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One more remark on blogging. I believe a trade-of...

2007-07-25T19:45:00.000-07:00

One more remark on blogging. I believe a trade-off exists between readership, comments solicited, and the sophistication of the stories.

Shorter, simpler, and more volatile content would attract more attention.

Reich sets up his camera and posts video-blogs of his talking head. I don't like that approach. I'd rather write. When and if I can get Premiere going, the content will be light years from a talking head.

I do however, take images very seriously, and plan to continue refining that skill, although I understand the bloggers who choose to remain pure text.

It may or may not surprise you that I can spend more time searching, crafting, and designing an image than it takes to write the story going with it.



Heh ... I get some traffic. Not as much as you I w...

2007-07-25T07:42:00.000-07:00

Heh ... I get some traffic. Not as much as you I wouldn't think, and certainly not as much as Framer. Nor should I.

Still, I find the writing cathartic. I hadn't done much (non-technical) writing for some time, since I stopped working at a newspaper 15 or so years ago.

So I am mostly spilling my thoughts on bytes for myself, and the fact there are some small number of people who read regularly (even if they don't post much or at all) is gratifying. Plus, the odd hit from Congressional IP addresses is amusing.

Regarding the end game, assuming (and it's not a very long stretch) we are in Iraq at least into 2009, it certainly within the realm of possibility we will engage in some form of military activity in Iran, Pakistan or both within the next 18 months. More than we already are, I mean -- if you don't think we have scouts across the border in both those countries, well ...

Afghanistan is a different issue. I can't see us leaving there, nor do I think we should. It really did serve as a base for the 9/11 attackers, and we really did have justification for invading. If we had focused our resources there instead of heeding the voices in our President's head vis-a-vis Iraq, I think we might be a long way down the road to having things turned around there.



Well said, and you point to Liza's remarks over th...

2007-07-24T18:56:00.000-07:00

Well said, and you point to Liza's remarks over the course of many months about long term occupation, PNAC, etc.

I don't see us leaving, and the end game has to include Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

If ever measured by metrics perhaps only available to higher powers, we would learn that Iraq is worse than Vietnam. Think blood. Think money. Think physical and psychological carnage.

By the way, I love your blog, but you do realize you fly pretty high. I have no idea what traffic you get, but I can guess visitor characteristics.

Dummies not included, and I am not criticizing. Your blog operates at the level of distinguished professionals like Robert Reich.

He's famous as hell, so lots of smart folks show up at his place. How guys like you and me get such attention is another question. Perhaps we never do, but that's ok.