December 2008 Posts

“Community Builder of the Year” in the SitePoint Community Awards 2008!

I’m happy to say that I was voted “Community Builder of the Year” in the SitePoint Community Awards 2008. Dave Maxwell announced the results today. I really appreciate the recognition. Thank you to everyone who nominated me and everyone who voted for me, as well. Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees.

“The CollegeHumor Show” Picked Up by MTV

I’m a big fan of College Humor and Jake and Amir. So, it’s great to hear that MTV has picked up “The CollegeHumor Show”:

“The CollegeHumor Show,” which takes a look at the “offbeat” workplace of the twentysomething-run Web site

Check out the clip below, where the CollegeHumor folks announced it (some of it is a little inappropriate for general audiences, fair warning, as is CollegeHumor in general):

Both the Tumblrs of Jake Hurwitz and Streeter Seidell, who edits the CH front page, note that it is not a reality show – it’s scripted. I’m looking forward to it!

Happy Holidays!

With the holiday season upon us, it may be a little quiet around here toward the end of this month, but I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a very happy holiday and a happy, healthy and successful 2009!

Thank you to everyone who has read, commented, linked and contributed to this site and others in 2008. It’s been a great year, in a lot of ways, and I am truly thankful for all of the support that I have received.

Thank you.

Live Interview on PerfCast Tonight

Tonight at 7 PM ET, I’ll be appearing live on PerfCast, the Performancing podcast. It’s hosted by Jeff Chandler and David Peralty. If you have some spare time, please stop by and participate in the live chat! The show will be broadcast on TalkShoe. For Sale!

I have put up for sale on the SitePoint Marketplace. I am really looking to prioritize my time a bit. Though I enjoy the site, I have other projects I want to dedicate that time to. So, I’d like to sell the site to someone interested in it and move on.

New Ryan Leslie Video: “How It Was Supposed to Be” (Music Video 1 of 3)

Ryan Leslie release a new music video today for his latest single, “How It Was Supposed to Be.” This is the first and three music videos for the track, he says. The video version is a bit of a rock remix as it has guitar elements that the original doesn’t have. I like the song a lot. I like the original a little better, I think, but this version is cool, as well. Here’s the video:

Nominated for “Community Builder of the Year” in the 2008 SitePoint Forums Community Awards

I have been nominated in the “Community Builder of the Year” category in the 2008 SitePoint Forums Community Awards, the annual awards program over at the SitePoint Forums. Thank you to everyone who nominated me. Voting has begun. I won the equivalent award last year. It’s be cool to win again, but just being nominated is awesome.

Share Your Stories About the Power of Online Community

Jake McKee has launched Connected by Distance, a new site dedicated to sharing stories about the power of online community. From the index page:

Every day in online communities around the Web and the world people are coming together, creating together, discussing, and sharing. There are literally hundreds of thousands of stories that community members can and do tell about the impact of community on their lives. Whether a cancer survivor is getting support, or a couple meets, dates, and marries, or simply friends make a podcast together across three states, communities can affect us all.

The Connected by Distance project is an attempt to collect and share those stories.

Right now it’s a web project, but Jake hopes to take 50 stories and edit them into book form for publishing. So, if you have a story to share, please give it a look. I need to come up with one. I’m sure I have a bunch of stories, but I see so much that I don’t really think of them in that context!