One of my core beliefs is that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing right…the first time. As a result, I sometimes struggle with my self-imposed deadlines for having posts up, as I talked about in an earlier post. I’m not a believer in posting just for the sake of posting, but when I’m trying to build an audience I need to be consistent. Unfortunately, high quality posting often requires more time than I’ve allocated for writing and research.
I’m actually deeply depressed by the shallow nature of many of the posts I see online these days. Whether it is bloggers, web aggregators, new media (like Buzzfeed…who I adore, but still…), or traditional media outlets, everyone is going for a quick headline that will get them clicks and eyeballs they can turn around and sell to advertisers.
BUT WAIT, I USE ADVERTISING…Okay yes, I do. Just to be clear, the total sum of income gained through advertising on this site currently sits at approximately $0.06, of which I have not actually received a cent. Frankly, I don’t care if I ever see a single red cent of it. I’m not here to make money, I’m here to share insights and information, and to make you more resilient. In order to do that, I need to make sure that the information I’m giving you is as current as possible, and the only way to do that is to make sure that I’m doing my research.
So, what’s coming up in the next few weeks, and what’s on my research list?
- Incident location by RFID at events;
- The importance of stable, permanent housing to personal and community resilience;
- Emergency Management as a Complex System;
- Three book reviews (Yes, I’m aware that I would finish books much faster if I only read one at a time…);
- Reviews of Amazon products that can help increase your resilience;
- And much more
But, before I can get to all of that, I have a day job, a family, and am moving this month…so, I’ll keep posting, keep reading, and keep researching. If you don’t like what I post, just wait a day or two and I’ll post something else!
A word about links and advertising: I use a couple of different monetization methods to help subsidize the work that I do. By clicking on (and maybe purchasing) one of the items I link to, or by clicking on an ad, you help support accessible and low-cost emergency management work. If this site were to fund my monthly costs, I would be able to take on emergency management projects for charities and non-profits at little to no cost. So please, consider using my link(s) to purchase something I’ve written about.