Holiday Ramblings

Holiday Ramblings

It’s amazing that Christmas and the holidays are already here. It feels like just yesterday, it was August and I was spending half my time at the pool and the other half working on the new design for John Chow.

The past four months have by far been the craziest and most exciting of my life. I have met a ton of really cool and familiar people at Blog World Expo and Pubcon.

Being a blogger who owns a blog design company, it only seems justified that I spend more time blogging and reading other blogs. Below are a few *interesting* posts which I have stumbled upon in the past few days…

Are you an more of an expert than you realize?

Christine OKelly, Self Made Chick and world-class copywriter, posts another intellectual gem – 9 Ways to Drastically Increase Your Perceived Value.

Super Affiliate and Super Poet

Zac Johnson is not just a super affiliate, he is also a super poet! Zac wrote a clever version of his own “Twas the Night before Christmas.” A must read!

Reminiscing over Christmas Cartoons

Ms. Danielle brings back the good old days when all we did over winter break was watch Christmas cartoons“Top 5 Favorite Christmas Animations.”

How Important Is Robots.txt For Google?

The Cow writes a detailed analysis of the different methods that some of the top bloggers are using their robots file. Definitely an interesting read and something which is causing me to rethink my robot strategy.

What happens when you unexpectedly lose your domain?

On a more serious note, my good buddy and UBD logo designer, David Airey, recently had his domain and email account hacked when he was away on vacation. Not only did the hacker steal his domain, he did it through a GMail security exploit. Read about how GMail’s security failure left David’s business sabotaged. And if you link to David, make sure you update your links from to I wish you the best of luck in the proceedings to get your domain back, David!

Small pets are here to stay – Keep yours healthy!

Being the animal lover that I am, I enjoyed this post written by Mike from Bloggin-Ads. Mikes shares with us 10 care tips for owning a hamster. So, for all of you kids who get hamsters from Santa, make sure you read this…

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I can’t wait for 2008 – I’ve got a lot of cool things planned that I can’t wait to share with you guys!

Warning: Don’t go to this page (SFW). You can’t say I didn’t warn you. πŸ˜›

11 thoughts on “Holiday Ramblings”

  1. Oh WOW! This is amazing…Mr. Whitehill actually likes my post πŸ™‚

    I was starting to think that my wife’s work wasn’t going to be appreciated, but it seems like it is πŸ™‚

    Thanks man, I owe you one!


  2. Merry Xmas Nate!

    Thanks for picking up my story on the theft of my domain name. I really appreciate you helping spread the word.

    It’s a setback, no doubt, but where people like you take time to make a difference, I’m sure I’ll come out stronger than before.

    Have a fantastic holiday!

    1. where people like you take time to make a difference

      Yes it do make a difference and it made in your case too.. Congrats David for getting back your domain.

  3. Hey Nate! These are some great links – love the Night Before Christmas poem! (Nice blog design too πŸ˜‰ ) I’m really looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with in 2008! I think it is going to be an incredible year…

  4. I completely understand Nate, time does tend to pass rather quickly when you’re busy. And, since that seems to always be the case as far as I’m concerned, having the right priorities is definitely a must.

    Alan Johnson

  5. Thanks for the link to the article about stealing domains. That’s a pretty scary proposition. To think that you can have your entire livlihood taken away because of a technical loophole.

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