Taking my cue from Click and Clack and their "shameless self-promotion" department, some findings from my "reputation monitoring" efforts:
The Blue Skunk was named one of the Top 10 Blogs by ISTE for October. I guess I better renew my membership!
The Skunk was singled out for "Reader Appreciation Week" on the So You Want to Teach blog.
As a result of Steve Dembo's "30 Days to Better Blogging" event, I've been getting very nice emails like this one (not from my mother):
I'm currently participating in the "30 Days to Better Blogging" event that Steve Dembo is doing (http://www.teach42.com/2008/11/03/day-3-write-a-thank-you-note/) and our Day 3 "activity" is to thank someone who has linked to us in the past. In my case, that someone would be you! It is always thrilling to get a comment or a link in a post, especially from someone with a national readership and reputation like yourself and someone who has so many interesting and insightful things to say. Your blog has a prominent spot in my RSS aggregator and I read it often. I hope to someday actually meet you in person at NECC or elsewhere. Thanks!
I am flattered and humbled by such praise.
I am sometimes the subject of library school papers. I hope who ever chooses (or more likely gets assigned) me gets extra credit for tackling the task of making a silk purse from a sow's ear. Anywho, here is a creative entry by Earl Edmunds who warns his readers not to confuse me with Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson. I can see how such confusion might be common.
Just remember the telling detail that Dwayne has a tattoo and I don't.