Thursday, December 15, 2011

DEB on Blogging and More

Saw Daniel Yergin yesterday and will be posting on that excellent experience soon, but before I forget, wanted to put this in front of you.

If you're one of the several thousand regular readers of the DEB (and maybe other blogs too), then you probably have a good feel for what separates a blog from a standard online news article or newspaper for that matter.

I recently came across well known tech blogger Dan Frommer's list of ingredients that make for a good blog. My favorite is #2: "Write the site that you want to read," but I think all ten points are on the mark.

If you've ever thought of writing one yourself, you'll find some simple guiding principles that'll help you have success ... and have a pleasurable experience while you're at it.

Since the holidays are approaching and you should be thinking about slowing down for a few days and enjoying some simple pleasures, here's a nice piece on the history of the Old Fashioned cocktail that includes this line:
The old-fashioned is at once "the manliest cocktail order" and "something your grandmother drank," and between those poles we discover countless simple delights, evolutionary wonders, and captivating abominations.
Pretty good, huh? Dan and may be sipping one or two of these as we prepare our DEB year in review (Andy) and 2012 preview (Dan) posts over the next few weeks. Please feel free to join us with observations and predictions of your own, and don't hold back if the urge for a classic cocktail comes over you.

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