Top 10 from 2008

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

TrophiesFrom 105 posts in 2008, here are the top 10 in terms of comments and impact to both author and audience, in no particular order:

  1. Becoming an ING Mini Bailout Winner! drew several positive comments. (Thanks to exposure from being Quoted in AP Story on ING Mortgage Contest.)
  2. What’s in your bag? was one of my more entertaining and well-received photo projects of the year.
  3. My First Award-Winning Photo turned out to be a nice surprise.
  4. Ethics and the $500 Blog Entry provided another surprise.
  5. A Chat with David Hobby was one of the highlights of the PhotoPlus Expo in New York city this fall.
  6. Evolution was a satisfying post for both my growing sports photography and lighting skills.
  7. Data Recovery, Round 1 drew many comments. (The story continued with Data Recovery, Round 2 and Apple’s response.)
  8. Remember when gas was insanely expensive? It inspired the Premium Gas Showdown.
  9. How Gen Y Sees Work rang a number of bells.
  10. An International Moment was a nice reminder that there are small moments in life that make you smile.

Your Blog’s Personality

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

I just ran my blog through Typealyzer and got:

ENTP - The Visionaries

The charming and trend savvy type. They are especially attuned to the big picture and anticipate trends. They often have sophisticated language skills and come across as witty and social. At the end of the day, however, they are pragmatic decision makers and have a good analytical abilitity.

They enjoy work that lets them use their cleverness, great communication skills and knack for new exciting ventures. They have to look out not to become quitters, since they easily get bored when the creative exciting start-up phase is over.

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My CEO Has a Blog!

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

In a reassuring sign that my current senior management understands a bit of Enterprise 2.0, our CEO launched an internal blog this week. So far the posts have been short, casually-written glimpses of what the CEO sees and most employees don’t. I think that goes a long way towards helping us peons understand the king’s strategy.

I was also pleased to see that comments are enabled without any moderation. It’s running on a vanilla install of WordPress, so comments are as anonymous as you choose to make them. Being a shameless self-promoter, I not only signed mine, but threw my LinkedIn profile in the URL field. No one else thought to do this, so my ingenuity actually earned me an introductory visit from the vice president of information technology, who I’ve worked under for almost 6 months. More than anything else, that proves how enterprise blogging breaks down barriers.