Communities are Weird Things

I thought more about what is going on right now in the Blogosphere and it's part of the ongoing growing pains. I also realized that I only know one side of the story which is never the way to jump to decisions and I know better. Lines were obviously crossed and bad decisions made. I don't know any of the parties involved so I'm going to watch what happens and decide how to react. Instant first reactions straight from the gut can be a dangerous thing. Especially with the power of new media on the other end of that reaction. What I do know is that the community that is the blogosphere will shift after this. Anytime a major event happens in our little corner of the world things shift. People change. Blogs come and go. It's always a weird time and I hope that people keep a level head and a forward looking eye throughout the whole thing. Yes...I am a glass full type of guy.

Shifting gears....

Yesterday was a strange day for me. I couldn't get that kick of motivation I needed. I didn't accomplish nearly as much as I had hoped for. I don't like days like that. Where I WANT to do a lot and yet I don't. Nothing was even really in the way. I had closed down almost everything except for what I wanted to focus on. I stared at it and somehow it didn't magically get done. What was that saying? Sometimes a mind is a terrible thing to waste? Yesterday it felt like that.

I had Laura bring the kids this morning so I could jump right in. I'll get stuff accomplished before the rest of the gang is "in the office" for the most part and that will make me feel better. I need that today. I also need a call from the plumber with a time for them to come by and fix the kitchen sink. Seems that changing out the faucet wasn't as easy as we thought it would be with some broken shut off valves and what not. A quick fix and all will be right again. No biggie. Just part of the fun of being a home owner.

Shel and I have been sending e-mails back and forth already on a project we are working on together. I couldn't figure out why he was up so early and then remembered he's in Montreal so thus in the same time zone as me. That explains it.

And this is a whole separate post or podcast when I figure out all the points I want to say, but I do know that the people I work with have the ability to read/listen to everything I say and do. It's part of the transparency of my life right now. I understand my side but do others understand theirs? That is what I'm finding out. It's an interesting flipping of the coin. When you live, breath and share new media we all are a little different. Yes, I'm rambling. It's early and there is a lot on my mind. I'm sure Matthew Ebel will have a classic smart ass comment when he wakes up. It's part of the daily routine I love so much.

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