The reaction to my post on the game of tech blogging the other day was fascinating. About half of you found it to be an honest, insightful account. The other half seemed to think I was an arrogant prick. Fair enough. Obviously, I was going for the former.
But the latter reaction honestly did surprise me. It’s not like I was saying anything crazy. If you’re close enough to anyone in that industry, they’ll tell you the same thing. If they don’t, they’re either lying or they simply don’t have what it takes to be the best at their job. Harsh, but that’s what it comes down to.
I didn’t mean to suggest that all of tech blogging is a trivial and can be easily gamed. But based on dozens of discussions I’ve had throughout the years, I’ve found that the best in this space channel one or more “games” to keep them going. It’s all about the drive.
[How do I get Photoshop?] [Adding text] [The wonders of editing GIFs]
I’m no GIF making talent, but I do know the basics. I might add more later, like some of the effects Tumblr frequently uses, how to efficiently add text etc. But this is the most vital part. If you already have a…
In the photograph, Scott Jones is embracing his girlfriend Alexandra Thomas as riot police stand on either side of them.Thomas had been knocked over by one of the policemen’s shields, and Jones got down in the street to comfort her. The iconic photograph was taken Wednesday night, in the midst of riots that took over downtown Vancouver after the Canucks lost the series’ deciding game to the Boston Bruins.
i’ve stared at this way too many times today. it gives me the warm, hopeful fuzzies. <3
I can’t believe it’s going to get worse than this.