Archive for July, 2007

Use Google Services in your Sidebar

Posted 30 Jul 2007 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl, Technology

Geek GirlThe least used and known feature in Firefox is the sidebar. You can open any page in a sidebar that sits on the left of your browser window. Because the sidebar is typically narrow, it will not be feasible to use the sidebar to view every website. But, you can use it with at least 4 of the major Google services which use the sidebar without distorting the page. Please note that these links might require you to save the site URL to your bookmarks. Also note that I use All-in-One Sidebar extension for Firefox, which adds an additional menu bar at the top of the screen.

Review: The Life of a School Bus Driver

Posted 28 Jul 2007 — by Ellie
Category Reviews

Growing up, I always wanted to be a school bus driver. I thought it was the coolest job ever – even cooler than being President. Why is it so cool? Well, visit The Life of a School Bus Driver and find out!

Jennifer, the site’s owner, is probably the happiest blogger in the universe. I love her site. The photos and well-written recaps of all of the family fun just makes me want to go hug my little brothers! The layout is good. Some of the formatting in the sidebars is wierd (sometimes left, sometimes right), but overall, it is a cheery site. I also think the signature on every post is cool! I have got to get one of those, too!

Review: Spokeo

Posted 27 Jul 2007 — by Ellie
Category Reviews

Hey – is your index finger tired from clicking from one social networking site to another all day long? Spokeo is a new social network aggregator that solves most, if not all, of your social networking problems! From their website:

Stay up to date with friends all over the Web – Spokeo checks on your friends to see who’s favorited new videos on Youtube, uploaded photos to MySpace, or blogged on Blogger. Spokeo tracks friends for you, so you won’t miss an update.

Review: Arun the Ace

Posted 26 Jul 2007 — by Ellie
Category Reviews

Arun-the-ACE.com is a great blog with tons of ideas on how to make money online.

Arun’s website has a professional design that makes it easy to read. I read articles on the site for over 2 hours without my eyes getting tired. :smile:

I enjoyed the post titled, “Opening Link in New Window or Same Window? – An answer to Desibaba“. This is one of my biggest questions about web design and the debates on the topic often end up in name calling and mudslinging, but not here.

Organizing your Bed and Bath in a Dorm (or small space)

Posted 26 Jul 2007 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville

“Dude! I have to share a bathroom!”– If you’re living in a dorm, the sad thing is that you’ll probably be sharing a bathroom with at least a quarter of your floor. Even if it’s a single sex bathroom and floor, I GUARANTEE that you’ll have someone of the opposite sex in there all the time. And dorm bathrooms are GROSS. Many people think of them as an okay place to leave nasty since they don’t have to clean it. Hair in the drain, no TP (toilet paper), whatever that is in and on the toilet, stopped up toilets, hearing a toilet flush and not hearing a sink run, etc. Ewwww! Today, I want to share with you some tips and tricks to keep your bath time enjoyable and your bedroom a relaxing place to begin and end the day!

Review: Sam Breadstone

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Posted 24 Jul 2007 — by Ellie
Category Reviews

Girl power! Sam has a fantastic site that chronicles the phenomenon of making money online. She wants to share and receive tips on how to make money blogging, which is admirable for a 17 year old. Perhaps she’ll put her earnings toward college? :smile:

Sam’s blog is one of the cleanest and well designed I’ve ever seen. I love her “buy me a girly beer” link. As soon as I get a few bucks, I’ll send ’em her way!

Review: John Chow Dot Com

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Posted 24 Jul 2007 — by Ellie
Category Reviews

John Chow Dot Com is one of the first websites I found when I was searching for “make money online.” This guy, a dot com mogul by day (running The Tech Zone), started his site, I’m sure he had no idea how rich he’d become!

His website, which can be found at www.johnchow.com, is one of the most popular destinations on the Internet. Many pro-bloggers talk about John Chow as if he is the holy grail of making money online. Perhaps, he is!

Have you heard of John Chow?

Check out my Amazon.com store!

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Posted 23 Jul 2007 — by Ellie
Category Announcements

I love shopping at Amazon.com. As a proud holder of a Amazon Prime account, I get some of the best discounts and shipping deals on books, electronics and more!

Visit my Amazon.com store for an easy way to find a perfect book to enjoy for yourself or a friend! If you are looking for gifts, this is a perfect place to stop and find a gift! There’s also a great search feature included! ❗

Online Invoicing

Posted 23 Jul 2007 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl, Technology

Geek GirlRunning your own business or monetizing your blog can be hard work, especially when it is time to get payment for advertisements or services rendered.

I have tested and reviewed several online invoicing tools that may be helpful to you. Each is rated up to 5 stars, with 5 stars being excellent.

1. Blinksale offers a several plans, including a free plan, which allows you to send up to 3 invoices each month. It is marketed as a monthly service, so you can upgrade and downgrade as your needs change. There is no long term contract.