Blogger A Day Call: Hello is Jonathan there?
Jonathan Bailey and I met for the first time on the telephone this week, but we’ve been reading each other’s work for a while. We started right out talking about his blog, Plagiarism Today. I wasn’t going to miss a chance to discuss something that is, and has been, such a key part of my publishing life.
Jonathan said his approach to presenting the information on his blog — the practicality issues about plagiarism and copyright — is that it’s not enough to speak about a problem. He said he had to come up with an answer — some sort of solution that might be applied. That, he pointed out, was what takes most of his time. I just sighed in agreement. I was thinking about how that could be a lesson for anyone in any business.
During our conversation, Jonathan mentioned something I have little experience with — getting picked up by Digg or Slashdot and becoming the issue of blogsport. That day one of his posts had caused a conversation that had brought his server down. People have feelings about more than one side of plagiarism and copyright issues. Jonathan said that he was a niche blogger, but that sometimes he wished he could just write about baseball. I could see why he might say that.
We talked about problogging and how he’s decided that he’s going to give it a go. He’s got a background in programming that offers him a solid standing. We also talked about the opportunities that he was connecting to make a natural transition. Jonathan Bailey has a plan. We’d already discussed how he looks at a problem and finds a solution for it. So why wouldn’t he be able to turn an idea he’s got for his future into an actual opportunity?
I wonder if Jonathan knows that he is more knowledgeable, forward thinking, and engaging than anyone I’ve worked with at the United States Copyright Office in the past two decades?
B.A.D. Blogger Quote
I make it my mission to learn something new every day. Blogging is a reason to do that. It helps me grow as a writer and as a journalist. —Jonathan Bailey
Stop by Jonathan’s Blog, Plagiarism Today, and say hi!
Thanks, Jonathan, you B.A.D. Blogger!
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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