I come not to praise blogging, but to bury it. Blogging is dying a tragic death, killed off by the inexorable and irresistible force of Adam Smith’s invisible hand. When blogging first emerged, it promised a better way to consume content. For avid readers like me, it was a dream come true. Finally, people could … Continue reading The Tragic Death of Blogging
Keith Rabois touched off a mini-Twitter firestorm the other day when he posted a tweet saying, “I don’t know of a single successful CEO or entrepreneur who blogs regularly.” http://bit.ly/1b0gv4V Sadly, as I often note, 140 characters isn’t enough for a nuanced response, which this topic deserves. Here are my (often conflicting) thoughts about whether … Continue reading Should entrepreneurs blog?
Like most of you, I was shocked by the news of the Boston Marathon bombing. I was glued to Twitter and Google News, checking every five minutes, waiting for each additional bit of news. Now that nearly 24 hours has passed, I have some thoughts I’d like to share. Unlike most of my writing, this … Continue reading Thoughts on the Boston Marathon Bombing
“While nonviolence only sometimes works in the immediate moment, it always works.” (Michael Nagler) One of the reasons I wrote my essay on PyCon is because of a young hacker I’ve worked with. He’s a smart, funny, thoughtful person, and he was quite worked up about the PyCon incident. He was convinced that Adria Richards … Continue reading Why I Write Essays On Controversial Topics
At the risk of sounding (even more) like a crotchety old man, I feel like the online world is moving in exactly the wrong direction. I would argue that there is a direct correlation between the amount of effort a creator expends and the quality and value of that creation. For example, I listen to … Continue reading The content continuum and why I’m worried about the direction of the online world
I thought I’d try out Google’s mobile blogger app. Not sure if I’ll do this regularly, but it might be a nice change of pace.
I’m on vacation, and you know what that means…it’s clobbering blogging time! I wrote a bunch of posts on the plane ride yesterday, and spent much of today loading them into Blogger. I have 28 posts locked and loaded–expect to see one per weekday for the next few weeks!
My sincerest apologies, dear reader, for having neglected you for so long. I’ve been extremely busy with work, and I’ve finally come up for air. The ironic thing is, I actually have tons of blog posts already loaded in the system–I’ve been so busy, I haven’t even had 90 seconds to send them out. My … Continue reading Blogging Update
People ask me about why I write. I guess they figure that I have some kind of well-reasoned master plan. They’re usually surprised when I tell them I write because I enjoy it. It may be that not everyone enjoys writing as much as I do. I hear all the time about writer’s block, or … Continue reading Creator’s High
I’ve been pretty bad about putting out posts on a regular basis. The funny thing is, they’ve actually been building up as text-only notes on my iPod Touch. So over Thanksgiving, I transferred a bunch of posts to my drafts folder, and I’ll be pushing them out at lunchtime (assuming I remember). I hope you … Continue reading The Week of Blogging Asynchronously