Writing

Here you'll find an archive of articles, blog posts and press releases I've written or helped to write.

Formspring

Formspring Introduces Interests to 27 Million Members, Gives Media Partners New Way To Engage with Readers

A press release announcing an innovative partnership between Formspring and key media partners including Seventeen Magazine and Buzz Media.

Just How Many Anonymous Questions Are There?

Formspring had a reputation as a haven for anonymous online activity. I wrote this blog post to provide some hard numbers to external observers about what anonymous activity on Formspring looked like.

Ning

Engaging Your Members in Three Simple Steps

The introduction to a series of "how-tos" for increasing member engagement on a Ning Network or online community.

The Method Behind the Madness: Agile Development

I worked with Patrick Mee, an engineering director at Ning, to write a blog post explaining agile development to Ning's customers.

Press Release: Feedly Magazines and Sharendipity Named Winners of Ning Appathon

A press release announcing the winners of a contest Ning held; judges included Wired's Chris Anderson and Ning Chairman Marc Andreessen.

Time Out Chicago

The Young and the Breathless

A profile of Alex Beinstein, a political pundit making waves in Chicago radio — at the age of 19.

Travel: Portland, ME

Take in the charms—and plenty of lobster—at this East Coast seaside city.

TasteQuest: Hyde Park

There’s more to this historic neighborhood than a geeky science museum and even geekier U. of C. students.

What's in a Name?

I checked in with some of my favorite Chicago spots sporting proper names to find out the stories behind their monikers.

Tails Pet Magazine

Tricks of the [Training] Trade

It isn’t Fido and Fluffy whose behavior needs improving — a first-person piece based on the book What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage.

Tattle Tails: Jai Rodriguez

I sit down with Jai Rodriguez, host of the Animal Planet's Groomer Has It.

Other projects

The Cost of Doing Business (IPC)

I was commisioned to write a piece for IPC (The Association Connecting Electronics Industries) about challenges in purchasing lead-free SMT Reflow Ovens.