Monday, April 2, 2007

Issue 3

Welcome to the third issue of TopBlogMag!

We have a fantastic issue for you this week including an interesting look at what the author of Critique my Blog has learned from your blogs, a delightful theme inspired post by Melissa from Home In The World, a competition to become next weeks Blog Of The Week, a debate over Pay Per Post and much more.

This week’s themes are Van Gough’s ‘CafĂ© Terrace At Night

and the on going theme of ‘write about what ever the hell you like’.

A few things of note before we delve in to this week’s issue:

  1. The comments on this blog have been made DOFOLLOW which means that the Google and Technorati spiders will pick up the link to your blog when you comment – if that isn’t an incentive to leave some feedback for our writers I don’t know what is.
  2. In our left sidebar we now have a blogroll link to all our writers blogs as well as the links to all the posts they have written for us – which means our writers are getting even more links from us!
  3. We have added a Blog Review this week and intend to make it a weekly feature
  4. We have added this blog to Spicy Pages and Fuel My blog, the more votes you give us and the more readers we get, ultimately, the more people read your posts visit your sites. So get voting!

As usual, all posts on this page are part of this weeks issue, so scroll right down to the bottom, leave comments for the writers (remembering that all comments are now DOFOLLOW so will be picked up by the googlebots) and click over to view the blogs of the readers you like; and don’t forget to go and see Skittles, this weeks Blog Of The Week for sending us the most unique hits during last week and tell her TopBlogMag sent you.


Next weeks themes are ‘revenge’ and of course, the ever present ‘write about what the hell you like’.

To take part in next weeks issue please send your entries to topblogmag(at) no later than 12 midnight GMT on Friday and please, please, please read the rules before sending us your entry. (To find out what time this is where you live click here, Hint: GMT is 0)

Amaze us, inspire us, tell us something we didn’t already know, make us laugh, cry or think, but, most importantly, entertain us. Make us want to read more, want to get to know you, visit your blog and come back for more. Remember this is free advertising for your blog, wow us.


Skittles said...

Thanks for the honor of being chosen as Blog Of The Week!

Wishing you continued success :)

BillyWarhol said...

Nice Blog*

I'm trying as a way to follow or keep track* i wasn't aware of DOFOLLOW but thass interesting too*

Cheers! Billy ;))


John Wesley said...

Wow, awesome site! Glad that I finally found it through MyBlogLog. Thanks for the DoFollow!

Top Blog Mag said...

You're welcome. But don't forget to go and leave some comments for the writers...I kow they are dying to hear what you think.

Happily Anonymous said...

Nice site. I plan to come back...and often.

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Danielle said...

Sounds like a great idea. I may comprise an entry.

Reading on....

Evil Dildo said...

Interesting concept. Will be back to peruse some more.

Evil Dildo @ Rorschach On Crack

Anonymous said...

I found you via "Tiny Voices" and love the concept of your blog! I better submit something soon because by the looks of your stat counter you are exploding on the blogsphere and will have so many entries you won't be able to post them all. :-)

Top Blog Mag said...

Happily Anon - thank you, we look forward to seeing you.

Danielle - Cool, anticipating an entry from you in the near future.

Evil dildo - (ha ha, now there's something I never thought I would be writing here) thank you and we hope to see you around.

Traveling Spirit - Thank you. We await your entry.

Featured Post and Blog of the Week

You Are Here

by Amie from

You did well in school to get into college. You tried to get by well enough in college to be attractive to an employer or graduate program, and along the way you may have opened your heart a time or two. Maybe you even found true love.

With a foot in the door, the first years of work were the time to
prove your mettle once again. Promotions, raises all with the goal to secure your future will allow you to settle down, buy a house, travel, commit to a relationship, have kids or not. In what feels like a blink of an eye, your future is here.

And now what?

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Chance Favors Only Those Who Court Her

by Debbie from Missives from Suburbia

After a less-than-friendly divorce, I was on the market again. Seizing the opportunity, my friends scoured their address books and Palm Pilots for single men and set me up on blind date after blind date. My reaction to most of those dates was, "I call these people my FRIENDS?" One of my real friends suggested, and given how much I love the Internet, I gave it a go.

A couple months of e-dating passed by in a blink. It was fun, but so far nothing meaningful had hit my radar, and my match inventory was starting to run low. You see, "matches" you to people based on a list of your requirements, and I'd pretty much run through all my existing matches who didn't seem psycho or stoned, based on their profiles.

Then, one day, I got an email from a guy who was not a match by my standards...

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A Lost Opportunity

by John from Altjiranga Mitjina

Trying to break in as a writer in the comic book industry can be a bit like the one legged man in a butt kicking contest. Every step forward you make means you land on your butt after your kick forward. Comic books are a visual medium. An artist can bring a portfolio to an editor at a convention and said editor can sit there and look at it within minutes and decide if this artist is worthy of working on the newest issue of Stupendous Man or not. Trying being a hopeful writer handing over a script to this same editor at a busy comic convention. You’ll be lucky if the editor agrees to take the script and promise that they’ll look at it later. Most times the hopeful writer is told to send for their submission guidelines and mail in their proposal.

The best way for a writer is to find an aspiring artist and hook up...

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Jesus Toothpaste!

by Karen Rayne from Adolescent Sexuality Today with Karen Rayne, Ph.D.

This weekend I went out of town, leaving my family to fend for themselves. On Saturday, my darling husband took my two darling daughters – 6 and 3 years old – to what he heard was a fun new toy store in town. Great, right?

They walk in the door, and the 6-year-old pipes up with “Look, Daddy! Jesus toothpaste!” He takes one look, puts one hand on each girl’s shoulder, and does a 180 out of the store. It may be a fun new toy store, but it’s intended clientele does not include the under-13 set.

When I got home on Sunday, the first thing the 6-year-old says to me was, “Guess what! We saw Jesus toothpaste!” I blinked, figuring I hadn’t heard her correctly. Regrettably, I had...

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A biker, a green thumb, a cracked hand, and a Queen.

by Megan from Velveteen Mind, originally guest posted at Queen of Spain

A random biker on a Harley-Davidson took my picture last week. What I wanted to do was take his picture, but I hesitated. Now, instead of a photo of some random biker holding an i am bumper sticker, all I have is a lame photo of me holding the bumper sticker and the mental picture of him riding off into the sunset, never to be seen again.

Okay, it wasn’t as romantic or dramatic as that. It was nine in the morning and there was no sunset.

This is not the first time that I have hesitated to seize an opportunity. I don’t expect it will be the last. However, I hope with each lost chance for something intriguing, I will lose a shade of that hesitation for next time...

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