Search Engine Poetry, Cryptically

After the response I got to my Search Engine Poetry challenge last year, I thought it would be fun to do it again this year. But, sadly, due to the reasons reported by Timethief over at

one cool site

Google has gone and torpedoed all that – Pfffft!
(Christine, can you please have a mother-to-son chat about this! πŸ™‚ )

What to do? What to do?

A Blog Title Poetry Challenge, perhaps?

Hmmm, doesn’t quite have the same ring to it…

..but it could be fun, and who knows what blogging gems we might discover along the way.

So, here’s my BTP challenge:

  1. Write a poem from WordPress blog titles (use the Explore Topics Tags in the WordPress Reader to help you).
  2. Be sure to hyperlink to the blog titles in your poem.
  3. Post the poem on your blog and leave a comment on this post linking to it.
  4. Read and comment on at least one post on the blogs whose titles you’ve used.
  5. Have fun!

I’ll go first:

Ducks in a row,
Let’s go!


1000 Great Smoothies –
Cigars and Cupcakes,
The only Cin…

And whether or not you feel like participating in the BTP challenge, do yourself a huge favour and subscribe to one cool site; Timethief knows her blogging stuff and can help you with yours. One of her many really useful posts for bloggers can be found here. Thank you, Timethief.


18 thoughts on “Search Engine Poetry, Cryptically

  1. well you sucked me in bb, had to check out the google encryption … sorry son is distracted at present and no use to us at all regarding lobbying! However I have done a poem πŸ™‚

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  3. Hi BB. Mentioning business ethics, I have a comment on the linked blog I should probably keep to myself. Regarding copyrighted images, they say:

    The Administrators of this site make all reasonable efforts to obtain copyright holders’ consent to publish the images represented on this site. Where the copyright holder is not known, the Administrators would like to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified on this site so that we may make the necessary corrections….

    No – reasonable effort isn’t good enough. No advance consent = no right to use. Maybe my take on copyright law is outdated, but I don’t think so.

    • I went to a talk on copyright at the Society for Technical Writers in Sydney the other evening. It was given by a brilliant young lawyer from Canberra, and she said pretty much as you have, Monica; however, she said that it’s becoming increasingly difficult in the internet age to find one’s way on these things. What this site has done is something she mentioned as becoming acceptable practice these days, but I would still not want to go down this path. As she said, everything under the sun is subject to copyright!

  4. I’d love to do these challenges. but I don’t have time to even write my own blog posts at the moment 😦 Hopefully I’ll have the floor in the ‘big room’ finished today (and then it’s time for a massage and pedicure!) I’ll be an eager spectator for the time being πŸ˜€

    • I suspect I’m not going to get many takers on this one, Dianne, and a pedicure and manicure is a far more attractive option for spending your limited leisure time, I’d have to agree, haha. Enjoy, and well done on finishing the RUC’s big room. πŸ’…πŸ›€πŸ˜„

  5. Sounds like a fun challenge! I really enjoyed last year’s.

    Time Thief is brilliant. I subscribed a couple of years ago, after she helped me out with a blog tech problem, via the forums. I never visit the forums anymore – I go straight to her blog πŸ™‚

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