Vote Early, Vote Often…

The 2008 Weblog Awards ("The Bloggies") closes midnight Friday the 11th of January (today!). If you think Adaptistration has been a worthwhile resource throughout 2007…

Ivoted
…then head over to their nomination page
and nominate Adaptistration to one or all of the following categories
(you’ll have to scroll down through the page to find each of the
categories):

  • best weblog about music
  • best writing of a weblog
  • best-kept secret weblog
  • weblog of the year

Although
Adaptistration isn’t about awards or a popularity contest, The Bloggies
(and other blog awards) are growing in popularity but they are
excluding any sort of category for cultural blogging. As such, it is
important to make sure that cultural blogs aren’t left out of the
online cultural consciousness (in fact, nominate any cultural blog you enjoy – the more, the better). When nominating Adaptistration, please use the following URL: http://adaptistration.com/
once you’ve completed that, you’ll need to verify your nomination via
email so be ready to provide an email address you’re comfortable giving
out.

I
planned on writing about the topic of cultural blogs and blog awards next week but just realized the deadline for this nomination
process was today (thanks to Daily Observations!).

While you’re in the nominating mood, feel free to nominate any of the other fine cultural blogs at Inside The Arts:

Arts Addict: http://adaptistration.com/artsaddict/
Books On Culture: http://adaptistration.com/booksonculture/
Brian Dickie: http://www.briandickie.typepad.com/
Butts In The Seats: http://www.buttsseats.com/
non divisi: http://adaptistration.com/nondivisi/
Sticks and Drones: http://adaptistration.com/sticksanddrones/

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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