Recap Review, February 28 Edition

Another week and another month gone by.  Once again, we had a lot of fun digging up and reviewing some of the best blogs on the net.

Week In Review, February 28, 2009

This week we visited a few focused personal blogs and did a little birthday partying, too.

  • We started our week on a topic that is becoming all too familiar to too many people, given current economic problems in the States and around the world.  Laid Off Dad is not a recent lay off victim, but this is an experience he has had to work through in the past, and the impetus for his blog.  Follow Laid Off Dad and share in the many curve balls life can throw.
  • The next stop was at Jack Payne’s Con Man’s Blog.  This blog is both an entertaining thriller and a highly informative blog that will keep you protected from the darker side of the business and scam world–part fiction, based entirely on real life.  It’s an excellent two-for value at the Con Man’s blog.
  • Getting in the Birthday spirit, we capitalized on a special birthday to dig up some excellent advice and free treats at Free Birthday Treats.  Go for the goods or for the great ideas; this blog makes every day feel like your birthday!
  • Last but never least, our last blog review of the week took us into Rick’s World.  Rick’s has been a real life journey, exposing him to some interesting experiences and granting him a unique perspective you’re not likely to have considered.  Get in now while the blog is still young and there is still time to catch up on the whole of the story in Rick’s World.

That’s it for another great week in blogging; be sure to also check out last week’s blogs and last week’s Recap Review, February 22, 2009.  Do also remember that if you have a blog of your own you’d like us to take a look at, or a favorite blog you visit that we should see, you can leave a comment on this or any post.  Then come back to see what we and our readers digg up next!


Mary Ward
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Blog Review Team
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Sharing The Living In Rick’s World

Where to Find Rick’s World:
Blog URL: http://ricksworld411.blogspot.com/
Category: Personal Blogs, Lifestyles

Rick’s World

Rick’s World seems in many ways to be much bigger than the average person’s. He’s lived a lot and experienced much, and seen things that the average person would never see, leastwise not through his side of the lens. His blog is the place where he shares his thoughts and these experiences, and it all makes for some very interesting and contemplative reading.

Rick’s World – Why You Should Go

Rick is, or was in his former life, a self-described “wanderer.” It is his wandering and the experiences he’s had along the way that has made him the person he is today; they have also been his motivation for blogging and telling his story:

“Over the years I’ve traveled extensively across the United States, living life as a wanderer. I have experienced things that most people can only imagine. I’m here to offer to you my unique perspective. Every story is true, and the articles are backed up with supporting facts. Some names have been changed to protect identities. Truth can be stranger than fiction.”

Rick’s story is interesting and in many ways curious, and very often emotional. But his stories are also insightful in a way that sets the mind to thinking and wanting to think more about this shared life- and world-experience.

Summing Up Rick’s World

Rick’s World is a young blog, and quite honestly so young that it normally would have been put on the list to revisit once it had a little more “legs” to it; but there is a great advantage to getting in on a blog at so young an age, particularly in this case. There is still time to catch up on Rick’s World and all his thoughts and experiences, and get to know Rick better. From there, there is just no predicting where his life and times can take us.

Go here to check out Rick’s World.


Mary Ward
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Blog Review Team
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Happy Free Birthdays!

Where to Find Free Birthday Treats Blog:
Blog URL: http://freebirthdaytreatsblog.com/
Category: Personal Interests, Birthdays

Free Birthday Treats Blog

It’s a big day in our household, being the eight anniversary of my eldest daughter’s birth (aka, her 8th Birthday :) ). So what better time for a birthday blog review? And what’s better on your birthday than free fun treats? Nothing but the icing on the cake….

Free Birthday Treats Blog- Why You Should Go

Free Birthday Treats is the work of Julie Northrop, a mom who chose to stay at home after her son was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Julie didn’t let the diagnosis dampen her spirits, though, and instead put her energy and love of birthdays to good use through the creation of her website and her blog.

Free Birthday Treats is exactly what it sounds to be. It is a blog where Julie posts great freebies, birthday discounts, and giveaways, as well as ways to create unique, quality birthday experiences. The blog also expands a bit into seasonal holidays with more tips, gifts, and freebies for each.

Summing Up Free Birthday Treats Blog

Free Birthday Treats is a great place to go and have fun and get in on the goods and gifts. It’s also an excellent resource for good quality times and for those who need a little help in the gifting and ideas departments. Visit Free Birthday Treats and make every birthday something fun and special.

Go here to check out Free Birthday Treats Blog.


Mary Ward
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Blog Review Team
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Shining Light On Con-Men Of All Sorts

Where to Find Con Man’s Blog:
Blog URL: http://www.legalthriller.blogspot.com/
Category: Personal Interests, Business

Con Man’s Blog

Jack Payne, author of the Con Man’s Blog, is not new to writing—he’s been authoring business books for more than 25 years. To date, he has 55 in print in various formats, with over 1.1 million copies sold and the right to claim best-selling author status. That’s a heck of a resume for the average blogger.

Con Man’s Blog – Why You Should Go

All that business writing experience has led Jack Payne to retirement and back, and now he shares the darker side of business in his blog, which is also in part a serial version of a portion of his new book, a legal thriller novel called Six Hours Past Thursday. He describes the motivation behind the novel and the resulting blog as this:

“I came out of retirement to write my first novel, Six Hours Past Thursday, for a specific reason. During my long business writing career I observed just about every scam, con game, and type of fraud known. Just had to write about it.

To warn others.”

The blog that Jack has built is largely a consumer-beware site in which Jack continues to reveal and explain con after con, how to avoid them, and how each works. His narrative style makes these easy and interesting reads, revealing a true novel author behind the blog.

Summing Up Con Man’s Blog

Jack Payne’s Con Man’s Blog is a whole lot of things rolled into one; it’s a consumer protection site, an informative niche blog, and an entertaining online thriller, hosted in one easy location with new stories to tell by the day.

Go here to check out Con Man’s Blog.


Mary Ward
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Blog Review Team
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From Laid Off To Life Beyond

Laid Off DadWhere to Find Laid Off Dad:
Blog URL: http://laidoffdad.typepad.com/
Category: Parenting, Personal Interests

Laid Off Dad

The Laid of Dad blog started, predictably enough, when “LOD” had the misfortune (or was it?) to be laid off. That was back in 2003 when his son was just a toddler. To help fill hours of “stress-induced insomnia,” LOD began this blog; one which has become a constant in his life ever since, even as the rest of it evolves around him.

Laid Off Dad – Why You Should Go

The obvious reason to go might be to connect with someone who has shared in a similar experience (if you are one who has found yourself in similar circumstances). Certainly the connection with an empathetic soul is a great benefit–and with archives dating back over six-years’ time, there is bound to be something you can identify with. However, you do not have to be a laid off father to appreciate this blog. The blog is really about much, much more than just finding a way a reconstruct life post-gainful employment. It is also about the experience of being male and being a primary caregiver, and about being a parent, reentering the working world, and dealing with personal life changes. More recently, much of the blog has come to be about becoming a single father to LOD’s two sons, and loving, living, and learning along that journey’s path.

Summing Up Laid Off Dad

Laid Off Dad is an ongoing experience in life. The blog is part vent, part realism, and part rolling with the punches—and a lot about enjoying the good things in life, too. Through it all, LOD maintains a sense of (somewhat sarcastic) humor and manages to maintain a blog about life that is as entertaining as it is real.

Go here to check out Laid Off Dad.


Mary Ward
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Blog Review Team
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Recap Reviews, February 22 Edition

It’s been a fast week here at Do You Digg It, but then, vacation weeks always are, aren’t they?  Nevertheless, let’s take a look at what’s been going on at Do You Digg It this week.

Week In Review, February 22

This week has been all about two main focuses–travel and vacation, and a very important cause, the Victorian Bushfire initiatives.

  • The week started out with a vacation focus and our first-ever Do You Digg It Vacation Round-Up.  Here we collected some of our best blog review resources to help you on your leisure and travel-planning way.
  • After that we took a break to revisit some very important issues, the Apeal and assitance for the victims of the Victoria bushfires.  There is still time to donate and much to be done as people move towards recovery and rebuilding.  Read what you can do here; there is Still Time to Help.
  • Turning back to happier thoughts, we revistied some of our favorite personal interest and photoblogs for travel destination exposure and advice.  Decide your next destination for excellent Travel Locations with the resources right here at Do You Digg It.

Do remember, these Recap Reviews are a weekly event.  If you missed any of the posts and goings-on around here (perhaps you were off on vacation?) check out last week’s Recap Review, February 15 Edition.


Mary Ward
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Blog Review Team
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You know now that the blog reviews here at Digg It are a great place to find vacation and travel-related resources; but did you also know that this is a great place to find blogs for target destinations, too?  Or just to learn about some new prospective ports of call?

Full Travel Planning At Do You Digg It

It’s true–the photo and travel blogs that have been featured here on Digg are excellent resources for exploration, travel, and learning about destinations all over the world.  Here are just a few examples:

These are just a few of the blogs that we have featured here from points across the globe.  Check out the Photography category or Personal Interests posts for more great photoblogs and personal favorite locations, or peruse the site for more sites and sounds and travel blogs.


Mary Ward
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Blog Review Team
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As regular readers know by now, helping the victims of the Victoria Bushfires is a top concern here at Digg It and at Sean Rasmussen’s main blog. At the risk of sounding repetitive (for a very good reason), we’d like to take just another moment to remind you that there are still people in need and there is still time to help if you have not yet done so. This tragedy has been a horrifying experience for so many, but one that Australians and donors all over the world have stepped up to meet head-on; as Sean says, Australia’s response is in and of itself a source of much-deserved national pride, one that certainly does not go unnoticed.

Australian Red Cross Still Accepting Donations

The Australian Red Cross is still accepting donations through their Bushfire Appeal. They have formed an independent community panel to oversee the use and distribution of funds. At this time, their primary focus is stated as follows:

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    • Compassion and Bereavement Payment — to provide immediate support to those families that have lost loved ones in the 2009 Victorian bushfires
    • Initial Home Dislocation Payment — funding for people who have lost their principal place of residence or are otherwise unable to return to their home
    • Severe Injury Payment — funding for people who have been hospitalised and required surgery or further hospital treatment.

These are the noble actions your donations are going to support.

There are still other ways that you can help beyond monetary donations. If you have lodging or housing to offer in the affected area, you can contact the Australian Red Cross. Their website also includes a downloadable Fundraising Kit that you can use to extend the reach of your personal efforts. All of this information and more ways to help can be accessed at the Australian Red Cross website.


Mary Ward
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Blog Review Team
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Plan Your Next Vacation With Digg It!

Category: Vacation, Travel

 

Digg It Vacation Round-Up

 

Being that I am technically on vacation this week, it seemed an appropriate time to spread the relaxation cheer via a little travel re-cap here at Digg It.  For those of you stuck at home and work this week, this might be an appropriate time to start planning your next adventure; hopefully these past vacation blog reviews will help!

 

Do You Digg It Vacation Blog Reviews

 

Our Vacation Travel blog reviews began earlier this year. We found some excellent blog sites offering up great tips and trips for vacation planning and more.

 

  • One of the first of this kind was the Uptake Vacations blog and its related family of blogs.  This is a comprehensive blogsite featuring tips and information on how to book, where to book, where to find the best deals, and more.
  • An even earlier travel-related blog was Joyce Emor’s My Nature Adventures Blog.  This is primarily a travel-journal, but the reviews and information also make for an excellent resource for those interested in Travel in the Phillipines.
  • It’s not always enough these days to know where you want to go; in today’s more eco-conscious environment, it’s good to know how to get there without causing more harm to the earth we live on.  This is where the Ecotravel News blogs comes in it’s a place to learn the how and why of green vaction and travel.

By the way, in case you missed it Sean Rasmussen recently came back from a vacation adventure of his own.  See Sean’s posts from his fabulous Hong Kong Disney and Streaky Bay vacation adventures.


Mary Ward
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Blog Review Team
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Recap Review, February 15

We’re a day off with this week’s recap, as we dedicated an extra day to getting the word out about the support efforts going on across the web for the victims of the Victoria Bushfires.  A reason worthy enough for a belated review to be sure!

Week In Review, February 15 Edition

And so here we are now, ready to recap our week’s activities here at Do You Digg It.

  • Starting off the week’s reviews, we visited the HotScams.com blog, a blog dedicated to shining the limelight on an unappreciative crew–the scammers of the internet world.  Stay safe online with the resources, tips, and exposed scams over at HotScams.com.
  • Next stop was the SodBlog, a snark-filled place where you can kick back and quip about reality, and blow off some too-long supressed steam.
  • We took a new approach to going green, too, as we visited the BusinessGreen blog.  This is an entire site and blog devoted to helping businesses make the transition to greener, more environmentally friendly practices and profits in sustainable ways that can go the distance in the business world.
  • From here our attentions turned to a much more solemn topic, that of the Victoria Bushfires in Australia.  our first post highlighted the appeal on Sean Rasmussen‘s own personal blog and supported the efforts of the Australian Red Cross.  If you are still looking for ways you can help, see this post for links and details.
  • Our final post of the week did not center on one blog, but a collection of blogs and websites that are also joining the good fight and doing what they can to support the victims of these horrific bushfires.  This post details a variety of efforts, both personal and of a community nature.  For a good lead on a variety of ways to help, see the Bloggers Unite post.

Don’t forget to check out all of our past blog reviews, including these from last week’s Recap Review.  And please, if you would like to offer a link to a bushfire support initiative or project, do so in the comments below.  These people can use all the possible support we can give them!


Mary Ward
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Blog Review Team
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