Aug 4, 2006 Free Links Friday
Hey, its Friday! I know some of you came here looking for Free Links Friday. This is just a quick reminder that FFL has moved to its own domain: FreeLinksFriday.com
We’ve had some good entries today, well worth your Friday hours to check a few of them out.
Jul 21, 2006 Free Links Friday
Free Links Friday is doing very well. Much better than I originally anticipated. In fact it has outgrown its little corner on my website. So today I’m announcing the new home for the project at FreeLinksFriday.com I have a few ideas on how to grow this project even larger and I feel this is a step in the right direction.
Week 7 is the first installment at the new domain. Something knew I tried is I posted all the links in their own post (this will give the links a lot more exposure in the long run). You can see Free Links Friday vol 7 here. Let me know what you think of this new format.
For those that were hoping for a link on this domain too, here’s a wrap up of what I covered:
- Carroll Communications and their business phone systems.
- The Spanish Wine site Catavino
- 500mb file sharing at ShareBigFile
- tradeOver, a virtual stock game
- All the fine people at Madison
- Michael’s SEO Blog.
- A site covering such ailments as scabies, boils, and wart treatment.
- One of the better domains out there: Fuzzuck.com
- A MASSIVE comic book cover collection from Comic Covers.
- The Gargles funny collection of videos and links.
- The great concept of Dog Health AND Dog Owner Health site of Dogflu.
- One of my favorite things: TV Shows on DVD
- A new site (mine, actually): Bizzfuse Business Directory.
PICK OF THE WEEK
The pick of the week was a no brainer. Although there were once again a lot of quality sites, the huge collection of Comic Book Covers is by far our favorite. Its also apropriate because Comic-Con is happening this week. Congrats to Comic Covers!
Two-For-One. This Week Only.
Everyone who submitted this week got two links on two domains. Not a bad deal. Next week everything should be on the new domain where we can give the proper attention to each link that comes in. Also we’re thinking of cappping it off at 25 links instead of 10. Depends on how much of my day is eaten up each week.
Thank you to everyone who submitted! Another successful week of Free Links Friday!
See you next week!
Jul 14, 2006 Free Links Friday
Hello and Welcome to Free Links Friday. I’m Jason Murphy and I’ll be your host.
We’re starting off this week with something I know very little about: makeup. Actually, the fine art of Beauty in general. I’m a beast of a man. And if I ever have to pick up eyeliner for my wife I’ll later be found pacing an infinite circle of confusion in the cosmetics aisle. But that’s me. If you’re someone like Juliet, Beauty is everywhere. Juliet is a Vain Economics major. And Beautynomics is her thesis. It tackles the science of beauty, the art of make overs, and the Economics of Vanity with an admirable fearless energy. After reading, I’m considering a possible makeover for myself. Or at least for my site
The next link has the subtitle “Web Development, Open Source, Consumer Advocacy“. Three subjects I know and love. (Notice it said Web Development, not Web Design. I’m still: IANAD). Ahoy there
Chovy! His blog takes on the more technical side of websites but adds just enough of the marketing ingredient to give it flavor. He’s even starting up his own Free Links Friday. Pretty cool!
Webhosts are everywhere these days. And if you are in need of one its easy to get caught in the arms race of who has more megs/bandwidth/databases/aliases/etc. That’s why Dave tells us to just Stop And Host. They offer affordable and competitive plans, have top of the line servers, and are housed in a safe and popular DC in Dallas. No need to get caught up in the race, just Stop. Drop. And Host. (I know, I know, but I’m running low in the cliche department lately).
If you are new to blogging, the whole idea of finding a niche, writing content, learning a little SEO, networking with other bloggers, and maintaining readership can be more than overwhelming. Weblog 101 is here to help. They cover such basics of getting a blog off the ground (or improving an existing one).
Used Macs and iPods are everywhere these days. You can look on ebay or craigslist and be knee deep in all the extra clutter they have, or you can go to MacGhetto. With an inspiring clean and well done design, MacGhetto is the place to go when you don’t quite think your Apple is ready for the graveyard and would like to sell it.
There’s a fine collection of entrepreneurial stories and experiences to be shared over at Biz-Story.com. These stories can be inspiring for an up-and-coming entreprenuer. One thing about the small business/entreprenuer community is they know all too well that its better to learn from others mistakes, but that you can also learn from their successes to. Biz-story is a well designed and insightful site worth the look for any webmaster, marketer, or business owner.
Going to a summer BBQ and need a delectable recipe? (I personally hate going to backyard parties and seeing that everyone brought the same recipe from Martha Stewart Living that month). Well TemptingBites is a cooking blog that can remedify boring parties. If you love to cook or host, a subscription to their RSS feed will be well worth it. The editor adds new recipes frequently so you’ll never be without fresh ideas.
Slight-of-hand tricks are pretty sneaky. Especially card tricks. Henry teaches us most of the secrets of card tricks at Card Trick Planet. I read through a few of them and think I’ll have to try.
Speaking of card tricks, it seems the government just slipped one to poker players everywhere. A letter from the Poker Players’ Alliance was sent out that explains the legislature and a proposed activist campaign to confront it. Poker players, git yer pickets. We got some rallying to do! (Technically, I’m not a poker player especially compared to my friends. I do play Black Jack religiously and this bill affects Black Jack players too).
The last link comes from my own archives. My wife and I celebrated our 5th anniversary this week. She attempted to get me a gift at GameCrazy, but the crazies there were elitists and didn’t treat her too well as a non-gamer.
PS – A regular reader read it and submitted it to digg. So if you’re a digger, please digg it! (Thanks in advance).
Thanks to everyone who submitted links. Some fantastic(!) sites this week. If you missed the opportunity, please subscribe to my RSS feed where you’ll get the announcement for when submissions open next week.
PICK OF THE WEEK
I’m going to try something new this week and offer my “Pick of the Week”. Lots of beautiful AND informative sites to pick from, so this really is hard. It was pretty much a four way tie, but my pick is going to go to MacGhetto. They are a niche classifieds site that is really put together well and I hope they succeed in their niche.