All For The Dogs

doggylogicsiteWhere to Find DoggyLogic:
Blog URL: http://www.doggylogic.com/dog-blog/
Category: Pets, Personal Interests

DoggyLogic

It’s all gone to the dogs, which of course is a cliché we just couldn’t pass up for this review—but one that is more than fitting, too. The DoggyLogic blog is really all for and about man’s (or in this case woman’s) best friend and maximizing life with them.

DoggyLogic – Why You Should Go

DoggyLogic is the blog work of Julie, a devoted dog-lover and proud owner of a pair of border collies from champion breeding lines. Through her ownership, experiences, and general love of her dogs, Julie has become quite well-versed in dog care and logic. She now brings this to her DoggyLogic site and blog, a place where you can learn about all things dog.

The blog includes very serious and necessary topics about dog care, breeding, and more, but also takes plenty of time for the lighter side of enjoying life with your dog, also including a Doggy Fun and Celebrity Dog Spot. In addition, there is plenty of advice about choosing your dog and breed, puppy care, getting started and still more, more, more!  If it’s about a dog and you can’t find it through her, chances are you didn’t really need to know.

Summing Up DoggyLogic

DoggyLogic is the one-stop shop for dog owners—potential, new, and old. Get to know your dog, enjoy the antics and fun, and be a more confident dog owner all with the help of Julie’s blog and her dog resources.

Go here to check out DoggyLogic.


Mary Ward
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More Good Eats & Tasty Treats

my-recipesWhere to Find My Recipes:
Blog URL: http://minareceptsamlingar.blogspot.com/
Category: Food, Cooking, Entertainment

My Recipes

Karin (whom we welcome also as what I believe to be our first blogger from Sweden) has been a life-long collector and lover of food and great recipes. Her hobby and passion is very much to our benefit now, as she has decided to finally bring her talents to the blogosphere.

My Recipes – Why You Should Go

In case you haven’t guessed it, Karin’s blog is a collection of her recipes from over the years. Many of her favorite greats have come to grace the pages of her personal cookbook, which she now shares online on her blog.

On the blog, Karin offers up mouth-watering recipes and photos of her latest food creations, accompanied by instructions. The result is step-by-step tutorials for all sorts of fare, including some very tempting traditional Swedish recipes.

Summing Up My Recipes

My Recipes is a wonderful example of personalized cooking and food enjoyment. Get to know and enjoy Karin and her cooking, and let her lead you to better eating right in the comfort of your own home.

Go here to check My Recipes.


Mary Ward
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Recap Review, June 27 Edition

We’ve had another week full of interesting blogs; some to inspire you to great health and others just for fun.  Check out what’s been happening here at Do You Digg It.

Week In Review, June 27, 2009

  • Our first blogger might be one of the few remaining to still be dedicated to her New Year’s Fitness goals.  Get some great tips and information from Dena White at the Health Kick Resolution Blog.
  • Next we went on just a little more about my ‘About’ page blogging pet peeve, but this time with a proactive stance to help you find ways and alternatives to the About page that work.
  • Next stop: Bytes and Hertz, a top-notch resource and introduction into the amateur or ‘ham’ radio hobby. An excellent resource for hobbyists and newcomers alike!
  • Back home to restyle your living space, check out this blog that’s all about the French country style ,decorating, and French and European antiques.  Join Shawn to learn and explore Country French Antiques.
  • You can never have enough good health, or enough good health resources.  Joe Eitel’s Promote Health blog is a health information blog of the highest quality–read it and live well!
  • To add a little fun and humor to the week, don’t miss out on this blog, Day of X.  If you ever wanted to know what arbitrary day of recognition it is, this is your place.

And of course, there were more great reviews and discussion last week, and you can catch up on all of them in last week’s Recap Review.


Mary Ward
Do You Digg It!
Blog Review Team
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Do You Know What Day It Is?

day-of-xWhere to Find Day Of X:
Blog URL: http://www.dayofx.com/
Category: Humor, Personal Interests, Entertainment

Day Of X

As blog author Mark Hewitt will tell you, every day is a day to celebrate…something. The latest craze to make every day stand for something has not gone unnoticed by Mark, and just to help you sort it all out, he’s created this blog.

Day Of X – Why You Should Go

Day of X is a tongue-in-cheek walk through the year chronicling the latest and greatest international day of recognition. Each day, Mark highlights the designated celebration for the day (or A designated celebration—I’m sure many of these enjoy more than one!). He gives you a run-down on what the day is and a bit of history or trivia as accompaniment, as well as advice on how best to honor the day.

Why would anyone go to all this trouble for you? Mark explains his motivation on his About page.

“There are few faster-growing cultural phenomena than that of dedicating every single segment of the calendar to some cause, group or idea. And I feel that, as citizens of the world, it’s essential that we honour every single one of these important milestones.

The problem is, there is no single, central resource which will tell you which of these vitally important Days you are currently living in. What if you found out, at one minute to midnight, that you’ve been wearing shorts throughout the International Day of Trousers, having mistakenly thought it was an ordinary Thursday? How could you look yourself in the eye after that fiasco, knowing that everyone in the world has been laughing at you all day?

Day of X is here to help.

Every single day of the year, I’ll be keeping you up to date on what Day you’re currently living in, and providing helpful advice on how best to celebrate it. And if it’s one of those few, scarce and sad days that isn’t yet dedicated to some worthy idea? I’ll make one up.

You’re very welcome.”

Summing Up Day of X

“Day of X. Because every day should be special. And it’s not special until it’s recognised by some arbitrary action group.”

What would life be without arbitrary days of recognition and celebration? At the very least, less entertaining, because we wouldn’t have Mark Hewitt’s blog. Be sure to be in the know, and grab a few laughs in the process.

Go here to check out Day of X.


Mary Ward
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Blog Review Team
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Promote Yourself To Better Living

promote-healthWhere to Find Promote Health:
Blog URL: http://promotehealth.info/
Category: Health, Fitness, Personal Interests

Promote Health

There are many keys to living well, but inarguably one of them is good health. Without your health, everything else is complicated and made less enjoyable—ask any ill person and they’ll agree they’d rather have their health. Fortunately, health and wellness is the topic of many excellent blog—like this one, Promote Health.

Promote Health – Why You Should Go

Joe Eitel is the “Captain” of this fitness ship. He is a self-described fitness nut who believes that key to good health is staying up to date with the best of health and wellness news. That is no small undertaking, considering the abundance of information, both good and bad, that is out there. With the help of Joe and his blog, that undertaking can be significantly more manageable for you.

More about Promote Health, from Promote Health:

“We research the latest health news that affects you, including information about many common ailments, natural cures, up-to-date diet & exercise tips, health-related studies/new findings, and more of the stuff that people want to know but can’t find anywhere else.

“PromoteHealth.info scours the web, news stations, and publications in search of interesting stories so that the public can get quick/accurate answers to their health-related questions in easy-to-read, plain old English (you won’t find much “medical jargon” here!).”

Summing Up Promote Health

Promote Health delivers all that it says it will, and probably more. They provide timely information, discussion, and articles that makes it easier for you to get the goods on what matters for your good health.

Go here to check out Promote Health.


Mary Ward
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Blog Review Team
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A Touch Of France

country-french-antiquesWhere to Find Country French Antiques:
Blog URL: http://euroantiquemarket.blogspot.com/
Category: Home, Decorating, Personal Interests

Country French Antiques

There is a bit of a decorator in pretty much every household. If that is you, it’s okay to admit it and sit back and explore this blog. If not you, but perhaps a significant other in the household, you’ll want to grab him or her for this one.

Country French Antiques – Why You Should Go

Country French Antiques is the blog of a French antiques dealer, Shawn Stucker. Shawn makes frequent buying trips to France to supply her Kentucky (USA) antiques shop, which is heavily influenced by the French style, furniture, and collectibles, but also includes European and American antiques and pieces of interest.

Whether or not you are close enough to shop Shawn’s physical shop, you will get a great value from her blog. In it, she showcases many of the pieces that she has for sale and also shares photos of others. She also discusses various pieces, what makes them special or valuable, and highlights ideas for their use in decorating. All in all, there is a lot to learn here about both decorating and antiques. At the very least, you’ll find her photos inspiring.

Summing Up Country French Antiques

This blog is so rich in photos, it’s almost a photoblog. It’s like eye candy for the antique lover—a decorating magazine, window shopping excursion, and vacation to the French countryside all rolled into one.

Go here to check out Country French Antiques.


Mary Ward
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Of Bytes And Hertz

bytes-and-hertzWhere to Find Bytes And Hertz:
Blog URL: http://bytesandhertz.blogspot.com/
Category: Hobbies, Personal Interests

Bytes And Hertz

I’ve never really understood all that much about ‘Ham’ radio (amateur radio) or about the hobby and culture of it, but all that might change now thanks to this blog.

Bytes And Hertz – Why You Should Go

I think the concept of amateur radio always fascinated me, but I was never quite sure what one would say. Thanks to Nat Harrington and his blog, now I might have some idea.

Nat’s blog, Bytes and Hertz, is a blog all about amateur or ham radio. Nat has been an enthusiast for many years, and even has a professional background in TV broadcast—so yes, he knows his stuff. His blog covers all aspects of the hobby, including news and politics of note and debate, associations, uses, events, benefits, and the list goes on. It is an absolute definite for other amateur radio enthusiasts and a place of interest for those who’ve always wondered, like myself. If you are just thinking about getting in on the fun, this is a definite stop for you, too.

Summing Up Bytes And Hertz

There is no chance of boredom at this blog for the amateur radio hobbyist. With all the additional trivia, features, and gadgets, there’s really no chance of boredom for any visitor. If you love ham radio, or are just enticed by the idea, be sure to check out this blog.

Go here to check out Bytes and Hertz.


Mary Ward
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More Ways To Get The Word Out

A few days ago we talked about our blogging pet peeves. I told you that one of my biggest was the lack of an ‘About’ page to learn more about the blog and the writer. A simple about page gives your readers a chance to quickly learn about you and your blog and decide if your blog fits the bill for what they are looking for. With bloggers and general readers on the web, you only have a few moments of their time to connect with them and convince them to frequent your blog, so you need to provide them with all the information they need by utilizing all of your blogging resources, and the About page is one of them.

However, not all blog platforms have an easy way to add an About page, and some people struggle to build one regardless (others just take it for granted). There are some easy ways for anyone to build a good About page or alternative that will work equally as well.

About Alternative Resources

For example, you can utilize the ‘profile’ page offered by many platforms and be sure to post a prominent link to it. Another option is to link out to a website or web page off the blogsite that offers your information. Blog directories, like Blogging Fusion or BlogCatalog, are excellent ways to get the word out about your blog off-site, and with a simple live link can quickly become your About page.

Think outside the box to deliver the goods that your bloggers are looking for. These simple alternatives can provide the resources they need, and also get you some good external linking as well.


Mary Ward
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More Of My Personal Blog Pet Peeves

Okay I’ve come up with another personal blog pet peeve, albeit one that I do understand as well.

How Can I Get In Touch With You?

You guessed it—my second blogging pet peeve is the lack of contact information. Some way, ANY way to get a message to you as the blogger for kudos, questions, comments, or queries.

You might think this is a silly pet peeve, but there are many times and many reasons why a reader might want to contact you. Having a format for contact does not need to be complicated, either. And yes, we all know about the plagues that are SPAM, but there are ways around that, too.

Some Options For Blog Contact

The ideal is to have an email posted for contact for your blog; but we all know where that leads. Many bloggers have gone the route of the contact form page with a captcha code to weed out bots. However, I’ve often found that even when people have an email available for contact, it is not displayed prominently enough to actually be found. A link on a sidebar or a dedicated page makes life much easier for readers who want to find you. Don’t think that just because you mentioned an email address six months ago in a post that people can remember or still find that. If you are worried over SPAM cluttering your inbox, you could always establish an email address just for your blog on a free email like gmail or yahoo.

Contact can also be as simple as opening up your comments. That is the route we’ve chosen here at Digg It, not only because we love to invite conversation, but also because the SPAM filter we use automatically catches most of the junk and gives us a chance for moderation. Then when we log in there is your comment, right in front of us, and no one has to remember to check that spare email. I have found a number of excellent blogs, though, that close comments and still provide no contact information for readers.

Contact information is an easy thing to overlook, and it’s understandable that people fear more email to monitor and weed through the SPAM and junk. Without a way for your fans and readers to contact you though, you could be missing out on some really great commentary and opportunity.

What do you think? Agree with me? Disagree? Have a blogging pet peeve of your own? Comments are always open here at Digg—they’re an excellent way to contact us ;)


Mary Ward
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Kicking It Up For Health

health-kick-resolutionWhere to Find Health Kick Resolution:
Blog URL: http://healthkickresolution.blogspot.com/
Category: Health, Fitness, Personal Interests

Health Kick Resolution

Here’s one New Year’s Resolution blog that hasn’t lost its steam—pretty impressive since we’re past the mid-year mark! Join in the fun now and follow along with this dedicated blogger for a healthier you by the next New Year!

Health Kick Resolution – Why You Should Go

Health Kick Resolution is the blog of Dena White, a freelance writer who resolved early in the year to make more time for health and fitness. She also started a Facebook group as a place of community, support, and information.

On the blog, Dena discusses many options for health and fitness and tips and tricks for staying on track. Between her blog and her Facebook group Dena has stockpiled many resources for information, motivation, and support. Dena leaves no stone unturned, going far beyond the trendy and obvious and exploring a host of ways to lose weight and get fit.

Summing Up Health Kick Resolution

Dena White has created a community of support and an excellent resource for the regular guys and girls who want to get fit and live better for healthier days. Join in the fun and community and benefit from Dena’s devoted research.

Go here to check out Health Kick Resolution.


Mary Ward
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Blog Review Team
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