The Sponsored Post Brigade

I’m not sure what’s going on with this blog, and my verified Facebook page, but over the last few months, I’ve been getting lots of requests — more than usual — to add paid links in my old articles as well as being offered “thousands of dollars” to post advertising on my Facebook page.

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Building a Boles Bookshelf

There is one undeniable delight in writing: You are able to preserve what you know, defend the facts of your knowing, reconcile the truth, and create your own bookshelf of your life’s work. There is a great moral duty and an ongoing human wondering in the task of the living author — one that must not be slighted in practice or disparaged in theory — even when the current events of the day and the damnation of history are upon us.

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The Disgrace of Unpaid Interns at For-Profit Companies

If you have been to college in the last 2o years, an internship was likely part of your valuable learning process.  Interns must be paid at for-profit companies — either by the company or the school — or else one risks abusing volunteer student work as slave labor.

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Quantifying @bolesblogs Twinterest

I hate take taking the time trying new things and coming away from the experience with a “So What?” reaction.  Yesterday, I tripped on gravity and clicked on Twinterest and, five minutes later, I left with a “So What?” in hand a bunch of meaningless screenshots in my pocket.

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Top Ten Things We Want WordPress.com to Fix

UPDATE:  May 24, 2010.  I think I found a better #10 tonight than the current “Bodily Fluids” theme — so we’ll now make the former #10, #9a.  Read on for the rest of the update below!

In our — Top Ten Things We Love About WordPress.com — article, we gave you the things we found to fondly appreciate after a two-year leave of absence.  Now, after being back in the sack again for a week or so, we’re going to give you the doppelganger for that article in this review of the Top Ten Things We Want WordPress.com to Fix… in no particular order.

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Top Ten Things We Love About WordPress.com

The 13-blog Strong Boles Blogs Network have been back on WordPress.com for a week or so, and in our two-year absence, there are many new things that have caught the love our eye.  Here are our Top Ten moments of rediscovered WordPress.com passion in no particular order.

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Why the Boles Blog Network Moved From Movable Type Back to WordPress

Two years ago this Urban Semiotic blog was hosted right here on WordPress.com.  Then, we moved this blog first to Media Temple and then to Pair Networks on the — we were soon to learn — unwieldy Movable Type blogging platform from Six Apart.  Matt Mullenweg sent me a kind private note to wish us well on our departure for Movable Type.  This article details our Movable Type hoary road and the bright path we beat back to WordPress.

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