Long-time friend Josue Salazar asks, via Twitter: “Actually, is anyone still reading feeds? I bet many mainly live off of content people are tweeting links about. Sensational content != good.” Sounds familiar.
I enjoy writing. I don’t think I’m particularly great at it but I enjoy it nonetheless. When asked what I’d do if I wasn’t doing what I am doing now – I’ll usually say that I’d like to either write Macintosh software or write for a newspaper.
For those of you that do not know, I used to run a small blog with a few friends where we tried our hat at writing about geeky topics. We called it TheUberGeeks.net, or TUG.n, and we’ve recently begun working on its resurrection. We’ve got some big plans (as big as they can get giving it our night and weekend attention for the next few months) and I hope that anyone that used to subscribe will find their way back to TUG.n.
We’ve got two new articles up there and we’ll have at least a few more before this week is out. The two most recent articles were written by me:
- An iPhone FAQ – covering the top questions I receive from people that see me with an iPhone.
- Porting Mac applications to Windows – An interview with Cris Pearson of plasq – where I conduct a short interview with the CEO of a small software development company about the challenges of porting software with a small team.
I’m looking forward to seeing Chris’ Song of the Week return in style as well as Josue’s coverage of several TV series. In the next month or so we’ll have several pretty neat announcements there, so keep your ear to the ground. Actually, just subscribe to the TUG.n feed, and that will keep you up-to-date.
We’re back baby!
A meme, started by Esther Lee on Viddler with her 5 random things about her, is beginning to spread across Viddler and various blogs. It is a video meme and all you have to do is divulge five random facts about yourself. I took part in it, and here is my 5 random things about me video.
5 random things about me
Here is a list of the videos I’ve found so far… but there will be others on Viddler tagged with 5things.
- Esther Lee
- Josue Salazar
- King Zach Inglis
- Lisa Hightower
- Allen Stern
- Chris Fehnel
- James Mathias
- Alex Hillman
- Matthew Oliphant
- … and our cat Pookers
I have no doubt that there will be more, so I am not going to “tag” anyone to do one…. but just say that anyone that feels like doing one, and has the ability, please do so. Some of them have been very enlightening so far.
My other issue is of where some of my posts belong. As most of you know I write for TUG.n and have since starting it with Chris “back in the day”. I love writing geeky stuff but as I start to get better at writing ( I am improving a little, aren’t I ), I find myself wanting to post much more thought-out posts rather than the normal quickly written posts you’ve seen on TUG.n over the last several years.
That being said, who has the time? Though I think there is a balance, and blogging should not be turned into a form of journalism where every single detail is gone over with a fine-tooth comb (at least not for me personally), I am finding it difficult to strike a balance that I am happy with. So, the TUG.n airwaves go silent.
Perhaps this same issue plagues Mike, and Josue too. Not only are we finding it hard to produce good content on a regular basis (that we’re happy with), but I think we’re also trying to find out where each post belongs. Personal blog, TUG.n, company blog, etc.
It is something that will probably continue to challenge me for quite sometime and I don’t believe I’ll ever be able to fully solve the issue. But I have some ideas up my sleeve that will hopefully be able to pull some of this stuff together and that will help that decision become less important (in theory).
Whoever said blogging was easy never really blogged much or only has one blog.
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My good friend Josue is “rearranging” his site. He now has everything setup in small chronological notes. I like it.
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