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So many thoughts, so little time

Besides all the crazy stuff going on in my life right now (my wife’s hospital stay, second major re-org in 6 months at work, reporting to my third manager in as many months, and, oh yeah – having a six week old baby and a three year old daughter… ;-)), I’m re-reading The Cluetrain Manifesto again (the whole text of the book is available there for free – required reading for anyone who participates in the web, if you ask me). I try to do it at least once a year or so, and it never fails to kick a whole bunch of exciting ideas and feelings loose in my brain and in my heart.

I want to write about all of them, but I just haven’t had time. Heck, I’ve even toyed with the idea of recording some podcasts about some of the stuff, just because audio is higher idea-bandwidth than typing.

I’m going to get to all of it. I don’t know when, but I will. Maybe next week – Rachel’s going to be staying at her mom’s for a few days, to relax during her recovery (she’s having her gall bladder out tomorrow – yikes!).

So expect a whole bunch of stuff from me soon – stuff that’s from the heart, and from my brain. One of the things I realized from the Cluetrain reading is that I’ve been filtering/censoring myself. Letting my fears about what people/my employer might think prevent me from writing anything interesting. I’ve been playing the “professionalism” game, and it’s been stifling my voice. No more of that.

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3 thoughts on “So many thoughts, so little time

  1. Yes, the Cluetrain book does that to you. But what bugs me is that I can’t figure out, if it evokes such excitement in us, how come the original website seems to be frozen in 1999? What happened to the excitement of the original authors?…

  2. That’s a good point. The site was declared a “read only landmark”, and you can follow what the four authors have been up to on their individual blogs (linked from the page). I’m not sure what Rick and Chris have been up to, but Doc and Dave continue to share their wisdom on their blogs – both are on my “short list” of people blogs that I recommend people read. Dave is working on a new book called “Everything is Miscellaneous”, which I’m looking forward to, and I got to meet him, and chat a bit at Wikimania back in August.

    The thing about the Cluetrain that’s most amazing to me is the fact that it was written in 1999/2000, before the explosion of blogs, podcasting, and “web 2.0”, and it was scarily, freakishly prescient. These guys must have been doing something to know the future… :-)

  3. IntelWife says:

    “reporting to my third manager in as many months”

    Did you get shuffled? Or did you get a new boss? If you don’t mind my asking? I hope that it all smoothes out soon.

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