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Why blogging (again)…

July 20th, 2011

About two years ago I posted an entry regarding the frequency of use of Blogs, Social Networks, Twitter, etc.  Recently, I had some more time and started updating my Facebook status more often, tweeting again, and now posting on my blog again.  What I said then still holds true.

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Blogs, Social Networking, Twitter, etc…

July 31st, 2009

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My boss and I were talking recently about blogs, the Internet, Social Networking (Social Media), Twitter, and the like.  He brought up some statistic about blogs that I found interesting.  That only 5% of blogs have been updated in the past 120 days (according to a New York Times blog entry from June).  He considers himself one of the early bloggers and has had a blog since the dinosaurs. He regularly updates it (at least once per week but sometimes as frequently as dozen times per month) and has many opinions about the value of bloggers and blogs in general.  I’m not going to go into that, but he can on his blog if he so chooses.

It got me to thinking about my own blog and the fact that it’s not something I update regularly. I sort of go through spurts where I’ll write blog entries a few times per week and other times where I either can’t think of a topic or I have bloggers block  I just don’t want to blog on topics that may be on my mind.

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Black Pepper Pork Loin <---the long tweet

April 29th, 2009

wishboneChalk this up to musings of someone who has had two G&Ts who is also suffering as a bachelor for a few more weeks (while his wife is in Kentucky at some giant vet clinic or other) and he may or may not feel like he’s in need to find some topic or other to post on his blog or facebook or twitter or something or like that….

Consider this scenario: Have you ever purchased something at the store that you were really looking forward to? (eating)? Like you recalled picking it off the shelf and thinking, wow, garlic black pepper pork loin, “that sounds damn good.” So it is in the fridge overnight (or three) and you decide to fire up the grill and have you some garlic black pepper pork loin.

Meanwhile, you’re on the phone with your wife (from Kentucky) and you pull the pork loin out of the fridge just thinking how good it will be for dinner. You casually read the package that says, “? portabelo mushroom ?” pork loin and you literally say (into the phone), “Oh, Snap!”

Why? Because you don’t much care for fungus. Thank you very much.

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Remove my Twitter Tools tweets from my main blog page

April 24th, 2009

twitter-128x128It’s been a long time since I posted a blog entry.  Chalk it up to being super busy at work, selling our home, preparing to move, and spring.  I noticed that my the main page of my blog was top heavy with the weekly tweets posted by from the Twitter Tools plugin.  Why do I have my tweets show up on my blog?  No particular reason, but I figured that it sounded like a good social networking thing to do.

As it was looking like my blog consisted of nothing but tweets, I wanted to hide my weekly tweet posts (from Twitter Tools) from my main blog page. I still wanted them available for search engines, or if someone just wants to see my tweetroll (hey baby … want to see my tweetroll?) (did I just coin a new word? – A google search indicates I did not).

After poking around on google and the WordPress site, I figured out a pretty easy way to do what I wanted.

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Old school veterinary medicine and web2.0?

March 8th, 2009

veterinary-symbolSomeone I am very close to was recently writing an article for a professional journal for veterinarian medicine. She asked me to proof read the article, but was unhappy with my recommendations and suggestions. The topic of the article was the Internet and veterinarian medicine. She presented a couple of angles on the potential uses and misuses of the Internet by veterinarians but failed to mention web2.0, social networking, social media, and viral marketing.

She asked that I help her with some changes, but when I started making suggestions she was reluctant to include my changes in her article because the audience had never heard of “web2.0” and were more concerned with the loss of prescriptions as a profit center to 1800petmeds.com.

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WordPress Widgets

February 7th, 2009

wordpress_logoI was messing around in WordPress and adding widgets this week. Adding widgets with WordPress 2.7 is a breeze and I can do it remotely using the wp-admin features. I didn’t noticed that widgets could be installed remotely from the admin tools and was adding them manually. Once I learned that I can install them directly from the admin pages, I added a more.

I added a SEO widget even though it’s probably useless for this blog. It was fun to add and I’ll see if it makes a difference.

I added WordPress Popular Posts which is why on the index (or main) page you see the posts that are visited most often.

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Tweet Tweet

December 1st, 2008
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Twitter is all the rage.  Is it the next facebook?  The next version of social networking?  Social network without wiress?

I created a twitter feed.  You can follow me here, or you can simply text “follow sidboswell” to 40404.  You’ll be requested to respond with a username and you’re off.

Twitter is like a combination of SMS (texting) and facebook. The basic question is “what are you doing now.”  That can only get you so far. Do I really need to know that my friends are cooking bacon or driving to work. Is that valueable?

Rather, use clever updates to your twitter feed. Consider it a micro-blog. Follow some others that you find interesting and respond to them (using the @username command). I can think of 100 utilities for twitter, but for now, I’m going to stick with the social side of things. When I’ve mastered that, I may try some utilitiarian tasks in my professional life.

Until then…..

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