Tuesday Morning Link Fest

Comments 10 by Rebecca Bollwitt

We just got back from an hour-long walk through the Park in the rain and I’m trying to compose a ‘weekend recap’ post and it’s just not working. Instead, let’s take the easy way out and throw together a link fest.

  • John Checkin out the Wheels on the Ferry Want to take a scenic Ferry boat trip to a cute little island that won’t cost an arm and a leg? Try heading South to Whidbey Island, Washington. It was a quick 20 minute trip across the straight but it’s really a gorgeous area. The cost of vehicle, driver and passenger was about $12 and if you are so inclined, you can even get beer in the cafeteria for $3.
  • The Vancouver Blogger Meetup Group is getting together tonight for their monthly gathering. Check out Meetup.com for more details. However I am also waiting for them to create a Facebook group so we can stop paying the $4/each fee just to attend… cause I like cheap/free things.
  • Free Hugs in Vancouver? You bet, and it’s actually an organized program devised by some dude that was even on Oprah. He didn’t charge her for her hug either. [FreeHugCampaign]
  • Free Hugs

  • Tyler Ingram‘s made a Technorati WordPress Plugin, and we all know how I love a good plugin. This is a simple badge that you can apply to your WordPress site to show your Technorati ranking. This is based on incoming links to your blog and the rank of said links. At least that’s what I’ve been lead to believe it means… hooray for link love!
  • NetChick is celebrating 10 years of super deluxe blogging in Vancouver and to spread the joy she’s giving away a Wii. In a recent conversation with Tanya I found out we actually both made websites in 1997 through Rogers with hideous http://members.home.com/yourname/yoursitenamehere.html” kinda urls. Well sort of, mine was a fan site for my favourite band at the time that quickly died but she started an empire. She was blogging, webcam’ing and has been going strong ever since. Her ability to interact with her readers and share personal stories to such a captive audience is unsurpassed in this city. Of course this is my entry into the contest but this is also such a wonderful milestone I’m happy to promote it in any way I can. Miss604 is going into its 4th year of blog-dom and I can hardly fathom what this will all be after 10 years.
  • Long lost sister pic Finally, my sister and I will be doing The Amazing Hunt in Surrey this Saturday. Please, everyone stay off the roads, away from major landmarks, tourist attractions, and if you see two sisters running around in red race shirts, please have a laptop with wifi readily available so that you can look up directions for us. Although, we’re not too worried, this is our home turf man and after our placing at the end of the last race, we can only improve.
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    1. Tanya (aka NetChick)Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 — 9:37am PDT

      Hey R! Thanks for the kind words, and the great entry!! 🙂

    2. Tyler IngramTuesday, September 4th, 2007 — 9:51am PDT

      Hey Rebecca,

      Thanks for the link, let me know if you get it installed and if you have any problems or no problems at all 😉

      I also added you to my blogroll because you have done the same for me. Thanks!

    3. Miss604Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 — 10:04am PDT

      Hey Tyler – it’s working! I have it on my About page 🙂

    4. Sue FrauseTuesday, September 4th, 2007 — 11:27am PDT

      Glad you made it to Whidbey Island — I write a blog about it for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. I’m mainly a travel writer and photographer but love blogging about where I live. You can read it at http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/whidbey

      I enjoy your blog and am a frequent visitor to Vancouver. Nice city, that 604!

    5. RaulTuesday, September 4th, 2007 — 4:53pm PDT

      Good links and great post, Rebecca! I wonder if people will ever feel less fear of hugs… I wear my Ok! button most of the time and still, some people seem afraid of talking to me on the street (although, for that matter, I always make a point of trying to chat someone up).

      (Oh by the Ok! button I meant this:)

      http://hummingbird604.blogspot.com/2007/08/to-increase-vancouvers-friendliness-s.html

    6. BradleyTuesday, September 4th, 2007 — 8:38pm PDT

      the amazing race in surrey?

      you better race in hazmat suits then! 😛

    7. MaktaaqWednesday, September 5th, 2007 — 8:22am PDT

      So why doesn’t anyone make a Facebook blogger group?

    8. Miss604Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 — 8:25am PDT

      It could be suggested or brought up at a meeting, I don’t want to step on any toes because I do really like the meetups. The main this is just getting the message and event details out to potential participants and I think Facebook is ideal for that, even Upcoming.org as well – they’re both free and you can link to the event pages.

    9. Miss604’s Canuck Life :: A Vancouver Blog » Blog Archive » Free Hug Day in Vancouver TodayMonday, September 10th, 2007 — 4:55pm PDT

      […] wrote about the seeing a couple Free Hug Campaigners outside the art gallery a while ago and it looks as though […]

    10. john bollwitt blog » Drinking beer on the Whidbey Island ferrySaturday, September 29th, 2007 — 3:32pm PDT

      […] been slow to get some of the pictures up from the trip that we took down to Whidbey Island a few weeks back. Every time I look at the pictures of the ferry we took, I can’t get beyond the fact that you […]

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