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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Welcome to the Island!

Before panic ensues let me assure you that this island is NOTHING like The Beach, The Cay, Lord of the Flies, or Lost. In fact there is nary a polar bear or eel in sight.

In fact, it' s not much of an island at all, rather it's actually called a planet, or in geek terms, it's a Feed Aggregator--not an alligator, silly--AGGREGATOR. What that means is it's a one stop shop for a specific collection of blogs. And who is on this island? Well, I'm glad you asked.

Annette Lyon--this was her brain child and her hubby's honey-do. Three cheers for Rob Lyon! She's a great writer, a fab editor and if she doesn't share her chocolate we'll lock her in the hatch and make her push the buttons until she starts seeing horses. Everyone knows the horses didn't get here until the Spaniards brought them.

Tristi Pinkston--What's an island or planet or feed aggregator without a Haloed Harley Hoochimama? Not, to mention she can build bombs out of coconuts thanks to all the research she's done for her wartime fiction novels.

Lu Ann Brobst Staheli--Editor extraordinaire--Teacher extraordinaire--Writer extraordinaire--looks great in stilettos and makes great sushi. "The kitty like the fishy!"

Heather Moore--She's kind of like the Brother of Jared of our party except that her name is easier to say. She wrote a novel based on 16 versus of the BOM, I mean, who in their right mind wouldn't take her along?

Julie Wright--Quite frankly I wouldn't dare be on an island without my Julie. She'll keep us all from killing ourselves by the sheer joy she finds in everything. "Hey everybody, I made us matching Mouseketeer hats out of clam shells--I love this place! Let's sell some on eBay."

Janette Rallison--She always knows the right shoes to where and whether than shirt goes with those earrings and she's nationally published. We're not worthy! we're not worthy! We'd be lost without her (she brought the GPS).

Me--I'm there because...I...uh...yeah. Let's just say that I live by the theory that you are who you hang out with. And I'm hangin!

Precision Editing Group--several of us are also editors for PEG, who recently launched their own daily blog on editing tips.

Okay, so I've explained it and you're still confused. Think of it this way--Instead of checking out 8 individual blogs, you look up one, see what's been added and choose accordingly. There are no comment trails, but you can click on the link and be routed back to the original blog.

So check it out yourself

If you have any questions, let me know. I've got my "Planets for Dummies" ready to go!


Janette Rallison said...

Look Boss! Da Plane! Da Plane!

Julie Wright said...

How cool is it that we own our own planet?

Heather Moore said...

This is such a cool idea! I'm proud to be a part of it :)

Anonymous said...

I just have to say--around my mouthful of ham and cheese croissant, covered with syrup--that I am very offended I was not invited to your island. Okay, I usually don't wear heels, and I hate purses. But I am woman hear me roar. And I do write for the Des News. You better hope my friend Bobby doesn't pull you over for speeding or something.