August 2010

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When bloggers attack

I recently wrote about bloggers who seek to elevate themselves by launching unprovoked attacks on other writers in their field. As if on cue, someone has tried it with me. A British writer, whom I have never met nor named in any of my published work, went after me for the warning I wrote for… Read more »

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The fatal flaws in flashpacking

I tried, but I just can’t get behind the so-called “flashpacking” trend. I have real problems with it. In the beginning, when flashpacking was first named as a trend, it sounded like something the trust funders were doing: Go abroad with your laptop, your HD video camera, your iPods and iPhones, and use them to… Read more »