HotTip[at]Gmail.com (replace [at] with @)
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why your company needs one for P.R. and
 why I'm the guy to do it.
 See [a]
The Wall Street Journal ("Blogs allow firms to assume a natural tone rather
than the public-relations speak typical of some static Web pages, and readers are often invited
to post comments.");
("If businesses don't wake up to this point that's already tipped, they'll miss an opportunity
to show the human face of the news releases."); and
Week ("Go ahead and bellyache about blogs. But you cannot afford to close your eyes to them,
because they're simply the most explosive outbreak in the information world since the Internet itself.
And they're going to shake up just about every business - including yours.").
 Alan C. Baird (that would be me) [a]
recently created and taught a Blogging course (UCRX.net) for the University of California;
of the West Coast's top magazine blogs, and wrote 631 articles during
his first 9 months as Online Editor for Palm Springs Life;
has been blogging (Snoozeletter) since 1996, before the
term "blog" was coined and long before automatic blogging software was invented;
coauthored the 9TimeZones.com book;
is a prizewinning writer of microfiction/nonfiction/interviews/reviews/satire (LitCom.org);
wrote a blogging-themed screenplay (BackslasherBlog.com);
wrote/produced/edited promos for NBC, HBO and UPN;
created and now maintains the ZoBlogs
showcase at Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope.com Virtual Studio;
created and now maintains a member-news
blog for the Palm Springs Writers Guild; and
created and maintained an unofficial gossip
blog for the 2004 Palm Springs Short Films Festival.