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Unbound Spiral: Did My Blog Miss Me?

October 14, 2005 09:21 AM

It's been months and months since I wrote here. This is a tentative step. Not necessarily back, but also recognizing that the vehicle - Skype Journal - I've become a part of also restricts some of the things I want to blog about.

I've learned much by blogging hard on one subject "Skype" and how powerful a single minded focus is. The Skype Journal has far eclipsed any exposure I ever managed here. That success also paralleled Skype's success. Still one's personal blog is their own playground. This one remains mine.

There are many things I've not blogged over six months that I would have liked to. Many new things in social media. Lots more on holding conversations about change. Add in collaboration, and futures research. There are also bloggy developments and wiki initiatives I've tried and been part of.

So you may ask. Why blog here today? I'm not quite sure although I believe it traces to the desire to just be a "blogger". I've recently felt pressure in some quarters to act more like a journalist. My answer is I'm not a journalist and never intended to be. It's not that I don't like interviews and following up on facts. It's just those aspects can become very time consuming. I'm much more interested in creating applications and solutions for tomorrow today.

I choose to look at things based on the info available to me. I think about what consumers want, and what I'd observe if I saw many using a product and their responses. So a lot are just simply my observations. It's inferred, my suggestion and opinion. What's most important to me is my voice is authentic and trusted.

Thus blogging remains a thinking-out-loud pursuit for me. It's why I first decided to take up blogging and provided so many observations and ideas. I've kept sharing them freely, hoping that they will grow into bigger things and ultimately make their way back.


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Good to have you back! I misssed your posts here.

Posted by: Euan Semple [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2005 10:37 AM

Nice blog.

Jair

Posted by: cliconnect [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 25, 2005 9:30 PM

You've always shared a wonder sense of understanding the value that's created between the practices of brand innovation, social media, communication and plain old human behavior. I have read your Skype blog since you left, but I miss the experimentation. You would always pull us into new areas to think and share.

Perhaps you could repurpose this blog for your play area.

Posted by: Colby [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 28, 2005 10:28 AM