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Holiday Reading::Published platforms : Manuel L. Quezon III: The Daily Dose

Published platforms

December 23, 2009 by mlq3

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See my previous entries, Platforms and Platform time begins November 30.

In chronological order, the platforms thus far, are the following.

via Published platforms : Manuel L. Quezon III: The Daily Dose.

Manolo Quezon is a gem. He has compiled all published platforms of Presidential Candidates to the 2010 National Elections of the Philippines.

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rePost::Online news editor named to Pulitzer Prize Board – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Online news editor named to Pulitzer Prize Board

Agence France-Presse

First Posted 16:11:00 12/08/2009

WASHINGTON—The Pulitzer Prizes, the most prestigious US journalism awards, announced on Monday that a member of a primarily online news organization had been named to the Pulitzer Board.

The election of Jim VandeHei, 38, the executive editor and co-founder of political website Politico.com, came less than a week after the Pulitzer Board expanded the eligibility of Web-only publications for the awards.

“In many ways, the Pulitzer Board is on the same mission as Politico: to embrace new media while fighting to protect the highest standards for writing, reporting and accuracy,” Politico quoted VandeHei as saying.

via Online news editor named to Pulitzer Prize Board – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos.

Great news for blogging!

New Page Announcement

I created a new page on the site. Prose page.  I’ve pasted some short stories that I’ve written three to be exact. It’s funny that the there is short story for years 2004,2005, and 2006.  Don’t know what happened 2007(I think , Ok I’m sure I got rejected  and It really took me awhile as in probably 2 years to be partially healed). These aren’t all I’ve written these past days but these were at least almost finished.  Funny but further inspecting my files I’ve written quite a few stories about a great many things , mostly (dreams,loneliness,joy,happiness,despair, etc).  I think my problems with non-romantic emotions  are that feelings of joy,loneliness, etc change to drastically and I can’t seem to muster it enough to create. Need to be more disciplined!

Site Redesign

Spent the better part of the day on this redesign.
I used a new theme (color green has grown on me).
I customized most of the settings, even the ads.

Hope you like the changes.

I was inspired by seeing this quote

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
Victor Hugo
French dramatist, novelist, & poet (1802 – 1885)

I’ve been so absorbed in thought lately that I was questioning myself. I did this because the invisible labor was weighing me down. I wanted to do something, anything that I could see.

Once again, Hope you like the changes!

Loved listening to this:

Money and Blogging

I am not earning from my blog, through experiments I’ve seen ways of earning with simple changes in what I post. I write because I love writing, I blog because i’ve continually interacted with people who have enrich my life. I blog because I want to share. Money almost always changes everything, and oft times things become all for the the love of money. Like all great gold rush, and with the help of the invisible hand the money well will dry and the endless september of the blogging will finally begone!

from Doc Searls blog here:

What I don’t like is the corrupting influence of the advertising economy itself.

Right now online advertising is a river of gold flowing out of the ground in California, and millions of bloggers — along with countless new and traditional businesses — are rushing to grab some. In addition to the other economy-distorting consequences of this rush, it is corrupting blogging’s original nature, which is amateur in the best sense or the word. Amateur is derived from amatorem, the Latin word for lover.

I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with making money by blogging. I am saying there’s something wrong with blogging mostly to make money, or to let advertising determine the purpose of your blog and what you say with it. If your business is the latter, you’re flogging, not blogging.

There is an old and subtle distinction here. Businesses and professions at their best are ways to pursue passions and organize talents — not just to make money. Of course they can’t thrive unless they make money. But few of us go into business just saying “I can’t wait to return value to my shareholders.” Investors are the main exceptions, but the best of those know that human passions other than greed are at the heart of every good business.