Some of you may have studied the modest trading history of this blog/clearinghouse at BlogShares. What you probably don't know is that now, through the wondrous magic of the boys and girls at BShares, we've created a new corporation there as well ~ (rU).
Last year, we built an eclectic list of Sites Worth A Visit at A Heathen's Perspective, and we continue to keep the list trimmed and updated when time permits.
We came right down to the wire. Oh, the THRILL of it all! There I was, hunched over my G4, desperately trying to buy/sell/trade/issue bonds...basically anything legal that BlogShares allows for players on the trading floor ~ And THERE! Right THERE! I sold off most of the shares I owned in stale blogs, bought shares in vibrant, progressive blogs and humorous ones to boot, and by golly...I increased Heathen Monk's monthly earnings by more than 200%! I'm rich, I tell ya - RICH!
Blogshares. Ya gotta love it! A fantasy stock exchange tailored for bloggers, blog watchers, and blog groupies. The old Heathen Monk has begun building his portfolio at Blogshares, and should you stop by here, just click RIGHT ABOUT HERE to view all of the blog holdings in HMonk's fabulous porfolio!
Online research. It's here. Not to fear. Get using it! Among other fine sites we've chosen a few from "Sites Worth a Visit" to whet your appetite. Let's start with the mother of all Web resources, The Internet Archive. Consider it the Smithsonian of the World Wide Web. But wait! Don't surf away yet! The Columbia School of Journalism (CJR) is chock full of information and opinion. Why not start with the list of which corporations own what? You'll find it right here. And of course all of your legal inquiries can be tracked down at the Cornell Legal Information Institute. Finally, if you're against the death penalty and want to keep an eye on developments around the country, try The Death Penalty Information Center. These and other sites around the Web should keep you busy during your summer break.
As we continue to refine our methods here at red Umbrella (rU), we'll be sharing some of our latest picks in what we consider to be undervalued blogs and other sites from the progressive and humorous subspheres of the blogosphere. Below you'll find a few new examples of what we have in mind:
In our effort to take advantage of the many tools available at BlogShares, (rU) has begun testing a Web-public available list of undervalued blogs. You'll find our first test list at Heathen Monk's Main folder.