Tag: community

  • What Brings Us Together

    Photo Credit: Rachael Adams. We are a race divided. We are divided by gender, class, race, geography, politics, and so much more. If you don’t believe me, go take a look at your Facebook news feed. At this time, on my news feed, someone is trolling New England Patriots fans. Someone is arguing about how […]

  • What Makes a Community?

    I normally write articles that carry a bit of authority. I usually write what I know about and have a high degree of confidence writing. I don’t write often because I want what I do write to carry authority and be hard-hitting. This is not really one of those articles. I haven’t done what people […]

  • WordPress 3.0 Preview Webinar

    Yesterday, the iThemes folks graciously hosted me for a webinar. I had the opportunity to demonstrate some of the more anticipated features of WordPress 3.0 (due out next month). In the process, I also expressed some of the philosophies in the WordPress community around contributing and shaping the most popular publishing platform on the web. […]

  • Buzz Kill

    By now, if you follow the technology world at all, or if you use Gmail, you’ve probably noticed a new thingy released by Google in the last few days. The thingy is called Google Buzz and it is billed to be a “status update” tool to allow your friends to know what you’re up to? […]

  • The Rule of Brand, SEO, Trust and Marketing

    Almost five years ago, I started this blog without much idea what was going on. In fact, in many ways, it was an opportunity to pass time at work, in a job that I cared little about and that I was doing little more than doing time with. I setup a WordPress blog, went to […]

  • Friends vs. Fans

    I think that maybe we’ve done some serious harm to the concept of friends with all this social media stuff. Seriously. On Facebook, how many of your friends are really friends? I have over 2000 followers on Twitter. How many of them know my real name without looking? How many events do people with significant […]

  • Grow Where You're Planted

    My offline friends will tell you how much I hate where I live. I moved here to Baltimore as a preteen with my parents and aside from a 4 year stint galavanting around New York State, including 2 years in NYC, I’ve lived in the Baltimore area since. I graduated from high school here. I […]

  • Afrika

    For quite some time, I’ve dreamed of starting an historical fiction blog. I’ve toyed with this idea as I think it would be a fantastic experiment in social media. In my eyes, the blog would be written by a World War II Army soldier, and would be dated and conveyed as such. This morning, I […]

  • Twitter Contest: Be my 1000th Friend

    I’m at a special milestone in my Twitter career. Most people don’t end up with 1000 friends but the Twitter community is vibrant and I’m fully engaged so at this point, I have 999 friends. I thought it would be cool, in the spirit of Twitter and community, to hold a contest for the 1000th […]