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Birch Bay Public Market

Friday, May 10 through the end of summer, Cathy and I will be selling her hand-made soaps, lotions, and toiletries, along with my photography, note cards, calenders, books, etc.

Come see us!

Across the street from the C Shop

4825 Alderson Road, Birch Bay, Washington 98230


I had an automated blogroll here, powered by Google Reader, but Google, in its near-infinite lack of wisdom, killed Google Reader. Prior to this murder, all I had to do to put a blog on my blogroll (or to take it off) was to place it in a Reader folder called, appropriately enough, "blogroll" (or, of course, to remove it). I use The Old Reader now for following blogs, but it seems to have no way to something similar regarding the blogroll. If you know of a way to do this, please let me know.

All those tweets that say “Writers needed!”…

…and what I do with them.

For some strange reason, a website called www.realwritingjobs.com has suddenly decided I need to be told about their bottom-feeding, barrel-scraping, dream-busting rip-off scam, and they’ve decided to recruit people to send me @ mentions on Twitter saying “Writers needed!” with a link and a whole list of other people

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The Semi-Irregular “Spam o’ the Day” (2-for1 special!)

The spam folder came up with a tie for, uh, best place today, so I decided to post both of them.

The first one is just your basic translate-o-matic silliness:

The more I examine articles of this kind of excellent as this (which can be uncommon), the additional I feel there might be a future for your

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Maybe I Should Start a Weekly Feature

“This Week in the Spam Can”

I risk to seem the layman, but nevertheless I will ask, whence it and who in general has written?

That’s the comment, in its entirety. I have a question of my own: “What it?”

Nice post, good work. I have recently started my own blog so its good to learn from what

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Spam Blog Comments

I don’t know if it’s a natural result of increased traffic or what,

but over the last few weeks, my spam comment count has gone from one or two a week to thirty or forty a day (which means I have ten times as many spammers as real readers!). I check the spam queue once or

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Attention Spam Commenters: Get a Life.

I found an interesting comment in my my spam queue:

Good post, couldn’t have stated that much better myself

That’s the entire comment, complete with its missing period. What’s the funny part? Well, it was made on the blog where I’m serializing one of my novels, Light Always Changes. There really wasn’t anything stated in the post

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Twitter v. the Spambots

When I first joined Twitter, in March of this year, I wasn’t even really sure why I should.

Short, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? What’s that all about? Who cares what I’m doing?

I quickly decided it wasn’t about short, frequent bouts of Narcissism, but that it was much more than just

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Maybe I look stupid . . .

. . . but I do know how to run a search engine!

I got a comment on a recent post, UberTwitter for BlackBerry – Everything TwitterBerry Wishes it Was, that was from a source that made it look like spam. But the comment itself said “Hey, great post, very well written. You should write

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