I have to confess that I am not a sports fan. While as a New Orleanian I have at times rooted and cheered for the Saints, I really just am not very interested in football, basketball, baseball, etc. There are people, I know, who don't enjoy reading. And honestly, I would have no more luck interesting those folks in my book reviews than any of even my friends would ever have in interesting me in the football game they watched on Sunday. And that is just fine, because people have different interests. Think how boring the world we all share would be if we each of us looked alike, thought... Read More
I sometimes hesitate to write about social networking. There are so many self-described "experts" who go around repeating the same old shit that I suspect I am hardly alone in equating "social media expert" right up there with "spammer" in a list of "things to avoid on the Internet". Despite what the copy/paste "experts" would have you believe, using social media effectively can be Very tricky. And even smart, experienced people can very easily mess things up, quite unintentionally.
@BarryEisler is a relatively successful novelist. He's developed some expertise in modern-day... Read More
CORRECTION: This article contains material errors of fact and has been clarified and corrected HERE. The author sincerely regrets this reporting error.
Yesterday NBC reported that the City Of Philadelphia has decided that blogs which can run ads, even if they don't make any money, are subject to a $300/year Business Privlege Tax. This decision has been widely derided as Orwellian. But after thinking about it a bit, it seems to me that this tax is on shaky ground in several ways. While I'm sure there are some server computers physically located in that city (my own site was for... Read More
Why does the ‘Status Quo’ have a Latin name?….some relevant observations The Romans may have had it right, for a while, anyway: build really efficient roads that lead you-know-where, spread a universal language, make lots of peoples citizens (at the point of a sword, later known as taxation) and bask in self-congratulation at that slave-built villa on Capri.Pretty sweet, while it lasts, but, then you get Spartacus and Jesus, and, well, change comes knocking………….down all your pillars, at your……….villas (sorry).Dark Ages………………. (capitalization usually connotes importance, right?), lessons learned,... Read More
My last post, "Are A-List bloggers polluting the blogoshpere?" received mixed reviews.
I was told
"Since most A-List bloggers receive the lion's share of traffic and subscribership, I would tread lightly here. .... You have a wharped view of the blogosphere" bySourceBlogger
"Hmmm, I am getting 20,000 hits a day . . . making $1200 a day off of ads, nice, time to add more ads" byHenryRPlumeyJr
"I say cut these guys slack. They have worked very hard to build the kind of online following they have and being able to turn that following into an additional revenue stream... Read More
Have you noticed how many of the world's leading bloggers have ugly affiliate looking 125x125 ads, or smaller directly smattered onto their home pages?
Do you like them? For years now, BlogCatalog has brainstormed how we can offer bloggers an elegant alternative to these penniless type ads.
The solution didn't arrive easily. Perhaps we are slow. Yet, in an instant, voila. we had a breakthrough experience. I'd say enlightened though we are far from near.
We had figured out a new and an exciting way for blogs to look elegant, for quality bloggers to monetize, for other... Read More
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Mirabelle...it's all French to me. I think perhaps you should go back to d'hotel.