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Staying on Target: Why I Blog

Staying on Target: Why I Blog

The stars are properly aligned for me to write a post on why I blog: The Smooth ReEntry blog is six months old now. A sixmonthivesary seems a fitting time to reexamine why I am here.  Additionally, as part of the 12 Step Challenge, I am to publically share my blogging goals.  Even more coincidentally, any second now I will … Continue reading

The Lucky Few

Blogging friend Ms. Panties is all fired up over her Twelve Step Challenge. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and with good reasons, for the Twelve Step Challenge is a damn good idea. Conceptually, Ms. Panties has my full support. I am all for enabling continuous improvement and peer support. As for the specific twelve steps? — I’m not … Continue reading

Inspired to Blush

Thanks to Life of a Lover Girl for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. It is always flattering to know someone actually reads my blog. I know I read Life of a Lover Girl’s, and can attest that she can make a grown man blush. She has some pretty sharp observations too that are fun to read. As for … Continue reading

Shout Outs Everyone Can Enjoy

As I kid, I never wrote a single chain letter. Nor have I ever forwarded the email ones (remember the Bill Gates hoax?). You know, the ones old people with no internet sense used to send you….I’ve also never participated in any of the Facebook shout out type activities that are pervasive there. But the … Continue reading

Five Cool Blogs You Should Follow

Five Cool Blogs You Should Follow

Here are five blogs I enjoy, and you’re missing out if you don’t follow them too! 1) REBUILDING ROB — Similar to me in that he is separated and getting divorced. Not similar in that he actually knows how to write. Seriously, this is a better blog. It is private, so you will have to request access. If … Continue reading

Origins of the Liebster Award

Origins of the Liebster Award

HISTORY OF THE LIEBSTER Origins of the Liebster Award Chain Letter are a mystery. The best post I found on the subject is here, and the earliest post that blogger, in turn, found that references the Liebster is the German Bird of a Paradise Blog. (Sidenote: Time based searches of blogs were tough for me. I … Continue reading

Questioned by a Leggy Slut

Questioned by a Leggy Slut

Q&A with Off Go the Panties and Smooth. P: What is your favorite mythological villain (or group of villains) and why? S: Sirens. To me, sirens represent women with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Women with BPD are kryptonite to men going through mid life crises. Just as sailors are powerless to resist the enchanting songs of … Continue reading

Random and Entertaining Facts about Smooth

Random and Entertaining Facts about Smooth

Eleven random facts about Smooth: 1) I wear Crocs. I know they aren’t cool but I do it anyway. No, I haven’t given up on life. They are comfortable and dry fast. Screw you world, I know what you think and I’m wearing them anyway. In public. 2) I am scared to dance. Mortified. It is … Continue reading

Did you Just Call me a Liebster?

Did you Just Call me a Liebster?

Dear Off Go The Panties, Thank you for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award. It is with great humility I accept this prestigious award. I will take great pleasure in proudly displaying this award on my blog. I honestly don’t know how to adequately show the depths of my gratitude, other than to once … Continue reading

What is the Correct Spelling of “Friend-zone”?

I’ve spent an entire week writing about the friend-zone and I don’t even know the correct way to spell it. What is the correct way to spell the friend-zone? Friend-Zone Friend-zone friend-zone Friend Zone friend zone Friendzone friendzone Our little community should discuss and officially decide the correct way to write “friend-zone”. Let’s talk about … Continue reading

Spamdexing: Are you Shooting Yourself in the Foot?

Turns out I am guilty of spamdexing and didn’t know it. Here is what famous WordPress.com maven Timethief writes about the subject: The most common mistake new bloggers make is spamdexing ie. assigning an excessive combined number of categories and tags to any post. Keep the combined total of the two under 10. ~ Timethief … Continue reading

Best System for Code Names?

Today’s Question Du Jour is: What is the best system for code naming people in a blog? They best system I have seen is at the Deliberately Delicious blog. Ms. Delicious simply uses letters of the alphabet in sequential order. It is quite an effective system. Surely there are other simple yet effective methodologies out … Continue reading

My First Post

God I can be such an impulsive bastard. This morning I had the talkies, but was in a negative cynical mood. It occurred to me that if I kept lonleybooking while I was in such a negative state of mind that I would alienate the few friends I have left. My solution?