Viking's Stationery Movies Puzzle

Taking a page from M&Ms Dark’s movie puzzle, Viking’s Stationery Movies contains 10 movies for you to guess. Only instead of a painting, it uses office supplies to depict the movies. I got 10 of 20. The ones I missed — I don’t think I...

Tags vs. Categories

I’m not into this tagging business. It works well for sites like Technorati, but I think for sites that aren’t social networks or bookmarking sites, tags don’t do the job. When I launched the new design of this place, it came with tags instead of...

Sending Books and Videos to Reviewers

Yesterday, I talked about bloggers receiving free stuff or posting advertisements. I left out another discussion on this topic — when publishers send books, videos and other odds and ends for review without asking. I received a book about adopting and caring for...

Bribing Bloggers and Advertising in Blogs

The blogosphere has been abuzz with the news about bloggers who received a PC loaded with Vista from Microsoft. The company told the bloggers they could keep the PCs, donate them or return them. Here’s an entry from Joel on the topic. This topic isn’t new....

Franchises Aren't Consistent

Most of you probably went to a restaurant where the food and service was excellent. But then you go to another location of the same restaurant and it was a disaster. Franchising is complicated as some require their chains to do everything the same while others have...

Burned by Blogging

An article from the latest email newsletter from Writer’s Digest shares a bad experience a writer ran into with blogging. The writer, I believe, didn’t do anything wrong. Successful blogging requires authenticity, but the writer got burned instead. Sandra...