Blog Soup 2011.10.31 Happy Halloween

Blog Soup

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Blog Soup 2011.10.31.Happy Halloween

Lots of treats. Maybe a few tricks. All we can be sure of is that winter is coming.

I read a lot of blogs. Maybe, too many. I comment on a lot of blog posts. Maybe, too many. If you are a Triberrati, you do too.

A Triberrati is a blogger that stands out in the Triberr community. Triberr is a web app that connects bloggers and helps them to curate each other on Twitter. You can learn all about Triberr by reading any of the following posts about it.

1. James St. JohnTriberr: They Want To Change The World

2. Yomar LopezHow Triberr Changes The Competitive Landscape

3. Neicole CrepeauFriday Fives: Tips For Using Triberr

Gary Portnoy, Where everybody knows your name (Cheers theme song)


A few pictures from a previous Halloween. Enjoy!

Something wicked this way comes.

Don't look now!

Halloween by Porsche


Just some of the blogs that I recently commented on:

1. We like zombies… because we are zombies by Anna Leach

2. Top Ten Zombie Movies by Michael W. Phillips, Jr. (aka Goatdog)

3. You’re not my audience by Dino Dogan

4. The Ten Best Vampire Movies of the Modern Era by CoolerKing

5. The best explanation of Klout ever! by Brian Anthony Hernandez

6. The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

7. How do You Write Powerfully? Part 2 by J.M. Bell

Hugues Le Bars, Chat Dans L’eau

My comment: There’s nothing more spooky than the French.

Blog Soup

1. We like zombies… because we are zombies by Anna Leach

The subtitle: Social scientist sees humanity in their glazed, undead eyes.

We make zombies in our own image, says Durham University social scientist Dr Nick Pearce, and he reckons that the braindead machine-gun fodder zombies of today ain’t a good sign.

Anna cites Pearce:

Zombies may well be popular today because they speak to a similar feeling of powerlessness shared by many members of our society.

My comment:

Perhaps, we should zombify the Twitter bird. It’s easy too. Just replace the eye with x. Add some razor teeth to the inside of the open beak. Ta-da!

2. Top Ten Zombie Movies by Michael W. Phillips, Jr. (aka Goatdog)

Goatdog is semi-famous for his movie reviews. Check out his list of the ten best zombie movies ever.

My comment:

Three zombie movies that I have seen from his list and “like”:

2. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
4. Army of Darkness (1993)
6. 28 Days Later (2003)

3. You’re not my audience by Dino Dogan

Dino says that your customers do not read your blog. They may read one or more blog posts, but they are unlikely to comment or tweet about your blog post. They’ll either contact you or not after they visit your blog. Your blog audience, the fans, the commenters, and the tweeters are conspirators and cohorts that legitimize (or delegitimize) you in front of potential customers.

My comment:

Dino wants to be scary. [grin] I’m not saying that he’s wrong about the challenge of conversion. 99.8% of the people that see your business blog will not become customers. If you are lucky, two percent will subscribe, comment, and/or like one or more blog posts. Reward that two percent. Be thankful for them. Because they make you and your blog credible.

4. The Ten Best Vampire Movies of the Modern Era by CoolerKing

Here’s the CoolerKing’s top three. Check out the blog post for all ten and the bloody details.

1. Near Dark (1987)
2. Let the Right One in (2008)
3. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992

My comment:

This list was obviously interesting and worth sharing because it didn’t champion Twilight. Not that Twilight sucks. How could I say that when Twilight’s star backs me up as vocalist on my favorite podcast.

5. The best explanation of Klout ever! by Brian Anthony Hernandez

From the guy who tweets things like: OH: Vegetarians should be seen and not heard.

Oh – the title was mine. As in I just came up with it. Because Brian’s title lacked a certain glee.

My comment:

Heck yeah, Klout is scary!

The best song for a Klout eulogy is also my pick:

Ding Dong The Witch is Dead by Klaus Nomi

6. The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

A classic Halloween story by the American author, poet, and editor Edgar Allen Poe.

My comment:

You can thank @BetsyKCross for this spine-chilling recommendation!

7. How do You Write Powerfully? Part 2 by J.M. Bell

J.M. Bell adds a seventh point to his list of items for writing powerfully.

7. Ask uncomfortably sincere and meaningful questions.

My comment:

I’m especially proud that J.M. Bell added my suggestion to his list. Thank you, JM!


If you think that this blog post sucks, let me know in your comment and don’t forget to include a link to YOUR favorite blog post.

If you think this blog post rocks, tell me why it rocks in the comment. “Awesome,””Great post,” etc. works for me. Don’t forget to include a link to YOUR most recent blog post.

Stan Faryna
30 October 2011
Bucharest, Romania

P.S. Help me to do something beautiful. More here.

More Blog Soup

1. Blog Soup: 2011.10.06

2. Blog Soup: 2011.09.22

3. Blog Soup: 2011:10:10

4. Blog Soup. 2011:10:13

5. Blog Soup. 2011.10.17

6. Blog Soup. 2011.10.21

7. Blog Soup. 2011.10.24

8. Blog Soup. 2011.10.27

Faryna Podcasts

1. Why do I blog:

2. If Tomorrow Was Your Last Day:

3. Money Can’t Buy Happiness:

4. The First Duty of Love is to Listen:

5. Are You Ready for Love?

6. Reading The Desiderata.

7. What is Love?

8. Confessions of a Freak-Geek-Misfit.

9. Do you love strongly?

10. Empty-handed, Less Traveled Roads.

11. The Economics of Friendship.

12. Do Not Be Afraid.


5 Responses to Blog Soup 2011.10.31 Happy Halloween

  1. Betsy Cross says:

    Hey! Happy Halloween!
    Can’t read long or comment…using a neighbors computer!

  2. bonnie67 says:

    Hi Stan

    My eyes are hurting so I’m not
    reading to much. I’ve been sick
    for a week first time i really been
    on my computer looking around.

    Happy Halloween Stan

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