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Thu, Jan 20 2005

It Does Not Taste Like Chicken, But...

If you're tired of rubber chicken dinners on flights you might see if you can get a vegetarian meal the next time you fly.

posted at: 13:16 | category: /Food | link to this entry

Listing Online

Journalisimo guided me to Ta-da List, where you can make up to 10 lists and then share them with selected people or with the entire online population. Lists are a great way to jump-start writers. You can list places, character traits, article ideas and other things. If you want more than 10 to be there, you'll need to upgrade to Basecamp, which starts at $12.00 per month, but also includes other organizational and sharing features.

I think I lean toward the same side as the folks at Journalisimo on this particular topic, since I tend to use their rather analog approach to list-making. I usually write lists on pieces of paper and then keep the lists private until they either become accomplished tasks or until I've kept them so long that they're outdated and would require so much revision that I end up making a whole new list. But I'm still thinking about Ta-da List. It might be a useful tool at some point in case I ever create a list that I really want the rest of the world to see.

posted at: 09:55 | category: /Writing Life | link to this entry

When Harry Meets Board

A tip of the Stetson goes to Blog Business World for the news that there is now a Professional Blogger's Association, complete with a bona fide Board of Directors.

Does this very official step mean that people will finally refrain from referring to all blogs as a "cute little hobby"? And what will happen to those of us who use blogging as a kind of sidecar outlet to our professional lives, though we may not be paid to produce the actual blog entries? I guess we're left out in the cold again, and will be looked at askance from all sides like Harry Birch was in "The Spy". James Fenimore Cooper really knew how to kick up the dust and still command for himself a certain admiration and respect. I only hope to do half as well.

posted at: 07:55 | category: /Writing Life | link to this entry

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