Blogging beyond your richest dreams

The topics for some of my posts come from stories found via Google’s Alerts. Not a lot mind you, but enough. I saw an interesting column Monday that struck a nerve in me. Or, at least a thought. Why do you blog? The world wants to know. (No really, we want to know. Read the…


One year later

New Orleans, most courtesy of NOLA.com: Remembering Katrina Katrina Anniversary Events Individuals’ reflections on/remembrances of Katrina Photo Gallery Hurricane Season 2006. Also see the NWS’s National Hurricane Center. Mississippi Thank You Party For Katrina Volunteers And First Responders The Sun-Herald’s five-day series, remembering Katrina Survivors’ stories Before and After Photo Comparisons: Mainland Mississippi In storm’s…


Other great points

For your Friday afternoon and weekend browsing, I offer: The Art of the Interview, ESPN-Style, David Folkenflik/NPR Can’t We All Just Get Along?, Joe Strupp/E&P Toronto and Ottawa PR meetups to discuss social media, Joseph Thornley/Thornley Fallis Group (You know, something like that should be started in Toledo. Anyone?) Wanna be respected by executives? Talk…


Do people distrust the media?

I don’t think people really trust the media — new or old. Courtesy of Micro Persuasion, I found an interesting British study reported at E&P about the trustworthiness of media — traditional and new. In the study, “1000 respondents were asked what percentage of the information they received from various sources was accurate, true and…


Do you really know what you write?

If you assume that, when you write and publish a book, you are an expert. Are you also an expert if you write and publish a blog? — Mike


Newspapers just need to step up

A couple posts this week stoked the old journalistic fires in me, but more on the business side of the newspaper business. One was by Mike Bawden, and the other by Gary Goldhammer. While I love public relations and enjoy my current job, there’ll always be a special place for my first (professional) love and…


To blog, or not to blog

Sometimes, life and even work just get in the way of blogging. After all, isn’t blogging the be-all, end-all? Not even close. But, after some months away from the blogosphere, it is good to see Mike Bawden‘s MuchAdoAboutMarketing and Ryan McGrath‘s PRLinker back up with recent posts. (Though, as of this writing, the PRLinker blog…


A tough love

We have a tough job. We, as in those of us in marketing communications. And, specificially those of us who do any type of writing in marketing communications. (Okay, it should go without saying — but I am to prevent any wayward thoughts — that we don’t really have a tough job. Policemen, firemen, EMS…


Other great points

For your thought-provoking (whether or not you agree with the topics), reading, surfing and just plain ol’ pleasure, I offer: On the Virtues of Killing Children, BlackFive Morons At The DHS, Noble Dutle Milblogger Coalition/A Soldier’s Perspective. You can find a more subdued post on the topic by Maggie Thurber/Thurber’s Thoughts. Blogging is stupid: The…


Random Thought . . . .

Should “Postcards from Buster” be “Podcasts from Buster”? I mean, afterall, he videos most of his visits, right? How hard would it be to take the videos and make them into podcasts, then put them on a site for Arthur, Francine and his other friends to view? Or, even download? — Mike P.S. Sorry, I…