Article Swap Pt. 3 Pairings Announced!!!

***UPDATE… Pushing the date back to April 9th, seem a few people haven’t been in touch with one another, this weill give them another week… so make sure your article is to your pair by the 9th of April please so it can be posted on April 9th***

So here’s the deal. The owner of the blog that is hosting the guest article will choose the topic for the guest author, just like we did in the first article swap. It seems to be a little less confusing that way, I think….

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Tagged for an “Honest Scrap”?

honest_scrap1-300x290Seems I’ve been “tagged” by T over at Full Contact Enlightenment for an “Honest Scrap”. What does this mean? I don’t know, but I stole this from her description…

“This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant. This award is about bloggers who post from their heart, who oftentimes put their heart on display as they write from the depths of their soul.”

The recipient needs to speak or brag of receiving the award, name 7 blogs they find awesome and then list 10 honest things about themselves.

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2008 Blogisattva Award Nominees Announced

I am honored, and humbled to announce that Precious Metal has been nominated for a Blogisattva Award. What is a Blogisattva you say? The site defines them as…

Blogisattva: a portmanteau combining the English word for ‘blog’ [which is ‘blog’] with the Sanscrit word for ‘being’ [which is ‘sattva’]. The letter ‘i’ is used as caulk to hold the word-tiles together. Thus, Blogisattva means BLOG BEING.

Precious Metal was nominated in the category of “Best Achievement in Wide Range of Topic Interests Blogging”. You can see the whole list of categories and nominees at: 2008 Blogisattva Awards Nominees Announed

Dont’ fret…

If you happen to visit and notice I’ve not been around for a day or two, don’t fret. My wife is less than two weeks from giving birth to our second son. When she does go, I may be offline a day or so (maybe more). Just wanted to give you all a heads up. I will not be going anywhere afterward, and will be back to posting each day. Like always, thank you all for the support and for coming back over and over to read what is posted here.

Trade Links?

Anyone else run a blog or site that is similar to this one? Do you have an ad, graphic, button or banner? I’d love to add you to the links section.

If you feel so inclined to add a link for this blog on your page, I am in the process of making different sizes and designs. I’ve come up with one so far, hopefully will have a couple more up soon!


New “look” to Precious Metal

Not a major overhaul, but I created a neat new header and thought I’d see what you all think. I’ve always used Photoshop to create graphics, but have been using/learning Illustrator alot lately. This is my first real shot at it and than incorporating the graphic into a site of mine. What do you guys think, is it a bit easier on the eyes? It’s seems a bit more clean looking to me, not as overpowering as some of the other headers I’ve had.

I haven’t thanked you guys in a while, and I wanted to take a minute to do that. I appreciate you all dropping by to read and comment on the various articles posted here. Hopefully there will be some more original articles soon and maybe a couple more guest writers. But anyway, thanks you for the continued support and dealing with my ranting and raving, you’ve been great listeners!  :)