Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Linky Test

This is a test. It is only a test. In voluntary cooperation with the local broadcasters in your area the computer 'not so savvy' are conducting a test of the "Can I figure out how to use this feature" network. (Insert obnoxious beeping noises here) Had this been an actual emergency you'd see smoke pouring from the top of you monitor and you'd likely be cursing up a blue streak right about now. We now return you to your regularly scheduled post.

So here's the deal. We are less than a week away from the posting of the first in a series of writing challenges called "Portrait of Words". Most of you are already up to speed with what this is all about, but if you've stumbled onto this blog and are wondering what this is, please click here for the details. One of the things I'm attempting to do is to use an auto link feature so we can all find each others stories. Problem (maybe) I haven't done this before and if you know me, I'm about as computer savvy as a bar of soap. Thought it might be a handy idea to give this a dry run before it's really show time. I've got the code from Mr Linky and will be inserting it into the bottom of this post. If by some miracle, when I hit publish and the link box shows up as planned, I'd like for a couple of you to sign in on it so I can see if I've done it correctly.

If you see a couple of names on it there's no more need to sign in unless of course you just really enjoy seeing your name highlighted in the little box. Thank you in advance and I'm looking forward to reading what you've come up with next week.

FYI - The posting dates for the POW stories are next week Mon 15 - Wed 17. Post anytime during those days (or later if you are too damn lazy...I mean, need more time) sign in on the link box and happy reading.

Later

13 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Perfectly done. Not bad for a bar of soap. Have a great day. :)

Mel said...

Wooooooohoooooooooo!!!!

Yaknow, you might want to consider asking folks to post the URL for their "Portrait of Words" vs the URL for their entire weblog. That way it'd take them straight to the read.
Just sayin'......



And woooooohooooooo for Mr. Linky Saavy Jeff! :-)

Jeff B said...

Sandee- Not only did it work, but I'm as fresh as a spring breeze too.

Mel- Good idea. Perhaps I should mention that, thanks

Matt-Man said...

It lives Jeff, it lives!! Cheers!!

Starrlight said...

Perfecto!

Desert Songbird said...

Ow! Now turn off that damn beep, would you?!

Akelamalu said...

Yep it works - my name's up there in lights! :)

jennifer said...

Looks like it worked! I have thought about hosting something and adding Mr. Linky but I couldn't figure him out.

My contribution to Portrait of Words is written and scheduled. A little nervous about sharing, truth be told. But I support you in this new endeavor!!

Be blessed Jeff.

CrazyCath said...

Ah well at least everything is working as it should be. I'm all ready to go on mine and using a new blog to publish. :0) I'm all excited and nervous at the same time! A very new sort of adventure for me...

Travis said...

Well done!

And now for the confession part of this comment...I had every intention of writing for this meme. But work and study had to take priority.

I will participate at some point.

Jeff B said...

Matt- I guess this old dog can learn new tricks.

Starrlight- Doing the happy dance.

Songbird- I hate when they do that.

Akelamalu- I always knew you were a star!

Jennifer- Thanks for the support and please don't worry about what you wrote. If you had fun doing it, then that's the main thing. I don't want anyone to feel pressured to "keep up" or to feel like they have to write the next best seller to join in.

Crazycath- I'm looking forward to reading it and to seeing the new blog too.

Travis- No worries my friend. Work and study are definitely a higher priority.

Raven said...

Oops... well I did it wrong.... forgot to see what I was linking to... you have done it perfectly. I can't believe how soon this challenge is coming up and I have not even got a thought in my head about it yet. EEEEEK!

katherine. said...

this is totally cool!