September 2006

Inspirational Quote of the Month – September

The other day I found this quote by Albert Einstein that I really liked. Einstein has a lot of really good quotes but this is probably my favorite.

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new”.

For me, this year has been full of trying new things. I’ve made lots of mistakes but I’ve also had lots of success and it’s all becuase I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried new things.

What’s your favorite quote this month?

Webmaster Jam Session

The Webmaster Jam Session was this past Friday and Saturday in Dallas, Texas. CoffeeCup Software put on the event and from what I’ve seen they did an excellent job.

I was not at the Jam Sessions but they did a lot of things I really like.

  1. They had a sweet name.
  2. A great set of speakers.
  3. Plenty of sessions.
  4. Good, quality podcasts.

These are a must for a great conference (or jam session) and to make it even better, they let the first 1,000 people get in free. Were you there?

The Future of Blog Networks

Sorry if the title confused you but I’m not doing a post about the future of blog networks. Atleast not right now.

SXSW is in March and I’m really excited about going. As you may know already, the panel picker is open again for a second round of picking and I was able to submit The Future of Blog Networks as a panel topic. The panel description says:

New blog networks are starting up all the time but many people still don’t know what a blog network is. Blog networks have already begun to change the blogosphere for better and will play a big role in the future of blogging. This panel will discuss the future of blog networks, what they are, how they operate, and how they can help you.

The description is kinda cheesy but basically it’s a panel …

I finally won on Blingo!

Yesterday I won a $10 iTunes Gift Certificate on Blingo and the best part is, I didn’t have to do a thing.

Blingo is a search engine powered by Google that randomly gives out prizes whenever you make a search.

From the Blingo about page:

1. Every day we pick a bunch of random winning times.
2. The first person to search after a winning time wins instantly.
3. Then the winner tells us where to send the prize.

But remember, I said I didn’t have to do a thing. That’s because Blingo allows you to refer your friends through a referal link (like this one). Back in January, JasonKarns started using Blingo through my referal link and yesterday he won a $10 iTunes Gift Certificate. And since he signed up through my referal link. I won …

English Notes: Communicating with Your Audience

These are notes I took in my English 101 class. And since I have really bad hand-writing this seems like a good place to keep them. You’ll see more of these later.

To understand and effectively communicate with your audience the key is to remove any differences between you and your audience. You do this by:

  • Teaching your audience what you know.
  • Explaining how you see the situation/problem in order to show your attitude.
  • Adapting the way you present your information to meet their needs.
  • You do this by:

  • Getting straight to the point. Not rambling.
  • Keeping it clear and simple. Saying what you mean to say.
  • Putting everything in order.