Monthly Archives: October 2004

Do You Need More Time?

Time poverty is an interesting concept. And one, in months or years passed, I might’ve qualified for. But we can all thank Rick Steves for backing an event that will help bring us back in the black. “Take Back Your Time is a major U.S./Canadian initiative to challenge the epidemic […]

Backstory: Do You Have One?

Damn! I love this word. I actually have a folder on my computer called “Backstory”. It is the title of my journal. You know, the one I’m too busy watching TV or surfing blogs and travel sites to actually feed properly. Besides the word being one of my faves, it’s […]

Southern Cal, Here I Come

The thing about being unemployed freelancing is that you can do it from nearly anywhere. At the least, I have some options. Yesterday I got an offer to return to Beligum. The week before that I got an offer to spend some time in Virginia. I have an ongoing offer […]

The Future of Entertainment…Including Books

The Long Tail┬áBy Chris Anderson [October 2004 WIRED] Forget squeezing millions from a few megahits at the top of the charts. The future of entertainment is in the millions of niche markets at the shallow end of the bitstream. On page 2 the question is asked, “What percentage of the […]

Indie Bookstores Looking for Angels

Well, Publisher’s Lunch brought a bit of bad news this morning. They said that the end is near for WordsWorth, the indie bookstore on Harvard Square. “Harvard Square book lovers may soon be at a loss for WordsWorth” [Boston Herald] “Independent bookseller WordsWorth, which recently declared bankruptcy, will shut down […]

Quantifying Word of Mouth

“Quantifying Word of Mouth”by Pete Blackshaw (October 19, 2004) [] It is the first time I’ve heard the term CGM. Consumer-generated-media. I’m convinced that if I worked in an office, with an agency, or at any company with a staff size larger than four, there would be memos and newsrooms […]

Story Lead?

Can anyone use this? I think there is a fascinating story behind this. Especially if you were to look at it from the perspective of some of the business people. Or farmers, for that matter. Tourist evangelism touted [] If you do, let us know who you pitched it to […]

The Educated Traveler Newsletter

The announcement reads,”a travel newsletter designed for discriminating people for whom the activities they pursue, the people they meet, the things they learn…the background of a country…are just as important as the destination.” And guess what? They pay $100 for 800 word submissions. Here are their Writer’s Guidelines “An […]