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The surprise of an expanding blog universe

You can’t imagine my surprise when I logged onto the blog today and discovered the banner posted. In between rounds of medicine and fighting the summer croup, I made a fairly pathetic attempt to create the banner. I remember uploading what I had done so I could see how it looked, but for some reason thought the blog had reverted to its old look…apparently not. I confess it’s not finished. I don’t quite have the look I want, but given my inadequacies with Photoshop I’m surprised it doesn’t look worse. Hopefully I’ll defeat this crud overtaking my sinuses and lungs shortly and will be able to make the needed adjustments. In the meantime, let me share another surprise.

Yesterday, I found a nice comment from Wayne Hurlbert in response to my “e-voice” post. It’s always a treat and a real pick-me-up when I find someone has taken the time to comment, but yesterday Wayne really brightened my day—and being sick I sorely needed it—when I discovered my post about developing an e-voice had been the subject of one of his daily posts. Wayne runs a business blog called Blog Business World and his complimentary post is Blogs: Finding your voice on June 06, 2004. Once there, I spent some time perusing his site. He has an easy-going style and his blog suggests plenty of places to go, particularly if you’re interested in seeing how others are using their blogs to support their business efforts. From a quick survey of his daily entries, it’s clear that blogs have moved beyond the early diary and political commentary formats and are now making major inroads in the business world. When you think about it, the expanding universe of blogdom has the capability to digest every topic conceivable and is only limited to the blogger’s capabilities to attract a readership. Isn’t this how it is with all types of writing? There are no banned or bad subjects, only dull and ill-conceived executions.


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  • http://www.blogbusinessworld.blogspot.com Wayne Hurlbert

    Thanks for mentioning my blog today. I consider your writing to be some of the best among bloggers. Compliments from you are extremely flattering. I am honoured. :-)
    You are right. Blogs have moved well beyond the daily diary and journals and political blogs that have been the staples of blogging for so long. Still, those stereotypes exist. Along with other business bloggers, I am trying to dispel those outdated notions.
    Get well soon. It’s no fun being sick. :-(

  • http://www.blogbusinessworld.blogspot.com Wayne Hurlbert

    Thanks for mentioning my blog today. I consider your writing to be some of the best among bloggers. Compliments from you are extremely flattering. I am honoured. :-)
    You are right. Blogs have moved well beyond the daily diary and journals and political blogs that have been the staples of blogging for so long. Still, those stereotypes exist. Along with other business bloggers, I am trying to dispel those outdated notions.
    Get well soon. It’s no fun being sick. :-(

  • http://mikesplace.typepad.com Michael Perry

    One of the interesting places that blogs can go is toward managing content for ongoing projects and allowing teams to correspond on projects. I’ve done a bit of open source consulting and found that Planet Debian often contains a good signal to noise ratio. Another interpretation is one that I have been meaning to check out lately
    at http://www.basecamphq.com/. This one appears to offer project management through an interactive approach.

  • http://mikesplace.typepad.com Michael Perry

    One of the interesting places that blogs can go is toward managing content for ongoing projects and allowing teams to correspond on projects. I’ve done a bit of open source consulting and found that Planet Debian often contains a good signal to noise ratio. Another interpretation is one that I have been meaning to check out lately
    at http://www.basecamphq.com/. This one appears to offer project management through an interactive approach.

  • http://clear-lake-reflections.com Mark

    I don’t wish to dispel outdated notions, and if I ever use those terms: exile me. What does it mean to move beyond daily diaries Wayne? Is that a nudge to be more progressive? Tsk tsk. Editors await to refuse your manuscripts if you go that route.
    Better to follow Ms. Vikk. I keep coming back here because this site is so professional. I don’t claim to be.
    But she’s pretty, a good writer, into Byzantine icons, savvy, likes dogs and misses em when she’s away, stays near NASA for a week and never calls…. a veritable Seinfeld woman of our age.
    😉

  • http://clear-lake-reflections.com Mark

    I don’t wish to dispel outdated notions, and if I ever use those terms: exile me. What does it mean to move beyond daily diaries Wayne? Is that a nudge to be more progressive? Tsk tsk. Editors await to refuse your manuscripts if you go that route.
    Better to follow Ms. Vikk. I keep coming back here because this site is so professional. I don’t claim to be.
    But she’s pretty, a good writer, into Byzantine icons, savvy, likes dogs and misses em when she’s away, stays near NASA for a week and never calls…. a veritable Seinfeld woman of our age.
    😉