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Avemu tutti cuminciatu da qualchì parte!

I was talking to a friend tonight about Social Networking and my future in the Industry. I had a fantastic, inspirational lunch with good friend, Pat Coyle, last week. I've always been a technologist… jack of all trades, master of none… until recent. The last year I've really focused my attention on the evolution of the Internet.

E linee di cunversazione, comunicati stampa, marketing, nutizie è cunversazione sò cumpletamente sfocate. E linee di tecnulugia sò dinò, cun XML, RSS, blogging e SEO. The speed at which we're moving is fascinating. There's no higher education learning facility that could possibly build a course. As fast as you design a curriculum, it would simply be out of date. That's one of the reasons why having folks like me around with an addiction to technology is so important.

My blog content varies between beginner and advanced on purpose. I am pushing myself to educate, experiment, and test all the latest platforms and technologies so that I am in a position of trust and expertise among my peers. So far, so good… I'm getting that recognition!

I would have never have learned it if not for all of the other sources that have shared their experiences online. It's the reason why I often back it down a notch and provide a beginner's viewpoint. Someone took the time for me and I want to return the favor! Learning about this stuff can be intimidating, I want to encourage folks, not embarrass and stop them. Some of you might read some of my entries and say, “No duh!”. That's okay… just stick with me and we'll be back to your level in no time.

CandelaThat's really the point of my blog. I would like to do more than regurgitate links and news – I really want to speak from a position that will educate others so that they can make decisions. Of all of the hundreds of feeds that I read, there are very few that are useful to the end-user or business. I want to be a filter for that info, your medium, your guide.

How am I doing? Don't spare criticism… I have a few hundred folks visit the site each day, but very few actually comment. 20+ percent of you come back over and over. What do I do well? I'm curious! Also, I notice that there are a lot of visits from outside the U.S. I'd really like to hear your feedback!

Here's a new tip for those new and experienced. I'm now going to be sure to put tips on any funky acronyms that the new folks may not understand. IMHO, this is a nice little design feature of a website. It's not a link, but it provides a little more detail if the user doesn't understand what the acronym or phrase means by simply mousing over it.

Here's how it's done (updated thanks to a tip by a reader to an acronimu tag):

IMHO

Pudete ancu fà questu cun un span tag cù u titre Elementu:

IMHO

I'm sure I could throw a new editor button or class into WordPress to handle it… maybe someday soon!

Grazie dinò per leghje! Arricurdatevi chì simu tutti partuti da qualchì parte! Educate i vostri lettori.

5 Comments

  1. 1

    Pensu chì u vostru bloggu sia bellu. Sò statu in giru à qualchì volta per leghje ti posti allora credu chì fate qualcosa bè. Sì, dopu tuttu, avete i lettori à vultà per più ... ùn site micca successu?
    Mantene u travagliu bellu.

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    http://learningforlife.fsu.edu/webmaster/references/xhtml/tags/text/acronym.cfm
    utilizate l'etiqueta di l'acronimu per questu.
    u stilu in linea hè a cosa peghju chì pudete fà, perchè si vulete mudificà u vostru stilu di acronia (vulete cambià da linea tratteggiata à linea tratteggiata per esempiu) duvete cambià ogni singulu acronimu.
    styling the acronym tag in u vostru fugliale .css hè assai simplice.
    una cosa di più: i lettori di schermu per i cechi funzioneranu assai megliu nantu à u vostru situ, se utilizate u tag xhtml giustu per a cosa bona.
    avvedeci

  3. 3

    Rugjeff,

    Grazie tante! Duvete fà un articulu nantu à i blogging riesciuti qualchì ghjornu prestu. Ùn a definiscu micca a misura per statistiche è redditu. Si tratta veramente di belli cumenti cum'è i vostri.

    Steven

  4. 4

    eiu!

    Grazie per quessa! Aviu lettu annantu à l'etichetta di l'acronimu in u passatu, ma era un pocu prudente per aduprà. Tuttavia, postu chì pare esse conforme à XHTML è un standard ... Vi daraghju un colpu.

    Grazie mè!
    Steven

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