October 2005

October month in review

Eric Zorn e-mailed me a couple weeks ago to participate in his popular month in review series, in which he surveys various Illinois bloggers for perspectives on which were the important stories of the month. With apologies to Eric (who, it should be noted, was warned this...

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Rebecca Adeline Klau

Born this morning at 7:34am, Rebecca Adeline Klau: 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 19 inches long. Mom and baby are doing wonderfully, as soon as her oldest brother gets home from kindergarten, the boys get to go meet their new sister. Exciting times!

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New camera

In anticipation of our upcoming arrival, I brought home a new Canon S2 IS digital camera. It’s not an SLR — those are still a bit pricey for my tastes, and I likely wouldn’t take full advantage anyway… I’ve been out of the camera saddle for too...

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The heard word

These days it’s old news to say that marketing is a conversation, and that companies who ignore the blogosphere do so at their peril. (See Jarvis, Jeff for more.) Along with several other co-workers at FeedBurner, I’ve made monitoring the blogosphere part of my routine, thanks largely...

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ProgressNow gets some ink

My friend Bobby Clark gets some nice press in today’s Washington Post. Bobby’s the executive director at ProgressNow, whose website is geared towards organizing activists at the state and local level. This is exactly the kind of thing that is needed at a state level. Uptake has...

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Let the bidding begin…

According to Tristan Louis’s great analysis of the AOL acquisition of Weblogs, Inc., each inbound link at Technorati is worth around $564. Which means that my blog is worth around $150,000. Send your offers to rick at rklau.com. Heh. Update: Technorati just tweaked its index, and now...

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Interview on PC Talk

A couple weeks ago I spent an hour in a wide-ranging interview about RSS, podcasting, advertising, and a whole bunch of other things related to FeedBurner. The interview, which airs nationally on Rich Levin’s PC Talk Radio program, is available online here.

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