Please don't hang up
Friday, April 28, 2006
Ready for the weekend!
Okay, quick updates and then I gotta go.

~I have this enormous headache and it won't go away.

~My friend (I won't mention who right now) is going to create a new blog "look" for me! HOW COOL IS THAT?

~I am going to the Red games tonight. Yes, with David.

~My brother is back in jail. After just getting out in February.

~I went to my friends mom visitation last night. She died Monday. It was horrible. Like my grandpa dying all over gain.

~I think I may be starting my second job tomorrow. Cross your fingers. I hope it works out.

~Going to check out a new church on Sunday. (I can hear the cheers people!)

Prayer Requests:
*My friend Tina. She lost her mom this week.
*My dad
*My friend Minnie who is having this weird seizure thing.
*Me (please?) I am so struggling with something right now. No, I can't tell you.

HUGS TO ALL OF YOU! Have a great weekend.

posted by Susan @ 3:47 PM   3 comments
Thursday, April 27, 2006
The rest of the story.....
Alright, where did I leave off?

Oh yeah, the letter. So, I opened the letter eventually and read it. Over and Over and Over. The letter basically said what he was charged with, how things REALLY went down (3 sides to every story) and then came the good part.

He apologized for treating me the way that he did, when we dated and the sex related text messages, everything. He told me about how he had found God and so on and so forth.

I wrote him back and to be honest, I wasn't very nice. I felt that he apologized because he was in "jail" and that is what you do when you are in jail. I felt that he had found "jail house" religion and I told him I wasn't sure that I wanted to accept his apology. I've had friends in jail, my own BROTHER has been in jail. I didn't get off the bus yesterday. I know that you will say ANYTHING while you are there because suddenly feel "guilty" and I also know, you really aren't that "sorry".

We wrote back and forth after that. After a few letters, I really felt his apology was genuine and he had changed his attitude.

After he was released from jail, he called me. He thanked me for writing to him and being somewhat of a support system on the "outside". He said he'd take me to lunch sometime for a proper thank you. Though I told him that was not necessary, he insisted.

After that, we didn't talk for awhile. I figured it was done. I did not feel bad for writing him and was glad I could keep him company while he was locked up.

Then, he started texting me and I guess the rest is history. This is kind of a let down after part one and two isn't it?

Looking back and reading what I have wrote, I now question why I am friends with him. After all I have been through with him, it seems kind of ridiculous to me. I found myself very upset yesterday rehashing the unexplained break up, the sex messages....I couldn't really talk to him without being curt and a little stand offish.

Maybe I can't forgive him?

What do you guys think? Now be honest. I respect ya'lls opinion.
posted by Susan @ 11:56 AM   10 comments
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
David, part two...
After we break up..

I find David again on the internet looking for another "mate". I was totally destroyed for a lot of reasons. We had just broken up like two months ago, he put on his profile that he had "never done" this before – MEANING he had never dated anyone from online. BIG FAT LIAR!

So Anywho,

Two years or so went by. One day at work, I got an email, he was asking me to lunch. Just to catch up "on old times". I went. It was kind of lame. I was nervous going but seeing him, it was like whatever. He said he wanted to be friends, he missed talking to me. I said okay. Never heard from him again.


Last year, early in the year, David started sending me text messages. They were not nice text messages. He was basically asking me to meet him at a hotel so I could have sex with him. Yes, I know...of course I DID NOT take him up on his offer. EVER. There are nights where I would cry because it hurt my feelings so bad. He made me feel like I was just a whore or something. I would beg him not to ask me and tell him that I didn't want to and tell him some more that I couldn't do that with him again. I didn't want to reopen old wounds. Eventually, he left me alone. Those are the type of emotional scars that never go away. You may forgive but you never forget.

That summer, I got a phone call while I was at work.

**Background information. When David and I dated, he was a history teacher at a local high school. He also coached a summer baseball league and was assistant coach for basketball at another local high school.**

The phone call was my mom. She had something to tell me. My Uncle Rex had called her. He had seen David in the paper. The news was bad.

David resigned from his position at the school. He was being charged with basically making sexual comments to 2 underage female students. I was stunned and extremely embarrassed. I WAS GOING TO MARRY THIS GUY!!! Funny how God works, isn't it?

From then on, my family and I followed the story. He was formally charged with sexual battery and compelling prostitution. (Sounds horrible don't it?) He got 6 months in county jail, 5 years probation, absolutely no internet privileges, not able to leave the state or county without permission, not able to be with minors without supervision, etc. He is NOT a pedophile. The girls involved where both 17.

About a month or so later, I got a letter in the mail. The return address said ______ County Jail. I didn't open it for hours. I couldn't decide if I was going to open it. I was shaking when I did open it..

This is all I can write for now. (Oh the suspense is killing you isn't it?) I'll try to write more later, I promise.
posted by Susan @ 12:46 PM   6 comments
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
I Am From....
This idea came to me from Mary at Owlhaven. You can find the guidelines to write your own at Fragments of Floyd.

I am From....
I am from warm green grass, towering pine trees and sunshine yellow dandelions. From Rice Crispy cereal on dark school mornings, and Ivory soap used to wash the cat, and Johnson's Detangling shampoo to detangle precious children's hair.

I am from the red and white brick house, surrounded by neighbors that were like family. I am from cicada sounds on summer nights, lightening bugs you caught in a jar and puddle jumping after rain storms. From playing "War" with the boys next door to braiding ribbon with the girls.

I am from pot roast dinners on Sunday afternoons. From hazel eyes and good listeners. From book readers and traders, from coloring books with Doris and grandma's French toast.

I am from Christmas Eve at Aunt Judy's, from shell hunting on beaches with Grandpa and torturing my brother James.

From eating with your mouth closed and respecting your elders. From Santa Claus to the tooth fairy, from always being the better person and listening when spoken to.

I am from a Protestant church, with uncomfortable butter colored pews and mom playing the piano. From singing in the choir and vacation bible school in the summer. From fall revivals and Christmas candle light services.

I am from Ohio, with its flat land and tornado valleys. From Grandpa's country soup beans we all swore he spit in to make the great taste to mom's creamy potato soup, she learned to make from her mother.

From the camping trips where dad drank too much, the trips to Florida where Grandpa waited on the steps for us and the birthday cake mom lovingly made each child.

I am from the glossy black and white photos of my grand parents stored away in a rubber tote, from the photo albums mom put together with me as a baby and 1970 clothes, from the bright colors of my brother's baby photos to show off his chunkiness displayed on the dresser, from high school pictures hanging on Grandma's wall.

I am from new and old tradition. From a God fearing generation. From good work ethic and gentle hands. From sing songs in the car, from jelly sandals, from kool aid on hot afternoons. I am from a family that cannot be defined by "normal" rules.

Hope you enjoyed.

PS - Part 2 for David will be posted tomorrow. Still trying to put that one together! HEY! Stop throwing things! That's not nice!
posted by Susan @ 2:16 PM   11 comments
Monday, April 24, 2006
David, part one...
Ok, so some of you want to know the details behind David and I.

We met on the internet. We talked for about 2-3 days (can't remember specifics) and met on the 4th or 5th day I think. He came straight from a baseball game (He was the coach) and I came straight from an auction. I was on the phone with my father when he pulled up in his purple truck.

We started dating like the next day - in June. (I really have no idea what year, I'd have to look it up and I ain't gonna)

David told me he loved me for the first time 2 weeks into our relationship. I didn't say it back for a very long time. (Ok, so it freaked me out a little.)

David proposed in August of that same year while we were visiting some of my friends in Findlay Ohio. We had just gotten back from swimming and were changing in our hotel room. (Real romantic huh?) I said yes. There was no ring involved. (EVER)

All the way home from Findlay, we talked about our plans. Picked out kids names, talked about schooling, where we would live, where we would go on our honeymoon. You know, all the stuff you talk about. (I think??)

I told my mom, she cried. Mom told my whole family, when I asked her not too.

For the next like 9 months, things were fabulous. We went on trips together, were together every single was great. Then I started asking when he was going to tell his family about our "engagement".

That's when the fighting started. I don't believe that David ever really planned to tell his family or marry me for that matter.

We broke up in October, two years later. I have no idea actually why. Other than the fighting and things seemed to be fading. I got an email the Monday after Sweetest Day (after trying to get ahold of him all weekend) saying that he didn't love me anymore and he was sorry for not being able to be the man I needed. I got no other explaination then that.

Check back tomorrow for David, part 2!

Post your questions now...I'll try to answer as many as I can!
posted by Susan @ 4:26 PM   5 comments
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Florida vs. Reds - Florida Wins!
Since so many of you (like 3 lol) want to know how things went on Tuesday, I shall tell you.
After work, I rushed home and changed clothes, calling David to tell him I was there, while stumbling around putting my jeans on. (Quite I sight!) Put make up on (don't wear it to work) and ran around looking for my shoes. David arrived. Now, to me this is kind of freaky … we had almost the same outfit on!

Tuesday it was only about 65 here in Ohio. Since we were going down to Cincinnati to the ball park, which is on the Ohio River, I thought I should probably wear jeans and a sweatshirt. So, that is what I did.

Jeans - Blue
Sweatshirt - Blue
Shoes - Nike, blue and white
Jeans - Blue
Shirt - Blue & Grey
Shoes - Nike, blue and grey

I know it doesn't sound like the same outfit but it was scary how much we looked alike. Of course, he didn't have a blue sparkly barrette in his hair! :)

We took his jeep downtown, with the top down, which did wonderful things for my hair. Stopped at Skyline to eat (seeing a trend here?) and then headed to the ball park. I asked about our seats and here is how our conversation went:

S - Hey, what kind of seats do we have?
D - I don't know
S - Huh?
D - We don't exactly have tickets
S - *stops in middle of sidewalk to stare* What?
D - We don't have tickets yet
S - You're kidding right?
D - No.
S - David Ashley….(At this point I am shaking my head and looking at him disgusted) *Ashley is his middle name*
D - You should trust me
S - Mmmmhmmmm…
D - We'll get seats
S - I will not take part of you buying from a scalper
D - I won't

And he didn't. The game was no where near being sold out and he bought tickets at the Will Call window. I felt like a big huge butt head. (But I never let on.)

The tickets were decent seats, we settled in, watched the game and talked the whole time. I really thought I'd feel weird, kind of like I felt when I wrote the post about it but it was fine. I didn't even think about it actually. Until, he poked my stomach while I was stretching. That's about the only time I wondered where this was all going.

It's so easy to be comfortable with him. I know what he's all about or at least it seems that way. I can tell what he is going to say next or where he's headed when he talks, I can almost finish his sentences and have a few times actually. I can tell you what he's going to order at Skyline and how he's going to eat it. I know all of his jokes and most of his secrets. It's comfortable and uncomfortable at the same time. (This is me analyzing!)

Over all, we had a nice time and I was glad I went. It was fun to get out and be myself again. I'm trying to not read into anything and just have a good time. If for some reason, the situation shifts, I'll cross that bridge. Right now, I have just decided to go with the flow.

I have also prayed about it. I'm sure David has too. (He's a Christian!) I just know that I enjoy his company and can be myself around him. We'll see what happens and I will keep everyone posted if you all want to know.

The Reds lost by the way. 12-6 Florida.

Thoughts? (I am sorry if this post does not make much sense, I am writing this at 7:30 my time and I am really tired.)
posted by Susan @ 7:38 AM   7 comments
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Wednesday Words of Wisdom
ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR. When you say, "I love you," mean it.

FIVE. When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.

SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dream. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"

FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: R espect for self; Respect for others; and responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

TWENTY-ONE. Spend some time alone.
posted by Susan @ 4:00 PM   6 comments
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Take me out to the ball game...
So, I am going to the Cincinnati Reds game tonight. I am looking forward to it. I am a little nervous though. I am going with an past flame. We were engaged like eons ago (more like 4 years ago). He's changed a lot and so have I. I won't tell you how we got in touch again (get your mind out of the gutter people) but we have agreed to try to be friends.

We hung out on Friday night and had a relatively good time. We went to Barnes & Noble and then to Skyline for dinner.

I am very comfortable around him, which is kind of strange for me. We were engaged for almost 2 years so I know him very well. He hasn't changed all that much, except that he is older and little more mature. It's discomforting to me because it was easy to fall back into that "familiar" feeling.


We've been talking for months now. We just "went out" for the first time Friday. He sent me a tex message on Saturday (doncha love technology?) and asked if I wanted to go to the Reds game. I said sure. I mean it sounded like a good time. Now I am freaking out. I second guess myself too much.

And I analyze! Most of you don't realize this, I know. (HA!)

My dad is all geeked out. "Are you guys getting back together?" "How is David?" "Have you talked to David?" (Can you tell my dad really liked him?)

Should I talk to David about this? Or should I just take this as a friendship thing and see what happens?
posted by Susan @ 3:34 PM   6 comments
Tagged yet again....

Echo tagged me with this so I think I will play.

4 Jobs I've Had in my life:
Bagger/Cashier at a local grocery store, Penn Station (restaurant), American Standard, working at a local Drive-Thru

4 Movies I could watch over and over:
The Chronicles of Narnia, What a Girl Wants, Dirty Dancing, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

4 Websites I visit regularly:,,, All my blogging "friends" websites

4 Places I'd rather be right now:
Sunny Beach, At home asleep, With my family, Shopping

4 favorite foods: Pasta, Chicken, Cereal, Popcorn

4 Book I could read over and over:
Demons Don't Dream - Piers Anthony, Anything by Laural K. Hamilton, The Losers - David Eddings, The "In Death" series by J.D. Robb

4 Songs I could Listen to over and over:
Anything by David Phelps (Duh!), Amazing Grace, My Redeemer Lives, You are my Sunshine

4 Reasons Why I Blog:
To express myself, To meet new people, I like to write, I like to think of myself as creative

Again, I have no idea if my "friends" have already been tagged. So if you haven't and want to play - TAG! You are it!

posted by Susan @ 7:20 AM   5 comments
Monday, April 17, 2006
Tagged Again!
Well Carol has tagged me with "A Simple Pleasures Meme"

I'm supposed to name ten of life's simple pleasures, then tag ten people to do the same. Here I go in the order in which I thought it up.

1. Cats
2. Sierra Mist
3. Pedicures
4. Sponge Bob Square Pants
5. Sleeping late
6. Hot water
7. Sunny days
8. A good cry
9. Movie Theater Popcorn
10. Getting a letter from a friend

I think everyone I know has already been tagged! LOL So, anyone reading this, that hasn't - TAG! You are it!
posted by Susan @ 2:12 PM   1 comments
A Weird Meme
Well Heather has tagged me with "A Weird Meme."

Here's what I'm told I must do:
1. I must make a list of six weird things about myself (This is assuming I am weird, right? lol) Then I must tag six people to tell me how they are weird.

2. I must go to the blogs of those I've tagged and leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and send them back to my site to find out more!!

So here's my list:

1. I cannot drive without some kind of noise inside the car. Music, talk radio, people talking...has to be something other than silence.
2. I watch Will & Grace constantly. All the time people.
3. I can tell when my mom has a migraine. My shoulders hurt.
4. I let my cat Tommy lick and chew on my chin. Most people would make him go away.
5. I am covered with moles.
6. My underwear and bra must match or I will not leave the house.

So here's the people I'm tagging:, Minnie, Jeana, Blond Girl, Mom RN2, and Faith
posted by Susan @ 1:03 PM   2 comments
Friday, April 14, 2006
Happy Easter!

So, it's Good Friday. I asked my mom this morning, why it was called Good Friday. Her response was "Jesus died today." Well, I KNEW THAT!

My question was why is it considered GOOD Friday when someone died today? I think I figured it out.

It is a good day because JESUS DIED FOR ME! And you there in the purple and you there, the blonde..., yes you…and you and you and YOU!!!

He came, he lived, he died…sorry sorry sorry…quoting a David Phelps song.

I thought and thought about what I should write today because of the Easter Holiday. I was going through some old emails today and found one from my friend Jeana about the Roman Road to Salvation. Well, it helps answer some questions about Easter too! This is a great site and has helped me in my new journey to the Lord. So I will pass it on to you. It helps explain the meanings of things better than I could!

And I verse I found…(not sure how I found it but I did)…
" [The Resurrection of Christ ] Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, "-
1 Corinthians 15:1, 3-4

And (yes there is more!) a verse from David Phelps…HEY! I hear the groans. He's a great artist okay. SO SHUT UP AND LISTEN! (hehehehe)

"He was born of a virgin one holy night in the little town of Bethlehem. All the angels singing praises to the great I AM. He walked on the water, healed the lame, and made the blind to see. And for the first time here on earth, did you know that God could be a friend? And though He never, ever did a single thing wrong, He was the one the crowd chose. And then He walked and He died, but three days later, three days later, three days later... He rose! Three days later He rose! You see, He came, He lived, and He died, but that was the end of the beginning. "

So, no matter how you celebrate Easter…celebrate the fact that someone, someone very special, died for us and rose for us. He conquered death. He lives. And best of all HE FORGIVES.
I know, I am cheesy but I can't help it. I am glad to be his daughter and be saved by his blood.

Have a blessed Holiday.
posted by Susan @ 12:18 PM   7 comments
Thursday, April 13, 2006
I'm back...
....from sickness land. I was sick most of the weekend and into this week. I'll spare you the details as I'm sure you all don't really want to know.

Yesterday was my first day back at work and I was busy catching up. And I've not really felt much like blogging lately. *gasps from crowd* I know, I know.

I have just been really busy. I visit my dad every night at the nursing home, I'm so worried about him and all his cancer mess. He's so depressed and I just don't know what to do. I'm praying for him.

I'm kind of losing my ground and feel kind of lost. I'm so very worried about my dad.

I don't feel much like talking now. I'll hopefully have more to write tomorrow.

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.

posted by Susan @ 12:13 PM   4 comments
Friday, April 07, 2006
It's Friday... I get to sleep in tomorrow! YEAH! :)

I don't have much to say today. Tired and feeling sort of disconnected.

I was going to take this post and make it about this "idea" I had but I don't feel like typing it all out right now. Maybe I will tell you all about it on Monday. *sigh*

I have to leave here in a little bit though so I can go to my "yearly" exam. BLAH! Not looking forward to that at all.

Oh well, better go and finish up my work.

Have a great weekend.

God Bless,
posted by Susan @ 2:46 PM   6 comments
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Thursday Thirteen about my Cats! :)
Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things about My cats!!!

1. They are considered Domestic Short Hair
2. I adopted them from Petsmart
3. It was 120 dollars for the two of them
4. They were already "fixed"
5. They are orange and white
6. Chester is very laid back and has long hair - his orange is very bright
7. Tommy is high strung (as you know from previous posts) and has short hair - his orange is almost ruddy looking, like a brown
8. Tommy is very nosy, his nickname is Nosy Parker
9. Chester loves to lay on his back (anywhere) and watch people, he almost looks drunk
10. Chester loves to eat cheese and ham
11. If you are drinking Diet Coke - Tommy will put his paw in it (repeatedly) and drink it off his paw (He's just trying to watch his weight lol)
12. Tommy loves to lay on my chest and chew on my chin (I really don't know why)
13. Both of them are into everything, nothing is sacred when you have cats

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

posted by Susan @ 7:15 AM   14 comments
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
I found a survey! :) I like surveys...
Birthplace:Sidney OH
Current Location:Hamilton OH
Eye Color:Hazel
Hair Color:Currently...brownish red
Right Handed or Left Handed:Right
Your Heritage:German
The Shoes You Wore Today:Brown ones
Your Weakness:Chocolate
Your Fears:Death
Your Perfect Pizza:A free one
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year:Losing weight
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger:?????
Thoughts First Waking Up:Is it that time already?
Your Best Physical Feature:My eyes
Your Bedtime:Between 9 -10 PM
Your Most Missed Memory:My Grandpa
Pepsi or Coke:Either
MacDonalds or Burger King:Either
Single or Group Dates:Single
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea:Either
Chocolate or Vanilla:Chocolate
Cappuccino or Coffee:Either
Do you Smoke:Yes
Do you Swear:Sometimes
Do you Sing:In the car
Do you Shower Daily:Yes
Have you Been in Love:Yes
Do you want to go to College:Maybe
Do you want to get Married:Yes
Do you belive in yourself:No
Do you get Motion Sickness:Yes
Do you think you are Attractive:Sometimes
Are you a Health Freak:No
Do you get along with your Parents:For the most part
Do you like Thunderstorms:Not really
Do you play an Instrument:Used to
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol:Yes
In the past month have you Smoked:Yes
In the past month have you been on :Been on what? CRACK? No.
In the past month have you gone on a Date:No
In the past month have you gone to a Mall:No
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos:No
In the past month have you eaten Sushi:No
In the past month have you been on Stage:No
In the past month have you been Dumped:No
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping:No
In the past month have you Stolen Anything:No
Ever been Drunk:Yes
Ever been called a Tease:Yes
Ever been Beaten up:No
Ever Shoplifted:Yes - a LONG LONG time ago but I am forgiven
How do you want to Die:Peacefully
What do you want to be when you Grow Up:A writer
What country would you most like to Visit:Ireland
In a Boy/Girl..
Favourite Eye Color:Who cares?
Favourite Hair Color:Who cares?
Short or Long Hair:Short
Height:Taller than me
Weight:More than me
Best Clothing Style:Causal
Number of I have taken:HUH??
Number of CDs I own:Oh...who knows?
Number of Piercings:5
Number of Tattoos:5
Number of things in my Past I Regret:Nothing

posted by Susan @ 1:59 PM   4 comments
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
I am just blown away.

Carol wrote this beautiful post about me today. I am floored. Since she wrote that post, so many people have written to me (by leaving me comments) praising me, lifting me up and promising prayer. How do I begin to thank each and every one of you.

There just are no words.

Thank you.


posted by Susan @ 2:10 PM   9 comments
Monday, April 03, 2006
No flushing in the boys room...
Now that I am finished with the Indie Virus (at least hopefully) I thought I should post this funny email that we got from our general manager today. He sent this to the whole office and I just about laughed my butt off!

Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 11:51 AM
Subject: FW: MENS ROOM
Folks, we are better than this. I’m VERY DISAPPOINTED that we have people like this. I also noticed this fact this morning so maybe we have a few that choose not to flush. If this continues, we will have to decide what we will have to do next on the few people that don’t follow common courtesy.

Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 11:25 AM
Subject: MENS ROOM
Forgot to mention, there is still someone not flushing the urinal in the men’s room.
posted by Susan @ 4:17 PM   5 comments
The Indie Virus
So, my friend Heather & Echo infected me with this virus! It's called The Indie Virus -

So, here goes:

The Finer Points
The experiment, henceforth referred to as "The Indie Virus," has two goals:
To bring exposure to lesser known blogs (especially those outside of Technorati's top 100)
To explore the metrics behind a viral linking campaign launched by the "little guys" (less popular blogs)

Instead of rehashing the ideas here, I'll send you on over to Copyblogger to see how this thing progressed in the comments. I think people are skeptical, but the bottom line is that this is just a casual experiment. Launching it doesn't really cost a thing, so why not try it? I'm just hoping for enough results that I'll be able to crunch a few numbers. Consider it an experiment in marketing with blogs.

The Rules
Participating in The Indie Virus is easy. All you've got to do is link to lesser known blogs from within a post (or two, or eleventeen), but you have to make sure that the anchor text of your link is The Indie Virus. This is critical, because in order to track the experiment, I'll be searching for the phrase "The indie Virus" on common engines like Technorati, Google, and Yahoo! Oh, and also, make sure that you link directly to a post WITH A TRACKBACK and not to the site itself - it speaks louder!

(I have no idea what half of that crap means, I just copied and pasted from Echo's site! lol)

This is a virus..... a very contagious virus. Here is who I am infecting with this virus... (bloggers who make me think and smile!)

Minnie -


Blond Girl -

Geekwif -

Cornia -

Pam -

Have a great day everyone! :)

posted by Susan @ 10:24 AM   4 comments
Please don't hang up on me just yet...try me out.
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