Archive for August, 2006

A cleverhack wayback post with bonus photoblogging

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Way back in 2003, (if you want to get really technical about it October 2002) I started to blog. While my very first effort was handrolled, I later switched to an early version of Movable Type and then onto WordPress in 2004. This blog began as a curiosity, a personal Web site type of project and soon blossomed into something a little more concrete. As it was, 2003 happened to be one of those years in the life where the distraction was welcomed (and better explained over a beer).

When I started the blog, I was living in Vermont and working as a computer instructor (at one point, I was even called the best teacher ever by one of my students) and freelance consultant with part time irregular hours. The blog allowed me to network professionally and to have contact with others I would have otherwise never had met and I had my share of publicity too. Because of the blog, I’ve kept in touch with old friends, met some interesting folks in real life and over email (even dated a few) and landed my last couple jobs telling my employers that I blogged. I can’t complain about my blogging experience so far.

Having gotten some referrers for a particular old post recently I thought I would aggregate some of my older photo blogging exploits.

-A 120 Minute Photoblog
-Workblogging August 2003
-For You, My Dear Loyal Readers as featured in the (in)famous blog chicks post
-Ground Zero August 2003
-At Work
-Ben & Jerry’s Blogging
-Fall Pics 2003
-Apple Picking

[tags]cleverhack, photoblogging, photoblog, egoblogging[/tags]

The Internet and Newspaper sites

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

For those of us tasked with figuring out what other content rich Web sites are doing, The Bivings Report on The Use of the Internet by America’s Newspapers points out some trends to think about. Here’s the link to PDF.

-80 of the nation’s top 100 newspapers offered reporter blogs. On 63 of these blogs, readers could comment on posts written by reporters.
-76 of the nation’s top 100 newspapers offer RSS feeds on their websites. All of these feeds are partial feeds, and none included ads.

-Major Web tools, such as blogs and RSS penetrated both the most and least circulated newspapers.
-Video was the most common form of multimedia found on the websites, and was offered by 61 of the newspapers.

[tags]Internet, Web, blogs, blogging, RSS, content site [/tags]

Thanks, guys

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

I appreciate the birthday wishes.

In case you’re out of the loop

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

concerning elementary school tween fashion, I hear it on good authority that the boys are wearing Tough Guys Wear Pink t-shirts.

I have no idea on the cultural significance of this particular shirt (other than you can get one at your local Hot Topic), so if anyone wants to clue *me* in…

[tags]Pop Culture, tween, Whatever happened to shocking your Mom with three earrings in one ear? [/tags]