Blogger A Day Call: Hello is Kent there?
After a talk with Barbara at my cellphone company to adjust my minutes higher — I should hold a contest to see who can guess how many a month are in my plan. — I was able to sit back, relax, and meet Kent Blumberg for our conversation.
Kent was well worth that cellphone plan adjustment.
I started with comments about Kent’s blog — how well focused and branded the message is. We discussed the short list of categories that tell a story and the short blogroll that relates and expands on the same theme. I wished out loud that I had such a clean sidebar. That discussion led to a comparison of WordPress and TypePad, with explanations of how he ended up on one and I ended up on the other.
Then I asked one of my favorite questions, “What do you do when you’re not doing this?” Kent explained his background in the paper business. I could related to that. We talked about the ways in which the paper business is shrinking, which led Kent to sharing his interest in a new industry.
Kent sees his future in working with cellulosic-ethanol. I didn’t know what it is either. Lucky for me, Kent does a great job explaining it. Get him talking about it and you might suspect that he had it for breakfast — his energy level goes up, as if he’s been refueled. (Okay so, now and then I go for the easy one. Sorry, Kent.)
Kent’s not only sure cellulosic-ethanol is in his future, but also sure that it’s in ours. He knows that the industry needs strong business leaders. He plans to be there to make the new fuel and new jobs this fledgling industry will bring.
I love the way that when bloggers talk, we can’t help but learn new things from each other.
B.A.D. Blogger Quote
People will hear more and more about cellulosic-ethanol. . . . All of the companies are run by by PhDs and they need people to build and run the businesses.–Kent Blumberg
Stop by Kent’s blog, and say hi!
Thanks, Kent, you B.A.D. Blogger!
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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ann michael says
Wow – B.A.D. bloggers are fun and educational!
ME Strauss says
You have just proven they are also observational!
Kent Blumberg says
Thanks for a great interview. I enjoyed our conversation and learned a few things to improve my blogging efforts.
I’ve posted a bit more about cellulosic ethanol this morning, over at http://kentblumberg.typepad.com/kent_blumberg/2006/11/cellulosic_etha.html
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
ME Strauss says
Thanks for stopping by. Great to see you!
Thanks for the information too!
Happy Thanksgiving. 🙂
Cherie Rubenstein says
As a Realtor, Broker,CRS,GRI, I’m particularly interested in the wave of “green housing”, building methods the most progressive contractors are now using here in Oregon for new construction.
As you are, we are very concerned about the environment and doing all we can to save and improve it, here in the pristine Northwest, while providing energy saving, comfortable, affordable housing options for home buyers.
The use of cellulosic ethanol sounds like a great solution to our fuel and environmental needs, and with your background and leadership skills, it should be a perfect fit.
Looking forward to reading about your success in developing this interest further.
ME Strauss says
Kent will be delighted to read your comment. I’m sure he follows this thread, but just in case, I’ll forward it to him. 🙂
Thanks for joining in and welcome to Successful Blog!