Still in keeping with the recurring theme of trying to break out of the echo chamber and making online content (like this blog) more easily accessible and consumable for those people that will never find their way here to read the blog (see the following crude pie chart below analyzing these populations).
I thought I would start posting each Sunday the summary of the week's posts in Tabbloid format. As you might recall from an earlier post, Tabbloid is a free service that lets you create a custom PDF format 'newspaper' from your selected blogs and other sites RSS feeds, and have that newspaper delivered via email on whatever schedule you choose.
Here is this week's collection of posts, in handy PDF format - Steve's Blog : May 17-23, 2010.
I hope making content accessible in this way is a help to someone out there, I will continue to post these collections on Sundays for the time being. I hope that if you find them useful, or actually download the PDF and give/send it to someone that otherwise would have never seen these posts, you would take a second and let me know in the comments.
This is one way to try to break out of the echo chamber, but it is certainly not the only way, and if you have other and better thoughts on how to do this, I would love to hear them.
And so I don't get accused of simply 're-purposing' my own content to keep the feed readers fed, here is a new bit of information - the excellent and very cool site Significant Objects in conjunction with their sister site HiLobrow recently announced a neat writing contest. The premise - Write a story set in the town or city where you live, but imagine that it (and its surrounding area) has been flooded with several hundred thousand gallons of crude oil daily, because of a drilling-related crisis some weeks earlier. You might find using the interactive Gulf Coast Oil Spill Map helpful in this eco-catastrophic exercise, but it’s not a requirement.
The 'story' has a short 250 word maximum, and you can post your entry in the comments of this post on HiLobrow. I mentioned it here since I know at least a few HR bloggers out there are reading this and thinking, 'Man I am getting tired of writing about management/leadership/crazy interview tales again'. So there you go, a good reason to try out a bit of a 'stretch assignment'.