Daniel Kligerman

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Own your on-line presence

I have always agreed that you should own and control your on-line presence, assuming you care about such things. So while there is no issue with using Facebook, Google+ or Twitter, you are giving up a significant amount of control and ownership if you use those sites as your only presence.

I have (sparsely) maintained a blog since 2001, and I just completed an update to it that includes moving it to my own domain name (kligerman.ca), and rejigging it to add links to all the other places I am active on-line. These changes make it feel much more like a real home for me on the web, and I think it will encourage me to share my thoughts more often. I also added a feed of the posts by others that I think are worth reading–oddly, I have been sharing such posts for years within Google Reader, but for some reason have never shared them elsewhere. I chose a theme with lots of columns, where the column with my posts is no larger than the others, because I think this accurately represents the importance (to me) of content from Twitter and from others, relative to my own. Sharing is just as important as producing.

Let me know what you think of the new setup. I look forward to seeing how it continues to evolve. It feels good to have a single place that aggregates me.

Routine

I confess: although I have continued to walk the earth since my last update, I have neglected to update Walking the Earth with the details.

Since returning from North Carolina, life has returned to its usual routine. Merita started teacher’s college and I went back to work, so that occupies our times during the day, and much of her evenings as well. Both are going well, and it does feel good to be productive (not that being on vacation feels bad, of course).

I have yet to hear back about the results of my re-marked exam; that should happen in the next few weeks. I’m not holding my breath, as very few results are changed, but I think it’s worth the wait, just in case something went wrong their first time through it. But it is nice not to focus on the exam anymore, although I have continued to study the topics where my knowledge was lacking, albeit at a much more relaxed pace.

Loose Ends

Wrapping up loose ends before the big weekend begins. Today I bought an extra battery and some more tapes for our digital camcorder, Merita and her sister are putting together the bonbonniers (sp?), and we’re putting the finishing touches on our speeches.

The bridal consultant has sent us the final schedule for Sunday, and tommorow night is the rehearsal! Pretty funny that we have to rehearse walking, but it’s good for people who haven’t seen a Jewish wedding ceremony before.

Tommorow I plan to get a haircut, Thursday I pick up the tux, and then it all gets rolling!