All posts for “blogs”


Dell and The Business Experiment

Posted by: leelefever on July 11, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: blogs, business


I got an email today from Robert May of Business Pundit. He is creating a new site that is called As you might expect, it is an experiment. Here’s how he describes it: The Business Experiment is a site meant to explore three concepts: wisdom of crowds, open-source business, and the distributed nature of work. The goal is to have the registered users of this site collectively start and run a real business. Interesting huh? Now for something a little differentâ... Continue Reading

Audio from "Blog Conversation" with Andy Wibbels

Posted by: leelefever on June 21, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: blogs, business, friend, interview


Andy Wibbels at Easy Bake Weblogs invited me to participate in one of his regularly scheduled "Blog Conversations" calls. The audio and call notes are here. I had a great time and got to wax philosophic on some of the things I'm most passionate about. Thanks for the opportunity Andy!

James Farmer's BlogSavvy

Posted by: leelefever on June 1, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: blogs, friends


I've been meaning to talk about James' new site BlogSavvy. I've been keeping up with James for a while through his site Incorporated Subversion (IncSub) and we've corresponded a few times. James recently played both sides of the"comments or not" argument in two different posts: Arguments for getting rid of comments Arguments for keeping comments Go James!

Upcoming Call with Andy Wibbels of

Posted by: leelefever on May 22, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: blogs, business, friends, interview


Andy Wibbels of Easy Bake Weblogs has asked me to participate in a call in his series of "blog conversations". We'll be talking about how the weblog world listens, partially based on this post. The call happens tomorrow (Tuesday) night - sorry for the late notice. Here is the information as posted on This time we are talking to Lee LeFever from Common Craft - a blog about social design for the web. We'll be talking about: How the Weblog World Listens What enables a blogger... Continue Reading

The Weblog Elevator Pitch- One Year Later

Posted by: leelefever on April 26, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: blogs, business, communication, Explanation, plainenglish, simplicity


It was one year ago that I won my first contest as a writer. The challenge was to create the "perfect corporate weblog elevator pitch". It was put on by the folks at Weblogs Inc. via the Social Software Weblog and Judith Meskill. At the very least, I hope the little contest preserves a look at what people thought was an accurate summary of how blogs could be used inside a corporation. One day, people may say "that was sooo 2004". For now though, I still stand beind the pitch 100%. Here it... Continue Reading

Whaaa? Rupert Murdoch on the ClueTrain?

Posted by: leelefever on April 13, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: blogs, business, news


Murdoch tells editors to embrace the bloggers - Times Online The intro of the article says it all: Rupert Murdoch has told US newspaper editors that they will have to ditch their "God-like" attitude to their readers and create an open and more democratic relationship with bloggers and other web users if they want to survive and prosper in the digital age. This was aimed at newspapers, but his reach is much more broad. His company, News Corporation, owns these organizations: 20th Century Fox,... Continue Reading

Boeing's Blog- Now More "Real"

Posted by: leelefever on April 10, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: blogs, business, features


A while back I linked to a "blog" by Boeing VP Randy Beseler. The blog world gave them a lot of hell because it wasn't a "real blog". That point is debatable in my eyes and I thought it was a move in the right direction, at least. What Randy's blog lacked was the ability to become a part of what I hear people call "the conversation". It lacked a few features that enable him to really participate in the blog world. Namely, those features were permalinks and RSS feeds. Without these, it... Continue Reading

Congrats to the Olympic Blog Vendors

Posted by: leelefever on April 5, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: blogs, canada, event, friends


My friends a few miles north in Vancouver Canada have been approved as vendors of weblog services for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. This means they can bid on contracts that could enable them to build blogs for the teams, coaches, fans, etc. Very cool- and nice to know the Olympics folks are thinking ahead. Congrats to... Boris, Kris, Roland, and all the folks at BryghtWill Pate and Good BasicDarren Barefoot and Capulet Communications ... and all their partners... Of course, Kris already has a... Continue Reading

Do You Have an Inspiring Weblog Story to Share?

Posted by: leelefever on April 1, 2005- 4:00pm

Categories: blogs, feedback


I’m looking for your help again, dear reader. I have a presentation on Wednesday and I plan to tell some stories. I’m introducing weblogs to about 25 people in 30 minutes, some of which know blogs, others, not so much. I’m looking for inspiring stories of how an individual used a weblog and the weblog community to create real change in some way. Large or small stories, personal or second hand, I'll take all comers. My point will be that weblogs and related tools are giving individuals... Continue Reading

10 Trends to Watch

Posted by: leelefever on March 24, 2005- 4:00pm

Categories: blogs, future


Neville Hobson pointed me to a list of 10 trends to watch in 2005, by Mitchell Levy who has been doing the lists since 1998. The source article is here, but I like Neville's notes. Building on my last post... #8. Blogging and Social Networking Become Accepted Business Tools