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.