Blogger In Paradise… I Wish!

Well once again Community Connect has featured me as a “Blogger In Paradise”.

I feel strange to be honored in such a way… considering I’ve only been blogging for a short time compared to many folks that have blogged.

Is this a reflection of the turning attitude towards bloggers and information received here in Hawaii?

I mean folks on the mainland have been giving up newspapers for a long time now.

Do blogs provide the online archive systems that newspapers have been trying to profit off for a long time?

I understand that paying for a good well written article every once in a while might be worth it… but please newspapers… realize the profit model you are trying to attack, makes it difficult for the general readership of all and  spoils it for most of us when we can’t access “archived”  links that you need to pay a few bucks to get access to.

I won’t pay for old news… when I can find it other places.

Besides, there are very easy ways to bypass and see what you folks are trying to make us pay for.

How Cool is This… Damon Tucker: Featured Blogger

I’m not gonna beat around the bush… I’m blushing a bit that Social Media extraordinaire Jasmine Guevara featured me as her first “Featured Blogger” on her site “Community Connect“.

I met Jasmine through Twitter for her love of coffee… as you can tell by her Twitter “Alias” @coffee tweets.

I later bumped into her on Oahu a few weeks later when I was doing some other stuff up on Oahu.

While folks like me just love to blog for fun… folks like her get to use her social media skills for a living!

Mahalo Ms. Guevara for featuring me on your blog!

Maybe some day, someone will see the value in blogs and I’ll get paid for what I do!