Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

Sun Rise on St George Island, FL
Sun Rise over the Gulf of Mexico on St George Island, FL

It didn’t take me as long to come up with an image for “merge” this week as a part of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge (Merge), but it also looks like one of the more popular posts from the traffic as well. A sunrise might be a little more cliché than my previous posts, but we just got back from the beach, and this is what you shoot at the beach. I also have an extreme fondness for sunrises and sunsets. Twice a day we get such a unique view of God’s creation, and no two are ever the same. Last year I watched two sunrises and almost three sunsets in about a 24-36 hour period when I flew from Atlanta to Africa (which I actually don’t think I have posted yet).

I love the topic of photographically showing merge. There is no better way (to me) to photographically exhibit the topic of merge than a sunrise or sunset over the ocean, except perhaps a heavy fog. The night merging into the day. All the colors merging and blending all into one. Then the horizon disappearing or reappearing, marking a change in time from one day to the next. This shot was taken yesterday looking out over the Gulf of Mexico from St. George Island, FL just about 30-45 minutes after sunrise, just about the time all the color in the sky and water faded into dull blues. It was just as peaceful in person as it looks in the photo above.

I’m going to do another post later with just photos from St. George, so for now, here is my version of “merge” for this week. Be sure to check out some of the other entries below.

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Top 15 Stars of the Week, October 29

Chipseo Starred Items Oct 29Looking back over this past week, it was overwhelmingly dominated by posts on the Page Rank update.

It seems everyone found some way to be touched by this in one way or the other, even if it was just to read the rantings and ravings about Google’s Page Rank update. Especially over the weekend when page rank updates seemed to be just flying in every direction.

I did try to read as many of these posts as I could, and I even contributed to the mayhem myself in, What Happened to My Page Rank, Another Goal Reached?, when my Page Rank actually went up to my surprise. Being at a PR0 I didn’t have any place to go but up, so a PR2 was a welcome thing to me. One of the funniest posts I have seen so far was posted over the weekend, Google PageRank algorithm leaked, it is certainly worth a quick read, and was quite funny.

Because there were so many starred items on that particular subject, I am just going to leave out all posts having to do with the page rank update. If you want more information about that issue just do a quick blog search for page rank update and you can find more than enough to read. A quick housekeeping note. The winner of the favicon for one month is The Computer Zone, so send me a quick email with your preference for a large or small icon and the url you want linked to and I will update it asap. If you want or need me to create a 16x16px or 26x26px icon just let me know. Contact me through “chipseo [at] gmail dot com” and if I don’t hear from the winner by the end of the day I will get in touch with you.

If you didn’t catch the top 15 of last week just click on the stars tag, and if you are unfamiliar with this post, each week I collect a top 15 of my Google Reader Starred items from the previous week and post them here. You can also subscribe to the starred feed if you like.

Top 15 Stars of the week of October 22-29th

30 Things I want to do now I’m 30

via Dan Wilson by Dan Wilson on 10/21/07

I cannot pretend that I face and regard my 30th birthday today with unfettered glee, but as a man wiser than…

10 Tips to Improve Your Writing Mood

via News Notion by Casey on 10/23/07

In addition to experiencing a writers block, bloggers just can’t seem to get into that writing mood!…

Top 10 US Social Sites and Blog Sites Rankings Issued

via Search Engine Journal by Pablo Palatnik on 10/23/07

Nielson/NetRatings has put out a report on the top 10 social sites and blog sites…

Using Google Analytics to Boost Traffic

via Blogging Tips by kelbycarr on 10/23/07

Google Analytics is a great free statistics tool that provides comprehensive statistics on your site…

20+ Free (and Useful) SEO Tools

via The Cheap Revolution by Team and a Dream team on 10/26/07

The Web is full of free SEO tools that you can do yourself. We’ve been bookmarking these tools as we come across them…

CPC Ads Earn 50x More Than CPA

via W Revenue dot Com by Scott on 10/22/07

Which model is better for publishers? Should you use an affiliate link to send traffic to a retailer, hoping that the person buys and earns you 5% of the sale price…

The Curse of the Daily Post

via Pronet Advertising by David Chen on 10/23/07

When faced with the myriad Content options that users have when they surf the web, many bloggers feel enormous pressure…

How I Made My First $2,000 In Affiliate Marketing – A Step By Step Guide

via Day Job Nuker.Com by DayJobNuker on 10/24/07

I hate ebooks about how to make money online. You see them everywhere and they range in price from single digits all the way…

20 Must-Do’s When Selling a Dot Com Business

via W Revenue dot Com by Scott on 10/24/07

I could probably write a book about this but I’m going to touch on the finer points of what to do when someone says “hey, I want to buy your site”…

BlogRush bans 10,000 blogs from its system

via AdesBlog.com by Ades on 10/24/07

BlogRush had removed over 10,000 blogs from its system. This is one of the many measures that has been taken by Reese…

3P the New Ecommerce Buzz Word!

via My Blog Utopia Feed by Randy Smythe on 10/24/07

3P stands for third party sellers. They used to be called “eBay sellers” but oh how times have changed. 3P sellers are…

13 typefaces every graphic designer needs

via David Airey :: Graphic Designer by David Airey :: Graphic Designer on 10/24/07

With thousands of different typefaces on offer, it’s vital to have a select few that act as pillars in your collection…

5 Essential Time Saving Tips For Bloggers

via Blogging Tips by Mohsin on 10/24/07

We bloggers have funny lives. Blogging means so much to us yet people think we waste time on blogging…

Kijiji Growth Accelerates

via Only EBAY by ONLYEBAY on 10/23/07

If Kijiji US was already on fire two weeks ago, then somebody must have added a bunch more wood. I now estimate over 175,000 concurrent live ads…