It's been awhile since I've updated and a lot has changed.
Buried Quotes has been sidelined and Asheville Fashions has become practically a monthly hobby publication. However, I'll keep posting there for fun and to keep a minor connection going between life in Asheville and my web publishing. I don't think Buried Quotes will be back anytime soon. The project relied on the fact that I wasn't writing fulltime and had time to read a lot of different things all the way through. That's not possible now that I'm back in action!
I recently relaunched Flux Research with a focus on Web Business Models as my core web publishing project. However, I kind of scared myself off that wanting a quicker response and feeling like I need to know more to do that project. I'm all for learning on the job but it felt like the curve was going to be a bit too slow. So I've refashioned it into a hub for my business writing. I'll still post occasionally about business models and also include links to my business writing in a category called Clyde Smith Writing.
I'm also now a staff blogger at Hypebot, the leading music industry blog, and am keeping a page with links to my post at Flux Research called Clyde @ Hypebot. Heading forward that's going to be the primary focus of my business blogging.
My biggest web publishing project is now All World Dance: World Dance News and it's off to a strong start. It's really my return to the dance world, though I've previously blogged a bit about hip hop dance at Ill Moves, and it just feels right. I can tell when I'm promoting it that I'm fully behind it and I'm getting ready to take such activities to a new level. Over the next week I'll have a press release out and a mobile web app in action. And that feels great!
So, the best laid plans get flipped when necessary. Web business types are calling that a pivot and says it's a good sign when one knows how to pivot well. Hopefully I'm becoming expert given my growing experience!