My choice for November’s Giving Program recipient is longtime blog author and all around sharp knife in the cultural drawer, Lisa Hirsch. Her blog, Iron Tongue of Midnight, dates back to 2004 which makes it an official cultural blog plankowner. For the past nine years Lisa has published a string of thought provoking posts about everything from concert reviews to the business of classical music.
Her top-shelf writing chops are matched only by her credentials; she questions conventional wisdom, diligently interacts with readers, and knows the difference between observational and empirical understanding. In addition to her regular blog posts, she maintains a series of static resources covering publicity, websites, fundraising, and even one for culture blogging basics.
In short, Lisa is the kind of person that makes culture blogging better because she’s part of it and since she doesn’t maintain a virtual tip jar, I will make a donation to an organization of her choice. If Iron Tongue of Midnight isn’t already in your bookmarks, do yourself a favor and add it to the mix.
What Is The Giving Program?
The brainchild of Shoshana Fanizza from Audience Development Specialists (ADS), the Giving Program is a way to acknowledge those within the culture blogging community that I believe make a difference. I’ll be posting something each moth featuring the latest Giving Program target, although for obvious conflict of interest reasons, I’ll have to exclude what would otherwise be my shortlist of authors at Inside The Arts (plus I’m pretty sure they already know I love them).
I hope everyone considers giving the program a try; all you have to do is follow Fanizza’s four point guideline:
- I will keep track of the blogs and other free information sites that I have come to rely on.
- Every month I will decide on a person to donate or contribute.
- I am making sure to value the people that are making a difference and showing them my appreciation with this gift.
- I am making note of what happens to me during this program.
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