Monday Links and News – 10.21.2013

A big Thank You to the Michigan Library Association crew for asking me to host their first ever Ignite MLA event this past Thursday. I’m glad I had a few stand-up comedy shows before this gig to warm up a bit. There wasn’t too much pressure on me though, as I wasn’t giving a tightly-timed presentation, and telling librarian jokes (“I love librarians. Some of my smartest and best looking friends are librarians. And I’m not just saying that because their checks cleared this morning.”)

Speaking of stand-up, I might be off the stage for a bit, we’ll see though. It all depends on how my schedule mixes with show nights. I’ll say this, after two stand-up sets, a WordPress workshop, and emceeing Ignite MLA, I’ll be thankful for a break. I enjoy speaking and performing at events, but they do tire me out (in a good way).

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Monday Links and News – 10.14.2013

As I posted a few days ago, I installed a new theme and tweaked a few other parts of the site. I’m not 100% done yet, but I will be soon (or at least ‘done enough’). It never hurts to shake things up design-wise every so often (or in this case, every  two-three years).

I performed a seven minute set of stand-up comedy at The Firm in downtown Lansing on Friday night. There was a great turnout and a great selection of comics, both local and from out of town. I only used a little bit of my set from last Sunday’s Church of Comedy, and I felt the majority of it went over well.

My method for writing my stand-up bits is similar to writing a blog post, really. I write about 100 words per minute I will be on stage (usually a little under, but it is close), and I mainly just write stories or scenes. For example, my stand-up routine for Friday was just under 700 words, broken up between a few different bits. Each bit had its own theme or focus. Then, I typed up a page with each section’s main theme and bullet points of jokes or lines, in case I forget.

I don’t know when I will get to perform stand-up again, but I am having fun so far. Three sets, and two in the past week.

Speaking of performing, on Oct. 17th (this Thursday) I’m emceeing the Michigan Library Association Ignite Event here in Lansing (downtown at the Lansing Center). I should treat that as a stand-up bit and write up some jokes–library jokes though. Hmm. Moby Dick is a great source for jokes, I’m sure.

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Site Update!

As you can see, I overhauled good ol’ danieljhogan.com last night. I switched themes for starters, but more tweaks are on the way. There are a few aspects I need to massage a bit, but so far, so good. I meant to overhaul this site for the past few months, ever since deciding to make this a ‘portfolio’ and moving all my goofy stuff (humor writing and comics) to clattertron.com.

Hang in there. If something looks weird for the next few days, it will get fixed. There are only so many hours in the day, and I have to spend some of those with my cat. And my wife too, I guess.

Make sure to check out this week’s Friday Six post over on Clattertron.

Monday Links and News – 10.07.2013

Thanks to the Central Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for asking me to speak at their lunch ‘n learn event this past Friday afternoon! I always enjoy speaking about WordPress when I get the chance (remember, I used to teach classes). My lecture was one of the better attended events too (which was less to do with me and more to do with WordPress in general):

In other speaking news, I’m performing more stand up comedy this coming Friday evening (I did a set last night too), at The Firm here in Lansing. Show starts at 8 PM and goes until 10 PM. I don’t know yet when I’ll be on (I have a seven minute set), but it will be a fun time. Then, on Oct. 17th (a Thursday) I’m emceeing the Michigan Library Association Ignite Event here in Lansing (downtown at the Lansing Center). Busy, busy, busy!

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Monday Links and News – 09.30.2013

Big news–I’m speaking about WordPress at a Central Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America lunch ‘n learn this Friday afternoon (12 PM to 1ish PM). My main focus will be discussing the differences between self-hosted WordPress (via wordpress.org) and blogging on wordpress.com. If you are a member of PRSA and want to learn a few WordPress tips, please register today.

In writing news, I decided to do another edit of my latest novel, Riddle of the White Gun. With the wedding, and wedding planning, over, I have more free time (well, more mental free time at least). I am still looking for an agent, but I’ll focus on the agent search more once I finish this latest edit. It feels good to be working on fiction again.

I’m considering overhauling this site, at the very least switching to a different theme. This WordPress theme has a few quirks I’m tired of, and it doesn’t display correctly in older versions of Internet Explorer (which people still use!).

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Daniel J. Hogan’s new blog, with a humor focus, is on clattertron.com. The blog on danieljhogan.com is for weekly links, news, general updates, and other rambling
. You can follow Daniel on Twitter, @danieljhogan. Follow Clattertron on Facebook.