Hi. I’m taking a few weeks off from the blog.
For those of you with holidays to celebrate at this time of year, my best wishes go out to you and your families.
The conversations, contacts, friendships and information that this blog brings into my life have become increasingly important and fulfilling for me over this past year. It’s going to be hard to drag myself away for a few weeks – hopefully I can do it – but I do think that having a bit of time off will help me come back with some new stuff to say and bring some relief to these aching hands.
As I mentioned before, I thought I’d use this break as an opportunity to provide you with some links to related sites, content you might like, my various feeds and social bookmarks, etc. Just so you’re aware, I’ve also set the comments to pre-moderated and will publish all that aren’t against the law (libel, contempt, etc) or spam when I return.
A few of the Blogs I Read:
BuzzMachine: Jeff Jarvis tends to say the same things quite often, but he’s well connected and does bring good stuff to the table. Just don’t mention the shiny new Dell you got for Christmas…
Graham Holliday’s Noodle Pie is a good read, with posts that usually link out in all directions to give it a lot more depth once you’ve scratched the surface. Sometimes it’s about food, other times journalism and blogging. The photo was taken in Paris by Graham and is used under a creative commons license.
Chris Vallance on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Pods and Blogs blog
Shane Richmond’s Technology blog at The Telegraph
My RSS subscriptions and del.icio.us links page are also good sources of content
Blogs from People Younger Than I:
Rach’s Journo Journey
Innovation in College Media
Top Entry Points on Cybersoc (at the moment):
Le Web Index
Netvocates Index (they call it “advocacy, I call it astroturfing)
Pictures of the family of person who stole cameraphone start appearing on flickr
Nick Robinson’s blogging from a White House press briefing lands Bush in trouble
3 posts no one noticed but I wished you had:
User-generated content and UK libel law (paper)
Canadian court says blogging “occupation” and bloggers can be “reporters”
What’s the purpose of TV and Radio blogs?
Bored? You could…
Set up your own blog
Start using RSS
Join flickr and share your digital photos
Start geotagging your cameraphone photos with zonetag
For those of you in Manchester, please don’t forget the BBC blogging workshop I’m helping to run there in mid-January.
See you in a few weeks!