Letter from a friend

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Remember Stephanie Quilao, the fabulous blogger and speaker at our first class? She sends this exciting email to us:

I blew it on the Scoble date. I had it in my calendar wrong. I’m so sorry I missed it. It sounds like it went well. Hope the students realize just how lucky they were.

I’m like an excited student today who wants to go tell her teachers how she did good today. So, since you’re my teachers too, I just wanted to let you know I wrote a post last night called “How to explain RSS the Oprah way” and Steve Rubel posted it on Micropersuasion today: It’s also been bookmarked on delicious 60 times, and been Digged 11 times. I’ve gotten almost 2,000 hits in a matter of a few hours. This is all new and big for me. I tipped Lifehacker.com, so we’ll see if they think it’s link worthy.

Exciting stuff. I have a day of being popular online 😉

I’ll see you guys at the MeetUp!

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One Response to “Letter from a friend”

  1. Stephanie Quilao Says:

    Okay update time. This is an example of just how powerful the web is if you write something that people like. Here’s some highlights:

    Lifehacker did pick it up:http://lifehacker.com/software/rss/oprahfied-rss-202318.php

    Digg count (as of now): 486 and it made it to the front page. I even got a Digg from founder Kevin Rose.

    Made it onto Clicked, an MSNBC.com blog
    http://clicked.msnbc.msn.com/

    TechDigest, a popular tech site in the UK and Europe
    http://www.techdigest.tv/2006/09/at_last_someone.html

    I did this post as part of a “How to” group writing project on Problogger.net, http://www.problogger.net/how-to-group-writing-project/ which I HIGHLY recommend Steve and Cynthia, that you make this an assignment for the class. The “How to” one is now closed, but hoepfully, Darren will have one more of these writing projects before the semester ends.

    Again, you never know how much something you write can make a difference. So just imagine, you get a result like this and see how much it can help your journalism career. Resume stuff doesn’t get better than this, and it is within your reach TODAY. So get blogging!

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