What a week…

I’ve had a fun week on the internet…

First, a little post about anti-abortion protesters’ use of the Canadian Government’s trademark was picked up by other bloggers (who did the heavy lifting) and it became a national story. This in turn prompted a treasury board investigation. Not bad for a couple of progressives armed with little more than some gumption, laptops and internet connections. Big thanks also to some readers who tracked down relevant info, and kept the debate alive. Clearly someone at the associated press is reading…

Then, I managed to get my Facebook oped published as a web-exclusive. I’ve still yet to penetrate the Globe and Mail’s printed page, but given the subject matter, a web-exclusive feels more appropriate. Not that I have much choice (I take what I can get) but there is an interesting toss up: printed op-eds seem to garner more recognition, but the nice thing about web-exclusives is that their not protected content. Unlike the ‘normal’ op-eds, which require a paid subscription to be seen, web-exclusives can be linked to and read by anyone – so people can share the link. So you have to choose: printed page that traditional readers see, or… an online version that people can share virally.

To be honest, I’m just glad the G&M and the Star read and consider what I send them…

Things I promised some readers that I didn’t get to: Publishing my speaking notes on the APEX presentation. Sorry about that, I promise it’s coming (but then… are my promises still worth anything?). In my defense a last minute trip to Whitehorse derailed my writing plans…

2 thoughts on “What a week…

  1. JJ

    Give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back for starting the whole “wordmark” thing. I’m pretty sure if I hadn’t read your post a couple of days before I watched the video, the wordmark wouldn’t have jumped out at me the way it did. Very observant of you, well done.

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  2. JJ

    Give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back for starting the whole “wordmark” thing. I’m pretty sure if I hadn’t read your post a couple of days before I watched the video, the wordmark wouldn’t have jumped out at me the way it did. Very observant of you, well done.

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