Portrait of a Website Superstar: The Blog

I’m in the middle of researching a massive project now where most people I’ve interviewed say something to this effect: “Rather than go through the hassle of updating the website, we’ve just let it go.” What a waste! To have a website that people are actually visiting (even if there aren’t many), and that can be actually working for you is a waste of time, space and even reputation. Sure, websites take dedication and work to update, but it shouldn’t be so hard to work with that you simply let it go. Solution: the blog.

What the Heck Does RSS Mean?

I wish the acronym "RSS" had never been invented. It’s confusing, hard to describe and something everyone wants to understand. I much prefer the term "news feed" for this technology that helps you get blog and podcast updates on your computer. Nevertheless, I was glad to see that Unclutterer wrote up a handy primer on the term. It’s still a bit jargon (they use the term "content" a little too freely. Think of "content" as the stuff on your website, such as articles and listings), but still helpful.

Choose Your (Tech) Weapon

We've been invited by a client that serves synagogues to put together a series of quick-hit webinars based on common problems their constituency has with technology. We're still not sure which will be the most welcomed by the community, so I wanted to open up to you for your vote. In exchange, we'll host a presentation on the same topic for no charge. You can post your thoughts by clicking the comments link here or by contacting me directly. Which would you rather learn?
  • Put your first video on YouTube
  • Create your first podcast
  • Start your first blog