My goal with this blog is for you to enjoy your time here. Most of the posts talk about my experiences raising my two yellow Labrador Retrievers, some are just for fun, and others share the best dog related information and products I have found.

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Z-list for You and Me

While I'm off typical topic today here's a "Z-list" started by Karen Shanley, and how you can "spread the love"

There’s a meme going around called the Z-list. (The original list was for techie and marketing blogs). Karen Shanley thought it would be great to start our own Z-list meme for the dog blogs/personal blogs we enjoy reading. The idea is to give exposure (and link-love) to worthy blogs that, perhaps by the nature of their subject, aren’t getting their proper due. There are a lot of really wonderful blogs out there with some first-rate writing and content that deserve a wider readership. So let’s share the list of blogs we love, and pass them on.

Below are the meme instructions:

Create a post on your blog, and then CUT AND PASTE this post with the instructions and the list I have below, and then ADD any blogs you think are terrific and send them some link-love. You can add one blog, or a hundred (or none if you simply want to repost the same list), but the idea is to find those great blogs that, for whatever reason, haven’t been getting their due.

Then, after you leave your post, the next blogger will do the same thing — cut, paste, add, and repost.

The end result is that many great blogs will get a ton of extra exposure, we’ll all find some great new blogs to add to our reading list, and you’ll get mucho good karma points for helping out your fellow bloggers! Here’s my list (Cut and paste to your blog, and add as few or many blogs as you like):

BooBoo, Ginga and the World of Dogs
For the Love of Labradors - "Thanks for the link love Karen"
My Life as a Writer, Mom, and Dog Nut
PetSit USA
Pappy’s Dog Blog
Motherhood in Alaska
The Dogs of Jackman Ave
Open Book
Biz and Buzz

Some of mine:

Just Golden
Dog Each Day
Daily Dose of Imagery - "Because a picture is worth a thousand words"
waiterrant - "Start at the beginning with this one!"

Some from Terese:
Austin Dog Trainer Blog
Bark ‘N’ Blog

The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

On further investigation as to what exactly the Z-list is supposed to accomplish I ran across an interesting article, "I Don't Get the Z-list". Mitch Joel brings up a couple good points here. Perhaps if I had read this first I may not have done a Z-list. I would, however, have updated my sidebar links to the new websites that are my favorites that make sense given the context of this blog. Anyway, an update is long overdue so keep an eye out for my new favorites. If you are planning on doing a Z-list than read the article first, then if you still want to do a Z-list go for it. You don't have to copy the whole post. Just copy the "list" and the "instructions". It would however make sense if you title your post "A Z-list for You and Me."

1 comment:

Mack Collier said...

Good to see the D-List taking over for the 'Z-List' ;)