What the Chesire cat teaches us about presentation skills

The newly unemployed need to refine not only their resumes, but also their presentation skills. It's not just for the interview, but also for their discussions with networking acquaintances. It's not just for the acquaintance discussions, but also for their own clarity of thought. ...more

Micro-blogging: Do you do it?

I've been following my Twitter friends' tweets. Most really do answer the question "What are you doing?" Honestly, I'm not so interested in 120-word ramblings of daily, mundane "events." (The worse one "I'm tweeting from my bathroom" -- way, way more information than I want to know.) As active bloggers, is anyone using Twitter to augment their blog posts? If so, can you give an example? Thanks, http://twitter.com/mgrey    ...more

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10th anniversity of the blog -- Dec. 17, 2007

Monday is the 10th anniversary of the Web log (aka blog). See Top 10 Tips for New Bloggers From Original Blogger Jorn Barger. 1) How long have you been blogging? 2) If you've been blogging over five years, how has blog culture changed? ...more

Great placeblogging site

Hi Placeblogging Enthusiasts, I've been following Alex Iskold's posts on placeblogging on Read/Write. Here's a particularly good post The Rise Of Hyperlocal Information that gets into some of the new tools that can be used within a placeblog. Also good information on monetizing. ...more


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Placeblogging "Lessons Learned"

What "lessons learned" and pleasant surprises have you experienced in building, refining and publicizing your placeblog? I live in a rural area. We have silos of local citizen-run groups. There is a recognized need to build an umbrella community -- to share information and resources, while each group maintains its functional autonomy. I've build a beta site (using the free wordpress.com hosting). Right now, it is mainly focusing on our local elections -- my intent is to build the content out (and beautify the design). ...more

Leveraging "BlogActionDay" for "BlogHers Act"

The BlogActionDay wrap-up. Press coverage included: Online Press * Cnet/News.com * Wired News * SlashDot * Digg * Reddit Traditional Press * BBC * Reuters * Financial Mirror * FOX * Star Tribune * Skai TV * Rem.FM * Sydney Morning Herald * Vancouver Sun * Manilla Standard Today * New Zealand Herald * The Peninsula * Chicago Daily Herald * Post Star * Christian Today * Washington City Paper * Kathimerini Greece ...more

Blog syndication: Yet another one (BlogRush)

While reading a post, I noticed a BlogRush widget in the sidebar. I immediately forgot what I was suppose to be doing and clicked on the BlogRush tab. I've completed the registration. (It takes 48 hours for a decision to be made whether to include my blog in the BlogRush syndication network.) Has anyone had any experience with BlogRush? If so, your thoughts? ...more

More on Blog Action Day: Oct 15 (next Monday)

Just a reminder that Blog Action Day is next Monday. Over 4,000 bloggers have registered their blogs. Check out their site for some new videos -- for fun and that you can post to your site. As Kermit the Frog knows "It's not easy being green"; however, it is worth it. ...more

"Pink for October": Building awareness for the fight against breast cancer

As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As stated at Pink for October Web sites will Go Pink during the month of October to bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, get people talking about breast cancer, and raise money for research. The BlogHer community can help raise awareness. If you can't "pinken" your site's theme, you can still add a badge to it. ...more

Powerful women and stereotypes

eWeek.com published a sllide show entitled The Most Powerful Women in IT. eWeek.com also published the Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, and only six out of the 100 "influential people in IT" are women. ...more