I have moved my blog to Escapade78.com. Don't get me wrong, I like adventures of a Texan, but Escapade has such a better meaning. I hope you will subscribe to my new blog and keep following along with me. I plan on canceling my Typepad account in about a month. Cheers!
Just started another book today. 37signals just released their new e-book Getting Real. I read the intro, and it is targeted toward folks who are using, interested in, or own an online application. Jason Fried from 37signals comments:
It details the business, design, programming, and marketing principles of 37signals and is packed with keep-it-simple insights, contrarian points of view, and unconventional approaches to software design. This is not a technical book or a design tutorial, it’s a book of ideas.
I just started a new book. Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephan Dubner. I will let you know what I think as the days pass by. The introduction was very thought provoking, so I have hopes that the rest of the book will be as good. A mental adventure. oh, and if you are interested in buying the book, take a look to the left and you can click through to Amazon.
I just finished reading the book Naked Conversations by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel. I had written before on this book a week ago. Unfortunately, as I read the book from cover to cover I found myself becoming less "Wow'd" by the content. The first few chapters convey some interesting facts about blogging and business. This was good background and interesting due to its stories. The middle few chapters were less intersting give case examples of right & wrong in the blogosphere. By the end, information seemed to be regurgitated and no longer keeping my attention.
All in all, a good read. I handed this to my father (not a blogger) and he was becoming very curious about starting one for his singles ministry at his church, but was beginning to wane from that idea as he read about the "rules of right & wrong." More geared toward folks who have not, are not familiar with blogging.
I am reading through the hot new seller Naked Conversations by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel. While I understand that it takes a couple of years to put a book together (at least) they didn't mention anything about audio or video blogs....just written ones.
I am curious if audio blogs will be more or less effective than written. My guess, those who can do them with great quality and follow the other rules brought up by Robert and Shel will be very successful. By great quality I mean no droning voice, proper inflection in the voice, no stuttering, and keep it short. Nothing longer than 10 minutes (maybe 15 if you have something really interesting). Need an example, take a look here.