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Entries from July 2005

How are stats helpful for bloggers?

July 21st, 2005 · 10 Comments

For example, here’s an aspect of blogging Susan Mernit and I have discussed while planning for our upcoming Blogging 101session: statistics. Are they helpful or not helpful for beginners? Do they discourage or encourage? Should you ignore your blogging statistics? How do your statistics influence the ways you post and think about your blog? Earlier [...]

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Fasten seat belts…Blogher ahead!

July 21st, 2005 · 2 Comments

As I said to Ted tonight, excusing myself to take this picture, it’s always helpful to have a Fasten Seat Belts sign in one’s photo library. And this picture seems appropriate for writing about Blogher! Fasten seat belts – it’s gonna be an exciting ride! Although the conference is sold out, Elisa is keeping a [...]

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What would you want to know if you were beginning to blog?

July 21st, 2005 · 2 Comments

As Susan said: What tips would you want to know if you were just beginning to blog? What lessons did you learn the hard way? Or as Elisa phrased it on the Blogher blog, remember when you were new to blogging, feeling both excited and overwhelmed: what would have been the best advice to receive [...]

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Ever seen someone play the conch shell?

July 20th, 2005 · No Comments

Clave Con Jazz provided island (as in Caribbean, not Bainbridge) salsa music – and dance lessons! – tonight at the third Waterfront Park Concert of 2005. The lead singer warned us that the band would make the last piece a memorable one. The finale’s secret? Conch shell! I don’t think I’d ever seen someone play [...]

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I am mortal.

July 19th, 2005 · 9 Comments

Last night I was in the ER. A sharp pain had started in my abdomen around lunch time and when it didn’t disappear by dinner, despite extra-strength Tylenol, I decided to call my doctor. The nurse on the phone told me I should go to the emergency room since I could have appendicitis. I packed [...]

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