Sunday, January 29, 2006

Blogger Gains Following With Iraq Reports

He didn't have to go, it wasn't his job and nobody paid him to do it. But Michael Yon says he went to Iraq because he wanted to see for himself what was going on.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

6th Annual Weblog Awards: The 2006 Bloggies

After being a few days late to post the finalists, the 2006 Bloggies are finally up and ready to be voted on. 9rules members up for an award:

* Drawn! for Best New Weblog, written by 9ruler John Martz.
* 456 Berea Street for Best Web Development Weblog, written by Roger Johansson.
* Particle Tree for Best Web Development Weblog, written by Kevin Hale, Ryan Campbell, and Chris Campbell.
* Girlspoke for Best Podcast of a Weblog, written by It looks like the Girlspoke girls are having some server troubles right now, so hopefully they make it back up to pick up some votes.

So get to votin’!

Blog Site of the Week

Diva Marketing Blog is an approach to marketing that's fun, bold and savvy...but always strategically aligned with your brands's objective.

Pick Your Community

9rules offers a community of blogs covering the best blogs and favorote topis to select, ranging from Apple, Design, Photography. Relationships, Web 2.0,...

New Blog Book in town

I recommend reading the newly published book: Naked Conversations by Robert Scoble/Shel Israel.

About the Authors:

Robert Scoble helps run Microsoft’s Channel 9 Web site. He began his blog in 2000 and now has more than 3.5 million readers every year. Scoble’s blog has earned acclaim in Fortune magazine, Fast Company, and The Economist.

Shel Israel played a key strategic role in introducing some of technology’s most successful products, including PowerPoint, FileMaker, and Sun Microsystems workstations.He’s been an expert on innovation for more than twenty years.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Venture Capital Blogs?

Bill Burnham was having lunch with a fellow venture capitalist at a restaurant in Mountain View, Calif., two weeks ago when the topic turned to secrecy.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Blogs put megaphone up to Sundance buzz

As befits its indie roots, the Sundance Film Festival has long played host to innovations that have spread elsewhere. Blogging is one of them. Personal blogs, millions of them, are spreading on the Internet like kudzu, from to Professional blogs such as Gawker Media's gossipy draws some 270,000 page views per day.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Sunday, January 15, 2006


Take a peek over Jim Borgman’s shoulder as he creates editorial cartoons for the Enquirer. Look here for notes, doodles and rough pencil sketches as he draws throughout the day… Borgman has been the Enquirer’s editorial cartoonist since 1976.

Web2.0 Workgroup

The Web 2.0 Workgroup is a network of premium weblogs that write content about the new generation of the Web. Combined, these sites reach a large readership of influential technology and media professionals.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Monkey Bites

Here's a great blog site from the people of Wired magazine. Everything you need to know about software that makes the web tick, and how you can put it to use on your own website and digital media projects.

When in Rome...or Beijing

Microsoft shuts down the internet journal of a Chinese blogger that discussed politically sensitive issues.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

ComputerWorld Blogs

ComputerWorld has a great blog site covering such topics as featured blogs, security, Macintosh, and more.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Why Companies Monitor Blogs

In May 2003, the consumer advocacy group Ban Trans Fat sued Kraft Foods, demanding that the comestibles giant stop selling its Oreo cookies in California.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Who's There?

Seth Godin shares his thoughts about how to write better or how to follow the traditional conventions about formatting and building a blog. Here's the PDF file.