Saturday, January 15, 2005

Blogging for Dollars

I hadn't heard much about this, but this weekend I read a little more about it.

All in all, I don't think it's really that bad. I think that in any of the cases mentioned in the story above, the money didn't change the views and commentary that the bloggers would have produced. If there was some disclosure, all would be well.

The thing that I was interested in, and I hope to see more written on this later, was how successful was the Dean campaign with this ploy. Pretty smart idea if you ask me. Given the viral nature of the blogosphere, get two or three well known libs blogging about a candidate, and within a week or two, major buzz.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Don't Support The Troops!

Did that get your attention? What I mean is don't support 7-11 in any way until they change this policy. They are taking wrist bands that cost them a few cents, selling them for $2.99, and giving $1.00 to the USO. Give me a break, this is shameless.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Thanks For the Comments and Emails

I've gotten several emails lately wondering were I went. I appreciate the interest, and I would love to post more, but I find that I 'm torn between wanting to quickly comment on something that I heard or read, and wanting to spend some time and read up on the subject, and then write a longer post with more thought put into it. What I thought about doing is collect email addresses, write a little less often, and then notify people when I post. I don't know.

Monday, January 10, 2005

I'm Back!

It's been a couple of months since I last posted. I got real busy at work, my wife and I moved into our own apartment, and then Christmas came along. I hope that I can find time to post more often in the future. There are so many things that I hear or read about every day that I want to coment about, but there is only so much time in the day.

I'm currently in the process of getting my contractor's license , and restarting my business again after a few years of working for others. It's been six or seven years, and I can't believe all of the changes in the rules and the hoops you have to go through just to be able to legally paint someone's house. Anyway, I would imagine that a lot of my posts in the future will be about trying to run a small business in the state of Oregon.