Thursday, August 5, 2010

StenoKnight Blog?

Lately I feel like I'm bubbling over with things to say about my business, StenoKnight CART Services. I get some of my thoughts out on Twitter, but the character restriction is starting to feel really limiting. I have an articles page, which contains both things that I wrote for the Plover Blog and things that I wrote on various other forums over the last few years. But I kind of want to have a space for blog posts on my daily CART work, freelancing, promoting a business, time management, Deaf/HoH issues, and all that sort of thing. The Plover blog doesn't seem to be an appropriate place for it, so I'm toying with the idea of creating a StenoKnight-specific Blog. But, on the other hand, I've had the StenoKnight Facebook page for a while now and it's been largely neglected. Maybe that's just because I don't really enjoy the Facebook interface, but I'm worried that starting another blog will quickly feel like a burden and dilute my professional web presence even more. So maybe I should just write the things I want to write offline, polish them up, and post them on my articles page rather than having a dedicated top-of-the-head blogging space. I don't know. I know this isn't Plover-related, but since a fair number of this blog's readers are aspiring court reporters or CART providers, I guess I'm wondering which you guys would rather read: Polished articles on various topics that are published pretty infrequently on my website, or a new space for less carefully edited but more frequent posts on running a CART business in New York City?

4 comments:

Valerie Porter said...

The articles in your "articles section" are always very well written and extremely useful for future court reporters/CART providers. I would love, however, to hear more about your day to day interactions with clients, workflow, job assignments, getting around NYC with all your steno gear (which I love hearing about), and all the other things that make you unique. A little informal posting would be a great way to create more conversations within the steno community. I'm all for it.

Jenni said...

From a student's point of view, I'd like the second option better - the informal frequently updated one. Well said, Val!

Tony said...

I think I agree with Valerie and Jenni about more frequent, informal posts. But I should also say that I have found your more formal writing on your main blog to be a model of clarity. I am always pointing people to your article on voicewriting, for example.

Mirabai Knight said...

You want it, you got it!

http://blog.stenoknight.com/