I’m not saying people won’t give away their wares for free online in the future, I’m just saying this whining that you can’t make any money, that everyone expects everything to be free online … those days are just about through. Sure, you can read posts for free on Facebook and Twitter, but those sites were built on the public’s back. And they’ve peaked too.
—Bob Lefsetz, The Web Has Peaked and No One Wants to Read Your Tweets
The always insightful Alex King shares a life lesson:
When asking for help, focus your efforts on defining the problem instead of suggesting a solution. The person you’re asking for help from may have solutions you’ve never considered.
Waking up everyday knowing people value your work is the best part about not working for that paper. It’s been almost 5 months since I’ve had to say “I’m sorry we’re doing the best with what we have,” everyday.
-Rob Hart, laid-off Sun-Times photographer, via JimRomensko.com
I found this article by Chip Bennet to be interesting; it is about the difference between a theme’s template files for home pages and front pages. There is a difference, of course, and I like his proposed changes to the nomenclature throughout.
Blog Posts Index
Simple, right? But what about a custom page template, such as template-blog.php? Can’t a Theme also use that? Not to put too fine a point on it, but: no. That would be _doing_it_wrong().
I found the article from Post Status, a blog I recently found which has a great roundup of interesting WordPress news and not so annoying as others.
Jim White, whose 2012 record Where it Hits You was one of my favorite listens of last year, is pretty active on Facebook these days.
I’m pretty sure it’s him and not just those annoying marketing personnel who update Facebook pages (yeah, I’m one of those so I can say this).
Anyway, he said this today:
A lot of people commented. So did I:
And then – and this is where the story gets good, people – Jim White responded!
In case you can’t see it above:
Now thats out of the box thinking Brandon!
Thus concludes my story about my brush with fame today, or at least my interaction with a great singer-songwriter on the only social network everyone cares about.