2007 is Here - Back to Work - Almost

This is my first post of 2007, and I haven't blogged since December 22. That's a few years in blog time, but I'm not that kinda guy. I do try to post daily, but as mentioned on my last post, I'm more or less off duty until January 8, when everyone goes back to school. Am just half-working this week, and when I took a look at my blog page today - for the first time since Dec. 22, I realized I should get something up there.

Being the beginning of a new month and a new year, the opening page of my blog is a total blank white space, since I haven't done any posting yet in 2007. Never thought about that before - in terms of how that would look - and it sure looks weird. So - I haven't fallen off the earth - I'll be back running hard next week, but felt I should get some signals out there that I'm still here!

When I say I'm off duty, I mean it, so I'm really out of the loop with what's gone on in the past week or so - so apologies if I've missed commenting on any big stories. I know there are loads of people out there who just don't stop blogging, but I'm not one of them. So, if you're still with me, thanks for bearing with me.

I just wanted to comment quickly on two things since my last post.

1. On Dec. 21, I picked up on a post by Mark Goldberg about how Skype isn't always the cheapest way to make a phone call. I thought that was an interesting - and valid observation - and BusinessWeek seemed to think so too. Olga Kharif added her take there on The Tech Beat column, which was really nice to see.

2. Without doing a lot of digging, I noticed that a number of my posts have been getting picked up and cited by other bloggers. I know this happens all the time to all of us - as it should - but it seems to be happening more than usual, which I think is a sign of how broadly blogs are proliferating. Also interesting that many of these bloggers and blogs are not familiar to me, and from places I don't know all that well. Anyone else noticing this lately?

If you're interested, examples are here, here, here, here, and here.

Oh - did I mention? There's another Jon Arnold out there writing about this stuff. Interesting, huh?

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