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Monday, February 22, 2016

The"next blog" button

I recently stumbled onto the concept of using the "next blog" button for entertainment.  Now, you Blogger bloggers know what this is; a button at the top of your page allowing you to travel through the blogosphere sort of at random.  And a few of those I've followed over the years I have actually found in just that way.



But Friday morning I said to myself, "What does the next blog SAY about the blogger you just left?"  I found some surprising answers.

Some of my follow-ees had rather tame "next blogs".  Norma at Waiting For God had a next blog of "My Mirror", which was just a guy blogging about his family.  Many others had much the same, including Hey Monkey Butt, whose next blog was "Kennedy, Payton, and Jack's Family Blog"  purportedly by two little kids named Kennedy and Jack (no idea who Payton was) and consisted of nothing but kids' pictures.  Some of those families were a bit unusual; the one that connected to Jo-Anne's Ramblings was a couple, "Dave and Babs", who spent 50 years living in the same small town- and then moved to Liberia to help orphaned children.

Some of them were more geared to specific interests.  Some were more geared to the interests of the blogger; hence, Elsie's Mock Turtle's Musings led me to a place called "Addicts with Knives", by a lady working with addicts and as a clergy person in New York.  Some were a bit farther off the blogger's path- A Beer For The Shower connected to Beerattitude- Beer/Music/Mayhem, written by a craft beer consultant; Roland Hansen Commentary linked to another basically political blog called "Weird and Pissed Off", run by someone who also had a cat blog.  But some were WAAAY off.  Juli at Surviving Boys was linked to "Lexxperience", a fan blog by a lady from Missouri that is addicted to a sci-fi show I'll admit has escaped me called Lexx; Arlee Bird's Tossing It Out links to "Musings of a Drama Queen", written by a chocoholic fashion buff from Lagos, Nigeria; Al Penwasser's Place hooks up to "Toeslayer's Movie Reviews", which is just what it says.


But I had to save you my three favorites-  Bobby G's place, which actually started me on this whole thing, linked to "Happy Bear:  Kuma's Country Life", a cooking blog by a lady from Hokkaido, Japan;  Robyn's Life By Chocolate linked to "The Big Empty", written by a web developer from North Dakota who's into techno-trance music; and me.

What did my link go to?

"This blog has been removed."  Go figure!

33 comments:

  1. I've never felt like investigating it, so I've never done it much. But, I'm going to try it now.
    Hmmmm, you could take that sentence in a dirty way. But, you know what I mean.
    BRB

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  2. Okay, I'm back. I felt like an explorer. This is the title of the "Next Blog." Apparently music oriented.
    DAMNATION DANCE PARTY: REBEL MUSICS

    I guess this makes sense since you have music here. So, "Next Blog" is related to the blog presently up? Oooh, going to MY place.
    BRB

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    1. Geez, I think I was better off with "this blog has been removed..."

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  3. This is what I found when I hit "Next Blog" at Penwasser Place. Yeah, I can see it.

    "Mulhern at the Movies
    Look, I'm not a movie critic, and I never claimed to be... I just happen to like watching movies."

    This sounds cool. I may hit that button more.
    Hmmm, now THAT sounds kinda dirty.

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    1. That is odd that we both got yours to go to a movie blog...

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  4. "Toeslayer's Movie Reviews." Couldn't find it. But, I guess I have a "Movie" theme.
    And here I thought I was just about pictures of Joe Biden and Gary Coleman in tighty-whiteys.

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    1. That was the head scratching fun of this.

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  5. Did all my comments go away? Bummer. There was some great comedy there. Well, maybe not GREAT comedy. Or even sucky comedy. But, they were comments.

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    1. No your comments didn't go away- I have comment moderation and get off work at 2:30.

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  6. And you skipped mine?!!??

    When I clicked next blog from here, it led me to http://joanmira-6-oldies.blogspot.com/

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    1. No, I did not skip yours... but "Give me the Simple Life, " a blog about a family in Texas, wasn't set up for fun-making material...

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  7. I used the next blog button in the past, it's actually how I found a few of you :) Don't ask me which ones, because I can't remember!! :)

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    1. I used to do that in the past, but I'm kinda happy with the cast of characters I have now.

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  8. This post is way too much fun for its own good. Maybe that Beerattitude blog IS connected. Beer/Music/Mayhem gave me a great idea. Example of next week's signoff:

    Cheers and stay classy, friends,
    B&B

    Beer: Fat Tire
    Music: Simon and Garfunkel
    Mayhem: Knocked over a vending machine and stole all of the snacks

    BTW, your blog doesn't go to 'this blog has been removed' when I click next. Yours goes to this...

    "A LITTLE SOUTHERN COMFORT
    JUST A LITTLE TOO PROUD OF THOSE REDNECK ROOTS"

    You can't make this stuff up.

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    1. REDNECK!?! This is Robyn's fault I'll wager...

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    2. Haha. Yes, I admit it's my fault. But I added "decent".It's supposed to read "..too proud of those decent redneck roots." Damn commies.

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  9. Well, now I want to know where you'd go after you left MY blog.

    Yeah, you left Baby in the corner.

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    1. I just tried... remember, you asked for it...

      It was titled "Word Vomit", and had a Nathaniel Ratliff and the Night Sweats ad on the side...

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    2. Hahahaha. Word Vomit. Oddly appropriate. I do get night sweats, too. Menopause, I loathe you.

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  10. I have clicked on the next blog button a few times myself and have found some interesting blogs to follow.

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  11. First, thanks for the mention :)

    I've clicked the next blog button too and haven't found many interesting blogs. The best ones usually come from my bloggy buddies.

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  12. Chris:
    You know, I did that AGES ago and could not tell you where that link took me from my blog.
    Those are some really UNRELATED links.
    Having RECHECKED, it appears to be a RANDOM link...several attempts from my blog netted several DIFFERENT ones, like a couple who own a 24-foot sailboat (dunno where the Japanese bear one went?).

    Just wanted you to know...all is never lost.

    Good post.

    Stay safe up there, brother.

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    1. I know it never happens the same way twice- but when it landed on THAT one, I knew hilarity would ensue.

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    2. I clicked on YOUR "next" and THIS came up:
      http://queenremixes-bykacio.blogspot.com/

      Might be worth a look?

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    3. Eh, not THAT big of a Queen fan..

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  13. Aw, I'm one of your three favorites, including your own blog. I'm so honored. Thank you kindly, Chris.
    Your blog was removed? WTH? What kind of commies are running this place?

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    1. No, not mine- the one that it SENT me to...

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  14. Figures mine went to some Arabic speaking site and when I translated it kept mentioning quarantine. My luck I'll get a virus!! Lol

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    1. Arabic?!? I knew you lived a well travelled life before but... Have you been getting training in Syria?

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    1. A place to store random thoughts when you find yourself pressed for cranial room.

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