “Point of view” post – run a fractal graphics program in random mode and write something about the result. It looks worth a try as a creative writing exercise, and since I’m past my writing time and into the part of the day where I’m allowed to go out and do research, hang around your blog and comment, and do househould chores around the house and computer… it seemed a good time to dust off the graphics programs and make some images for tomorrow morning.

  7. May 13th, 2006 at 1:25 pm
    ME Strauss said

    You deserve a gallery. Besides you look good when you’re blushing. :)

  8. May 13th, 2006 at 1:28 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Yeah AdLib,
    Fractal graphics in the hands of someone like Trée, who really knows how to play with it, can be an amazing form of art work. Work is the operative word here.

    That sounds like a fun way to recharge your batteries.

  9. May 13th, 2006 at 1:36 pm
    Advice Librarian said

    Oh yes, what I know about making computer graphics can be comfortably written on the back of an email stamp – it’s very different from the watercolours and pencils I do as a hobby.

    I seriously doubt I’ll have the time to make something beyond the raw amateur level, but when you’re just looking for an image to serve as ‘seed material’ for a writing exercise that isn’t intended for publication, that will do. I don’t have any projects in the pipeline, but I know that unless I stick to Uncle Jim’s commandment and keep my writing appointments my skills will rust away…

    So thanks a bundle, Tree! I should have dusted off the graphics libraries ages ago – thanks for getting me to do it for real :)

  10. May 13th, 2006 at 1:39 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Aren’t his images wonderful. We’ve collaborated on a couple of things together. It was fun and exciting. Sometimes you can’t tell them from photographs.

  11. May 13th, 2006 at 1:46 pm
    Atul said


    Thanks for linking to me. How did you come across my blog? The graphics site is amazing. I remember how hard it was to make simple graphics on our TRS-80 computer when I was growing up. This is light years ahead.

    Well, the mystery linker is Decadent Traquility.

    I think I did all the things you asked for in the post.


  12. May 13th, 2006 at 1:47 pm
    Trée said

    AL, I use about a dozen different programs depending mainly on my mood at the moment. Creating fractals is alot like treasure hunting. Persistence and a sense of where to look help as much as anything.

    Liz, you are a sweet one. Do you have some tea and cookies ready?

  13. May 13th, 2006 at 1:51 pm
    ME Strauss said

    I first came across your blog when you linked to my writing blog. I’ve been looking in on you ever since then to see how you’re doing. I think you have a great blog that people should know about.

    You didn’t comment on all three blogs. If you did you’d know that Tree’s blog wasn’t on the list of the three that I wished would link to me. :)

  14. May 13th, 2006 at 1:51 pm
    Atul said

    Sorry about that. Now I know who you are. I had to link to your About Me to recognize you from your other blog which I have visited often. Which one of you blogs do you want to have listed in my blogroll?


  15. May 13th, 2006 at 1:53 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Thank you. That’s nice of you to say so.

    Of course, there’s tea and cookies AND all sorts of fun snacks always — we keep them in the sidebar. Here you go. Help yourself if you need more. :)

  16. May 13th, 2006 at 1:56 pm
    ME Strauss said

    No Atul,
    You don’t need to put me in your blogroll. That’s a nice gesture, but no need to.

    Go visit the three blogs in the post above and see on the May 10th post for each who I named as wishing would link to ME. One of them did yesterday . . . that’s what the rally is about.

  17. May 13th, 2006 at 2:02 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Okay, I need to step out for a while. You guys have the keys. Don’t crash the blog! :)

  18. May 13th, 2006 at 2:05 pm
    Advice Librarian said

    Heh, have you guys seen the size of email stamps lately?

    Tree, if you’ve got some good tutorials ready to go, I’ve got a place to put them – Chris Bryant 0wnz0rz the Cisco category as you can see; but there’s a serious shortage of other advice. I have doubts about one of the articles in the Photoshop category… so if you’ve got some advice to share I’d love to see it in the Library :)

    That goes for everyone else here too. I collect advice, so if you’ve got something you want to share I want to publish it…

  19. May 13th, 2006 at 4:21 pm
    ann michael said

    Liz – this was so much fun and Trée’s blog is amazing!

    It was Doc Searls who linked to you – right?

    Thanks for a very interesting afternoon diversion!

  20. May 13th, 2006 at 5:25 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Ann Michael,
    Glad you enjoyed it. A Saturday diversion was exactly the plan! congratulations! Email me your links. :)

  21. May 14th, 2006 at 1:56 pm
    Jack said

    hey Liz,
    now thats really cool contest, it was fun.
    Okey. about the contest- right!
    well lets see – tree has linked to ur other blog in “blog of interest”, Wintermute’s Blog have given credit to link leak and also linked to u in blogroll, can’t find anything on Atul’s blog.

    so i guess i would go with Wintermute’s blog. i guess i am not late! we were allowed to submit out assignments till mid night. :-)

  22. May 14th, 2006 at 2:03 pm
    Jack said

    :-) oopps i think i should take some rest. made mistake. but its not fare ! there was no live links on Wintermute’s comment section! can i resubmit :-) , can i copy ? how about Doc Searls? the link is not in blogrolls :-p

  23. May 14th, 2006 at 3:41 pm
    Advice Librarian said

    Heh, I left a little competition of my own in one of the comments on the Liz’ Link Lust Scavenger Hunt – see if you find it and get the answer right :)

  24. May 14th, 2006 at 6:51 pm
    ME Strauss said

    I’m delighted that you had a good time. You’ve got it now! It’s the guy who Linked to ME who counts and. as of today, he’s linked to me twice!

  25. May 14th, 2006 at 6:52 pm
    ME Strauss said

    A scavenger hunt of your own. Are you going to leave a clue about it? Or do we just look in the same places?

  26. May 14th, 2006 at 6:56 pm
    Advice Librarian said

    I didn’t want to make it too difficult or hijack your fun, so yes – just the same places you’d go for your scavenger hunt; and since people have to leave a comment to win anyway…

  27. May 14th, 2006 at 6:59 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Oh AdLiB,
    How gracious of you to be concerned for my welfare. Thank you. I’ll go looking . . . :) But I won’t tell. :)

  28. May 14th, 2006 at 7:10 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Oh AdLib,
    I don’t even know someone who could bring it to his attention, but I do know someone who could get you both of the other ones. :)

  29. May 14th, 2006 at 7:11 pm
    ME Strauss said

    PS Jack ARE YOU SURE that you commented on all three blogs? I’m not sure I saw you on one of them.

  30. May 15th, 2006 at 5:09 am
    Advice Librarian said

    So do I – I know you, don’t I? But you didn’t answer the question where I left it, did you?

  31. May 15th, 2006 at 6:44 am
    ME Strauss said

    No I didn’t answer the question. I think I remember, but I’ll have to go look just to be sure. :)

  32. May 15th, 2006 at 7:30 am
    Wintermute said

    Wow! Thanks, Liz! I wasn’t expecting that, but the increased traffic is amazing. Thanks to everyone who stopped in and commented. And thanks, especially, to those who stuck around and checked things out :)

  33. May 15th, 2006 at 7:41 am
    Successful Blog - Another Link Leaking Winner! said

    […] Thanks to everyone who took part in the Link Leaking Blog Rally. […]

  34. May 15th, 2006 at 7:59 am
    ME Strauss said

    Hey, Wintermute,
    I told you I was feeling mischievous.
    You have to watch out for a mischievous Liz. There’s no telling what she might do. :)
    Glad you enjoyed it.

  35. May 15th, 2006 at 2:13 pm
    Easton Ellsworth said

    Liz, you’re full of great ideas! I’m excited to make my top-secret blogtipping icon(s) public to help intensify this whole link lovin’ trend!

  36. May 15th, 2006 at 2:16 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Whoa! You have TOP SECRET BLOGTIPPING ICONS. Easton that is TOO COOL!!!!

  37. May 15th, 2006 at 2:37 pm
    Advice Librarian said

    Well, since I broke my own rules today and spent some time pimping out my blog instead of finish writing what I promised Liz (it’s still full of [needs citation] crumbs) – I might as well pick up some more icons too 😛

  38. May 15th, 2006 at 2:38 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hey AdLib,
    I just left my answer to your question over at the May 10th post on Wintermute’s blog.

  39. May 16th, 2006 at 8:58 am
    Wintermute said

    Nothing wrong with being mischievous. Helps keep us on our toes :)

  40. May 16th, 2006 at 9:00 am
    ME Strauss said

    Glad you like mischevious, Wintermute. If you didn’t, I’d be in a little hot water now for sending people over to you blog. :)

  41. May 16th, 2006 at 12:36 pm
    Wintermute said

    Anyone who blogs and then complains about traffic has some serious issues they need to work out 😉


  42. May 16th, 2006 at 2:28 pm
    ME Strauss said

    I didn’t really think you’d mind the traffic. I knew it was a low-risk activity. :)

  43. May 17th, 2006 at 6:07 pm
    Successful Blog - The Final Link Leak Blog Rally Winner! said

    […] Thanks to everyone who took part in the Link Leaking Blog Rally. […]

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