and it’s all weird. I wasn’t at home to change my clocks, so they’re all an hour slow, and anyhow I’m 3 hrs behind due to this wonderful Canadian invention, the Time Zone. I did find it interesting to note down which websites I visited first – this being my first look at any weblogs in a few days. I looked at mostly serious issues-oriented sites first – PeterMe, Zeldman (to whom I’ve neglected to send my condolences), CamWorld, and Evhead. Next were Montrealers – Ed’s nicely redesigned Calebos.org, Aaron’s site, and David’s. Last were honourary/former Montrealer Heather’s Harrumph and Derek Powazek‘s site. And now to bed. Because I have a very big meeting tomorrow with a man who might win a Nobel Prize for medicine soon – a huge figure we’re doing some work with. Nope, not intimidated at all.
The one consolation
after reading an article like this is that companies have been trying stuff like this, and more to the point, hack business writers have been crawling over each other to write about the Next Big Thing, for ages now. But it hasn’t really happened yet. Same with the elusive “community”. The only real successes are those that do it for its own sake, not to help sell something else. Let’s root for more failures! [link via Derek Powazek]
I’m not really
a big stats watcher, though I do check from time to time. I’m certainly not on any of the lists and don’t worry about that. At the same time, I quite shamelessly took a deskcam pic of me wearing my Fray tee on Friday, and Derek Powazek linked to it Saturday. It is amazing to see how much the flow increased. It’s quite odd, in fact. And oddly satisfying, I’ll admit, even though it happened in the manner it did.
Derek Powazek put up his pictures from SXSW. I’m new to weblogging and sort of an outsider considering that my web life isn’t really as a designer but in content and management (and of course virtual communities), so I didn’t feel the deep yearning to go there that some did. But Derek’s pics are beautiful, and really show off a lovely group of folks.