I get a lot of email all the time from people hawking various wares, fundraising ideas, new ways to use Web 2.0, or this and that. I'm sure that this post probably won't make much of a dent, since I suspect that at least 70% of the people who send me stuff (I get 6-10 emails a week that fall into this category) have never read this blog (even though they might say they love it.) I realized, in getting this stuff, and trying to figure out what to do with it, that I needed to be better at understanding myself what I was doing, and articulating that clearly. Once I get this blog post done, I can clean out that "To Blog" inbox. In the realm of things in my life that this blog is meant to cover, I have two passions: data, and moving data around, and open source software. Of course, I talk about both of these things in the context both of nonprofit technology and the sector in general, as well as in my role in the sector as a provider of ways and strategies to use the latter to handle the former. It really is these things I want to focus most on. I'll always be talking about CMS and CRM, and increasingly the integration between them. I'll always be talking about open source software, particularly as it relates to web applications, but more generally as well. I'll probably be talking a lot about Drupal. I'll also be talking a fair bit about SaaS CRMs in the coming months, for reasons that will come apparent relatively soon. I'll always talk about what it's like to do the work that I do, and talk more about how I do it. I still will like to throw in the occasional post about Web 2.0, particularly as it relates to moving data around. And you'll always get a bit of shiny from me. And, you will get the occasional promo post about something the organizations that I am on the boards of (Aspiration and NTEN) are doing. I won't blog about fundraising or communications strategies, or campaigns, or skittles. I won't talk much about communications, except as it relates to data, or open source. I won't explain how or why to use twitter or facebook, unless you are trying to put a twitter stream into a Drupal page (moving data, open source.) Although I will talk about what kind of data you should keep and move, and why. I won't post information about what nonprofit has adopted what shiny software product, unless it's my client, and it is to illustrate a specific point, or it's a case study (and I generally don't use my client's names.) So, if you are part of that 30% that reads this blog and sends me stuff to post, you have an idea of whether or not I'll use it.