The Strumpette-Amanda Chapel-Brian Connolly affair

Okay, I’ve only once directly posted about Strumpette. Yeah, I’ve included the Strumpette site a few times, but have really stayed away from Strumpette on my blog. Before I go on, let me say for the record that, early on, the strumpette blog focused on attacks and I think offered very little value. However, of…


Things to do . . . .

I’m a big list guy. If I’m not rushed at the end of the day or don’t have to leave early for a t-ball, I take some time to regroup and jot down a list of things for me to do the next day at work. For some time now, I’ve had an things to…


Social media tag: I’m it

Thanks to Ed Lee at BloggingMeBloggingYou, I’m in my first game of online or blogging tag. YIPPEE. (BTW Ed, your blog name reminds me of a song by ABBA. Or, is it Air Supply?) My five favorite (note the proper American English spelling 😉 ) social media technologies . . . . hhhmmmmm? Let me…


Can blogging and branding co-exist?

When you give first thoughts about blogging and branding, and what each typically entails and means, I don’t think they can co-exist within a corporation. Blogging: Entrepreneurial. Individualistic. The “wild, wild Web.” Independent. Uncensored. Opinionated. On the fly. Branding: Projecting a coordinated communicated effort. Consistent messaging. Trying to project across the company what that company…


Other great points

For your browsing, reading and thinking pleasure, I give offer the following . . . . Columnists are people, too, Jon Friedman/MarketWatch How will we look in 125 years? News-Sentinel’s future won’t include paper, Marty Weybret/Lodi News-Sentinel (Courtesy of CyberJournalist.net) Former Santa Barbara News-Press Columnist Speaks Out; N-P Publisher Becomes (Lou) Cannon Fodder, Gary Goldhammer/Below…


Blasting the new kid on the blogging block

UPDATED approx. 12:30: Below with more posts about the new Dell blog, and a point to ponder. My youngest son (5yoa) can easily become frustrated when he tries something new. He’ll give up quickly and be reluctant to try again. Everytime that happens, my wife and I explain to him that he will get better,…


It started with just one red paperclip

Kyle MacDonald finally has his house. And, it all started with one red paperclip. And, kudos to Corbin Bernsen, and Bert Roach of Kipling, Saskatchewan. — Mike


Brainstorming: name for new business

This post is personal, but it’s still a good branding-communications brainstorming exercise. Assignment: Need a name for a new event organizing/planning/implementing business. The business can handle an array of events — from wedding and baby showers, to kids’ birthday parties, reunions, weddings, business meetings, etc. For starters, here are some early possibilities: > Attention to…


Myspace: the new movie mecca?

Okay, yes I’m a 30+something guy, and don’t have any teenage kids yet. But, am I out of the loop or is the new “John Tucker Must Die” movie really the first movie to have its own MySpace.com profile? (I do have a MySpace profile, BTW.) Thursday night, I saw a commercial for the movie,…


A fair price

The subject of a post Mike Manuel had some time ago — and my comment on it — has been rolling around in my head fairly regularly since then. (Yeah, I know. I already trackedback, or is it trackbacked? to it. Mike has another good post, though his has been more focused on billing for…