Miscellaneous Ramblings – 3/8/2008

In The Sunday Province

I will be in tomorrow’s edition of the Vancouver Province newspaper. Along with the Vancouver Sun, the Province is the city’s other major newspaper and the Sunday edition is their biggest issue with a readership of over 400,000.

Getting old world media coverage is one of the best way to increase readership and expand your brand. You really can not go “mainstream” without it. I wrote a post on how to get coverage by newspaper and magazines back on November. You should check it out if you haven’t done so.

Matt Mullenweg To Speak At Elite Retreat 2008

Shoemoney has announced that Matt Mullenweg of WordPress and Automattic fame will be attending and speaking at this year’s Elite Retreat. In addition, Shoe has an incredible dinner booked for the first night and fully stocked H2 limos take all attendees and speakers around. The Retreat is almost sold out. Better reserve your spot if you want to go.

UberAffiliate Gets a Makeover

Paul over at UberAffiliate went under the Unique Blog Designs knife to get a makeover. I like it! Nice and clean.

Looking At Breast The Same As a 30 Minute Workout?

This video answers the age old question: will looking at women’s breast give you the same results as doing a 30 minute workout? Let’s hope so!

Source: the.[ED]ition

40 thoughts on “Miscellaneous Ramblings – 3/8/2008”

  1. Wow, that what I call a work out

    1. Time to change focus as the gym. 😈

      1. ViralKing says:

        Sexual Intercourse for 30 mins would be the same as a 30min workout (I suppose it is a workout),

        Looking at a Rack whilst sitting in a chair will never do much

  2. Mayank Rocks says:

    Looking At Breast The Same As a 30 Minute Workout?

    this made me laugh loud :mrgreen:

    1. RacerX says:

      Same here..unfortunately I was taking a drink at the time…soda through the nose!

  3. Jim says:

    Haha, that was a pretty creative video there John. Definitely a well run experiement 😎 I am going to take a look into that post about getting media coverage, it seems like a winning idea 😉

  4. Joe says:

    The results of the experiment are shocking. 😯

  5. I like Uberaffiliate new design touch! 😉

    1. Yeah, I agree. He did a good job there. You should all go buy ad space now.

  6. Hondo says:

    Congrats on the newspaper coverage, John!

    1. John is gatting real famous, pretty soon he’ll appear on 20/20 or Dateline and that will send his rss readers past Problogger’s.

      1. Syed Balkhi says:

        i don’t doubt that at all ….

      2. It will be this year – mark my words!
        $30k/month from a $%!#ing blog? C’mon.. give the guy a friggin award or *something*.

  7. RacerX says:

    Congrats on the coverage John…well deserves..as is going over the 20K reader mark!

  8. Blog Badly says:

    I love Brainiac – thanks for finding that clip!
    It doesn’t air on any channels I know of now here…

  9. It seems like Unique Blog Designs has about 1 design they keep modifying for every new blog they redesign…Yawn…

    1. Syed Balkhi says:

      yeah same footer and everything … not so unique now days … but i would definately like to know which mybloglog plugin they are using that lets them remove the footer credentials … or is it just use of padding to hide the the footer text

    1. I hope UberAfffiliate didn’t spend $750 or more on it.

      1. Syed Balkhi says:

        yeah i hope so too … i think my portfolio at Uzzz is more unique then their recent ones.

  10. Matt says:

    Automattic is spelt with two t’s.

  11. Richard says:

    … I think the experiment for “Looking At Breast The Same As a 30 Minute Workout” is a very new idea indeed! Wonder what would they come up with next?.. well, those probably would be rated: 18 and Above Only!

  12. Jake Cohen says:

    Press is great, I got some a year ago in my local newspaper for one of my previous sites. The video was also very funny, to bad it didn’t work.


  13. I like uberaffiliates new design. It’s slick and non invasive. Congrats on the newspaper coverage too. I know I still read the paper, seeing articles on internet moguls always catches my attention.

  14. BuxRightNow says:

    I had the smile of my life reading the title “Looking At Breast The Same As a 30 Minute Workout?”

  15. MR. NICE GUY says:

    Wow! that must a success story interview John. I would love to read it.

  16. Congrats on more additional press for ya!

  17. Tim says:

    Funny links/videos for a boring saturday night –

  18. Robert says:

    Unique Blog Designs is an excellent source for blog templates. They work real well with you to design the theme you need for your site and the one that best maximizes what you want to do.

  19. Robert says:

    I wish working out was that easy.

  20. 3magin8 says:

    I sure wish that I could go to the elite retreat! Hopefully sometime in the not too distant future.
    I hear they’re giving away MacBook airs!

  21. Terry Tay says:

    Congrats on the newspaper coverage John. You’re going to definitely get a bunch of new visitors to the site and it’s well deserved.

    That breast workout is too funny and I something I didn’t expect to see here. It gave me a good laugh none the less. Thanks!

  22. Syed Balkhi says:

    cool for Matt he would be one of those speakers who will be recieveing a Mac Air .. the thinnest notebook in the world. 👿

  23. Simon Lau says:

    congrats on getting additional exposure john!
    funny video, would be great if it were true

  24. Robert says:

    H2 limos are the bomb.

  25. I might try Unique Blog Designs for my blog in near future, though there are plenty of other talented designers around as well. It’s just matter of finding the right designer with lots of blog, web 2.0, etc. experience.

  26. natespost says:

    the trick woul dbe to wait until you have enough traffic that a designer would do it for free just to have his/her link at the bottom.

  27. watercarving says:

    Who here uses Unique Blog Designs?

  28. Chip says:

    No way! I’ll never do this. I’d rather look at women’s breasts for hours (only my wife’s actually 😳 ), than working out. In fact, she always gives me the working out I need.

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