Bloggers’ Week in Review: The Web’s Best Writing
So, this week’s round-up is a bit late because I had a bit of a personal, celebratory event over the weekend, and my lovely boyfriend was nice enough to get me offline for the majority of it.
But anyhow, here’s a carousel of feature-length, magazine-quality writing from a smattering of presumably intelligent individuals from around the web.
Remember, dear readers, that blogging — not just news blogging and not just tech blogging — is an art as much as it is a science. Don’t forget to strive for the deep observation and the clever turn of phrase in your posts.
And now, I’m going to go off and crank out 15 well-timed, fact-filled, 400-word news posts. Cheers!
BLOGGERS’ WEEK IN REVIEW
“In a startup you need executives whose skills are 180 degrees different from what defines success in an existing company… That means the function called Sales used in a large company (and the title that goes with it, “VP of Sales”) don’t make sense in a startup searching for a business model.”
“Journalism Online is what we use to lovingly call “shovelware,” which is taking existing “legacy” content and posting it on the Web… What I do, what I identify with, what I live and breathe is Online Journalism… I look at the latest technology and opportunities only available on the Internet and try to harness them for the advancement and distribution of storytelling and journalism.”
“The Girl Scouts has a huge opportunity to influence the future of women in technology. It’s time to put a bigger focus on the new cookie industry — the kind you find in your Web browser, not just your kitchen pantry.”
“I spent my days on long nature walks, journaling, reading books about spirituality and meditation, and in the most ordinary tasks. In just being. I started taking care of my body instead of treating it like a cart for hauling my brain around. The theme running through these times was to go cold turkey on external accomplishment—on anything that would earn credit in the eyes of others for the sake of affirming self-worth.”
“I ask for something special and he pulls out a crumpled brown package from under the bar. The secret stash is a 30-year-old cake of pu-erh that sells for 300 bucks a pound. As he breaks the cake into the vessel, I’ve a crack addict’s urge to pick up the small brown bits of precious leaves falling onto the counter.”
“I’m willing to fight for the right of the woman in Waukesha, Wisconsin who gets flogged and pierced in somebody’s basement on a Saturday night to keep her job and her kids, whether she belongs to the organizations and goes to the clubs or not. Therefore, we need to have a clear voice about those people, on the fringes of our community and even in the center of them, who are predators and abusers… Our declaration that the abusers are not us has to be more than conclusory.”
hat tip: @suzyperplexus,