I'm THIS Much!!

Saturday, October 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

My blog is worth $18,629.82.
How much is your blog worth?

SSB showed me this so I put in my blog to find out how much I theoretically could get for this pile of hooey. I could buy a new car with that, or travel a bit with SSB and JD- yeah that's what I think that I would do. I would sell this puppy in a heartbeat if I could really get that amount for it because I want to go to New Zealand!! Any takers?


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Blogger sideshow bob said...

I'd buy, but that'd kind of defeat the purpose...

October 30, 2005 12:08 PM

Blogger Sniffy said...

and now you have another visitor! I wonder if my coming here will increase or devalue your blog? I'm going for the latter.

Thanks for dropping by my blog and sorry about the annoying pop ups. I don't know where they come from but I get them too at times.



October 30, 2005 1:45 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

SSB, you can be my shill.

Tina, I'm sure that you can only increase my worth.

October 30, 2005 2:04 PM

Blogger Dr. Who said...

Mine is around $600, I know it's not much but where can I get this money? It's two month's rent after all... :)

October 30, 2005 2:35 PM

Blogger nope said...

Can I have 10%? Pretty please?

October 30, 2005 3:33 PM

Blogger Indigo Red said...

My blog has a Technorati value of $9,032.64.

BlogShares gives FAIR a value of $3,128.28. Syllogism is $157.72 of that; Sylvana Finds adds another $46.77.

As for being a pile of hooey, it's easy for the author to believe they have no effect on readers, but I have been stunned a few times when I find my words being quoted in places I never could have imagined. For good or ill, some folks actually think our thoughts have import.

Poor saps...sigh.

October 30, 2005 4:13 PM

Blogger SierraBella said...

$15,242 and change!
I wonder how they reach a value?
In my case, it's certainly not due to good writing or interesting subject matter.
It must be my blogroll...

October 30, 2005 4:35 PM

Blogger Rae Ann said...

Wow, that's so cool! I just recently saw my blog on blogshares, but I forget what that value is. This one put it at just over $16,000. As tempting as it might be I think I'll hold off. LOL

October 31, 2005 7:26 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Dr. Who, I so want that money!

Indiaiynke, in time your blog will be worth that much or more.

Indigo Red, I try not to take myself too seriously, but it is nice to be acknowledged.

Sierrabella, I thought your price would be high with the traffic you get on your blog. There is an article that explains how they come up with the amount, but it required too much effort to figire it out...so I'm with you on the link theory.

Rae Ann, good job! I'm too impatient too hold off. I WANT MY MONEY NOW!! ;)

October 31, 2005 7:59 AM

Blogger sands of time said...

Maybe we can sell them on ebay.

October 31, 2005 10:20 AM

Blogger cookie christine said...

mine isn't worth anything. i'm so bummed.

October 31, 2005 1:31 PM

Blogger Beo said...

Dang, I'm just 9,032$ something or other. I'm half the woman I used to be.:)

October 31, 2005 3:00 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Pink Lady, now that's an idea. people will buy ANYTHING on Ebay!

Cookie Christine, they must be wrong.

Beo, you got more than most!

October 31, 2005 6:11 PM

Blogger Spinning Girl said...

Hah! $26,533.38!
I feel so good about myself.
Sort of.

October 31, 2005 8:44 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Spinning Girl, ooo I'm so jealous! I read your recent post. You are very deserving of a higher price than Syllogism.

October 31, 2005 9:58 PM

Blogger DrMax said...

Mine is the same as yours, $18, 629.82, minus $18,629.00. Also, congrats on 7,000 well derserved hits.

November 01, 2005 3:36 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Dr. Max, thanks! And keep up the great underappreciated work!

November 01, 2005 7:42 AM

Blogger Spencer said...

I'm worth a million oh thats to my boyfriend guess that don't count.

November 01, 2005 8:56 AM

Blogger Tayster said...

Wow, mine was only .27

November 01, 2005 2:41 PM

Blogger ORF said...

Oooh, my dad and brother went to NZ last spring and said it's the most gorgeous place on earth! My dad loved it especially and has been thinking about retiring there!!!!

November 01, 2005 4:07 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Spencer, of course that counts, just not in blog worth.

Tayster, that's almost like getting a penny tip.

ORF, I have a friend from NZ. She didn't say much about the scenery, but she did say that it was a nice place to live.

November 01, 2005 9:25 PM

Blogger Maria said...

I am afraid to check the value of mine. It would be too tempting to pawn it off for the quick cash.

November 02, 2005 12:18 PM

Blogger The Doc said...

I don't think I could buy yours, since I couldn't even afford to buy mine at $9032 and change. Luckily, I already "own mine, and yours is available to browse free of charge!

November 02, 2005 1:23 PM

Blogger Wendy A said...

If you go to NZ. Please come visit me in Tasmania We are going to Aukland for New Years. Maybe we could meet up. What a hoot!

November 09, 2005 4:26 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Maria, I would sell and just start up another blog.

The Doc, so true!

Wendy A, if I get down to NZ I most certainly would come and visit you! That would be great. We could go out checking road kill together.

November 09, 2005 7:05 PM


Friday, October 28, 2005 | 0 Comments

Wow, I have already had 7000 visitors to my blog. I feel so loved!

I have been very busy lately at my new job. It has been a lot to learn, but I am doing very well. I am impressing my boss and the girl that I am replacing. She said that she wasn't sure how I was going to learn it all, but I am a very fast learner. In fact, she said that I could practically do her whole job now. Of course that's not really true, but I do know quite a bit. I know enough about my work that I feel comfortable answering the phone!

On another note, my mom is in the hospital and will be needing surgery soon. That illness that contributed to her being left in Appleton finally reared its ugly head- kidney stone. She has been in the hosiptal for two days and will be kept for another two for observation. Then it's laser surgery in two weeks. It's always hard to tell how bad things really are when I talk to my parents because they are both such drama queens. I'm guessing that four nights in the hospital means that it is pretty bad. But I'm sure that she will be fine. Now I really feel bad for her having to wait at a gas station for two hours!


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Blogger sideshow bob said...

At least she didn't get frozen to the freezer..I would really feel bad about that!!!

October 29, 2005 12:00 AM

Blogger OldRoses said...

I hope your mom has a quick, uneventful recovery. Glad to hear you are doing so well in your new job.

October 29, 2005 2:13 AM

Blogger nope said...

Ditto! As always, keep us posted!

October 29, 2005 8:35 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

SSB, but I didn't have to wait hours for help. THAT would have really sucked!

OldRoses, I'm sure that she will be fine. She's stubborn. And thanks about the job. Even though I had told them I was a fast learner, I don't think they realized just how fast.

Indiaiynke, thanks, and I will.

October 29, 2005 11:32 AM

Blogger MacHeadCase said...

OMG! That's a lot of visitors... And looky here!

Sell your blog now!!!. 'Cept I dunno you sell it to who, where, when.

My old blog, where I don't post at all anymore is worth: $4,516.32

My new one, where I post all the time now, is worth $0.00... :^(


October 29, 2005 1:34 PM

Blogger Shannon said...

Kidney Stones! Those are really painful. I hope everything goes well.

Hurry up and finish learning at work everything so you can blog again!

October 30, 2005 2:03 PM

Blogger Indigo Red said...

Good for you.
Rotten luck, but your mom will be fine.

October 30, 2005 3:10 PM

Blogger The Doc said...

I will think some good thoughts at your mom. Actually, I don't know your mother at all, so I'll think good thoughts at you and then you can forward them to your mom, okay?

October 30, 2005 3:12 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

MacHeadcase, SSB actually showed this to me about an hour before you posted. I thought is was eerie that right after I put my blog in and was coming back to write a post about it that your comment was about that very thing. Spooky!

Shannon, aw, thanks. I'm blushing.

Indigo Red, that is what I thought, but my sister sent me a panicky email about it (she's not on their "talking to" list either, but of course she still loves them and worries about them).

The Doc, I will certainly forward your good thoughts to her.

October 31, 2005 7:37 AM

Blogger sands of time said...

I hope your mother is alright Sylvana.Hugs to her and you.

October 31, 2005 10:21 AM

Blogger Spinning Girl said...

All will flock to you, eventually.

October 31, 2005 8:43 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Pink Lady, so far she's well. Thanks. I'll take that hug!

Spinning Girl, that is such a lovely premonition! Welcome to my blog!

October 31, 2005 9:40 PM

The "Accident"

Sunday, October 23, 2005 | 0 Comments

I called my parents to tell them about my new job. It had actually been awhile since I had talked to them. After talking to my dad for awhile he was going to give the phone over to my mom. Before he does, he says, "Whatever you do, don't ask her about Appleton."

As I am talking to my mom she starts to relay the story behind my dad's apparent shame:
They had taken a trip to Milwaukee for one of my dad's doctor's appointments. On the way back, they stopped in Appleton to get gas. Mom hadn't been feeling well, so she was sleeping under a blanket in the front seat while Dad pumped the gas and went in to pay. He drove the rest of the way home without stopping- two and half hours from Appleton. He pulled up and went into the house. He was in there for about a half hour when he realized that Mom had not followed him in. He looked out. She hadn't even opened her car door! Geez! He thought. He'd better go wake her up. He pulled the blanket back to find that she wasn't there. He had left her in Appleton!

While my dad was pumping the gas, my mom had woke up and went in to go to the bathroom. When my mom came out of the gas station, she couldn't find my dad or the car anywhere. She figured that he would be back shortly, so she waited...for almost two hours!

She finally decided that she could not wait any longer for him. Luckily my brother lived nearby, so she went there and fell asleep on their couch. (note here: I was not aware that my parents were even talking to him again! They have been on the outs for several years since a fist fight between my dad and my brother at a campground... but that is a story for another time!)

My dad immediately called my brother, "Is my wife there?"

I can imagine the embarrassment that my dad had to be going through! He had to call his son, a son that he has had a strained relationship with, to find out if his abandoned wife- our mother- had found her way to his house! Hilarious!

Of course, you know, he will never be allowed to live this down! ;)


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Blogger sideshow bob said...

You don't have to worry about that with me...if you're quiet for that long I'll know something's wrong!

Plus I can't piss you off now that you're my sugar-momma...

October 23, 2005 8:44 PM

Blogger evilsciencechick said...


oh, your poor dad! at least your brother lived nearby! your mom would have been SERIOUSLY PISSED if she had to spend 6 hours at a gas station, I think!

October 23, 2005 8:49 PM

Blogger Shannon said...

Your dad obviously hadn't heard of the Lake Winnebego triangle which exists between Neenah, Menasha, and Appleton. Apparently, according to my grandpa, wives disappear there all the time.

October 24, 2005 12:21 AM

Blogger DrMax said...

Hey, congrats on the job! Glad to hear it worked out for you!

Slowly coming back online. Great story about your Dad. I would like to say that could never happen to me, but the longer you're married the more you assume.

October 24, 2005 3:09 AM

Blogger OldRoses said...

Your mother sounds like a saint!

October 24, 2005 4:54 AM

Blogger nope said...

Wow, an urban legend come to life! I'm glad it all worked out OK!

October 24, 2005 9:59 AM

Blogger Sandy said...

Too funny. I would have killed him.

October 24, 2005 10:41 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

SSB, maybe that is why I talk so much, I don't want to get left behind!

ESC, my dad would love to hear you say "your poor dad". It's all about him!

Shannon, I think I have heard that too, but I thought it was because of all the bars, strip clubs, and porn shops.

Dr. Max, thanks. I'm pretty excited about my job.
My dad is impatient and in his rush to get something done, he often makes pretty big mistakes.

OldRoses, my mother is far from sainthood. But she can be pretty patient, especially with my dad.

Indiaiynke, urban legend! That is what I was thinking when I heard this story! But this kind of stuff seems to happen to my family a lot.

Sandy, me too!

October 24, 2005 12:18 PM

Blogger Maria said...

Holy crap, what a story! Congrats on your job! That's awesome.

October 24, 2005 12:57 PM

Blogger Derek Knight said...


October 24, 2005 1:46 PM

Blogger sands of time said...

Oh Poor dad.I cant believe he never noticed until he got home she wasnt there.Its very funny though.He'll never live it down.

October 24, 2005 2:59 PM

Blogger SierraBella said...

Oh please tell me your mom was fully dressed, unlike the urban legend!

Great story.

October 24, 2005 3:56 PM

Blogger Astoria said...

Okay, this is why you shouldn't read these things at work! I laughed right out load. Then again I've met your parents which makes it even funnier!

October 24, 2005 3:57 PM

Blogger Indigo Red said...

This thing between your dad and brother is similar to what happened between my father and his father. In 1940, Dad(18 yrs) beat-up Granpa(42 yrs) and promptly headed down the road to who knew what. Dad got a job as a machinist making springs for British Spitfire airplanes. Shortly thereafter, WWII was on and Dad enlisted in the Navy. It wasn't until I was 50, that I learned why the two never got along.

I wonder how many sons and fathers part violently. Whatever the number, it's sad.

October 24, 2005 6:21 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Maria, thanks. I'm very happy at my new job. It worked out just right.

Derek, my family has lots of strange but true stories.

Pink Lady, my dad has a fairly good sense of humor so he will survive. But we are obliged to tease him about this!

Sierrabella, I'm pretty sure that she would not have left the car to use the bathroom if she wasn't dressed, but you know- I didn't ask!

Astoria, my family is pretty interesting, huh?

Indigo Red, I know why they aren't getting along. My dad has issues. He has been working on them, but he has done so much in the past it will take a lot before we will believe that he has actually changed. We love him dearly, but my brothers and sister have decided that they can't live a healthy life with him in it as he is right now. I, on the other hand, being the upfront, no-nonsense person that I am, have found a strange balance with him. Of course, I'm always aware that things could change! As long as he keeps the lines of communication open instead of getting so pissed that he refuses to talk to me, I think we will be just fine.

October 24, 2005 7:00 PM

Blogger cookie christine said...

geez. and i thought my family was crazy.

October 25, 2005 3:40 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Cookie Christine, I'm sure that your family is crazy. Crazy families produce interesting people.

October 26, 2005 7:08 PM

Blogger Randi said...

thats funny!!!

October 27, 2005 9:12 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Randi, even my mom was laughing about that one. As I always say, funny is funny!

October 29, 2005 11:26 AM

Blogger Wendy A said...

Great Story! Your poor dad must feel like he is going insane.

October 30, 2005 3:52 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

No, Wendy A, I'm sure that he KNOWS that he is going insane.

October 30, 2005 1:59 PM

Blogger ORF said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!! That story is hysterical!

November 01, 2005 4:06 PM