Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

08 Dec 2004, 7:58 a.m.

Lessons From Web Publishing

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2004 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

People who are used to the paper model of periodicals worry about missing an issue of Salon. I take an effort to mention our archives if I sense that a reader is in that category.

People who are not used to blogs and discussion message boards get confused when Salon links to Table Talk, Scott Rosenberg's blog, the War Room, etc. I think I've given my "a blog is like a diary" speech twice to Salon readers.