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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Buck Inspire?!?!

December 3, 2010 2 comments

I’m finally making the switch.  Thanks to all Yakezie members for their support and advice.  Ironically, my frugal ways got the better of me.  Why pay for hosting when I can blog for free?  Why go through all the hassle of transitioning?  What about my ever improving Alexa ranking?  Why do I want to start all over again?  What happens to my momentum?

So what or who is Buck Inspire?  Honestly, bucksaver was taken, so I needed something else.  Which led to another minor meltdown “I have to think of a new domain name, one that’s not taken?!?!”

Initially Buck is for our almighty dollar.  But I’ve always been a fan of Buck Rogers.  (Erin Gray was smoking and who couldn’t love Twiki and Hawk!)  Big fan of Seinfeld too, so perhaps I was also thinking of George’s porn star alias, Buck Naked.  I think everyone likes superheroes so I kind of wanted something heroic.  Finally, whenever I write, I hope to leave my readers inspired.  Lofty aspirations, but I’m willing to take the challenge.  Speaking of challenges, the Yakezie Challenge really works!

December 03, 2010 Alexa Ranking #3,800,068

November 25, 2010 Alexa Ranking #12,799,807

Thanks again for everyone’s support.  Please continue with me at

Update: I actually beat the challenge last month. Check out Yakezie Challenge: Blake Griffin Dunk!

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Yakezie! Did you just sneeze?

November 25, 2010 8 comments

After a good month of blogging and a great journey through Europe, I thought I needed to jump-start my blog again.  Funny how life takes you on amazing rides…  I stumbled upon the Yakezie Challenge.  Initially I thought someone sneezed, but after drilling down more, I was intrigued by the concept.  Here I was naively typing away, thinking I was all alone in this crazy blogspace.  Come to find there is a huge community writing about exactly what I was writing about.  In the past, I would have been intimidated by all the intelligent and gifted writers.  But why not join the community and challenge and learn from the best of the best.  So I’m taking the Yakezie Challenge, too!  Learn more about it here.

November 25, 2010 Alexa Ranking #12,799,807 Happy Thanksgiving!

Update: For all you newbie bloggers, check out my Note to Newbies!