Where does the time go... as I write this, President Obama has been in office for almost a month.... and a new year is almost a full month and a half in. My last blog update was at the end of October and life is flying by. Before I embark on my goal of a blog a week for 2009... I figured I should wrap up the end of 2008 as there were some very fun, exciting things I was a part of.
Instead of doing one massive single post with pictures and stories.... I have decided to back date them to around the time that each happened. If you have not been here in a while... this will all be new to you and you can back track all the way to the newest post... from Obama's election night in Chicago in early November till now. Take a look, read the entries and hopefully, enjoy a few of the snapshots I have included here. Almost all of these events have MANY more pictures posted... and they can be found in various galleries on my Facebook page. Along with the new year, I am also updating my style and look of my website, etc. I have a new logo as you can see at the top of the page... and hopefully will have a new, better and improved website in the months to come.
As this post really shows, I have been a BIG slacker updating and maintaining this blog. Two of the best people I know at maintaining their sites constantly with quality updates, stories and pictures are Larry Weintraub and David Bergman. Larry is a music industry veteran who is responsible for helping to break many of the rock artists you know from the past 20 years. He is the founder of a company called Fanscape who has revolutionized the idea of social networking and interactive marketing esp. in the music industry. He does a very unique blog with business ideas and models that is always VERY inspiring. He has also been a mentor to me, always offering time and suggestions and motivation. Half the time I do not follow his excellent advice and find myself kicking myself for it later. I strive to get better and he is an inspiration. David Bergman is also very much an inspiration and mentor. His photography has been seen everywhere from the cover of Sports Illustrated (7 times or more I believe) to an image he created of Obama's inauguration in DC that has been viewed over 5 million times. It used technology called a gigapan and is truly special. David works with the Barenaked Ladies and for the past two years, I have had the ability to bend his year for more longer than he should let me... asking questions and getting feedback. His images of sports, music and life capture the moment like none other and offer you the chance to go into another world. Check out some of David's pictures from Ships and Dip here. To both of them I say thank you for the kick in the ass and motivation... even if they do not know it.
So from this day forward... February 13, 2009.... I vow to blog, one single post... it might not be long... even just a few lines with some pictures attached... but I have to post one blog within a seven day period from the last blog.... for the rest of the year.... if I don't - and you call me out on it... send me an e-mail, or post a comment here on the blog... catching me at slacking... and I will pay you $20. That's right... if I slack, I owe you $20 if you catch me. From this day forward, I will no longer back date posts... when I write it, will the the time it was written.
I figure this will be great motivation for me to keep up on this, and offer up one more incentive for you to visit and browse my blog. I am also working on two very exciting and new projects and hope to post details about both in the coming week or so. Without further ado.... I look forward to your feedback and happy reading.