Guidelines for this site
Every blog should have a focus, and rules to guide that focus. This blog is no different.
Here are a few ways that I manage this blog, and the content it contains.
This is my personal blog and Web site, and I write about topics that interest me. These often include the media industry, journalism, Web design and development, cycling and city in which I live.
I'm lucky enough to be able to have a job doing what I'm passionate about. And my new position only betters that statement -- I love what I do.
But since my current position deals with content and not just development projects, I've decided to tailor the content posted here slightly to protect against any perceived conflict between it and the content of Scripps' news Web sites.
I reckon that anyone working for Scripps in Knoxville has to allow a few guesses when questioned about their job. No, I don't work for the News-Sentinel newspaper. No, I don't work for Scripps Networks.
I work for the part of Scripps that manages sales, strategy and development for their news Web sites.
I suppose this would be the same as readers confusion a newspapers' editorial perspective with the rest of their news coverage -- they are markedly different but held under the same roof.
Also note that the views contained on this site do not necessarily reflect those of my employer(s), past or present. This has been stated on my about page since this site launched.
Since this is a blog, and I feel that all blogs should invite user comments, I've provided this functionality for users seeking to respond to my entries.
But this ain't no party. It ain't no disco. And as such I've clearly linked a comment policy on every entry allowing comments.
I don't feel it very restrictive. It covers the basics: no profanity, no personal attacks, etc. Break the rules, and your comment will be deleted, and your ability to do so revoked.
I try to respond to most comments personally. If you have something to say, but don't feel it appropriate for a comment, please use my contact form instead.
Other social applications
I use many Web applications for both professional and personal communications. These include Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, Delicious and comments on other blogs. My user-name is nearly always "patrickbeeson."
While I can and do control my content on these sites, I can't control how other users use that content.
If you have any questions regarding my blog or content it contains, please don't hesitate to contact me directly using my contact form. It's my goal to further, not hinder, information by creating and publishing it on this site.