How I Blog: Wayne Yang

Wayne Yang

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Wayne Yang

Wayne Yang, Freelance Writer, Photographer, Blogger.

Sometimes my blog looks like a photoblog. Other times it’s text heavy with reams and reams of I/O I/O I/Os.

My blog used to be more of a grab bag, an electronic scrapbook of articles, book excerpts and electronic marginalia, unruly and bursting at the margins in which I’m forced to (self)-publish. These days, I’m more focused instead on my personal writing and photography. Recently, I’ve started using my blog to conduct interviews of photographers, writers and editors who I want to meet online. We never get to see eye to eye, and yet I get to ask them for their deepest thoughts. My blog changes as my interests change.

Freelance writer/photographer Wayne Yang blogs at Eightdiagrams.com.

Google Discrimination?

I read an interesting article this morning that, while not directly blogging related, seemed to best fit as blogged here. As bloggers, our jobs often overlap with Search Engine Optimization, web promotion, advertising, and the ilk.

Needless to say, the story from the Technology Liberation Front alarmed me. The story is that a Senator from South Carolina has introduced an amendment to legislation that would illegalize Google’s “sponsored links” program where advertisers have the opportunity to buy prominent positions in search results.
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How We Blog: The Man Blog Bloggers

The Man Blog

This is the 22nd post in our “How I Blog” series. To read the rest, visit the archives. Interested in participating? Drop us a note about ‘How I Blog’ along with a photo or yourself or your blogging space at tips [at] blogmedia [dot] biz.

This one is a little different. Our friends over at The Man Blog offered to share their own blogging manifesto known as ‘How We Blog’. I’ll warn you now – if you’re easily offended, don’t read this.

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I Don’t Want No Stinkin’ RSS (or Why Normal People Don’t Understand Feeds)

We’re not normal. I mean, come on, let’s face it. Most people still don’t understand RSS,feeds and the concept of web syndication. Some people think RSS is the email killer. Others don’t. Chances are, if you read this blog, you’ve got a feed-reader chock full of subscriptions. If you’re like me, you even subscribe to searches on your own name.

But there’s still a real barrier for normal everyday people to fully grok RSS and its benefits. Devin Reams mourns this barrier:
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Now the summer camp directors are worried about MySpace…

Thursday’s New York times reports that the Internet is the number one issue facing summer camps:

Summer camp directors have a new scourge, and it is not mosquitoes or impetigo. It is the Internet, specifically sites like MySpace, Facebook and Friendster, where young people often post personal or revealing information.

Camps say they are increasingly concerned about being identified in photographs or comments on these sites, even innocuously. They worry about online predators tracking children to camp and about their image being tarnished by inappropriate Internet juxtapositions

Seriously, isn’t this getting just a tad bit overblown?

Chris Pearson talks about the new Blog Herald design

Chris Pearson, who is the best damn blog designer that I know, has a lengthy post at Pearsonified (his blog) that talks about the new design here at The Blog Herald.

I’ll leave it to Chris to outline all of the design choices that he made – and why. He also writes quite eloquently and in quite some detail about the backend shenigans that he pulled to make this design provide the functionality that we were looking for.

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