March 25, 2013

A few odds and ends, mostly odds

130324-odds-poleWe did make it over to the old Wozniak place during yesterday’s Open House. And we took pictures.  Lots and lots of pictures. We can assure you that some of the notable improvements to the property, such as the fireman’s pole, the cave, and the twisty little maze of passages, all different, are still there.  Here’s just a taste of the photoblog to come.

You may have also noticed that we’ve been moving the furniture back and forth on our pages. Some of the new additions seem good, and some just aren’t working out quite as well as we’d like. Notice that little Redfin sign where it says “location, location, location?” That links to our growing photo Collections over there.  Please check it out.  Another thing to check out is our twitter feed (and yes, we know we should be posting the feed right to the site. A site redesign first would help. We’re working on it, really. Why do you think we keep moving the furniture?)  The sharing options don’t seem to work as advertised, f’rinstance. Anyone want us to try the thumbs up/down again? We kind of miss them. (This allowed you to vote yea or nay on both posts and comments.)

Blog Blitz BadgeFinally, we joined into a Blogtacular scheme called the Blog Blitz. We think it’s a good idea, and if you write your own blog, you can also be part of it. By joining the group, you agree that when DL Hammons, who started it all, says “Everyone Blitz this Blog!” you will head over to the chosen site on the appointed day and post some helpful or encouraging comment there. It’s true, people who write blogs love it when their readers post something useful.

Now, in the case of Burbed, “helpful or encouraging” does not necessarily mean “I love your blog and read it every single day and twice on Sundays!” (although we don’t object 130324-odds-wozroutersto such fawningly overdone praise either). Useful would be either informing us about the property of the day or sharing something related to it or making a snarkilicious observation. All this goes to say if you join us in signing up for Blog Blitz, please read whatever blog you’re asked to post in before chiming in with “Me too! All the way!”

We’ve listed the participants below (if this LinkyTools code works properly) and you can join in right here. If you don’t see any blog list (we’re #127, which is 2^7-1, perfect for a Silicon Valley-based site), then obviously the script stopped working, so head over to DL’s site and sign up there.  Who knows, maybe someday we’ll be blitzed and for one delightful day, we’ll be back to the glory days of a 150+ comment thread.

Or you all could start talking more.

Blog list after the break.

Comments (5) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:05 am

5 Responses to “A few odds and ends, mostly odds”

  1. Tracy Tea House Says:

    That’s too much stuff for me. Not sure what all those links and blogs are doing here, but I won’t be traveling there.

  2. PK Says:

    Want some snark?

    Today’s WSJ, on investor bought properties in Southern California. Now, SoCal is great, but it’s sort of like highlighting AAA Baseball during the World Series – that article needs to be more RBA centric.

  3. Divasm Says:

    I can only commit to a daily perusal of a blog if it is at least 6 or 7 on a scale of 10 Snarkalicious. So I’m thinking that “Wrestling with Retirement” and “Poetic Spirit named Fida” are probably not going to fit that requirement.

    But thanks for the pic of the fireman’s pole!! I was hoping it would be more…red, I guess.

  4. SEA Says:

    Likely exactly one good blog in that long list…

  5. madhaus Says:

    We’re not asking you to read any of the blogs in the list unless they sound interesting to you. What we’re saying is if you write a blog, and if you want to be part of the blitz, that at random times you will be told everybody go visit blog #nnn and you will read that one blog and post at least one comment. It’s really not a huge commitment, and who knows, your blog could be Blitzed someday too. And that may help you find more readers who love it there.

    If you don’t run a blog, this doesn’t apply to you at all, unless you want to check out some of the others for fun.

    Btw we will also be participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge in April. All that means is we have to write something on a different letter of the alphabet every day. Anyone got a Bay Area location, location, location that starts with Q or X?

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