The effects of Micro-blogging

I’ve long been critical of how the rise of the micro-blogging (starting with the most micro of all, Twitter, and the slightly longer form Google + and Facebook, and the services like Tumblr, where I tend to go to make longer-than-Twitter comments on things that elicit a response from me that I read online. Last night (or early this morning, Continue Reading

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Trust Quotes #9: Chris Brogan

My biggest peeve in perusing the daily, hourly, constant stream of Social Media (Twitter in particular)  is the barrage of self-promotion that most organizations think is “doing Social Media”.  If I weren’t committed to trying to lend my voice and my skills to helping the church understand and utilize Social Media* ,  I would have unfollowed a lot of “church” Continue Reading

Dumb Title: “Blogs Are Out, Social Networking Is In” #wiredchurch #smchurch

The title of this post sounds a bit clueless to me.  Blogs ARE a sizeable portion of Social Networking.  Blogs existed before just about EVERYTHING that is now thought of as “Social Networking”.  I think it would be more accurate to say that “Blogs are no longer the rage”,  or “Twitter and Facebook” are more popular than Blogs”.  Well, DUH.  Continue Reading

Blogs are still important #smchurch #wiredchurch @scobleizer #twit

Leo on are talking about how blogs are being used less and less,  but Scoble says something that to me and a whole lot of folks is pretty obvious:  Every now and then you have something you want to say that takes more than 140 characters.  For me,  that’s most things.  If I do more than just link to Continue Reading

How to Blog? #RSS #twitter #whyblog

I am seeing a rash of “advice” on how to “think up” blog posts.   No doubt this is a result of the Twitter popularity.  I hate gimmicks.  Much of the advice given about “increasing your blog output” is irritating to me.  Why?  Because the point of a blog is to speak your mind.  I see so many twitter posts that Continue Reading

Chrome NOT accommodating for WordPress Bloggers #chrome #blogthis

Several months….even over a year,  and Chrome is still not accommodating the people who blog using WordPress.  There are NO “blogthis “ type plugins for it like IE has for LiveWriter (even Firefox has one of those).  There are also numerous complaints about text formatting for blogging from Chrome to WordPress.  If I have come upon a web page I Continue Reading

Where are the Chrome Blog Plugins?

The main thing keeping me from using Chrome a LOT more is the lack of Plugins for blogging.  I am accustomed to my LiveWriter Blogit link,  or even my Scribe Fire editor that allows me to start up a blog post with the relevant text that I have highlighted on the web page already in quote format for my Blog’s Continue Reading

Cluetrain Manifesto

Wow.  Has it been that long already?  This is a book that pointed me in the right direction.  It got me blogging.  It instilled some boldness in me.  IN a sense,  that it it has been 10 years has me a bit ashamed of myself.  I would have thought I could have achieved so much more than I have.  I Continue Reading

Hit and Miss

It seems to me that Facebook has a whole bunch of the “overlay” that keeps most social communication “surfacey”.   In other words, there’s a whole lot of “conversation piece” stuff and entertainment games (like Trivia quizzes),  but very little emphasis on the more conversations that get right to it (those things that the good blogs are made of,  which put Continue Reading