Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Sunday, August 29, 2004

"I love being a celebrity where nobody knows my face." -- Nancy Cartwright, Dayton, Ohio native and the voice of Bart Simpson and others on the popular Fox TV show "The Simpsons" for more than 330 episodes, via Reuters article, "Voice of Bart Simpson Enjoys Anonymous Fame"

crossposted to Journey Inside My Mind

Monday, August 23, 2004

"You cannot be fuelled by bitterness. It can eat you up but it cannot drive you." -- Benazir Bhutto

Saturday, August 21, 2004

"'I am' is the shortest sentence in the English language. 'I do' is sometimes referred to as the longest." -- Anonymous, found in Jokes and Humor Weblog

"A cigarette is a stick of tobacco with fire at one end and a fool at the other." -- George Bernard Shaw, found on Jokes and Humor Weblog

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

"To quote is to think, to think is to learn, to learn is to live." -- Allen Gallardo

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

"You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink." -- G.K. Chesterton, found on Write Lightning: A Blog From Deb Thompson

Sunday, August 08, 2004

"It is an indication of truth's jealousy that it has not made for anyone a path to it." -- Naguib Mahfouz

Help Make Blogs More Visible!

NOTE: Be sure you paste live links for the Path List below.

There are by some estimates more than a million weblogs. But most of them get no visibility in search engines. Only a few "A-List" blogs get into the top search engine results for a given topic, while the majority of blogs just don't get noticed. The reason is that the smaller blogs don't have enough links pointing to them. But this posting could solve that. Let's help the smaller blogs get more visibility!

This posting is GoMeme 4.0. It is part of an experiment to see if we can create a blog posting that helps 1000's of blogs get higher rankings in Google. So far we have tried 3 earlier variations. Our first test, GoMeme 1.0, spread to nearly 740 blogs in 2.5 days. This new version 4.0 is shorter, simpler, and fits more easily into your blog.

Why are we doing this? We want to help thousands of blogs get more visibility in Google and other search engines. How does it work? Just follow the instructions below to re-post this meme in your blog and add your URL to the end of the Path List below. As the meme spreads onwards from your blog, so will your URL. Later, when your blog is indexed by search engines, they will see the links pointing to your blog from all the downstream blogs that got this via you, which will cause them to rank your blog higher in search results. Everyone in the Path List below benefits in a similar way as this meme spreads. Try it!
Instructions: Just copy this entire post and paste it into your blog. Then add your URL to the end of the path list below, and pass it on!

Path List

1. Minding the Planet
2. Wireless LAN
3. Writing Resources
4. BillBoard
5. Stock Quotes Stock Trading Stock Help
6. Christmas All Year
7. Quotes from Famous People
8. Recipes at World Famous Recipes
9. Jobs and Employment
11. Jokes and Humor
12. 480 Area Code Guide
13. Phoenix Arizona East Valley Community Index
14. HTTP in Phoenix AZ
15. Daily Bible Verse
16. Love Poems
18. World Famous Recipes
19. Recipes Recipe
20. Members Space
21. Journey Inside My Mind
22. QuotesBlog
23. (your URL goes here! But first, please copy this line and move it down to the next line for the next person).

NOTE: Be sure you paste live links for the Path List or use HTML code.

Friday, August 06, 2004

"The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines." -- Charles Kuralt, via Bene Diction Blogs On

"Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble." -- French proverb, via Bene Diction Blogs On

"When a blind man carries a lame man, both go forward." -- Swedish proverb, via Bene Diction Blogs On

"We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life." -- Edwin Markham, via Bene Diction Blogs On

"Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time." -- Marian Wright Edelman, via Bene Diction Blogs On

Thursday, August 05, 2004

"Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice." -- H. L. Mencken

"It's 'Rafe', actually." -- Ralph Fiennes, from the IMDB Biography for Ralph Fiennes

Monday, August 02, 2004

"Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones, and repay great ones with ingratitude." -- Benjamin Franklin, via Quote of the Day | HowStuffWorks - Learn how Everything Works!

Sunday, August 01, 2004

"Success is always something that you have to recover from." -- Marsha Norman