zorca interviews xian

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Suzanne Stefanac is writing a book on blogging called Dispatches from Blogistan (catchy title, eh?) for Peachpit / New Riders. Naturally, she’s been blogging the whole process and posting snippets of work in progress and the texts of interviews she’s conducted for the book.
I know Suzanne from The Well, where I host the blog conference and where I’m known as <xian> and she’s known as <zorca>. A while back she interviewed me via email and she recently published the results on her book’s blog: Dispatches From Blogistan – interview with christian crumlish.
In the interview we talk about blogging (of course) as well as social media, RSS, wikis, politics, media, authority, trust, online presence, the long tail, and other stuff I hope you’ll find interesting. I know I had fun doing it.

shacker's blogging the heck out of sxsw

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I’m doing my best to blog about sxsw this year but Scot Hacker’s doing a great job of it. The only way for me to find out about the things I’m missing (good panels that are at the same time as other good panels, parties at the same time as other parties) is to find and read the blogs covering the event.
Scot’s recent post, The “Real” SXSW, tells a great tale of how the real high points of being here have nothing to do with the daytime schedule.
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Blogging from New Orleans

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My friends Steve and Elizabeth are blogging the reconstruction of New Orleans from within the city: Inside the Bowl.
We stay with them when we go to Jazz Fest (nearly every year), and we were very worried about them when the flood and hurricane hit. They evacuated successfully and their house wasn’t harmed, and they’ve since moved back in.
Steve was writing us these fascinating email messages with photos, so I asked him if he might like to blog about the recovery of the city. A little mumbo jumbo, a little abracadabra, and voila! Inside the Bowl joins the Mediajunkie publishing collective.
I’ll be reading the blog every day. Will you?

Tour de France blog

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One of the blogs I host in the Telegraph collective on the Mediajunkie server is The Philter, by Bill Cassel. Bill’s been blogging the Tour de France diligently, day by day.
Just sayin’.