Blogging / Et Al

For-the-Love-of-Links Friday | 8 February 2008

Well, for once I’m going to post my link lovin’ on a Friday. This week’s links feature some great videos, a Google game, some running-blogger (or is it blogging-runner?) shout outs, Google Reader tips, and another reminder that sleep is really important.

Running-Blogger Shout Outs
This week, three posts in particular stood out to me, and as we all know, there’s really no rhyme or reason as to why one post is more interesting to me than another. First, Harri Lammi over at makes the argument for not losing weight. Ah, yes, we’ve all forgotten our New Year’s resolutions, so we need to convince ourselves that we didn’t need to lose the weight anyway. No really, the argument is to focus on fat loss and muscle gain and not necessarily the numbers on the scale.

Second, Vanilla at is about the luckiest guy in the world. Read how he scored some free swag with his blog.

Third, I’ve been following the pregnancy progress at Ugly Toes, and I think it’s awesome how MG is still running in her eighth month of pregnancy. She totally gets hard-core points from me!

Fantastic Flicks, err, Videos
Two videos struck my fancy this week. Thanks to CurlySu for posting the funny dog-peeing-on-the-dude video, and thanks to Taryn for posting the elections-aren’t-just-a-popularity-contest video.

Sleepy Sleeperson
I wish I could post a picture of my cat sleeping on the couch next to me as I write this post, but let’s just say he’s pretty darn cute. David Moldawer wrote this piece about making sleep our number-one priority over at this week. I followed his advice and slept until 10 this morning. Blissful!

For the Love of Google
It’s no secret that I love Google and that I’m addicted to Google Reader, so I found this guide to Reader keyboard shortcuts especially helpful to my gReader use.

And finally, here’s a game you can use to waste the rest of your Friday. It gives you a handful of images generated by a search on Google, and you have to guess the keyword. If you’re fast enough, you get time bonuses. Oh, go ahead and try it. You know you want to!

That’s it for this week, more lovin’ next Friday!