Every Friday I try to make it over to the Nashua Jelly, which is our local version of the nationwide co-working trend that started in NYC. If you have a regular job, you have no need of the Jelly, because you ALREADY have social interaction at work. Freelancers and the self-employed, however, often suffer from [...]
I had dinner with SXSW buddy Britt Raybould last night, and during our conversation I finally put into words something that’s been on my mind: an “alternative economy” that I sense I’m being drawn into. This is the larger pattern behind trends like DIY, Social Media, Open Source, Crowd Sourcing, CSAs, NPR, non-profits, BarCamp, PodCamp, [...]
SUMMARY: I wax nostalgically about my start in blogging with the 9rules blog network back in 2005, and introduce new editor Jayvee Fernandez from SplashPress Media. We interviewed each other on the 9rules blog as part of a “getting to know ya” series, because it’s the neighborly thing to do.
I’ve signed up for Podcamp Boston this-coming weekend, July 19-20. I don’t really know that much about it, but I’m sort of craving another SXSW-style experience and this sounds like it just might be it. I convinced a good friend of mine, Erin, to tag along so she can learn about the mysterious world of [...]
As an independent freelancer, I’ve found it challenging to meet new people. In the past I had a workplace and a flock of friends to help drive social interaction, but as my friends have gotten married and moved away, the easy source of new people is now gone. A lot of single people face this, [...]
A while ago I had installed a Wiki so people could post their various modifications to the Printable CEO series of tools, thus removing myself as the bottleneck for disseminating these evolved ideas to the public. Having moved to Expression Engine, I now can deployed a much more integrated Wiki that supports my favored syntax [...]
October 15th is Blog Action Day, and the topic is The Environment. Now, I like a nice tree as much as the next fella, maybe even more. I once lived for 10 months in central Florida and what got to me wasn’t the incessantly warm weather or lack of decent Chinese food within 100 miles [...]