Jeff Jarvis over at Buzzmachine has an interesting post about push-back he’s getting from readers about his stance on the Howard Stern/free speech issue.
He makes an important distinction between personal blogs and what could be called focused-content blogs. On a personal blog you get whatever the author wants to ramble on about that day whereas on a focused-content blog you get more of a micro-magazine with more-or-less well-defined boundaries.
I picked up on this since I–like everybody else with a personal blog, I’m sure–have occasionally struggled with what to post and what to edit out. Self-censorship raises its ugly head quite a lot, and with the twin ravens of Google and the Wayback Machine on its shoulders, that voice can become quite persuasive.
Oh, well, enough navel-gazing. Onward and upward.
Music: “Ghosts” by Dirty Vegas [Opens in iTunes]
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.