When Graham was two, he and I arranged his Dr. Seuss collection by spectrum – he thought that was pretty cool, and it hung around for a few months. When opportunity came knocking again, we rose to the occasion. The Island of Sodor has never been the same.
I’m one of those social media geeks that never stops talking about how important listening is. So I often find myself presenting a session on the topic, as I did at the 2010 Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits. My good friend Danielle Brigida and I followed our session with a workshop where our students built a… Continue reading Social Media Listening – The Workshop!
It’s been a while since I’ve linked back to my nonprofit tech blog, Webby Things. It’s been hard lately to find the time to eek out posts on a regular basis, but I truly love working with and helping nonprofits. If you’re into that sort of thing, here are a few posts from the last… Continue reading Some Thoughts on Webby Things
I wanted to give a shout out to my friend Christopher Donahue, and his brand new shiny blog. Chris works with me, so we are constant talking about webby things, including SEO. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is used by webby types to improve a site’s page ranking and position in search engine results, and it’s… Continue reading The Christopher Donahue Blog
I gave a division-wide presentation on blogging a couple weeks ago, and my coworkers kept a running tally of how many times I used the word “blog”. 114! Not bad for 35 minutes. I’m speaking to a group of librarians tomorrow on blogging, and it’s a full hour! I put the over/under at 210.
If you’d like to check out the blogging I’m doing for my company, head on over to BlogBaud.com and check it out. It’s all about nonprofits, technology, and business. Enjoy!
For my second installment of key takeaways from Jan Venolia’s Write Right!, I want to focus on her notes for style. This section of the book is full of useful nuggets, so it would be next to impossible not to learn something from her writerly wisdom. Here are some notes I jotted down in my… Continue reading Write Right! :: Key Takeaways Part II
The party is over. Hoops season is complete. Spring Break in Bracketville has given way to finals prep and summer job searches. After a bracket-gone-wild pre-party, little George Mason showed up at the kegger with some bruises and shoulder chips. LSU, despite post-Katrina chaos raging on, managed to down twelve beers at the wet t-shirt… Continue reading Year of the Gator Indeed
Writing is hard. There are rules. There are exceptions to the rules. Sometimes the exception is the rule. Throw-in perspective, irregular verbs, punctuation, and style and you’ve created alphabet soup with a side of insanity. I’ve been sifting through books on writing, and have finally found a useful one. Jan Venolia’s Write Right! is the… Continue reading Write Right! :: Key Takeaways Part I