11 April 2005

Blog enterprise: Exhausted with template updates and other IT distractions?

You know the drill. Make a small change. Update this. Click and wait a few moments.

Before you know it, real time has slipped away.

Ever thought how many other people do this? You're not alone.

A long time ago, before there were computers, they had something called typewriters, stenopads, and secretaries.

We're not allowed to call them that now. Now we call them the boss, or more politely, "Administrative assistant."

Today's blogs are no different than any other office-hassle. They take up time, they are a distraction, and the constant updates are annoying.

Sure, people like to talk about how great the blogs are. But do you really want to spend your time writing those notes when you could have someone do it for you?

I don't see any voice-recognition command that says, "Update template with the best XML stuff, and don't bother me with the details."

Why not hire a blog administrative assistant? These are people who take all your notes, ideas, and turn them into blog content.

But they do more than transcribe. They create wonderful displays, charts, and colorful graphics.

They're like a webmaster for your blog. They keep your blog up to date, and you never have to touch the template.

They give you style sheets. You just point to what you want, and off they go to create it. Meanwhile, you can get back to important thing like redefining the universe and creating sense out of chaos and order. [Or something like that. Where's that golfball?]

Blogging Assistants. No, they're not automated. But they're an enterprise.

You have one, or are you still typing away and making updates yourself?

If you don't have the resources to fund this enterprise, then you need to come up with some innovative ideas.
You know the drill. Make a small change. Update this. Click and wait a few moments.

Before you know it, real time has slipped away.

Ever thought how many other people do this? You're not alone.

A long time ago, before there were computers, they had something called typewriters, stenopads, and secretaries.

We're not allowed to call them that now. Now we call them the boss, or more politely, "Administrative assistant."

Today's blogs are no different than any other office-hassle. They take up time, they are a distraction, and the constant updates are annoying.

Sure, people like to talk about how great the blogs are. But do you really want to spend your time writing those notes when you could have someone do it for you?

I don't see any voice-recognition command that says, "Update template with the best XML stuff, and don't bother me with the details."

Why not hire a blog administrative assistant? These are people who take all your notes, ideas, and turn them into blog content.

But they do more than transcribe. They create wonderful displays, charts, and colorful graphics.

They're like a webmaster for your blog. They keep your blog up to date, and you never have to touch the template.

They give you style sheets. You just point to what you want, and off they go to create it. Meanwhile, you can get back to important thing like redefining the universe and creating sense out of chaos and order. [Or something like that. Where's that golfball?]

Blogging Assistants. No, they're not automated. But they're an enterprise.

You have one, or are you still typing away and making updates yourself?

If you don't have the resources to fund this enterprise, then you need to come up with some innovative ideas.
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