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Honorable Mention

Gloson Blog

Social Media, Blogging, and Tech Tips from a Kid! I’ve been to many sites on how to improve and grow your blog. Most if not all were by adults. This blog is a very interesting blog and it’s created and managed by a 12 year old. Gloson Teh is from Malaysia and he loves writing poetry but that is on another blog of his. Gloson has been blogging since he was 8 years old and he has been able to accomplish many things because of his blogging achievements. Gloson has been featured on TV and in 2009, met with the Prime Minister and First Lady of Malaysia.

Among Gloson’s many accomplishments is a book of published poetry called Funny Poetry For Kids. This is a site well worth spending several hours reading post after post.

Attack Of The Redneck Mommy

Her blog is a humorous and insightful look at the joys of parenting, the delights of marriage and the heartbreak of losing a child. Her blog has been featured on CNN, The Globe and Mail and in a variety of Canadian daily newspapers. Attack of the Redneck Mommy™ won the Best Canadian Blog award in the 2010 and 2008 Bloggies.

This is a very funny and interesting blog. Tanis Miller began blogging just months after the sudden death of Shale, her youngest. Two of my favorite posts from Tanis’ site are My Son Has A Super Power and a post about Television and Tampons. Her outlook on tampons is kind of like how a lot of parents feel about ED commercials, especially my friend from Iron Cook: American. Take a look. You might just waste your Sunday away at both these blogs.

WARNING: My Son Has A Super Power is a powerful piece of writing. Grab your emotions and your tissues!

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A-Z Blog Tips

This site is run by Tran Tinh. Tinh gives bloggers who want to make money with their blog excellent ideas and proven techniques to assist them in getting started. His site also gives businesses ways to help boost sales with their existing marketing plans.

One thing I have noticed about A-Z Blogging Tips that sets it apart from other sites in kind is that all the information that is given has already been tested by Tinh. All of the information provided is from personal experience whether it worked for him or it did not. As he states, “They are not theoretical but practical and you can apply right away after reading each article.”

On A-Z Blog Tips you can learn the many different affiliate programs as well as how you can get more visitors to your blog and increase your pagerank on the many search engines.

You can also learn to increase readership using Twitter and other social networks. His recent posts deal with how his site is performing with affiliate programs, how using Technorati can boost your authority with them and he keeps you up to date on new blogging templates and themes.

Unfortunately, using the free does not allow you to make money with your blog, however if you are considering using or starting a new blog to make money with, this is a great resource to utilize.

In addition to this being a great resource for new bloggers, I’m hoping in the near future to ask Tinh to do a guest post for Morning Erection.



Tastespotting is a community driven collection of eye-catching images that link to a delicious recipe on the other side. This blog allows users to submit an image and a recipe that will be added to the community database. It is a visually stunning smorgasbord with some of the better recipes that April and I have made. I don’t advise you visiting this site when hungry. It would be a huge mistake.

Jennifer Bartoli runs the site and is one of it’s editor. I’m not sure how many other editors there are but before your photo and recipe appear on TasteSpotting, it is verified by a human being.

The idea for the site is that we all eat with our eyes first. If you run a food blog or just like to cook, this is a great resource. If you do run a food blog, submit some of your photos and recipes and then when published on TrainSpotting, come back and let us know your link.

“Everyone brings something to the party here: the user community submits images/links from around the web and the editorial team reviews the submissions. What finally gets served up on the site is a beautifully refined set of the community’s contributions.”



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Honorable Mention

…And The Lived Blogging Ever After

JeLisa’s blog about her wedding and marriage might be seemingly insignificant to most but they are important to her, and she doesn’t want those memories or significance to fade over time. JeLisa is married to Galen who is often featured in her writing and photos. If you’re planning on getting married or want the marriage you’re in to work, this is a great fun resource. If you don’t fit into the aforementioned categories, it is still a great read.

JeLisa says,

Renting a movie, inflating our AeroBed in the living room, eating popcorn, and having a slumber party is one of those things we never did until we were married, so I consider it one of the perks of our being married.

I highly recommend it!



Simply Recipes is  blog created and maintained Elise Bauer. Unlike most of the large recipe sites that you might find on the Internet with tens of thousands of recipes, Simply Recipes is her personal website, with only a few hundred recipes, all tested by either Elise, her family or her friends.

Simply Recipes was noted in Time Magazine’s 50 Coolest Websites of 2006 as being a “great resource for cooks”.

Many of the recipes are old family recipes, many we make up, and many of them are those that we pull from cookbooks, magazines, and newspaper clippings we’ve collected over 30 years.

Elise is not related to CTU agent Jack Bauer.


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