Candleblog has been Bill’s “daily” online journal and repository of internet ephemera since 2004. Candleblog has been awarded the readers’ choice “Daysie” award for “Best Vermont Blog” by Vermont’s independent alternative weekly newspaper, Seven Days, in 2005, 2007 and 2008. Candleblog was the runner-up for that award in 2006, 2009 and 2010. Bill also maintains the VCAM blog and is a (former) regular contributor to The Contrarian, a Washington DC-based group blog dedicated to “music, media and metaphysics.”
In 2005 and 2006 Bill was the host of the popular technology and culture podcast, Friday Coffeeblogging. FCB was featured in Business Week Magazine and in the O’Reilly Media book, Podcasting Pocketguide, where it was listed first in a section devoted to “30 Great Podcasts.” FCB was also featured in Podcasting News, in Seven Days and on Vermont Public Radio.
Bill is a cheerleader for the democratization of media and has been invited to speak about blogging and new media at the SXSW Interactive conference, at national and regional Alliance for Community Media conferences, as well as at The University of Vermont, Johnson State College, The CCTV Center for Media and Democracy (Real Media link), the ACLU of Vermont and for Burlington, Vermont’s South End Arts and Business Association (QT). He has also discussed blogging and new media on Vermont Public Television’s current affairs program, Vermont This Week (mp3).
Bill is available as a new/social media consultant and can work with you (or your company or non-profit organization) to engage in the enormous meta-conversation happening online, using new media tools like blogs, podcasts and video blogs (and social media tools like facebook and twitter) to spread the word, get seen and get plugged in.
If you are interested in inviting Bill to a speaking engagement or hiring him as a blogging/podcasting/video blogging consultant, feel free to send a note. Rates are negotiable (hint: offer lunch!).