Bnrfreestuff_1 One of the things I emphasize when talking to clients is that RSS feeds don't need to be tied to a blog, per se. They can deliver any kind of content or information from your site.

Here's the neatest idea I've seen to date: Tom Peters offers an RSS feed for his Free Stuff. The feed alerts you to new additions to downloadable content from his site - PowerPoint slides, PDFs of his favorite sayings, blog postings, etc.

His Free Stuff

Bnrfreestuff_1 One of the things I emphasize when talking to clients is that RSS feeds don't need to be tied to a blog, per se. They can deliver any kind of content or information from your site.

Here's the neatest idea I've seen to date: Tom Peters offers an RSS feed for his Free Stuff. The feed alerts you to new additions to downloadable content from his site - PowerPoint slides, PDFs of his favorite sayings, blog postings, etc.

His Free Stuff page cheerfully lays out the ground rules:

The documents listed here include a number of Tom's most inspiring messages. And they're all absolutely free. Download, print, discuss, dissect, and disseminate to your heart's content. We ask only that you not alter the files, claim them as…

It was bound to happen. An A-list blogger or two decides to throw in the towel. Enough blogging is, er, enough. But why? Read on…

Two well-respected bloggers have announced their retirement recently. One is the irascible Dave Winer, creator of the RSS format and a blogger for almost a decade:

On March 13th he wrote in Scripting News:

I can do it, folks, I have already, in some sense, stopped one of my rivers, and soon, probably before

In the "believe it or not" category... Google yesterday deleted its own blog by mistake. But they figured out the problem and it's up and running again.

A good reminder to back up the content of your blog from time to time so all those precious words don't slide into digital oblivion.

[via DigitalGrit]

In the "believe it or not" category... Google yesterday deleted its own blog by mistake. But they figured out the problem and it's up and running again.

A good reminder to back up the content of your blog from time to time so all those precious words don't slide into digital oblivion.

[via DigitalGrit]

Wells_fargo_blog Wells Fargo is offering a sneak preview* of the blog it launches tomorrow as part of the bank's commemoration of San Francisco's Great Fire & Earthquake of 1906. Guided By History, as the blog is called, is a group blog. It's a great idea for an event-specific (and time-limited) blog. And yes, Wells Fargo appears to be the first Fortune 500 financial services company to launch a public blog.

I counted 10 contributors on the About

Wells_fargo_blog Wells Fargo is offering a sneak preview* of the blog it launches tomorrow as part of the bank's commemoration of San Francisco's Great Fire & Earthquake of 1906. Guided By History, as the blog is called, is a group blog. It's a great idea for an event-specific (and time-limited) blog. And yes, Wells Fargo appears to be the first Fortune 500 financial services company to launch a public blog.

I counted 10 contributors on the About page, including Wells Fargo's new president and COO, John Stumpf. He's made one of the first entries, titled A Ride Through History. It's a bit too polished to qualify as "bloggy" in style but it's pretty interesting. The 1906 earthquake and fire left half of San Francisco's residents…

Read this article about an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University and an employee at a Toronto law firm. They each blogged under a pseudonym. One about race issues, the other critical of the university. Their bosses figured it out and they were both dismissed. Although that wasn't the purported reason...

So beware... if you don't want your boss to read it, you probably shouldn't be blogging it.

Obvious? Yes. But it's oh

Read this article about an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University and an employee at a Toronto law firm. They each blogged under a pseudonym. One about race issues, the other critical of the university. Their bosses figured it out and they were both dismissed. Although that wasn't the purported reason...

So beware... if you don't want your boss to read it, you probably shouldn't be blogging it.

Obvious? Yes. But it's oh so tempting to think no one will figure out who you are. Remember Jessica Cutler, aka Washingtonienne? Course she got a Playboy spread and a book deal out of her much publicized exit from Sen. Mike DeWine's (R - OH) office. Damn... why isn't life fair??

UPDATE: See comments below. Dave Taylor makes a good point that sometimes you need to be anonymous when you want to bring to light serious problems in your…

Podcast_symbol_badge_2 It was a podcasting kind of weekend. Also unseasonably warm and delightful here in Washington DC. I finally got the first edition of the Corporate Blogging Podcast up! It features a face-to-face interview in Palo Alto with the articulate Elizabeth Albrycht, founder of the Society for New Communications Research and co-producer, with Jen McClure, of the NewComm Forum.

Podcasticon_1 Download the show here (MP3, 12.9 MB, 14 mins) or sign up for

Podcast_symbol_badge_2 It was a podcasting kind of weekend. Also unseasonably warm and delightful here in Washington DC. I finally got the first edition of the Corporate Blogging Podcast up! It features a face-to-face interview in Palo Alto with the articulate Elizabeth Albrycht, founder of the Society for New Communications Research and co-producer, with Jen McClure, of the NewComm Forum.

Podcasticon_1 Download the show here (MP3, 12.9 MB, 14 mins) or sign up for the RSS feed to get it (and future editions of the Corporate Blogging Podcast) automatically.

In addition, I was interviewed on Saturday by the crew of The Podcast Roundtable about The Corporate Blogging Book, my thoughts…

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