Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Lifestyle Called: Blogging

Why many do this, Why I am part of this…Short but try my best to answer this.
From Wikipedia:
A blog (a blend of the term web log) is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites.
Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (art blog), photographs (photoblog), videos (video blogging), music (MP3 blog), and audio (podcasting).Microblogging is another type of blogging, featuring very short posts.
As of 16 February 2011, there were over 156 million public blogs in existence.
As for many sounds unnatural or rare, blogging has been a part of humanity and not necessary it is used on computers.

Sailors had been know to state in a writing called “log” every mile they are away from home or where they reach a point in the ocean. Another example is when a phone company or any commerce is auditing conversation within phones used by their own employees as stated: “This call maybe monitored and/or recorded for quality and training purposes”. The part of blogging will reside in the written transcription (where people get patience and dexterity for that BTW?!) of the conversation from first to last word.

Press and Blogging
According to the seminal 2003 report We Media: How Audiences are Shaping the Future of News and Information, by blogging we can be a “citizen journalist”. A citizen journalist is practically  a independent reporter which is not necessary be a part of mainstream press (like national TV News or local newspaper). Weblogs like BlackBerry PR and Esmandau (great example since I work for both of them Smile) are in fact a citizen journalism group which we work on our own accord, although we have occasional participation in ZonaTech from Primera Hora (mine still to come BTW).
Blogging has become a part of new-age tools for press. Actually it is really imperative to say that blogging techniques means you got what it takes to take journalism to a whole new professional environment.

Me as blogger
What working on BB-PR and Esmandau for over a year and two months respectively has taught me is that, beside what people believes, extra-curricular activities is a great plus in your résumé. Also, blogging never gets boring, specially if you manage and organize your ideas and always focus on your interests. Blogging community means more friends, yes we also have social life contrary to the popular believe that blogging is only for nerds, guess what, if I am one, then I am lucky to have my girlfriend.
Officially I opened this blog in November 2009, but quite frankly I had been a blogger since I discovered and had the opportunity to first access and browse the internet in late 2000. At the time I knew that if I want to control my own thing, language, thinking, opinion, etc, I had to get my own thing. But at the time I was very active in forums, columns and really was opened to have my own things. This is the thing I told Josue from BB-PR when he “hired” me after I wanted them to publish a review of a BlackBerry application. I guess he didn’t expect that an suspected inexperienced and out-of-nowhere guy could suddenly write an extensive review of a small application, or at least that’s my theory.
By the way, I want to wrap-up, to invite you to Starbucks Blogger's Room:
Starbucks Coffee Puerto Rico presenta Blogger's Room, una nueva serie de actividades diriguidas a los blogueros y/o aquellos que desean conocer más o ser parte de esta creciente comunidad en la Isla.
Este miércoles 29 de junio a las 7:00 p.m., te invitamos al primer Blogger's Room, Blogs 101, lo que debes saber a la hora de comenzar tu blog, con el conocido desarrollador web James Lynn.
La actividad es libre de costo, ¡te esperamos!
Más información al teléfono 787-277-0320.
Starbucks Bloggers’s Room se compone de charlas mensuales enfocadas en temas tecnológicos de índole social, educativa y de negocio como son los blogs; las redes sociales; derechos de autor; herramientas útiles para empresas; ‘software alterno’ y otros, dirigidos a escolares, universitarios, educadores y profesionales que deseen aprender sobre estos temas en un ambiente de relajación y de buen café.
El tema de este primer Blogger’s Room será “Blog 101: lo que debes saber a la hora de comenzar tu blog”, ofrecido por el reconocido desarrollador web y experimentado bloguero James Lynn. El evento comenzará a las 7:00 P.M. en Starbucks Coffee de Plaza Caparra y será totalmente libre de costo.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Best Of Times


Lyrics by: Mike Portnoy

NOTICE: I find appropriate this song for father’s day as a tribute, mine is alive although this song portrays a son that lost his father.

Happy fathers day but a father’s tribute is every day, not when commerce said so…

-Jesus Nieves

Remember days of yesterday (and)
How it flew so fast
The two score and a year we had,
I thought would always last

The summer days and west coast dreams,
I wished would never end
A young boy and his father
Idol and best friend

I'll always remember
Those were the best of times
A lifetime together
I'll never forget
The morning shows on the radio

The Case of the Missing Dog
Lying on the pillows at the old 812
Watching Harold and Maude
The record shops, the stickball fields

My home away from home
When we weren't together
The hours on the phone

I'll always remember
Those were the best of times
I'll cherish them forever
The best of times
But then came the call
Our lives changed forever more

"You can pray for a change
But prepare for the end..."
The fleeting winds of time
Flying through each day

All the things I should've done
But time just slipped away
Remember seize the day
Life goes by in the blink of an eye
With so much left to say
These were the best of times

I'll miss these days
Your spirit lit my life each day

Thank you for the inspiration
Thank you for the smiles
All the unconditional love
That carried me for miles
It carried me for miles

But most of all thank you for my life
These were the best of times
I'll miss these days

Your spirit lit my life each day
My heart is bleeding bad
But I'll be okay
Your spirit guides my life each day