Thou Shalt Not Navel Gaze

The Denver Egotist points to Big Contrarian by Jack Shedd, so I thought I’d drop by and see what’s happening.
Right off the top, Shedd says:

Talking about your blog is the social equivalent of talking about your dog. It’s a dull conversation for everyone but you.
Yet, an entire industry exists built around nothing more than bloggers, talking about blogging to other bloggers via their blogs. It’s a trade show for people who run trade shows. Cyclical and cheap, yet undoubtably useful to the right type of consumer.

Like Jason Kottke, Shedd also provides a bounty of links, the essential fabric of the web. Good stuff.
Speaking of links, The Egotist also points to this ZDnet piece on Microsoft’s new $300 million ad campaign from Boulder’s finest.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.