Akatombo Web Log
Friday, December 09, 2005
Japanese blogging and stuff
I’m on the train to Tokyo to meet with a client, give a brief training session on how to operate their new system and hand over the project. We’ve set up their site so that they can easily update most of the content, and there are four pages (two in English and two in Japanese) that are essentially blogs. It will be interesting to see where they take it from here. I’ve found it quite difficult so far to update the Japanese blog on this site—who am I kidding, I find it hard to update the English blog; I find it just about impossible to update the Japanese one.
I think it is very important that I update both blogs. I want Akatombo Media to be the kind of company that is as transparent as possible in what it is doing. I have to get over some of my business school training to accomplish that goal, but I’m working on it. As part of that I’ll need to do something about making sure that both of Akatombo Media’s blogs get updated. I guess the options are as follows:
- Devote a much larger chunk of my day to blogging, and make it a set part of my schedule, not something I try to make time for
- get a member of the staff to write the Japanese blog, and let me focus solely on the English blog
- get a staff member to translate each post as it comes out
- Write for the English and Japanese blogs on alternating days
I’ll think about these options, and try to find some mix of these or whatever else I think of to make sure that things start to be updated more frequently. I’ve been missing quite a few days once again on the English site too, but I’m working on improving that. Limiting my input media, to the extent I’ve been able to keep up with it, has given me more time to think about things, much of which will probably become fodder for future topics.
I hope to write some more a little bit later about the ecommerce functionality we enabled in this project and will likely to that in a later post, but for know the train is about to arrive, so I’d better pack Calculon (my powerbook) away and get ready to go meet the client.
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