Friday, October 07, 2005

Friendly Friday

Hi Friends of the Friendless Marching Band! I hope that you are ever eager to extend your hand of friendship to friendless bloggers.

The featured blog of the week is Stringbeanjean of Haunt Me. I liked this blog because:
  • of her experimentation
  • I marvel at her random creative thoughts
  • her posts are short and good
  • like one of her commenters remarked, it is like finding a secret garden
  • okay, she told me that she doesn't want any friends so approach cautiously. These types of friendless people usually deserve a close and appreciative look regardless.

There is only one friendless site this week. Please submit any that you discover.
Remember that the definition of a friendless site is that they have less than 5 comments per post and/or less than 10 visitors a day.

For any disgruntled featured friendless sites, please note that this is intended to be an honor but if for some reason you do not feel it is so, you have the option of renouncing your title. Please submit your renunciation speech as Marlon Brando did for his refusal of an oscar stating...
" I,(fill in your name), very regretfully cannot accept this very generous award. And the reason for this being..."
I will post your very polite comment on this page and remove all links to your site. Your site name and reasons why I chose your site to feature will remain.

Some sites that might offer help for those wanting more blog friends are:
BlogExplosion- a blog community that looks fun and offers many new ways to meet new bloggers. There are games and a forum plus bloggers are able to rate other blogs.
-This is more for helping bloggers earn money but it has good tips for increasing readership, as well.
Rothacker Reviews
-This offers blogging/writing tips
Michele offers a Meet 'n Greet on the weekend. It is a fun place for bloggers to socialize.

If anyone knows of other sites that can help combat friendlessness, please submit these as well.


Dave said...

Hello, Michele sent me! Less than five comments per post? LOL, I'm friendless! (sniff)

Carol said...

You lucky guy. I nominate you for next Friendly Friday.

stringbeanjean said...

yes, i nominate dave.
he *wants* you.

utenzi said...

Michele sent me your way, Carol.

It's good to see that you're still fighting for the underdog, Carol. Someone has to, I 'spose. I hope that none of the friendless snaps at you. Sometimes the friendless have substandard social skills...

InterstellarLass said...

Hi! Michele sent me. What a great idea!

Carol said...

Welcome Stringbeanjean.

Nice to hear from you Utenzi,
Not all friendless bloggers are socially awkward but even if they are, I find their introverted reflections can be of great value.

Thanks Interstellarlass!

Jennifer said...

What a sweet idea! I'm going to visit Haunt Me now.

And hello, there. Michele sent me.

Anonymous said...

And I am here because of that Meet and greet at Michele's. I may have to try the other options for increasing traffic, since I love traffic.

If you want to meet a blog with only two visiters, check out A Guys Life - my hubby's blog, at

Have a great weekend!

Carol said...

Thanks Blonde Girl, consider your husband nominated!

Kross-Eyed Kitty said...

uh oh.
maybe, i might have to join.
here via michele's!

Erin said...

Hi, Michele sent me!

I too am usually friendless :(

VERY rarely do I get more than 2 or 3 and sometimes one of those is my reply to a comment! LOL!

Carol said...

Kross-eyed Kitty and Erin:
It is easy to join the Friends of the Friendless Marching Band and you don't have to be friendless to do so. Just leave a comment stating that you want to be a part and state which instrument you want to play. Simple.

To be nominated is a special treat and any one can nominate someone, read the requirements.

I nominate Erin for next week.

Dave said...

Thanks for the kind recogniton Carol. You have made me friendless no more.

Might I ask how you found this once friendless space travler?

Carol said...

I forget Dave (from Rothacker's Review). It probably was through going to the next blog repeatedly on the top of the page.
I am so pleased to have you visit!

zeb said...

I propose changing the word friendless to undiscovered

zeb said...

like this comment is undiscovered

Carol said...

Sorry Zeb,
I have been thinking about your comment and about changing the name somehow.
Perhaps Featured Friendly Friday Site?