Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Seth Godin's Free E-Book on Blogging

Seth is fun to read to begin with, and what he has to say always has a twist for a bit of edge and flavor that's earned him and his bald head the fine reputation the two of them enjoy. He's written a dandy 48-page e-book about blogging and what it's all about, why it's important, and why you might oughtta to be blogging. He's a good thinker, and he's laid it out goodheartedly for the rest of us to download for F R E E ! ! !

Do yourself a favor and download Who's There? Seth Godin's Incomplete Guide to Blogs and the New Web. It's a PDF, but worth the wait (or is that just my computer that's so dreadfully slow opening those honkers).

Spend some time at his blog, too, and find out why he bills himself as "author, agent of change."

Long time, no blog

Has it really been so long since my last post? Blogs don't lie, or at least they shouldn't, so yes it has.

I have a really, really good excuse. My family has moved house from a typical suburban ranch to a funky, fun and smaller Victorian loaded with charm, not closets. There's nothing like moving and downsizing at the same time to come face-to-face with what's truly necessary. It's really a lot less than I used to think.

There's something so freeing about letting go of possessions. I still have the important things, the heirlooms from both sides of the family, the touchstones of a lifetime of complicated, wonderful living. I don't have so much stuff anymore, which means what I have is distilled to the essence. I could distill even more if I needed to. That's also a good thing to know.

Less really is more.