Many bloggers have used “The Year is Dead. Long Live the Year!” to review successes, aspirations and predictions, and produce new ones. I guess it must be the only healthy pastime associated with this festive period.
Julien Smith has posted his list of tips for success in How to succeed in 2007 and they are required reading for any blogger who is uncertain about their own abilities.
The point is that you will not excel if you try to be someone else, so you may as well let your personality shine through. And you might be surprised about how many people out there are actually interested in what you have to offer, especially if it comes from the heart.
You might be taking a risk by sticking your neck out, but on the other hand you are guaranteed that no-one will appreciate you, or even notice you, if you just sit at home on the sofa in silence.
In my local computer store the other day I was browsing for a stereo headset with a mike. I suddenly realised I was not equipped with enough knowledge to make an informed choice, so held back until doing some research.
My 2.1 speakers kick the music out nicely, and with my little cheapo boundary mike sitting under my screen I can happily skype away to distant friends and colleagues. However, I thought it would be good to be able to switch over to a more private and intimate chat, from time to time, and I am planning on starting to record audio streams ready for podcasting, and didn’t want to pick up so much ambient noise on my tracks.
Fortunately I found some excellent advice on the Web Audio Advisor site. (more…)