9.3.08

52 NIGHTS UNPLUGGED



Alright alright alright already. I'm doing it. Quit hassling me. I'M GETTING OFF THE INTERNET. For one night a week. Courtesy of 52 Nights Unplugged. 52 Nights is the brainchild of a chick called Ariel Meadows Stallings, who wrote a book about being an alternative bride, runs the Salon of Shame, where grownups gather to read out extracts of their teenage douchebag diaries, and is blogging about her unplugged escapades on her personal blog Electrolicious. Now she's set up 52 Nights Unplugged so we can all start doing it. Count me in! Mondays will be my night off and I'll be blogging about it here once I'm allowed to suckle mama internet's teats once more.

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3.3.08

I AM A MASSIVE BLOG SLUT



Yes yes I am. I just can't get enough. I have to spread it around. Et cetera. I am doing a brand spanktastically new blog for Venuszine. It's an mp3 blog so it's ALL ABOUT MUSIC and NOT ABOUT ME. (What can I say - I like a challenge.) It's called Audio Files and it's published on the first Monday of every month. Check it out!

[Audio Files on new British Pop]

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19.2.08

COMMENT IS(N'T) FREE

Sob. How I miss the old days, when you could wander cyberspace with little thought for your online 'brand', scattering comments and kudos like discarded sweetwrappers, with nary a thought for where they would land, and what folks might think of you when they discovered them. Er, not that I discard sweet-wrappers, obviously. I'm just sayin'. Anyway, those days are gone now, and here's a handy blog post to remind you that nowadays what you say is out there FOREVER. Repeat after me:

"You’re a blogger now, so when you’re leaving a comment, realize that your comments will be seen as an extension of your blog and your brand..."

... because in cyberspace, everyone can hear you scream. HI BOSS!


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12.7.07

MICROBRAGGING

Having recently been accused of using Twitter for the purposes of 'microbragging', I was very interested by this post about 'Status as skill possession' on Tiara.org. Apparently 'Status skills' has been identified as a September 2006 trend by Trendwatching.com and is something that 'ties into Web 2.0 intimately':

Now, consumers can acquire as many skills as they want, but equally important is the showing-off aspect of what they’ve learned and created. Don’t forget: without ‘the others’ seeing, tasting, hearing or smelling your skills, without the inevitable story-telling, there shall not be any status coming thy way!

So, y'know, IN YR FACE, twitter.com/finsbury. I'm simply demonstrating competency in high-status areas using an intimate yet worldwide outlet provided for me by the wonderful world of modern technology. Something with which I believe you are not completely unfamiliar, as evidenced by your preference for the Xbox over the Wii because of the need to gain achievement points for your Xbox Live Gamerscore...

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