From Here On

6 Jan 2009

So, it’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything of real value here, and I’d like to change that. Sure, it’s not like I’ve been slacking, but I have a blog for a reason, and I’d like very much to make good use of it. I’d like to take a few minutes, though, to explain where I’ve been, where I am and where I plan to go in 2009 and beyond.

Writing and Blogging

1 Nov 2008

So, the recent interest in National Blog Posting Month has made me reflect on my own writing over the past since since I took part last year. I wrote 30 posts in a month, then just 10 posts in the next 11 months. While I don’t regret letting my professional writing get in the way of my personal writing, I feel somewhat obligated to start giving back again. Once the book’s out of the way, I should be able to get back to writing here more regularly, but in the meantime, I thought I’d share a bit of what’s been occupying so much of my time.

Closing out November

30 Nov 2007

It’s been a long month. It’s been a very long month. I’ve had my ups and downs, but over all, it’s been a good time. I stuck it out to the end, and I’m proud of that.

Preparing for the Sprint

28 Nov 2007

The sprint’s coming up fast now, and I’m finding myself a bit overwhelmed with everything I need to do before I go. What it amounts to, unfortunately, is that I won’t be able to have my own, Django-powered blog up and running before I leave for Kansas tomorrow. It’s definitely unfortunate, given how close I am, but I just can’t spare enough time to finish it off.

Making friends and influencing people

26 Nov 2007

I don’t have any links to back this up, but I remember reading a few different articles suggesting that the “power” or influence of a blog is primarily based on its readership. This certainly seems to fit with the many reader-stats tools that are available these days, but I’ve never really subscribed to that view. While I do agree that a blog is nothing without its readers, I don’t believe readership alone is a good indicator of the influence of a blog.

What’s up with that name?

1 Jun 2007

Over the years, I’ve had enough people ask me about my moniker that I thought I’d take the time to try to head off some of the questions.