Leaving on a jet plane….. at exactly 7:05 AM tomorrow morning, Chris and I are hopping a plane and scooting our collective asses outta Wisconsin for 5 days. To be very honest, this isn’t the best time for a vacation. I have gobs of client work to complete and I’m still in the final throes of book editing – but an opportunity came up that we just couldn’t turn down. A friend of ours had a week open on a condo rental on the beach in Myrtle Beach and offered it, fully knowing that I needed a sanity break, else I lose my mind completely. Since both Chris and I run businesses that are mobile – wherever there is a laptop and WiFi, we’re good as gold – we thought a change of scenery would be a good thing. Lazing at the beach editing a book and coding client sites is better than my stuffy office – so we decided to take the opportunity to hightail it outta here for awhile. We are planning a few dives (SCUBA) while we are there – – the South Carolina coast has some pretty cool Civil War wreck dives..so I’m really looking foward to getting my dive on again.
While I’m gone, sunning myself on the beach – check out the SXSW Interactive Panel idea that my pal Susie posted. If you remember, I spoke as a panelist at SXSWi 2006 and am up for speaking on this panel as well – – but it needs a few votes in order to get approval by the powers that be. The idea?
Blogging Tool Death Match
Every blog project starts with the same question: Which blog platform is the right one to use? Answering this question correctly can make or break the final product. Get the nitty-gritty on each platform from experts who will defend their software choice against all challengers. Will it come to blows?
If accepted, we will be reviewing/comparing WordPress, Movable Type, Expression Engine and Typepad. It will be the same motley crew as the 2006 gig: Joelle Reeder, Peter Flaschner, Susie Gardner and Paul Chaney. We’d love to play match up with the different blogging platforms available – if you think this would be a useful addition (or if you really just want to do me a favor) – go cast your vote for the Blogging Tool Death Match. Can you guess which platform I’ll be representin’?
And with that – I’m outta here. Have a fabulous week/weekend!