It occurred to me recently that my blogging has all but slammed to a screeching halt. Since the Council was bought by Dachis Group, I’ve barely managed to blog at all, and my tweeting has wound down considerably, as well. This is not to say I’ve slowed down with social engagement, in fact, it’s the near opposite. I man the command center at Council central on our Jive and Socialcast social sites, and I monitor Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook as well as our Dachis Group Yammer account all day. I have a persistent chat going all day with my assistant on Skype, and I’m generally monitoring the social web for keywords I’m tracking via Google alerts.
I’m just not sharing a lot externally with my e20 neighbors outside of the Council, save for what I manage to post on Twitter or share via Facebook. So, ironically, the social web has turned me anti-social. I’m less transparent than I’ve ever been since I started blogging in 2006. This is a peculiar and sad state of affairs, because I certainly know more now than I knew when I was blogging avidly.
All that being said, I am going to attempt to get back to blogging. We debate a lot of important issues inside of the Council that deserve to be exposed to an external audience. Another way we’re going to attempt to do this is via our new Podcast series that I announced this morning. Of course, I have to respect the confidentiality of the members’ work-specific related issues, but the general trends we’re watching and trying to make sense of would benefit by some group discussion.
So consider this a short re-introduction. I have a number of posts I’ve been mulling over. I won’t waste a lot of time perfecting them, but will make every effort to stimulate some conversation. Stay tuned.
*Work Out Loud is a great theme coined by our member @thebryceswrite