The Goal: One Blog Post Per Day in September

As a tune up for National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo, coming in November), I am trying a more modest writing goal this month: one blog post per day, every day.

People call this NaBloPoMo. And while NaNoWriMo is an annual November event only, NaBloPoMo is really pretty much any month you feel like trying it.

The first three days of the month have gone smoothly. Today was a little tricky because it’s my b-day, but I still made a sliver of time to put together this post.

(I am not doing all my posts on one blog–I will be spreading the love to the various blogs to which I contribute on Identity Theory as well.)

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Identity Theory Featured in Vermont Alt-Weekly

Margot Harrison wrote a nice article about my work at Identity Theory in this week’s Seven Days (that’s the alt weekly here in Vermont, for those of you outsiders).

The conclusion? “With content ranging from John Cusack‚Äôs views of torture to a wickedly satirical short story about a marketing consultant, IT defies demographic niches, and proves that you can do serious reading on a screen.”

Check it out over at: Burlington Resident Explores Identity Theory in His High-Profile E-Journal

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New WordPress Theme Coming Soon

I hope to finally get a custom look going for this site within the next week or two, despite being swamped with other web work this month.

The plan is to create a WordPress “child theme” based on an open-source framework like Thematic.

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Digital Media Strategy and Design Links of the Day: August 3rd

“Mastering CSS, Part 1: Styling Design Elements” at Smashing Magazine

“20 Kick-Ass WordPress Theme Frameworks For Rapid Theme Development” at Codefusion Lab (which ironically is hosted on Blogspot)

“15 Killer Hacks for WordPress that Are Extremely Useful” at wpbeginner

And here’s an article on Twitter SEO targeted to job seekers

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New Identity Theory “Issue” Features Tom Grimes, Chat Room Fiction, Gary Lutz

Over at Identity Theory, we tend to avoid regular publishing schedules, but I’ve recently been experimenting with a weekly “issue” system for putting new articles online.

This week’s issue features:

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On the Institute of Social and Economic Development Website Redesign Project

Fluency Integrated Consulting has completed the first phase of a website redesign for the Institute of Social and Economic Development (ISED), a D.C.-based organization that works on sustainable economic development projects throughout the globe.

ISED’s old site, built using ColdFusion, was years out of date, visually unappealing, and had a major lack of focus and interactivity.

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Twittering Away My Blogging Time

I have been using Twitter for Identity Theory (@identitytheory) and Fluency (@FluencyBTV), which is taking up the time I’d have otherwise spent on this blog.

Usability is really important to creating web content, and Twitter’s interface for creating content is about as easy as it gets. No worries about formatting whatsoever, and brevity is encouraged. Therefore, it’s much easier for me to send a tweet than post to this blog.

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My Kato Kaelin Ask.com Commercial Appearance

About six years ago, I made a hideously ugly mock “fan” website about Kato Kaelin called “Can I Get a Witness?”

The page featured several banal quotes from O.J.’s famous houseguest as well as a “Kato vs. Plato” section.

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