Before my re-entry back to work gets the best of me—after ten
days of work related travel and a much needed mini-vacay—some bloginess
catching up is due.
Blogs vs. Websites: A New Hope
My rant and our inter-blog debate on blogs vs. websites seem to have sparked a parallel debate on the Information Systems Forum listserv. Peter Campbell and Laura Quinn do a very nice (and diplomatic) job of parsing out the conversation between online communication strategies and content management and syndication technology. While the conversation seems to have gotten some cackles up (my own included), I’m heartened that the conversation is happening at all.
At this point, the only valuable contribution I can make to the conversation is to once again highlight the work that Nancy White and Lee Lefever are doing with the March of Dimes on ShareYourStory.org (which is at long last getting some buzz). ShareYourStory.org remains one of the best examples of nonprofits using blogs strategically to add value and substance to their web presence. I’m looking forward to the next iteration of the site.
Don't tell me...Show me!
"Lists of software promote feature comparison conversations, but workflow diagrams promote systems thinking."
You know it...I know it...he's exactly right! But I love comparing tech toys damn it. While I think there is some value in seeing what other people are using to perform similar tasks, how those tools are being used, integrated and adapted for nonprofit processes is admittedly a far more productive conversation. Sonny's application workflow diagrams coming soon to a blog near you.
*I have to throw in the occasional Finn reference. He has
recently discovered the pleasure of dipping food into...well most
anything: Ketchup, Salsa, Salad Dressing, etc. The act of dipping is
always accompanied by the exclamation: DIP DIP!