My First "Suggestion" Post

Wanker Grabber
It's relevant. I Swear. / CC BY-NC 2.0

I have that "Suggestions" button up there on the right because I'm hoping that people might make my never ending search for interesting stuff to write about easier. Before today my only suggestion has been (literally) "....", which I'm not sure what to do with. I thought it a stretch to drag a post out of an ellipsis and a period.

Then today I got GOLD.

"mate your a wanker"

Not a suggestion as such. It's entirely possible that the chap aI presume its a fella misread the tab to read "Statements", and just decided to put his 2 cents in.

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a. I presume its a fella

Am I a Sellout?

When I started the Geekorium (back then, just "nunnone"), I decided to do it without ads. It was a protest against the appalling punch-the-monkey type ads that were most common at the time, and something I felt proud of. My website was not made to "generate revenue", it was a place to be me and as such I was happy to pay for it out of my own pocket. It's sort of my only expensive hobby that Mil looks away for.

Then a year ago I briefly dabbled with putting ads on my site, then in my feeds. I never generated any money from them, and they cluttered up my site so I killed them, and I'm still happily ad free here.

Vintage Ads
Ad Free? Not any more!
Image By D'oh Boy (Mark Holloway)

But I kinda feel the pressure to have ads on my First Waves site, so I've done it. I feel kind of dirty, but as someone who wants to make money off of this thing called the internet, I feel it's my duty to understand how the advertising world works. If only so one day if someone asks me to help them set it up I can do so without looking like a goob.

Hoping for Feedback, So Far Getting Static

Wooly hat
This photo is not relevant to the rest of this post.
Cute though huh?

One of the biggest problems I face when I contribute anywhere on the internet is feedback. Often there just isn't any.

Whether it's Twitter, this website, First Waves, Reader, Buzz, Fizz, Flickr, Facebook, Shittr, whatever, I just don't get much feedback at all.

It's partly because I'm a self obsessed narcissist aand isn't everyone with a website a self obsessed narcissist? that this bothers me so, but mostly because I just want to know what I can do better. What I'd like to know is if people find the things I share or write about are interesting, well written, useful, or pertinent so I can adjust my focus accordingly.

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a. and isn't everyone with a website a self obsessed narcissist?

[Archive Post] Sandman Night Nappies Review

The ""Sandman" Night Nappies": by Sustainable Hemp Products are a specially made cloth nappy for use at night. It contains a fitted outer layer in a variety of cute patterns, a double layered insert you can clip in and an optional booster for extra absorbency. Made from bamboo, they provide a soft, comforting and dry night's sleep.

Designed to last without a change overnight, our daughter Amelynne has really put them through their paces. The longest we've had her in one has been 15 hours, and the nappy lasted the distance without soaking through the outer layer. We cover it with a Dancing Bears Bear Bottoms fleece cover that prevents leakage if it ever occurs (which it has a couple of times). All in all, we've been extremely satisfied with how long they last, and how soft they are for our girl.

One of the issues with any night nappy is that if your washing machine isn't up to it, they can stink up a bit over time, but a quick rinse first thing in the morning keeps the smell from getting locked in, and the next night they smell just fine.

We chose the Sandman night nappy because they are made by a work at home mother who has always provided excellent customer service. They are excellent value for money, and come recommended by a number of mothers who use cloth. They also dry very quickly for a night nappy, as they can be pulled open and spread apart due to their clever design.

I would give them 4 1/2 stars for their low price, super absorbency and comfort, and the excellent customer service we've received from Sustainable Hemp Products. If you are looking for a reliable cloth night nappy, a "Sandman" nappy might be just what you need. aThis post was originally written for Do I Keep It, a site about good products, now offline

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a. This post was originally written for Do I Keep It, a site about good products, now offline
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