Don’t think like a publisher

My post on LinkedIn—a little contrarian advice for content creators. “Don’t run your content operation like a SpaghettiOs factory” seems to be the line resonating with my fellow now-and-former journalists. Advertisements

Tis the season

Oh, yay. I forgot that it snows on Reassembler. Happy happy. My wife and daughter miss snow, like real snow. I don’t. Blog snow is plenty for me. On a related note, that means traffic will pick up on Eat Papa Eat.

The Dead Chess Blog Society

Chessloser? Lost. Takchess? Leftchess. Likesforests? Clear-cut. BlueDevilKnight? Night night. SamuraiPawn? SamuraiGone. Drunknknite’s final post from 2012 (or maybe 2011) is titled Back in Action and says “I’m going to start updating my blog again.” You never know, though… sometimes blogs lurch back to life. Maybe mine should be retitled Reanimator.

Reassembler, a case study in persistent search engine visibility for old blog posts

Here are the top 12 Reassembler blog posts in readership this year. 11 of them are more than 2 years old, which means that all their visits at this point are coming from Google (unless there’s some really influential link out there somewhere that I’m not aware of). Drilling into a modern safe (Feb 2008) (467 views … More Reassembler, a case study in persistent search engine visibility for old blog posts

While I was away, Scott Adams (Dilbert) justified this blog and indeed my entire professional approach

If you aren’t the best at any one thing, learn about as many things as you can. I’m a poor artist. Through brute force I brought myself up to mediocre. I’ve never taken a writing class, but I can write okay. If I have a party at my house, I’m not the funniest person in the … More While I was away, Scott Adams (Dilbert) justified this blog and indeed my entire professional approach

My new blog on Content Strategy

Reassembler remains defiantly non-focused. (That’s its focus, actually.) However, there’s an exciting field called Content Strategy that takes a re-assembler-ish approach, tossing journalism and SEO and marketing and ecommerce and user experience into a professional mosh pit. Great stuff, exciting times if you 1) like content and 2) like change. Which I do. I’ll be … More My new blog on Content Strategy