Meme: Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Love Hurts

1. Tell us about the last time that you got hurt in the arena of love.
Love always hurts, whether you’re in a relationship or not. Love is grand, but love is also sucky at times. When you love someone, everything they say and do means so much more to you, and can often result in misunderstandings and hurt feelings.

2. Have you ever been part of the wedding party, other than your own?
No, although my husband was a groomsman in his best friend’s wedding, and our children are going to be the flower girl and ring bearer in my brother-in-law’s upcoming wedding. But I did help plan a baby shower once! Granted, I only picked out the invitations and the baby shower decorations, but it’s still something. <3 3. Let’s say you find yourself in Hell after you die. Think about everyone you’ve known in your life. Who would be the one person that would least likely to surprise you by being in Hell with you?
Just one? Hmm. I’d have to say my mother’s neighbor. That woman is EVIL.

4. What brings you good luck?
The # 4.

5. Do you have a photo blog? If so, feel free to share the link with us!
No, but I do share thousands of photos on Flickr.

6. What is your biggest source of news? (Internet? Newspaper? Television? Radio? The Daily Show? Other?)
The almighty interwebs.

7. What’s the hottest you’ve ever been in your life?
Temperature-wise? LOL.

8. If you had to choose a theme song for your blog, which would would you choose and why?
Christina Aguilera – Not Myself Tonight, because I have definitely changed over the past year, and I proudly embrace the changes.

9. Who was the last person you had an online conversation with that you’ve never met or talked to on your phone?
Dez, an online friend of mine.

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Do you RSS?

I don’t know where I would be without my RSS feed reader. Once upon a time I used to visit blogs manually, but I could never keep up with all of them! Plus the varying layouts and colors and font sizes would give me a headache. These days I use Google’s feed reader — which syncs nicely with my phone, by the way — to keep up with my favorite blogs and websites.

Do you use a feed reader? If so, which one?

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Product reviews — where do you draw the line?

If you’ve been in the product reviewing world for any length of time, you will know that there are all sorts of products to review. Baby gear, cleaning products, cosmetics, jewelry, clothing, small electronics, and books just touch the tip of the iceberg. I have personally reviewed medications (OTC stuff, of course), eye and skin care products, even adult products and food.

Obviously, a line has to be drawn. Many bloggers are iffy on reviewing adult products, simply because they don’t feel comfortable sharing such intimate details of their life with their blog readers. Also, there’s the possibility of driving away more conservative advertisers if they read about your adult product reviews.

So, what’s a blogger to do? All I can suggest is that you figure out your stance and stick to it. It is entirely possible to review adult items, among other products, and still have a high status and popularity rating in the product review world, but you’ll have to work hard and word your reviews carefully.

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My favorite Android apps

If you have an Android-enabled phone, I highly recommend that you check out these awesome and FREE apps:

DailyBooth: the DailyBooth app allows me to upload a new or existing photo to my DailyBooth account

WordPress: WordPress has its very own Android app, so updating my blog and moderating comments is a browser-less breeze.

Mileage: the Milage app allows me to keep track of how much money I spend on fuel, and when, and the average MPG that I get with each fill-up, as well as the average of all of the fil-ups. You can track multiple vehicles, which is quite nice. I have been using this particular app since January 2009, so over the past year and a half my husband and I have been able to see – and cry at – just how much fuel we’ve purchased and how far it has taken us.

Facebook: the Facebook app does, as one might guess, what the mobile Facebook page does, except that it’s geared towards Android phones, and provides condensed, easy-to-access options and info

MySpace: ditto what the Facebook app does, only it’s for MySpace

Twidroid: a great Twitter app (note: newer versions of Android contain their Twitter app called Peep).

AnyPost: easily send updates (with or without photos – your choice) to Ping.fm, which in turn shares it with any connected social networks

Foursquare: a fun app that allows me to easily send updates and check-ins to my Foursquare account

WeReward: IZEA’s WeReward app is now available for Android, which means I can earn points (that can accumulate to be enough for me to cash-out for $10 via PayPal) for checking in at certain places and doing certain things.

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My favorite social bookmarking sites

I love sharing bookmarks via social bookmarking sites. There are literally hundreds to choose from, but here are my personal favs:

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