How Many Licks Does It Take to Reach the Center of a Tootsie Pirollo Pop?

If you want me to answer your questions, it helps if you spell my name correctly. It’s not because I’m a snob or anything, but how do I know you’re actually addressing me? Maybe there really is a Chris Pirollo out there — who am I to assume that you just mistyped my name?

By the same token, this mysterious Chris Pirollo probably winces every time you spell his (or her) name as Chris Pirillo. How dare you?

That being said, most registered Gnomies know how to spell my name. They’re a bunch of wise guys (and gals). Wouldn’t you like to be a Gnomie, too?

Here are some of the things on and in our live YouTube stream that we were all able to chat about today!

Challenges Facing Professional Bloggers

Being a professional blogger sounds like a dream job that requires little actual work and a whole lot of hanging out in the coffee shop down the road. For some, that is exactly the impression they give to anyone who asks how things are. What you don’t hear about are all the challenges facing bloggers, putting their careers and reputations at risk every day. Here are some of the challenges facing professional bloggers today.

Best Android and iPhone Security Software

While the risk of either the Google Android system or any of the various Apple products becoming infected seems slim; it is usually just when we feel all nice and snug in our security virus blanket, with no viruses in sight, that the Devil pops up in a new disguise. Knowing this, it’s wise to employ security protection software, just in case, to protect your information and applications from that one bored hacker who figures out a way to ruin your day by slipping a critter onto your system. Here, we talk about the best Android and iPhone security software currently out there.

How to Make a Bug-Out Bag

Being a geek means more than just knowing everything there is to know about your favorite technology. There are racing geeks, car geeks, music geeks, and even survival geeks. Survival geeks pride themselves on knowing what to do in the event of an emergency, or even an upcoming zombie apocalypse. One thing survivalist geeks pride themselves on is their ability to get up and go with little to no warning. After all, when the end of the world is at hand, you don’t have time to pack your bags. Enter the bug-out bag, also known as an AWOL bag, 72-hour kit, grab bag, GO bag, GOOD (Get Out Of Dodge), or more formally as a Personal Emergency Relocation Kit (PERK). This bag can be useful for a range of situations ranging from emergency evacuations due to inclement weather, zombie apocalypse, or even as a quick grab-and-go camping solution. Here’s how to make a bug-out bag.

Top 10 Social Android Apps

Whether you joined Facebook or are looking for a push-to-talk application to keep in constant contact with your friends and family, we have a list of 10 favorite Android apps for social media that should suit your needs. All of the apps mentioned here are free, so download at your leisure and let us know what you think of them!

How to Get Your Website Promoted

While all subscribers are professionals, some people need extra promotion for their sites, software, and/or services. If you have something you’d like us to promote for you, the $997 Gnomies “Pro” level is perfect. We will review what you want us to promote to our audiences and select the best possible outlet for you. Here’s how to get your website promoted!

Back Link of the Day

Thanks to enigmaticit for including LockerGnome in the discussion about Windows 8 tablets competing with the iPad over at the SharePoint and Mobility blog. If you’d like to be mentioned as a Back Link of the Day, link to one of our posts on from your site and — this is the important part — tell us about it!

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