Desk Blogging Challenge

John Saddington creator of Desk has challenged everyone to blog or restart your blog. His post today How to Start a New Blog provides great information to give you a push.

It has been close to a year since I last posted at my blog. It always seems to be the last thing on the list. I have great ideas often. Once upon a time I wrote them down and ocassionally I posted some of those ideas. I treated blogging as a part of building my business. I blogged at more than one blog. I burned out. I found that referrals of satisfied clients was my most effective tool.

Thus blogging fell by the wayside. I’m still not sure what I will blog about or how often. Today I downloaded John’s Desk App. I am using it to create and publish this blog. I have used a number of such apps in the past and ditched them. I have to say that this thing is clean, stays out of your way and is easy to setup and use.

We will see how this goes. John you did promise an app for my iPad. Looking forward to having that option.

Blogging for Engagement Not for Numbers

I recently posted a review on Dictapad for iPad Review. I wasn’t even aware of this app until a friend of my needed a solution for transcribing interviews. I went in search of such apps, read about them and felt that this was the best one available. I have since used the app to transcribe a recording from my Livescribe pen. It does exactly what you want it to. I knew that the post would be interesting to a very small audience. I wanted to show on a bigger scale that there are lots of solutions out there, you just need to search them out.


The Value of Who I Follow on Social Media

One of the lists I have created in twitter is PatAlexander/Influencers.  Who is in this list and why is the question.  This is the list that I pay attention to through the day.  I edit this list from time-to-time.  I might try someone new in this list and find that they really don’t contribute information or content that I find useful.  Recently someone in this list began posting promotional tweets, around 10 at a time, several times a day.  It was difficult to get through the clutter to read everyone else.  Thus, that person has been removed from this list.  It became so bad that I actually un-followed the individual.  As I find new people to follow and as new people follow me, I think it is important to see what they are about.  I really appreciate good conversation and ideas.

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Testing BlogJet

I have installed an interesting application – BlogJet. I I will be trying it out to see if it’s a cool Windows client for my blog tool (as well as for other tools). Get your copy here:

“Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination.” — Albert Einstein