Blogging Advice for Beginners

omehow, the 10th anniversary of my blog passed without notice. I wrote my very first blog post back on October 25, 2005. Back then I was on LiveJournal, but all of those posts found their way here when I converted to WordPress a few years later. Ten years, and 6,032 public posts later, I’m still […]

The Best Thing I Read on the Internet in 2015

read a lot of stuff on the Internet. Blogs may be going out of style–so I have been told for the last 3 or 4 years, but I read a lot of them. Some of my most pleasant reading comes from blogs. I enjoy pop-culture technology pieces done by places like The Atlantic or WIRED. But the best […]

Pocket Gets a Cool New Recommendation Feature

use Pocket to read articles I find interesting, and to help keep Evernote clutter-free. Today, Pocket introduced a new “recommendation” feature. Now, Pocket users can recommend articles they find interesting, and follow users who make recommendations. I have only used this feature once so far today, but I think it is a keeper, and I’ll […]

My Feedly Collections Are Now Available to Anyone

his morning, I purged a ton of feeds from Feedly that I was no longer keeping up with. At the same time, I took advantage of the new Feedly Collections feature that allows one to share their various collections with anyone who is interested. So if you are interesting in seeing what blogs I read […]

I’m Talking Golden Age Science Fiction, Evernote, and Lots More on The Three Hoarseman Podcast

unday evening, I had the wonderful opportunity to be the guest on the Three Hoarseman podcast. I chatted with hosts Fred Kiesche, Jeff Patterson, and John Stevens about Golden Age science fiction, Evernote, productivity, what I’m reading, and much more. If you’re interested, you can check out the podcast for yourself. As always, I sound […]

Blogs I’ve enjoyed in 2014

very now and then, I have to remind myself how lucky I am to have such a great audience here on the blog. Each year, the numbers keep going up, and it always surprises and pleases me. As I write this post, the blog has passed 1.2 million page views this year, and has seen nearly […]

My Favorite Guest Post of 2014

was fortunate to be asked to write quite a few guest posts in 2014. But my personal favorite was one that I wanted to write. Fortunately for me, John DeNardo and the other good folks at SF Signal were willing to have me, and they published my post, “Daddy, What’s Dungeons & Dragons” on their […]

Blogs I’m Reading, May 2014 Edition

very now and then, I get the question about what blogs I read. I’ve written about this before, but blog reading evolves faster than other types of reading (for me at least), and since the question has come up recently, I figured I’d share a few of the blogs that I try to keep up […]

My Blogging Influences

have been blogging since late 2005, about 9-1/2 years. Over the course of that time, I’ve written 5,546 posts (5,547 if you count this one). That amounts to more than one-and-a-half posts per day, every day during my run thus far. I don’t even want to try to count how many words it amounts to. In […]

Books Received, 6/14/2013

didn’t get around to posting yesterday, but that didn’t stop this book arriving in the mail, courtesy of TOR Book. This one is Wisp of a Thing by Alex Bledsoe, TOR, June 18, 2013.

Some Thoughts on Joyland by Stephen King

read Stephen King’s new novel Joyland earlier this week and I really enjoyed it. I don’t want to rehash the plot here or give anything away but I do have a few comments that others considering reading the book might find helpful. The book is a murder mystery and the story is a good one. Of […]

I’m a Panelist on the SF Signal Podcast on SF Readers vs. Fantasy Readers

ver at SF Signal this morning is the podcast we recorded last week on the topic of SF Readers vs. Fantasy Readers. Panelists for this week’s podcast include: Jeff Patterson Paul Weimer Jay Garmon Josh Vogt Jamie Todd Rubin Patrick Hester It was a fun discussion. If you are interested in this sort of thing, […]