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August 2009

What Do YOU Want to Be When You Grow Up

“Danny, what do YOU want to be when you grow up?”
That question always puzzled me as a boy. What do I want to be? How the heck should I know? I have to BE something? What for? Why didn’t I get that memo? And am I REALLY going to grow up and be an adult […]

Watching Edward Kennedy’s Memorial Service

I hate funerals. Not because I don’t want to honor people, but because they’re typically too formal, structured, and therefore, unnatural. I insist on being myself under all circumstances, and people are uncomfortable with unstructured grief.
There is something tragic about the Kennedy family. I’m not sure what it is. They are America’s royal family.
How strange, […]

Companies That Blog Get More Traffic and Links

We’ve been talking corporate blogging with almost every client and prospect for a while now. We’ve cited branding reasons and SEO reasons for blogging, among others. Sometimes it’s a hard sell. Companies not focused on web marketing find it difficult to justify budget spending in untested areas.
To start a blog, a company needs available resources: […]

Mass Twitter Reply Spam Is Inevitable

This month, I’ve received somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 spam @ replies on my personal twitter account. It’s got me wondering if my 16 month old prediction (that everyone will eventually privatize their accounts) might actually come true. The way Twitter apps typically work today, any and all replies using the @username convention are […]

Personality Type Crisis: Am I INFJ or INTP?

Five years ago, I took the Briggs and Myerson personality test inside the book, Do What You Are. At the time, I tested as an INTJ (Introspective, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging). Recently, a cute little Facebook quiz asked the question again, only this time I scored differently.
I was disappointed to not be an INTJ. I actually […]

Day 2: Vibram Five Fingers

I noticed last night that my back was significantly achy all over. The kind of feeling you might have if you helped a neighbor move all their furniture into and out of a Uhaul truck. Today is no different. I ache. I’ve been leaning back all day long in my chair, but the ache is […]