Ok kiddlies, gather ’round the campfire for an exciting yarn about internet links and procrastination.

{sound of crickets}

Shocking. Anyhow, the other day Tavern Wench added me to her list of links. Of course, as soon as she did this, I changed the location of this blog (my sense of timing is a well oiled machine). Now, if you haven’t already visited her, I’d highly recommend you go there now and read a talented story teller recount tales from the bar industry. In addition, you can find a myriad of drink recipes, and easily kill the rest of your day (week?) in a most enjoyable manner.

But we’re here to talk about me. I noticed she’d added the link because WordPress has this feature where it notes incoming links. This is total nerd gold, so of course I poked around to find that it’s using Technorati. Now, Technorati’s been around a while and I’ve heard a few folks who really love it. Mainly it seems more status symbol than useful site, but perhaps that’s just because I haven’t really explored it. Anyhow, I go and search for “Ardenstone” and get nothing. After some mucking about, you need at least “ardenstone.com” to get that one link. Either way I’m not included in the “Blog Directory.” Now this upsets my inner nerd a little.

So I go to add a link. Except you can’t unless you register. I just went through process of trying to figure out which of my 900 registrations link to the old address for this blog, so that just isn’t going to happen. The other thing I can do is add a little link back to Technorati, which its search engines will find and I’ll be flagged a blog (or something). Except this is the first time I’ve been to Technorati for months, so why am I going to direct my 3 readers there? So instead I look at their popular search terms, and see a lot of rubbish except for Violent Acres which I’ve never heard of and ends up being just the sort of blog that gets all the other bloggers in a tizzy. And loves it so adds fuel to the fire, and queue endless circles. Isn’t the internet awesome? Of course a I read too many articles (it is a fun blog) and end up a couple of links later at Inkscape which is an open source SVG editor. This keys off an interest of mine and I’m tempted to download it because vector graphics rocks, and so does free & open source software. This is when I come to my senses and decide that none of this is helping me get done what I want to do today. So instead I spend fifteen minutes writing a blog post about it.

I love the internet.


  1. Fixed the link. 😉

  2. Truly you are a scholar and a gentlewoman! I just tried one of your White Russians and it was delightful, even with a sub-par base (I didn’t have heavy whipping cream on hand). But this is a comment better posted at your place… Anyhow, thank you for the link (both times! 🙂 ).