Sunday Surf: Google dos & don'ts for bloggers and bad romance novels

Links to share, from Writing Tidbits:

The Top Ten Signs You're Reading a Very Bad Romance Novel | Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

Hilarious list that goes all the way to 11. I particularly appreciated this one:
Number 2.5: There’s a widow who is still a virgin, despite being married to Lord Humperslut for years and years.

How is this possible? Well, sit back and we’ll tell you. The heroine married Humperslut just before he started introducing his bloodstream to metric tons of opium, and his penis was lost shortly thereafter in a tragic riding accident. His young bride is sworn to secrecy lest his reputation suffer, leaving her to misery and, of course, sexual unfulfillment.

OK, fine, we’re exaggerating a little — but only a little. Yet again, the Sacred Virginity of the Heroine rears its ugly maidenhead, and the heroine’s validity as a woman is tied up in the sanctity of her love canal. Virgin widows may have been novel plot devices back in the day, but Romancelandia is lousy with those beasts. We say it’s time to put this particular cash cow out to pasture.
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Give sharing your links on Twitter a boost with an expandable summary and image.
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How TrueTwit Helps You Help It Make Money – And Waste A Ton Of Time - AllTwitter

I’ve been going through my Twitter followers and making sure I’ve followed back, and now my DM box is cluttered with TrueTwit messages (that I ignore). If you’re not aware of how annoying TrueTwit is, here’s a post explaining why it is, and why you should stay far away.
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Google Authorship Markup: How to get your picture in search results.

You want your little head next to your blog’s search results Here’s what mine looks like:
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To verify your authorship, follow the steps in this post.


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