After having spent the past two days at the first business blogging conference in Boston. I felt inspired to begin a blog of my own. This blog will serve several purposes. I will post links to technology articles I come across in the course of the day, discuss areas of interest related to technology and computers, and post links to articles I've written recently. I hope you find some of the information I enter here useful and informative.
While at the conference, I met Rafat Ali, owner, publisher, editor and chief bottle washer at paidcontent.org. Rafat is the prototypical blog publisher. Working alone in his apartment, he produces meaningful news on the paid content industry, an area I also cover extensively as a freelancer working for EContent Magazine. Rafat has freed himself from the constraints of typical corporate publishing by creating a publication where he is only answerable to himself and his readers. He has managed to cobble together a living in this fashion using the old-fashioned advertising model. I greatly admire his approach. (By the way, today an article on Internet.com quoted a Goldman Sachs analyst who predicted a bright future for online advertising).
Rafat was complaining because he broke the story that the New York Times would begin charging for the News Tracker service, but it got picked up by CBS Market Watch, which got all the credit and people weren't pointing to his blog entry. I just wanted to make at least one blog point correctly for Rafat.