Blog news

By - 10/6/09 - 11:11 am

Blog Will Hunting is a blog whose authors only discuss "Good Will Hunting." Well, with an occasional digression, such as a photo of Ben Affleck dressed as a T worker.

By - 10/5/09 - 7:55 pm

At Blogtoberfest, starting at 6 p.m. at 28 Degrees in the South End. Free appetizers, even.

By - 10/5/09 - 1:39 pm

CNet reports the Federal Trade Commission is proposing fines of up to $11,000 for bloggers who post reviews of stuff without mentioning they got it for free.

No word if magazines and newspapers that have been writing about free stuff they get from vendors without mentioning that fact for decades now will face the same level of scrutiny as mommy bloggers.

By - 10/4/09 - 12:18 pm

From the stairway to Jones Hill and the fried chicken wings at Mrs. Jones to the diversity of the neighborhood and the varied terrain, Dorchester bloggers are posting lists today of the five things they most adore about their neighborhood. If you have no clue what Dorchester's really about, check 'em out:

By - 10/4/09 - 10:44 am

Vennochi goes after "Ernie Boch III," the not-the-car-dealer trying to organize a boycott of Howie Carr's advertisers:

The blogosphere opened up the public conversation to new, thoughtful voices, but it should not provide a shield to hide biases and private agendas.

Oh, excuse me, Miss High and Mighty.

By - 10/3/09 - 10:37 am

The Herald reports that Ernie Boch, one of its advertisers and an Inside Track crush (Gals just love him to pieces), is offering no money down $2,000 for the identity of Ernie Boch III, so that Howie Carr can taunt him mercilessly "terrorize" him.

By - 10/2/09 - 4:47 pm

Bob Nelson reports on the Boston Radio List that he was listening to Carr on WRKO this afternoon and the car dealer came on down and said:

  • He is not the Ernie Boch III, who's calling for a boycott of Carr's advertisers on Blue Mass. Group (and on tried on Red Mass. Group, where the reaction was a bit less friendly).
  • Flack Extraordinaire George Regan suggested he hire a private investigator to find out who III really is
  • Boch thinks it's somebody at the State House
By - 10/2/09 - 7:51 am

For trying to help him get out of his contract with WRKO. He hugs them and musses their hair and gives them a friendly "yer momma."

By - 10/1/09 - 9:51 am

"Ernie Boch III" has been trying to convince Blue Mass. Group readers to boycott advertisers on Howie Carr's radio show (he's even posted a handy list of advertisers and contact info). Must be having some effect: The Herald today fires back with the news that Ernie Boch III is not, in fact, the car dealer (whom the Herald gives space to to complain about the imposter).

By - 9/28/09 - 8:16 pm

After taking a year off, Blogtoberfest is happening again, organizer Jenny Frazier reports.

The last Blogtoberfest.

By - 9/27/09 - 6:09 pm

The ADORE-chester Project involves ten Dorchester bloggers who will show just how much they enjoy Dorchester on Sunday, Oct. 4, by simultaneously posting their own personal lists of what makes Dorchester special. Whalehead King, one of the organizers, says:

By - 9/16/09 - 12:09 pm

On Tinkering with Urban Mechanics, Sean Bender isn't afraid to visit the giant pear in Edward Everett Square or to recommend events that don't happen anywhere near Copley Square.

By - 9/10/09 - 3:44 pm

I'm emerging from the blogcave up in the mountain fastnesses next Wednesday, to participate in a panel discussion at the Vilna Shul: Are Blogs and Twitter Improving the Dissemination of Information and News?

Dan Kennedy moderates the discussion with Globe innovation columnist Scott Kirsner, Mass. High Tech Editor Doug Banks, HubSpot CTO Dharmesh Shah, and, well, me. Click the link for more details and to register.

By - 9/3/09 - 3:23 pm

Kennedy Seat is by somebody who says he (or she) is remaining anonymous to protect the day job. With a Twitter feed to match, of course.

By - 9/1/09 - 11:50 am

Alana notes that Harvard Extension School is offering a course this semester on blogging:

By - 8/31/09 - 10:53 am

Somebody's looking to hire an editor and a reporter.

Welcome to the area, whoever you are.

By - 8/30/09 - 10:18 am

Pundit Review on WRKO (680 AM) tonight at 8 p.m. will be raising money for a scholarship fund for Sgt. Jared C. Monti, who died saving fellow soldiers in Afghanistan in 2006. You can donate online.

By - 8/22/09 - 10:48 am

You can now find Dan Kennedy at

By - 8/18/09 - 8:21 am

Apparently, it came up at the recent Podcamp Boston. Georgy discusses and links to others' posts on the topic.

By - 8/17/09 - 7:48 am

Newbury Line is all about new stuff on Newbury Street:

... The purpose of this blog is to keep the public updated with the latest news from The Newbury Line, its retailers, and Newbury Street in general. Despite the belief of The Boston Globe, the death of Newbury Street has been greatly exaggerated. Our retailers will use this blog to present offers only available to blog readers. ...

Don't worry, though, the blog is not afraid to take a stand: They are staunchly opposed to more nail salons on Newbury Street:

... To the owner's of 170 Newbury Street (Everyone say this together) WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? ...

Via Beantown Bloggery.