Scoble’s “book blog”.

This sure is interesting!

Robert Scoble and Shel Israel are working on a book on business blogging. Only, they’re working on the book via a blog! This means, drafts of every section of every chapter of the book will be put up, reviewed by the authors and sundry readers! This is one of those initiatives which gives me the “What the…?” moments!

For a better idea, here’s the first post:

Welcome to our book blogWelcome to our book blog. This is where Shel Israel and Robert Scoble will create a book. Really. An entire book will be done interactively right in front of you and WITH you. So, subscribe to the RSS feed here. Welcome.

Followed by:

Where we came from

You might want to check out where we came from. We’ll be moving things in here today and setting up the furniture and all that. Making this new place a home. The two authors are Shel Israel (he has done a bunch of stuff with a bunch of Silicon Valley startups) and Robert Scoble (he is an evangelist at Microsoft). Our old Red Couch site is on MSN Spaces. Great place to blog, but couldn’t handle multiple authors, which this site needs.

IndiBlog Awards!

Here are the IndiBlog Awards, the ‘desi version of the Bloggies’!

The results were declared on January 24th. Wonderful to know India’s blogger community’s this vibrant – I’d never have guessed! One amusing fact is that even the Lifetime Achievement Award nominated blogs are only about 3 years old! I guess 3 years *is* a lifetime in the Internet age!

There are all sorts of categories for these awards – I was pleased as punch to see nominations for best Marathi blog. And the winner, meemaza.blogspot.com, write really well! Hilarious stuff!

Anyways, I now have a whole new bunch of blogs to read. Expect my “Blogs I Read” page to be updated today or tomorrow!

Google Links

Came across a Google-centric blog today morning (no, not the Google Blog)
InsideGoogle – part of the Blog News Channel.

Also, speculation is rife about a Google Calendar. I guess this’ll be something on the lines of Yahoo! Calendar, but only better. If GMail’s interface is anything to go by, I’m waiting for this one excitedly!

Once it’s out, I’d like some comparisons between it, Yahoo! Calendar, and Hula.

I’ve started using Mozilla Sunbird, mainly as a TODO-list organiser. First impressions are more than pleasing. Will post a more detailed review once I’ve used it for a few days.