ProBlogger.com, a blog about blogging tells us the “12 Traits of Successful Bloggers” or what I call, relatively intuitive concepts to anybody who is interesting enough to be read by the masses. Well, they most know something since they have 286,292 unique visitors per month (as of April 2008, Compete.com) and rank as the #6,628th most popular site on the web:
1. Creative & Playful
4. Community Enablers
5. Information Mavens Continue reading
It’s why we live.
Lately, it’s been one of the bigger inspirations for me traveling. Yes, it’s very good to see friends and family, but when you’re savoring every spoonful of hat $11 a bowl Duke’s clam chowder, you’re thinking “DAMN, that was expensive…but I’d do it again!” I miss Seattle. I miss the chowder: Duke’s, Ivar’s and plenty of others. Campbell’s Chunky Clam Chowder just doesn’t do it here in Korea. Continue reading
Being in Korea and “outside the U.S.”, you’re prohibited from listening to radio stations when you go to their websites and click on links like “download live now” or “stream the live broadcast now.” The basic fact of it is that these greedy bastards — i.e., clearchannel communications for example — are not getting your advertising dollar ears assuming the listener is just placing extra bandwidth pressure on the website’s server, but not purchasing the products that the radio station is advertising.
Do Radio executives not understand branding or the fact that many of us abroad are transient and probably not staying here for a long term?!? Plus, the limited number of us place VERY LITTLE bandwidth strain on their servers. Sometimes it just floors me how greedy these executives are or rather how stupid they can be. Fortunately, smarter websites like this one http://www.live-radio.net/us.shtml realize this.
The Customer is the Company. Inc. magazine (a small business focused publication) this month profiles a small business producing T-shirts. Why a T-shirt company? Well, it would seem it’s not the most innovative product line vs. the million and a half Silicon valley concoctions, but the way the company succeeds is due to what the techies have built up over the years: consumer opinion directly driving production. Continue reading
On my recent visit back home, I had the pleasure of eating with my 72 year old aunt – my mom’s older sister. We ate at a soon-doo-boo restaurant in Tacoma and talked about some of the issues she’s dealing with at work and at home. It was sort of sad… Continue reading
Wow, the past week felt literally like several hours vs. several days. I’m a bit sad that it couldn’t be longer. I barely saw my friends and family. It was great literally hanging out for a long lunch at Duke’s yesterday with Sun, Stacy and Tony. Mom, Dad and I got to share our typical updates and “advice for the future.” They look older and older every time I see them. I’m hoping tonight, it’s good hanging out with a few more friends. I do miss home…
By the way, I only spent 2 of the days actually in Seattle & the other days in Las Vegas with Paulie and co. Actually, it was literally a day or so in Seattle…so my apologies to anyone I didn’t get to see, but I literally had no time…
I’ll be editing this when I have more time back in Korea, but I just had to write something about this when fresh in my mind…
I just flew into Seattle yesterday to visit family. I’ll be leaving soon, but what’s critical on short trips back home is being able to call and connect. Unfortunately, I don’t have a cell phone because mine from back home doesn’t roam here in the states. Continue reading
Spending time with some friends in the states now…
Sometimes you realize friends you’ve been with since childhood are your best relationships in your life. Good seeing you guys,
Do you ever find yourself on a website or webpage wondering “How in the heck did I get here?” I just had one of those moments when I was on a Journalist organization promoting it’s business/industry website.
What was I thinking? Well, I traced my steps back to several websites before where the first site had a mention of a new search engine called Techmeme.** I didn’t find the purpose behind the search engine initially (not finding the about button quick enough). So, the crazy in me (yes, I’m pretty crazy like that) told me to do a search for the fun of it. After giving it a try on a couple search engine marketing related topics and clicking through several sites, I find myself at a PBS site identifying more tips on how to enhance your SEO*. I click to one of the sources of information for the article/post which turns out to be a discussion list about online news and other media called Poynter online. I’m curious about who Poynter is and I find it’s a school for journalists supporting the field of journalism education in more ways than one. Continue reading
Lots of views and it claims to be one of the best best men’s speeches on Youtube.
I don’t know about it being the funniest, but this reminded me a lot of my speech last year for my buddy Sun. Continue reading