Because it had been so long since I’d posted, the previous “Why I need a vacation from newspaper blogging” was really more of a “Why I started my vacation from newspaper blogging months ago but neglected to mention before this” post.
So, what now?
I want to write more about what I’ve been immersed in for most of this year: higher ed digital communications. Or, in english, university web sites and social media.
I may be sick of newspaper companies at the moment, but I’m not at all sick of news, especially very local news as practiced by an exploding number of tiny startups around the country and here in Baltimore. I’ll be writing about that.
I want to share some of the tips and tricks I’ve picked up recently that convince me WordPress has evolved well past a blogging platform into a very robust and flexible content management system.
And I want to write more about my home town, Baltimore.
So, as elegiac as the last post may have sounded to you, in my mind it was merely a buttoning up of that particular topic so that I can focus more on the very positive things I see happening in many aspects of digital communication outside of what Dave Troy calls “Big Iron” media. And if newspapers manage to pull out of the dive, good for them. They can do it — they just need to hand over the controls to the people inside their walls who can save them (Hint: Most have “interactive” or “online” on their business card).
More to come…