Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Update: Out with the Old and in with the New

I honestly don't have the time to post enormous round ups anymore. Creating that content is very time consuming, and from what I can tell by looking at my traffic you guys/gals (understandably) aren't as keen on them as you are on the columns. So it is time to repackage them.

Summary: Big long round ups with an enormous amount of links that you may or may not visit - out.

Whats in?

What I plan on doing instead is giving you small but important chunks as they come to me / as I have time to blog them. I think this will be a lot easier for me to share with you.

(Full disclosure: I asked @TariqAlexander if he wanted to take over the round up function on this blog and he respectfully declined. But he did agree to help me build a fence, so I won't hold it against him.)

For those of you following me on twitter, you may notice that the content I am blogging in these smaller chunks is the same as what I am tweeting, and for that I apologize in advance. There is however a substantial audience for this blog that isn't on twitter (what are you waiting for!) so in order to share with everyone some duplication is unavoidable. That being said, these new blog posts will undoubtedly have more than 140 characters.

What do you think?

Oh, and I need a name to brand these types of posts. They aren't really round-ups, they aren't updates (those are more administrative things) and they definitely aren't weekly columns (I won't be asking Mike to edit them, so expect the occasional grammatical faux-pas).

While you ponder what we should call these new posts, why not check out Colin McKay talk about the Privacy Commissioner's Blog and Web 2.0.

My favorite quotation:

"[the trick is to] Find the mix between all the different online technologies to see how they establish a presence online, and how they reach the greatest audience, with the smallest effort in the most relevant way."


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