Why Blog

Once in a while Dave Winer hits one out of the park – this is one of those times: “ … the posts I’ve written here have served as a calling card, a way of keeping my name and ideas on people’s minds. … And that’s the role of a blog, it’s a way of [...]

The first Blog Action Day, and the Superfund365 project

I’m almost too late, but I just discovered that today was the first ever Blog Action Day. This year’s subject is the environment: “On October 15th – Blog Action Day, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind … In its inaugural year, Blog Action Day will be [...]

Rands on Presenting and the Resume

Some of the best material to come out of my feed reader lately is the product of Rands In Repose. A couple articles of note are his tips for nailing a presentation and crafting a killer resume. I’ve touched on resum├ęs (at least the concept of them) and presentation skills here recently, but my ramblings [...]

A blogging curriculum

In a recent post, one of my favorite local bloggers mentioned (almost offhandedly) that she was training a cadre of new bloggers. While I can’t wait to check out the new blogs from one of my favorite local establishments, I am intrigued by the idea of a blogger education program, as it raises some interesting [...]

Elements of Style

While in Maine over the easter holiday, I had the pleasure of stopping by one of the state’s wonderful Goodwill stores. For some reason, these are consistently some of the best thrift shops I’ve ever been to. During this visit, I found a copy of William Strunk Jr’s The Elements of Style. It was not [...]