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Confessions of a Sphinn-o-holic

Written by David Harry   
Wednesday, 14 May 2008 09:20


The fun, frustration and entertainment that is Sphinn

SphinnA while back I crossed over 300 submissions and now standing on the cusp of the century mark for ‘Hot’ submissions. And what does that mean? It means I have officially Sphunn out of control… lost into the depths of obsession that only comes with an addiction to all things search and web marketing. As such I decided to capture some musings from mount madness;

How do we know I have an unhealthy obsession?

  • I am friggen’ there reading at 8am after the kids go to school and read it as I once did the morning paper.
  • When others reach for the Stumble button…I head to Sphinn (where’s my tool bar Danny?)… and then, if I remember it… I Stumble… Digg? Never heard of it.
  • I muse over data from topical percentages to up and coming Sphinners… that’s nothing new though.
  • Thought my kids names were Danny and Donna for a spell…
  • I am less concerned with ‘Going Hot’ – if one person finds the info useful, great! My work is done… if I find something interesting, I post…not looking to hit home runs….
  • Almost all of my Stumble/Twitter friends are Sphinners… a sheltered existence
  • Sphinn is mentioned in 31 blog posts here on the trail since last fall
  • My wife is ready to throw my laptop out of the window when she spots the Sphinn logo…
  • Seen many folks come and go, experience social media burn-out, many a drama unfold in the comments to the point of musing over a weekly gossip column for Sphinn… ('til I realized I had a life)
  • …. I am writing a post about my time there….

And this isn’t the first time as noted with these posts of interest;

A Sphinn Spam Story - Stop Sphinning Your Wheels - Go Sphinn Yourself - How to Dominate Sphinn in 4 Easy Steps - The Sphinn Awards


A wayward web we weave

And why? What’s the affliction? Writing this I couldn’t for the life of me realize a defining answer. Maybe in the end, it is more about being a consumer of the atmosphere, drinking in my daily fix. I have become a creature of habit that has grown comfortable in this easy chair, somewhere to hang my hat. There is much beneath the surface to educate, entertain and otherwise amuse one and fire up the passions.


We make our way, each to their own, all views deservingly true
Opinions that differ, passionate prose, seeds set to grow through and through

It is not about right, as no one can win, often the mob rules the day
Tho’ we may part, always in my heart, are the fine peeps at Sphinn where I play


Fun so far…. see where it leads – Peace – theGypsy




0 # Mark Pilatowski 2008-05-14 10:33
Haha. I can relate. BTW, The Groowe Toolbar includes some really cool features for Sphinn that may help you enhance your addiction. I know I like it.
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0 # Dave 2008-05-14 10:40
Great... so much for my intervention.. he he.. now you're enabling ;0)

tnx fer the fix....
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0 # James Duthie 2008-05-14 18:08
I think the tell tale sign of addiction/obsession is when you write an article this long about it with a broken hand!

I'll have to get that guest post to you soon Dave to relieve the pain... :-)
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0 # Dave 2008-05-14 18:59
Yeah, started it back a few weeks ago and pecked the rest out the last few days.... he he..

Looking forward to your assistance most certainy... 7 days til the cast is done - then I have to get it working again... :0
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0 # Geld Lenen 2008-05-15 12:04
Good I stopped blogging in English. It is just great when you gain a surge of traffic from any social network.

And when you get traffic from Sphinn, you know you are doing something right in your webmaster thoughts! :-)
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0 # Dave 2008-05-15 12:55
Well be it that I enjoy the more technical stuff..or that fact I just suck; my guest riders tend to do better than I in surge... for me its more about the journey.

I have seen funny assed sh*t and fueds and meltdowns alike... 'tis often just the entertainment of the community and thoughts provoked...

... there are no Sphinn nor SEO stars in my universe - like I said, I have a sheltered life :dry:
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0 # Garrett Pierson 2008-05-15 13:12
Hey Dave,

You are not alone in this. Everything will be ok. Just remeber that everyone has a vice and someday maybe you will make it through this terrible addiction. LOL
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0 # Dave 2008-05-15 13:26
he he... yeah big G, small town life with a high speed connection... no support group. Folks here barely know 'the Google' - never mind what I am on about... :woohoo:

Gonna have to pace myself... naaaaww...
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0 # Internet Marketing Joy 2008-05-15 17:39
You are not alone dave..^^ I'm also am a self-confessed sphinn-o-holic..^^..I usually logged on for hours in the site..trying to read Internet Marketing articles and connect with other Sphinners..^^
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0 # Dave 2008-05-15 19:30
Connecting is never hard with so many varied topics and users. I go by a few times per day if I am around the puter... emersion in search is just as fun now as ever ... well close at least.

Some folks I knew before last summer but a great many peeps I ventured upon since Sphinn opened up shop...

tnx for dropping by ;0)
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