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Here’s da rules:
I don’t really think of my blog as artistic except in a utilitarian way, but heck — I’ll take any award anyone wants to lavish upon it.
Now to choose five blogs that meet the criteria in rule 1 (in no particular order):
Thanks for the award, Teeni!
Yesterday was the first anniversary of my first post on TechRepublic’s IT Consultant blog. While they pay me enough to make it as worthy of my attention as any of my other clients, the real value for me has been demonstrated in the more general principle of “if you really want to learn something well, write about it for a public audience” — especially one that can respond immediately in comments. I’ve learned a lot from my fellow consultants, along with the research and thought that go into writing each post. It’s made me a better consultant. I’m happier about the work I’m doing, and I’m making more money at it. My thanks to Jason Hiner and Toni Bowers for hiring me after I lambasted TR. And of course, much of the credit for the blog’s success goes to my excellent editor, Mary Weilage, without whom I would be likely to brazenly split infinitives, use phrases whose subject don’t agree with their verb, and leave prepositions dangling off. Actually, she does much more than correct my grammar: she includes relevant links, SEOs the titles, and organizes the posts.
Today I finished reading The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester. Wow. I don’t want to spoil anything for those who haven’t read it, but I’ll make one comment about the ending. I like where Bester left it, because to go any further would almost be impossible by definition — so he leaves the sequel to your imagination instead. Reading this story has rekindled my interest in Science Fiction — stories that start from a “What if?” but inevitably lead back to an examination of the human condition. So, I decided to finish the anthology in which Bester’s story was included — which begins with Re-Birth, by John Wyndham.
Tomorrow my wife and I go on diets. She’s going for an Atkinsesque low-carb ketosis induction, in contrast to our recent habits which she affectionately calls the “no carb left behind” diet. I’m going back to a strict interpretation of the Blood Type Diet for myself. It has worked for me long-term, but over the past year I’ve let some bad habits creep in. For instance, as I write this I’m sipping my last cup of coffee for the foreseeable future. It’s back to Green Tea for me tomorrow. Fortunately, as a Type O my diet is pretty compatible with Atkins, so we won’t have to eat in separate rooms — except for when she wants to escape my stinky breakfast.
Extra points for connecting this post’s title and subject matter.