Ben Hauck

Ben Hauck

First of all, I’m not your traditional blogger.

Technically, I started blogging when I used Movable Type software to maintain news about my acting career.  After my old webhost unapologetically broke my blogging software, I left them only to start playing with WordPress, of which I quickly became a huge fan.

I don’t promote myself as a blogger, even though I use blogging software fairly frequently.  Below are some of the blogs I keep and update.  You can subscribe to them via RSS from their respective pages, but, damnit, I have yet to fully grasp what RSS is or how to use it.

The Stand-In Central Tips & Tricks Blog

I’m the editor of Stand-In Central, a website all about television and film stand-ins, those people around whom lights and camera are set up until the stars step in.  In addition to maintaining the website, I also am a frequent contributor to its blog, which has a range of topics relating to standing in.

New posts come out at 10pm Eastern Wednesday nights, and usually I’m the contributor though occasionally there are other contributors.  I don’t really market that I do this except when I’m on set, but it’s worth noting as far as my blogging credits go.

Off the Map: A Blog about General Semantics

As the subtitle suggests, I write about general semantics in this blog. I tend to write about new ideas inspired by general semantics or expound on lessons from general semantics.

This blog is where you may see some pre-writing for ideas that eventually make their way into published essays. It’s mainly for the person interested in general semantics.

O’er the Hills: My Running Blog

In this blog, I used to detail every run I did. I eventually realized I didn’t have enough time to do that (or the audience for it), so instead I now use this blog to document only my races and information related to them.

The blog contains my running goals and PRs (“personal records”), as well as race photos of me (“Oo la la!”) . I own a Garmin watch and I link to my Garmin account from time to time so you can see my running routes as well as my real-time running stats. It’s a great place to see how my, say, marathons went, or to get some information on how a race can go.