Monday, November 14, 2005

Uh oh. I've done it again... Pointed another University of Tennessee professor toward Blogger and sent her off shopping for that special type-in-your-pajamas blogger nightwear.

The last one was Mark Harmon, a professor professing liberalism on the radio, and now on the Web -- complete with (almost fully functional) podcast.

The new addition is Barb Kaye, who is headed for Italy next semester and plans to blog her adventures back to us in Tennessee.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Hello 'Hershman,' Goodbye Woodward? This item is almost two months old, but following a trail of blog comments just led me there today -- even though I get weekly e-mail alerts from the story's source. I don't know how I missed it, but I'm glad to have added it to my bookmark list. Thanks, Mountain Laureate, for that pointer, and also this one. All three links are about the difficulty of staying optimistic in the journalism business, and the satisfaction of finding reporters who are still fighting the good fight. Belated or not, I'll link this up to my main blog too.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Welcoming old colleague Jerry Lanson to the blogspace (more musings always welcome, Jerry) has inspired me to add one of my infrequent comments on this old Blogger blog of mine.

The Blogger interface gets better and better, but I'm still doing most of my weblogging with Userland Radio. I like the secure feeling of having the master copy of everything on my own computer, as well as the convenience of the built-in RSS aggregator and the fact that Radio supports the RSS standard.

But there's a lot to be said for being able to tap into Blogger (or Manila, or Typepad) from anywhere. If I still had an active GPRS cellphone connection, I'd be tempted to switch to a system that let me post blog entries from there.

I notice that Dan Gillmor has switched to Typepad for his new "grassroots journalism" blog after years with Radio... and Typepad's parent, Moveable Type, has some local advocates who might offer a community server I could use.

In Cambridge, courtesy of Harvard Law School, I did my RedLiner blog with Userland's other product, Manila, which cooperates with Radio in some useful ways. Userland's founder, Dave Winer, also has been in the forefront of podcasting, which I'm hope to start doing in the near future.