I came across the beta for this site today, an interesting effort to merge the best qualities from a site like Squidoo (letting individuals share their expertise) and LinkedIn (letting individuals network with one another). The interesting angle on this site is that it focuses very narrowly on the niche of professionals who have their own blogs. As any blogger will tell you, the thirst for recognition drives much of our blogging efforts. For bloggoggle, the price of entry is that you have your own blog, and as the site grows – the rating tool will allow blogs that are within this circle to be rated by peers. It’s this little bit of difference that makes this effort unique. True, inbound links are a good barometer for success – but wouldn’t it be powerful if readers could just vote on how useful they found various sites? It seems to be that it won’t be long before a service like the one offered by bloggoggle is snapped up by a mega-blog indexer like Technorati. I just hope they migrate over the databases so I don’t have to join again …
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If you have looked into solar energy as a method for heating your home, panels are usually the first things that come up.
There are, however, other unique methods.
The Solar Heating Aspect You Have Never Heard of Before
The power of the sun is immense. The energy in one day of sunlight is more than the world needs. The problem, of course,
is how does one harness this power. Solar panels represent the obvious solution, but they have their downside. First,
they can be expensive depending upon your energy needs. Second, they do not exactly blend in with the rest of your home.
Passive solar heating represents a panel free method of harnessing the inherent energy found in the sun for heating
purposes. If you come out from a store and open the door of your car in the summer, you understand the concept of passive
solar heating. A wide variety of material absorbs sunlight and radiates the energy back into the air in the form of heat.
Passive solar heating for a home works the same way as the process which overheats your car in the parking lot.