Using Blogsy for the first time

So my wife was awesome enough to get me an iPad Mini for my birthday today and one of the first things I wanted to use it for was blogging. J's Notes has just been looking so lonely lately and with the re-launch of The Jeffersoniad I really needed to dust off the ol' blogging chops and do more writing.

So to help with that I researched a few apps and decided to make the investment in Blogsy. At first blush e interface is nice. It looks like it'll work well with WordPress, especially the bells and whistles The Jeffersoniad has built in. Some limitations when it comes to custom fields, but maybe I'm asking too much from an iPad in that regard.

So please bear with me as I get back into the swing of things and take a moment to check out the newly redesigned The Jeffersoniad for some great content from some of Virginia's best bloggers.


From The Archives 4/16

As I rebuild J’s Notes I’m picking up pieces of the old site and putting them back on here. It’s going to be a long process (11+ years of material, some years busier than others) but it’s kinda nice to go back and see what I used to talk about. It’ll probably get weirder the further back I go, but there are a few gems in here.

In 2009 it seems I had a lot to say about newspapers and the mainstream media (as one might call it)

The Washington Post is Afraid of Change (3/1/09)

Newspapers: Adapt Or Die (3/2/09)

Fair Use, Fair Game (4/13/09)

The Buzz Bin: Newspapers Are Like Department Stores (5/8/09)

Sensationalist Headlines and Chicken/Egg Arguments (9/21/09)

June 4, 2009 marked the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Protests which got me to go off with my limited knowledge of Chinese history.

In the wake of the BP oil spill in June, 2010 I went off on how the gamification of social media isn’t exactly the best public relations push in all cases.

And a post written in August, 2007 that for some reason never got posted until July, 2010 still rings somewhat true when talking about where the Right of Center political movement stands online, though we’ve certainly come a long way through the years.

Then there was my whole bit about how James O’Keefe was doing it wrong when he tried to “punk” a CNN anchor on a boat.

More to come as I rebuild.