At this point only a dead ostrich could ignore the downswing in the economy. I need not rehash the situation we’re in, but I suggest now might be a good time to evaluate what you blog about, keeping this new reality in mind. I’ve already noticed many mainstream media outlets shifting their content to reflect this new reality. [Read more…]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there’s an election this year in America and opinions and emotions are running passionate and heavy. As a result, I’ve noticed a few blogs I read toss in the occasional political slant, and sometimes a full-on political post.
As a reader, I generally don’t appreciate when a blog I read, that claims a subject of expertise, suddenly shift to a completely unrelated topic. I do read some political blogs and that’s where I’d like that subject to remain. [Read more…]
“Blog fatigue” is a common subject – pretty much every blogger I know has come down with it at one point or another. I seem to drag every summer as the weather brightens and I question spending so much time staring at the computer screen.
One strategy I’ve used to ease “blog fatigue” is simply: “mixing things up.” First, take a step back, look at the posts you’ve written in the past year or so, and analyze your blogging “modus operandi” by answering some questions: [Read more…]
Over the past few months, I’ve been an occasional co-commentator for the Elite Tech News podcast. It was started by MG Siegler of ParisLemon and Venture Beat who rounded up several tech blog “B-listers” to participate in a panel discussion of current tech topics. The current line up is Mark “Rizzin” Hopkins, Louis Gray, Art Lindsey, Frederic Lardinois, Steven Hodson, Tamar Weinberg, Tony Hung, and myself.
Here are my observations of the experience:
Blogging relies on technology which is sure to change at a rapid pace. A recent development is “microblogging.”
A “compilation post” leverages the content of earlier ones. Imagine writing the article “My Favorite Posts Of The Year” with summaries and links to earlier posts you’ve written. That’s all there is to it.
Here are some reasons why this type of article is appealing to readers:
Seesmic has been working with Disqus, a blog commenting service (previously covered by the Blog Herald here and here) to provide video comments to Disqus-enabled blogs. Now, bloggers using Disqus can easily activate Seesmic video comments through just one setting.