Here are this week’s newly added blogs….enjoy!
Who knew? It seems I’m a little late to the party, but apparently DC-based advocacy organization Americans for the Arts has been running this quite lively group blog with a dizzying array of volunteer contributors since 2007. With so many authors, you’d expect the quality to be a little uneven, but it’s been quite high in the short time I’ve been following it.
The celebrated author of Here Comes Everybody received widespread attention recently for his post on Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable. As of today, Shirky has published exactly four entries in four months, and I have yet to see another blog with this kind of comments-to-posts ratio — the above-linked entry has 955 of them alone. You can also follow Shirky on Twitter at the handle @cshirky.
Perspectives from the Pipeline
Rosetta Thurman is all about next-generation leaders, and she lets you know it. Boasting an amazing story about how she got to where she is (I thought mine was pretty decent, but hers puts it to shame), she provides a welcome counterbalance to the predominantly white, privileged backgrounds of most prominent nonprofit bloggers. And prominent she is: today she announced her 3000th follower on Twitter.
smArts & Culture
Published by social media consultant MaryAnn Devine, smArts & Culture is a slick-looking blog covering marketing and web strategies for arts organizations. Devine also occasionally ventures into arts policy territory, which is how I found her in the first place about a month ago. Her consistently informative and entertaining posts are something to look forward to.