PageRank 5


Just Maybe...

"There is one thing more than anything else that will defeat us in our recovery; this is an attitude of indifference or intolerance toward spiritual principles."
Basic Text, p. 18

When we first came to NA, many of us had great difficulty accepting the spiritual principles underlying this program - and for good reason. No matter how we'd tried to control our addiction, we'd found ourselves powerless. We grew angry and frustrated with anyone who suggested there was hope for us, because we knew better. Spiritual ideas may have had some bearing on other peoples' lives, but not on ours.

Despite our indifference or intolerance toward spiritual principles, we were drawn to Narcotics Anonymous. There, we met other addicts. They'd been where we'd been, powerless and hopeless, yet they'd found a way not only to stop using but to live and enjoy life clean. They spoke of the spiritual principles that had pointed the way for them to this new life of recovery. For them, these principles were not just theories but a part of their practical experience. Yes, we had good reason to be skeptical, but these spiritual principles spoken of by other NA members really seemed to work.

Once we admitted this, we didn't necessarily accept every single spiritual idea we heard. But we did start to think that, if these principles had worked for others, just maybe they'd work for us, too. For a beginning, that willingness was enough.

Just for today: Just maybe the spiritual principles I heard spoken of in NA might work for me. I am willing, at least, to open my mind to the possibility.


Wow, I didn't now that my last post got so many reactions from my readers offline. Especially from all my brothers and sisters-in-law. Everyone was home since last Thursday (Labour Day) coming home to visit my dear mother-in-law. One of them even challenged me to reveal who was the said lady?

What can I say? I can only say please, please read the disclaimer I've pasted at the bottom of the post. To satisfy their desire I'm gonna paste the disclaimer again at the bottom of this post too. Read it, there was also written in plain view,

* any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

Updates: God's willing, next post will be about the times and life of a short documentary actor's wife. Let see if I can get the video.

That's it, no more personal post after this! Today's post gonna be about this blog's PageRank. But before I proceed any further, I would like to explain what is PageRank?

What is PageRank?

PageRank is a numeric value that represents how important a page is on the web. Google figures that when one page links to another page, it is effectively casting a vote for the other page. The more votes that are cast for a page, the more important the page must be. Also, the importance of the page that is casting the vote determines how important the vote itself is. Google calculates a page's importance from the votes cast for it. How important each vote is is taken into account when a page's PageRank is calculated.

PageRank is Google's way of deciding a page's importance. It matters because it is one of the factors that determines a page's ranking in the search results. It isn't the only factor that Google uses to rank pages, but it is an important one.

Not all links are counted by Google. For instance, they filter out links from known link farms. Some links can cause a site to be penalized by Google. They rightly figure that webmasters cannot control which sites link to their sites, but they can control which sites they link out to. For this reason, links into a site cannot harm the site, but links from a site can be harmful if they link to penalized sites. So be careful which sites you link to. If a site has PR0, it is usually a penalty, and it would be unwise to link to it.
(copy and paste from PageRank Explained)

I didn't notice it at first but then my beloved wife came running to me and hugged me playfully. She said, "know something?" And when I shook my head, she continued, "your blog is now at PR5!"

"Nah, can be," I said.

Without saying a word, my darling took my hand and went straight to my domain, where I placed my PC, audio and video gadgets. Below was the image I took using FireFox extension, FireShot.

Genuine PR5 Blog

I still can't believed it yet. I clicked on PR Checker, a free tool to check Google™ page ranking of any web site pages easily and to display your site's PageRank value on your web pages.

Below was another image to confirm that this blog is a genuine PR5 blog. Yipeee! Both of us were so happy that I wrestle her down on the floor (sorry, no snap-shot for this scene). Anyway, just enjoy the view below...

My Journey To Recovery is a PR5 Blog

I know, many of you are a bit skeptical about PageRank. There's no big deal about it, it's just a number, right? Yeah, maybe you're right but for me it's another achievement, another milestone for this blog. I don't know whether I should say this (Google spy are everywhere and this blog can get slapped any time) but I was offered to monetize this blog many times over. Get my drift?

That's it folk. See you when I see you.

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6 Comments thus far...

Shadow said...

hiya! you're sounding more like the chirpy guy i 'met'... how you feeling? nah. i can tell you're feeling better about today and everything. smiles and hugs from me!

bonoriau said...

thanks for stopping by my simple blog ...Yours mantap sekali

The Old Vic said...

Hi ArahMan

How you doing ? I see you got promoted to a PR5 ! When did that happen ? I've been demoted to a PR3 :-( 'cause I've been neglecting everything. Your blog looks good maybe I'll copy your template !
The Old Vic

The Old Vic said...

P.S. I saw you in my Technorati fav. list - so I added you to mine too.

ArahMan7 said...

Gee, thanks Old Vic for your comments and adding me to your Technorati favourite. Really appreciate it.

Tell me which blog were demoted to PR3? Click on your link but Blogger said Profile Not Available

Leave me your link next time you come over, please Old Vic.

One more thing, you can read about this template here, Blogy O2.

See you around, Old Vic.

Greetings and lots of love from Malaysia.

The Old Vic said...

Hi Arahman

I was demoted to PR3 for - probably because I wasn't posting much - but I might start up again - I've put up a post about fast cars ! John Chow might drop by and buy one or two ! I should get an affiliate link to the fast car shop. See you, Old Vic

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