From The Editor: Pardon Our Dust

By Dan Beyers


One thing we've learned here at WashBiz Central is that building a blog is a work in progress. Every day we see things we can do better, and we're grateful to all the people who stop by and give us feedback. (Really)

One of the things we've been playing around with is Twitter. We're tweeting under the very original name of Washbizblog. We're using Twitter as a kind of alert system for the blog (I get the tweets on my phone as short text messages) and we will keep experimenting with micro-blogging. I'd love to know if anyone finds this useful, or what sort of tweets folks prefer. Faster Forward's Rob Pegoraro did a column on the phenomena here.

As regular visitors have no doubt noticed, we've also been trying out some other new features that we hope will become regular staples.

One is the Post 200 Roadshow. Each week or so, we plan to drop in on the region's biggest companies, nonprofits, employers and law and lobby firms to have a look around and chat up their executives. (It's also an excuse to get out of the office). The Roadshow is part of our effort to make the Post 200 a living, breathing community and we have plans to continue to build out the individual company Web pages. Stay tuned.

We also launched ExecuTube, which we hope will be a regular series of video interviews with movers and shakers in town. And by movers and shakers we mean anyone, not just the execs at Post 200 companies. If there's someone you want to hear from, drop me a line at beyersd@washpost.com. Some of us are still trying to master all the buttons on the camera so bear with us as we work on our production and interview skills.

We live by the adage practice makes perfect.

Finally, we hear your feedback. We continue to work on ways to bring more attention to Tom Heath's "Value Added" column and we're talking with the folks over at washingtonpost.com about getting him added to the washingtonpost.com home page blog roll. (It's a big place, these things take time!) In the meantime, you can bookmark this page if you only want Tom.

By Dan Beyers  |  June 5, 2008; 1:00 PM ET
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