Targeted Advertising: Creepy & Stalkerish, or Wow, You Get Me!?

When GMail first hit the scene and I got my coveted invitation to the beta program, part of the agreement was that Google could suck down all the text – incoming and outgoing – and analyze it for more effective target marketing. There would be ads in the sidebar and across the top, and these Read More …

Bad Attitude Blogging

In his post, “Bad Attitude Blogging,” Opinionated Man writes: I’ve come across countless bloggers that leave a “last post” with an ultimatum in it. Support their blog or they will stop blogging. OM chalks this up to a sense of entitlement. I disagree. I’ve only seen a couple of bloggers – usually under the age Read More …

Do You Like Your Own Stuff?

At first, it seemed to me that promoting my own work was like being seven or eight, again, standing at the end of the diving board and screaming, “Lookit! Lookit! Watch this!” over every unremarkable dive. Read More …

Contemplating Content

Content is king. Long live the king. Matt Cutts Declares Guest Blogging “Done” … Are We All Screwed? This article on Copyblogger was where I first got wind of Matt Cutts’ saying that guest blogging was “done.” Is that news? Guest blogging was over, kaput, and done on this blog ages ago. As Matt says, Read More …