Wednesday, March 29, 2006

No, no, no, no, NO! NOT A VIRUS!


Sigh. Sigh. SIGH (in case you didn't hear it the first two times)... Can I just say that really, when it comes to computers, I'm so illiterate. I'm actually quite proud of my self for figuring out this whole blog thing. And while I'm over here in my own little world, blogging about IMPORTANT stuff such as WORSHIP, and I'm trying to figure out how in the world smart people like Lauren and Carol and Shannon and Faith and... and... and so many others ... (except ME of course) KNOW how to do stuff (like LINK A STINKING SONG ONTO YOUR BLOG)... I go and get hit with a virus. Not just any virus... an Indie Virus. THANKS.A.TON.LAUREN! (she says through clenched teeth)

Okay ... Lauren has seen fit to hit me with a virus ... so, I'm copying and pasting this paragraph out of her blog, because I'm told to do so, and at least I can follow directions, even if I can't "understand it all" ...

Pearsonified has started a small, casual social experiment, it’s called “The Indie Virus.” Here’s how Pearsonified describes this experiment:

The experiment, henceforth referred to as “The Indie Virus,” has two goals:
* To bring exposure to lesser known blogs (especially those outside of Technorati’s top 100)
* To explore the metrics behind a viral linking campaign launched by the “little guys” (less popular blogs)

Uhhh ... what is a trackback? Did I do it right?

And... my TRUE feelings about all this has been posted in a comment over at Carol's site. 'Nuff complaining...

Now, I'm going to infect none other than...MomRN2 with My Quiet Corner (because I have a feeling she's as clueless as me, and if I can't laugh at myself, I'll laugh with someone else!), and Faith at Faithful Mommy, because evidently ... she got a little to flippant over at Lauren's blog when she said that she "feels there are some viruses worth getting and she hopes it works," so she can find out first hand... and Kris with Flip Flops, because I love, love, love her blog template (have I mentioned my problem with Jealousy before?) ... and Heather at The Roller Coaster Ride of My Life because she's so adorable, and KPJara at Can You Hear Me Now because I'm just feeling plain evil right now.

So, there you go, people... virus passed on. And, I hope I did it right. And I haven't run spell check, because frankly, I just don't care right now. I'm too annoyed. LAUREN. Nanny, nanny, boo-boo.


Jeana said...

I think the point of this is web traffic. You link back to the originator (er?) So he gets more traffic. People follow links from him, we get more traffic. Get it? If not I'll hit you over the head with my ironing board. :-)

Kate said...

ok, now i see you figured it out! i am shaking with fear! i have no idea how to do this and yes, carol tagged me too! H-E-L-P! :)

Stacey said...

Too funny!! I wondered when you were gonna do something about this little virus. I've been waiting : ) I can't wait to see what happens next!!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

You are funny!
I thought your comment at She Lives was so funny so i came to check out your site.
I am new in the blogosphere and words like Metrics feak me out to, but I work with my twin who has the tech knowledge when I need it. (Would die without her - and I wouldn't be on the web either!)

Like you site - so glad to hear you got your baby finally!!

My twin had trouble with infertility, but only for three years and then got a surpise baby! I have only had one miscarriage and I am trying to have another child. My son is four. I can only imagine the agony you have gone through. Brutal.

Chilihead2 said...

You make me laugh girl. Not at you, just in your general direction.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Your post made me feel bad I wasn't getting sick! :)


GiBee said...

Can I just say that I'm a little annoyed, because I just typed this huge long comment and blogger ate it... ON MY OWN BLOG! HOW RUDE!

Jeana -- you can beam me with your ironing board... I think that might just get the message across... and... can I keep it? Doesn't a major injury require a gift from the injury causer? Yes, I think it does...

Kate and Janice -- Thank you so much for commenting... Now I have two new blogs to devour tomorrow! Yeah! And, Janice... thank you for sharing some of your story. I will be praying for you. AND -- I am a WOMAN OF MY WORD.

Stacey and Praying For Your Prodigal -- I did not DARE to send this virus your way, because you are too new to my blog, and frankly, I don't think I can afford to loose another friend to this virus. Think how sad that would be!

Chilihead, my Chilihead... you just don't know how much YOU make me laugh! And, hey ... feel free to laugh AT me any time... I'm just THAT secure in my self!

And, did anyone notice a very dear name that I purposly left OFF of my list? How astute of you... that would be Shannon from Rocks in My Dryer. Why, you might ask? Well because she's so stinking famous... she gets like 30 gazillion comments a day, and honestly, she rocks as a blogostar.

Shannon -- can I have your blogograph?

And, who was the bright one that put Lauren and Carol on this list? Do you realize that they are blogostars too?

So, I guess I need to start my own blogograph book for my blogstar friends! I'm so proud of them!

Lauren said...

Hi, am I still welcome here? I don't think I'm contagious any longer.

Peach said...

I wouldn't know how to fend off said virus either, not that I've been exposed. Your outraged indignation was a hoot GiBee. Secretly, once you figured it out . . . I'm sure it wasn't nearly as bad as rotovirus!

momrn2 said...

GiBee.. your reason for giving ME this virus..."because I have a feeling she's as clueless as me, and if I can't laugh at myself, I'll laugh with someone else."

I laughed out loud when I read this, rolling on the floor, can't breath... hey wait... I don't know if that's really that funny. Being blog clueless... :-) I laughed ONLY because it was SO true. You truly have me figured out.

I started to try and figure out how to do this. Then had to break for some family time. Will try to get it going... sometime before next year. Let's see... hmmm... do what? how? why? when? thoughts and confusion fading into the night... tee hee hee...

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind words. It is so fun making friends isn't it? Makes you feel like you are back in grade one and there is a whole class of fresh faces to get to know. (well not gr one - i was too busy crying cause i missed my mom - but you get the point...)

And thanks for the link - as a newbie it is such an honor!

Chaotic Mom said...

I got the virus, too. But the reason Kris with Flip Flops spread it to me was so cute, I had to pass it along. It was a kind of neat way to show my "appreciation" for a few people.

I read the background on it, too. Actually intersting material for me. I'm intrigued by how quickly people are connected through the 'net.

No, I don't usually forward ANYTHING, either. ;)

RANDI said...

Hi Gibee,

I emailed you on Tuesday. Here is what I wrote:

Send me a picture of what you have in mind. I am still fairly basic with my handbag sewing skills and a picture (and measurements) would help me to know if I could do it.

As far as special orders, sure i can do it! I have fabric coming in the mail and I have "madeline" fabric in that order--let me know if you would like one. That bag seems to be the most popular! But if you would rather go with the lime green/polka dot theme, that will work too. In fact i saw some lime green polka dots yesterday!

Talk to you soon and thanks for the link--I am going to check it out now!

--It is odd that you didn't get the response because i sent it on "reply". I am looking forward to getting your picture of the diaper bag!

--I am not sure that I understand this little virus-thing, can you tell me what is supposed to happen?

GiBee said...

Lauren -- WHAT?! Are you SERIOUS? Oh, you are always welcome in Sunshineland! ALWAYS!

Peach -- you are right... I ended up secretly enjoying it. Still am.

MomRN2 -- We are too much alike, you and I... I just keep plugging away... and eventually, I stumble myself to where I need to be.

Randi -- WHAT? I didn't get your email! How awful! I'll send you info later... And... I think I'm starting to put my arms around this virus thing myself... Just copy the paragraph from any of our blogs about Pearsonifide and the Indie Virus. I think you then link back to my page and his page and then, you infect a couple more people... the "littles" -- you know... ones that don't get a lot of commenters or hits to their blogs ... or ... one's you want to irritate (teehee) Sorry -- you can't re-infect. I'm immune!

Did that help? If not... perhaps you can jump over to Faithful Mommy or Flip Flops or Heather at Roller Coaster... just click on the links in my virus post. They are all much more eloquent than I am.