Category: Blogging

While procrastinating at Sphinn, I came across a response I made the other day in a discussion where I disagreed with an article called All 13 Types of Blog Posts – Which Ones Are You Missing?. The article is nicely written and has excellent advice, especially for beginning bloggers. What rang my gong was a casual comment made by a reader who said: I challenge anyone who reads this to try to use all 13 types of posts in thisRead more…

One of my favorite moments is when my kids take over the kitchen. Last night, my 18 year old daughter and her boyfriend decided to make chocolate covered strawberries after we’d made a big dinner for everyone. They’d never done it before. They went out to the store and bought chocolate chips and big, fat strawberries. Back at the house, they dumped the chips into a pan and melted them. However, it didn’t have right consistency. It was too thickRead more…

There’s a scene in the movie version of “Oliver” where merchants walk along the street outside his bedroom window peddling their wares. They sing out “Who will buy?” this or that, holding up samples for passersby to see. Oliver has never witnessed such a thing before. He sings, Who will buy this wonderful morning? Such a sky you never did see! Who will tie it up with a ribbon, And put it in a box for me? I visited aRead more…

I have “free spirit” roots that began in the middle 1970′s when I would just take off. It didn’t matter where I ended up, as long as I was having an adventure. My fellow flower children left-over friends and I never had enough money and we didn’t fuss over the details. Nothing was planned. Most things I did were spontaneous. Today, my kids love my stories because I’m so different (and boring). They can’t imagine me with a crew cutRead more…

My approach to web site usability goes far beyond what you see on a web page. The lines between the Internet experience and off-line experience are blurred more and more as we adapt our lives to the technology we have available to us. The user experience, both on and off-line, sometimes blend together. This is usually overlooked by web site designers who haven’t had the experiences or training to understand the ramifications of every element they put on a pageRead more…

This year hasn’t been one of my favorites. It’s been “The Year of Pondering My Navel”. Or, perhaps, the “Year of Unraveling”. If you earn your living connected to the Internet, this year went by in 1.3 minutes flat. I’m finding that what worked before may be losing out to the current fad. One area of constant change is how we interact with the Internet and each other. A few months back I had asked if traditional online forums wereRead more…

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