Category: Today’s Finds

I didn’t follow rules that well when I was growing up. I had my own code. I still don’t follow rules that well, especially when I think they are unfair or stifle my independence. Some rules and laws are designed with the intent of lumping groups of people together into single mindsets, to funnel them into one agreed upon prescribed end result behavior. There is no wiggle room for exceptions or varying conditions. When I come up against these circumstancesRead more…

Of all the blogosphere reactions to the outrage at one female blogger’s public denouncement of website comment harassment, two struck a nerve with me. Both of them put the blame on her for not handling the situation properly. One refrain is (paraphrasing here) “Get with the program lady. It’s the Internet. Get a thicker skin” and the other is “The best way to deal with predators is to ignore them. She should not have written about this.” Be Tough. It’sRead more…

This week the top news in the blogosphere is the “death of print” and death threats against a blogger. As a fellow blogger and woman, I wish to add my voice to the outcry against those who find it necessary to threaten and abuse people online. Negativity launches an energy that quickly grows out of control, so that even a victim becomes the evil they are trying to shield themselves from. I know this from my own personal experiences. ThereforeRead more…

I’m too scared to post to my blog today. I’ve been reading other blogs and apparently, there are so many rules for making a good, (but-they-don’t-exist), “A-list” blog, or even a blog worth adding to RSS feeds, that I’m completely frozen in fear. If I make one single mistake here, I risk losing readers. Sigh. Okay. I’m pretending you all are naked….now, I can continue. What’s happening here? There’s a growing backlash against Web 2.0? There’s a rush to rolloutRead more…

I knew this would happen and I did it anyway. I wrote a blog post yesterday on a specific topic and ruined the piece by adding an additional section at the bottom linked out to other blogs. Because I did that, one reader found it impossible to link to my post. The funny thing is, I knew that would happen. I knew I would irritate somebody. I’ve used this format before, where I write in “article-speak”, and like a trueRead more…

Here’s an introduction that speaks to my periodic picking on “A-list” lists. Seth Godin writes “Worth a look! There is no A list, so there can’t be a Z list. There’s just good blogs.” I have to admit that as much as lists feel like a self indulgent ego-trip, they do help get the word out. They help you scan down a list of blogs to see what might be interesting. If you’re pruning your personal list of feeds, listsRead more…

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