Here's some bits of interesting news from the blog/web front:
I'm proud to have been made a part of Metroblogging Manila!
Here's what Metroblogger is all about:
"With almost 40 active sites, Metroblogging is the largest and fastest growing network of city-specific blogs on the Web. From San Francisco to Bangkok, from Karachi to Toronto, Metblogs are a hyper-local look at what's going on in the city. Our hand-picked core of regional bloggers give each site a new perspective on daily life; less calendar listings, more friendly advice. With Metblogs, you can read about life and times in your neighborhood, your favorite places to visit, places where you've never been, or get a feel for them all with the daily "best of" blog on the hub at metroblogging.com."
Hopefully, I'll be able to add a unique outsider's perspective to the Manila MetroBlog.
I've finally gotten off my butt and started updating my personal photo website, FourthFloorPhotography.com with shots from around the Philippines. I'll still be posting pics here that relate to our blog entries, but the best and most worthy will be put up on FFP. It's still a large work in progress, so please excuse any odd-looking design elements (I'm using the Yahoo!-based shareware software for the coding.)
(Legal) Domestic Spying
For about 3 weeks now, I've been secretly tracking all of you that come to this site. I've been using the Tracksy system, which isn't the most powerful by far, but it's free and I can see all of your IP addresses, operating systems, browsers, screen sizes, ISPs, connection speeds and cities where you come from, and whether you're a new or returning visitor.
What's cool is that you can see the pages and links that refer people to your site, such as the links on Jess and Andy's page, PhillyBlog, PhotoTakers, Metroblogging Manila and that "Random Blog" button on blogspot.
Another interesting thing is that it allows you to see the search phrases that have directed people to your site from Google, Yahoo!, MSN and BloggerSearch.
Here's a few that have found our blog and what pages they brought up:
- "tim cody accenture" : (I'm assuming they were looking for a guy named "Tim Cody", but instead they found my mother-in-law's dog on this post)
- "dafno itlalian grill" : This search picked up our New Year's Eve post
- "philadelphia food" :This picked up alot of our posts including this one about Old City.
- "kendra the girls next door" :Definately not looking for our site! But found the Old City post, too!
- "sensual arousal" :Again, Old City's Terme Di Aroma Spa brings in the hits!
- "kenbrook bible camp" :Picked our BlogSpot Profile
Needless to say, it brings some extra added insight to your visitors, and I recommend Tracksy to all blog users!!