A couple of weeks ago, I noticed one of the Pinterest photos on this blog had been replaced with a blank image. No problem — I went back into Pinterest, found a new photo to embed, done and done.
And now all the Pinterest images I’ve embedded on all of my blogs are toast. Taken down for copyright violations, no doubt (Not by me — well, not directly. People aren’t supposed to Pin images unless they own copyright or it’s public domain). I’m not angry — how can I get angry with a service that I haven’t paid to use? Angry, no. Annoyed… Oh yes. Continue Reading »
What does it mean to call yourself a blogger when everybody has a blog?
Let me backtrack a bit. When the Vancouver Blogger Meetup died, nobody mourned. Few people even noticed. In fact, if you go to their page, it looks like it’s still alive — sort of. There’s a bunch of cool dudes I know well who are allegedly organizing it — except that there hasn’t been a meetup scheduled since March (which is when I was still helping organize these events). The main organizer and my old pal, Raul, isn’t even living in Vancouver anymore and he announced an indefinite hiatus from blogging back in September. The organizers aren’t even active enough to put the thing out of its misery.
That isn’t a challenge or a provocation to those people who still have their names on the masthead, by the way. The Vancouver Blogger Meetup put on some great events. We had lots of interesting discussions, shared some laughs and scarfed down a whole lot of pizza. But I think that meetup is pretty much dead — and the only thing I can think is it’s about time. Continue Reading »