Right on. I just got a call from my friend Jordan, who just got a job at Amazon and is stoked about it. You might remember that Jordan stayed with us while looking for an apartment in Seattle a few months back. Since then he's graduated from college, gotten into the Seattle scene and hoped for the best as an independent entrepreneur. Since that's tough right outta college, he's going to work for the man at Amazon. I'm sure he'll dig it and put a few more roots down in Seattle. It's been... Continue Reading
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!
Itâ€™s been fun filled few days at Common Craft headquarters. On Monday Jeremy Wright arrived from the Great White North and spent a night here at the house before starting work at Microsoft. We met Nick Finck and Jordan Rule to see Star Wars Revenge of the Sith. I dug the movie and the company. Here's one of Nick's Pics. It was cool to hang out with Jeremy, who I first met at the Northern Voice blogging conference. These days heâ€™s eyeballs deep in his book on business blogging. Heâ€™s... Continue Reading
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 EasyBakeWeblogs.com: 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
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
My friend Ryan Turner has new blog called The Glades and has posted an interesting post about Pattern Breakages. I've worked with Ryan for about a year now and he's an experienced user researcher, a brilliant poet and an all around great guy. Here's a quote from the post linked above. I like the idea of surprise being an incentive, but I think it's a fine fine line to walk: Behavioral psychologists have shown that inconsistent reward is the most powerful reinforcer of behavior. So if you... Continue Reading
This week has not been conducive to blogging, but has been good for paying the bills, thankfully. So, just a quick note to congratulate Nancy White for being a guest blogger on the Many-to-Many group blog. She's only been blogging a few weeks, but has come a long way. Go Nancy!!
I think there is a neat thing happening on Nancy's blog; a transparent transition of a person who is in the middle of an online make-over. She recently posted "A diary of blog-crazed woman", which is here review of her recent foray into the weblog world. Unlike many new bloggers, Nancy already has an online audience in the form of her venerable "online facilitation" email group. In her case, starting a weblog brings up a number of unique questions about where to put her "stuff". What goes... Continue Reading
Nancy White, one of my dear friends, fellow Seattleites and mentors in the online world has started a new weblog: Full Circle Associates Online Interaction & Community Blog. You may know Nancy as the creator and moderator of the Online Facilitation Yahoo! Group. Nancy has a ton of experience and a lot to say, so I'm looking forward to watching her get going. Go Nancy!
ModeratorsNet recently interviewed a great friend, business associate and fellow Seattleite- Nancy White. Back in 1999, when I was just getting started in online communities, Nancy was one of the first online community "professionals" I met. Since that time, she has been a constant source of advice, connections, chocolate and good cheer. I'll steal a great quote from the interview and a chapter Nancy authored in an upcoming book: The bottom line is that neither â€œonline communityâ€?? nor... Continue Reading