Probably light blogging this week -- it's compressed due to a lot of deliverables pressure and the upcoming NewCommForum conference (which I'm really looking forward to). Roundup of the rocks in my head:
- Tom Evslin has a good post about the blog bubble that we're undoubtebly in. When it pops, will blogs go away? Not by a mile. It'll be a market correction of sorts, where hype will be replaced with looks at reality. And the long-term reality for blogs as a tool is pretty good.
- I'm not a George Micheal fan. I don't respect drug use. I do at least respect someone who says, "Hey, I'm going to get basted in the media here, but no complaints because it's my own stupid fault."
- Scott at MediaOrchard points to an interesting article here about journalists who switch jobs to do PR work. Funny -- so many reporters still see it as white hat vs. black hat. Give me a break. The right kind of PR is just as much a public service as is the right kind of journalism. The wrong kinds of both are serious impediments to public service. That said, I would tell anyone without much of a notion as to what to do right out of college to be a journalist for a while -- I seriously doubt there's better training in the skills of writing, persistence, observation, trend interpretation and efficiency.
- For the life of me, I can't find an authoritative list of open water competition events. Can anyone point me to one?