The “parody” account with my name and photos was taken down late last week. Even though it was only one account, I felt physically and emotionally affected by it for a few days.
I started blogging 15 years ago. There’s value in writing something longer, with actual paragraphs and bigger thoughts. It’s easier to read and find older blog posts. And because they take longer to put together, blog posts feel less disposable compared to Tweets.
I almost started a fire in my apartment over the weekend. I thought the bottom compartment of my gas stove was just like every electric oven I’ve ever used: where you put your aprons and extra pans. I quickly learned it was not.
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On the night of Saturday, June 2, I was sitting at home when news of the Eaton Centre shooting broke. I follow a lot of journalists and editors on Twitter, and details of the event started to flood my Twitter stream.
About three hours after the first 911 call to police, I tweeted about the “strange, sudden urge to organize a vigil” the next day at Yonge-Dundas Square.
I had no idea what I was about to get myself into.
For as long as I have been reading news on the internet, I have been reading nytimes.com. Since my family didn’t subscribe to the dead tree version, this allowed me to read huge portions of one of the best newspapers in the world.
So yesterday it was a bit of a surprise when I woke up to this one line email on Facebook.
“Did I just see you on a New York Times iPad video?”
And just like that, I was part of my favourite newspaper.
Promoting your blog via twitter doesn’t have to sound self-centered, as long as you advocate its reader value more than its connection to the author. Here’s some examples of the difference I’ve noticed from my own experience.