MSM Blog Networks Aren’t All That Bad

I hate the term “MSM” (Mainstream Media) that we bloggers use to describe older media and news organizations, but sometimes you need to acquiesce.

Lots of folks thought that members of traditional media couldn’t ‘do blogging’ for various reasons. They were wrong. Take a look around and you will find some of the best blogs are being produced in places once thought unlikely.

Wired Magazine’s Wired Blogs have some of the most interesting technology/geek focused blogs you could subscribe to.

For politics there are those hosted at The Atlantic.

And, at least in Philly, local newspapers have fully embraced them at (The Inquirer and Daily News), philadelphia weekly, and Philadelphia City Paper.

Shoot, even local TV News shows have gotten in the act at NBC 10 and Fox 29.

Happy Birthday Emma!

It was a bit of a quandary Saturday. It was to be Emma’s birthday party, but last week she was suffering with a double ear infection (painful!!!!). Hoping against hope that she would be better in time for the party, and tricked by a great Friday evening, we were forced to call folks Saturday morning and cancel. Instead, we just had close family come by, that we both could continue to concentrate on her illness.

The irony was that Sunday, while Richelle went out to run some errands, Emma started to come out of it all the way and by the evening was herself again!

Today is Emma’s real birthday. Happy birthday Emma!