Tag Archives: blogging

Play to your strengths

Top search terms for this blog, largely in order, lightly curated, in haiku form: Babka, Bialy, Square car, Linkedin API, Ferris wheel at night. Murphy bed, Fisheye camera, Man bag, Blackboards, Sfogliatelle. Wine with fried chicken, Scrabble, Limeduck, Shrubbery, Pig cake, Map pillows. If you have the misfortune to land here from a search engine…
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New Back Bay FLOR stor offers squares galor, does not bor at opening soir(ee)

Being a blogger customer, I was invited to an exclusive preview opening a new FLOR retail outlet on Clarendon street tonight.  Being a customer blogger, I could not resist the free food and drink. Also, I was hoping that I would cross paths with the estimable @gradontripp of designboston, but the MBTA Orange Line conspired against us.…
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Stop me if you've heard this one

It's bad enough to run out of things to write, but I'm starting to worry that I've also run out of things to say. The other day at work, during a lull, discussion tuned to whale watching.  We started sharing stories of whale watches we'd been on, and I found myself telling my whale watch…
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Blogger ripped my scones

As you may have noticed, October was a pretty poor month posting-wise here at limeduck world headquarters.  I was therefore quite excited to see a new inbound link in my dashboard.  I followed it and found another example of an all-too-common blogging phenomenon: grabbing peoples' photos to illustrate your posts without permission or attribution. Since…
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Food blogger business models and zero calorie cupcakes

Tonight the estimable Ken George, social media powerhouse at WBUR and impresario of Public Radio Kitchen, hosted a food blogger microconference in the lunchroom of the station.  I suppose I was a bit of an impostor, as limeduck is only about 30% about food, but I was witness to and participant in some good discussion…
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2008 reducks

It's the season of retrospectives and clip shows.  Slow news days mean dipping into the back catalog and disguising it as the Year in Review.  So I present ten of my favorite posts of 2008.  Feel free to vote for one of these or nominate your own in the comments.  From recent to not so…
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Triple treat at Hotel Commonwealth for the blogfather

I recently helped a friend set up a blog. It's a bit like turning somebody on to a drug - you know it's bad for them and it's going to eat up their life, but it's already eaten yours, so why not share?  Over time, I've been "blogfather" to more than a couple of RSS…
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Help the Cream Team rise to the top of Food 2.0

Into the category of "why didn't I think if that" falls Food 2.0: Nom Nom Nom, a London event last month wherein food bloggers, food photographers, food journalists & authors, everyday regular cooks, influential bloggers & senior members of leading UK based internet companies met up, mashed up, and made up dishes in an Iron…
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Boston Blogs + Unmapped Boston = The Map With Two Backs?

Let me call to your attention two excellent maps that in my humble opinion should make sweet cartographic love and spawn a mashup of some sort. This confluence of maps, blogs and public transportation has got the limeduck quacking loudly. First up, Boston Blogs' map of Boston blog by T stop. Still in beta, this…
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Shh – secret blog!

Are we alone? Nobody watching? Good. I want to tell you about a secret blog. (Don't arch your eyebrow at me, KC, this isn't about your secret blog) I've been working hard at migrating Ipswitch's Daily Network Monitor Blog from its current Movable Type install to a shiny new WordPress setup. Here's the old DNM,…
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Pardon my limedust, part II

Ok, I waited for Wordpress 2.3 and have installed it. Next steps, importing all the old entries and fixing up the template. Thank you for your patience during this time of transition. Looks like some of the images have broken and the video is definitely busted. And there are some odd duplicates of a couple…
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