To blog or not to blog…
I’ve just been chatting to my friend Geoff Brown – who I’m pretty sure won’t mind me blogging about our conversation, will you Geoff?
*Ah, that’s OK Viv*
Phew – I’d hate my friends to stop talking to me because they might think I could blog our conversation.
Geoff’s recently become the proud father of son number three, so I was surprised to hear him say how important reading blogs had become to him – to stay connected. So then we chatted about the pros and cons of blogs versus discussion lists. I feel much more freedom to express myself on my blog than I do on a discussion list. On a list there’s a sense of responsibility to NOT waste people’s time with trivia etc. On a blog, you visit voluntarilly, when it suits you – if there’s something interesting you stay, if not you bugger off. Bit like Law of Two Feet in Open Space really. Maybe that’s the real reason I enjoy writing and reading blogs – the Law of Two Feet in action in cyberspace.
Oh, and it’s also good to be of service.
What I’m talking about of course is the wondferful connections that play out via blogging. Like recently the Anecdote boys finding Sketchcast which I blogged about and which Geoff (bless his heart) not only looked up, but practiced for hours, and used to invite folk to a forum on evaluating sustainability that he’s been working on. Great stuff!