Articles from February 2008

Blogging In The 21st Century

February 25th, 2008 · 19 Comments

I swear this is going to be my last TOC 2008-related post*. There is one more topic that has been rattling around BSHQ and, well, it’s time to get it out in the open. Blogging. It’s good, it’s bad, it’s ugly, and it’so misunderstood. We need have some frank discussion. There is no such thing […]

File Under: Marketing For Introverts · Perennials

Putting The Multidirectional In Conversation

February 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Last night, I missed my bookclub*. My fault. I hate missing my bookclub meetings, but, well, someone screwed up her calendar. No names. When I first joined, I was a paranoid newcomer who thought it was about intellectual discussion and critical analysis. I read some serious dreck before I caught on. Maybe your bookclub trudges […]

File Under: The Future of Publishing

What Have You Done For Me Lately?

February 17th, 2008 · 20 Comments

I am not worried about the future of the book. I am not worried about the future of reading. I am not worried about the future of spelling (I am almost-but-not-quite ready to accept the “spelling is relative” argument, !@#$ British and their extraneous use of “U”). I am worried about the future of publishers. […]

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Cranky, Cranky Post About People Who Don’t Think Before They Write

February 12th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Way back in the day, I was all hot diggety dog (is there a correct spelling for diggety?) about defenders of traditional media dismissing the blogosphere as nothing but a bunch of noise. Since even I can hit prey when shooting fish in a barrel, the sport of exposing holes in logic grew wearisome. I […]

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Tools of Change: Next Week, For Everybody

February 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Imagine, if you will, a bright, cold Tuesday morning in New York City. But you don’t mind the chill outside because you’re inside, attending Day 2 of the second annual O’Reilly Tools of Change conference. In fact, at this moment, the only worry on you mind is what fantastic session to attend (don’t worry, I’m […]

File Under: The Future of Publishing