To help launch our new time, I've asked my friend and colleague, Jade Handy to stop by and talk shop. He is the author of State of Mind Coaching, and the creator of the Language Hacker Award I proudly wear on the sidebar of my site.
One of the things we'll be discussing is how our own conversation — our State of Mind — may be holding us back from our full potential, offline and online, personally and professionally.
Having sought ways to say, share, and store content that is not really ConverStations "stuff," and to be able to do so easily (I can text or email posts into my Tumblr site — and Posterous too), I'm going to use Tumblr for stuff that's too big for my Twitter stream, and maybe just a bit off the radar for ConverStations' stream.
I've activated a FeedBurner feed and will be making a few modifications this week. Will it stick? I dunno, let's find out.
My blog called a one-on-one conference with me this afternoon (it happens now and again).
ConverStations: How come you don't write with me more often?
Me: What do ya mean? We've done close to 1,500 posts together.
ConverStations: Yeah, but we were really cooking back when we were crunching out 3-5 short posts each day, with maybe a cornerstone type of post every 10 days or so. I miss that I mean, really – I don't cost that much to use…As Bill Withers once said, "Go on and Use Me, un-huh"
Me: I get it, you're jealous of Twitter and Facebook, huh?
ConverStations: I should drop a <div> tag on you for thinking I'd be jealous. Twitter and Facebook are part of our team, not my competition. We all work together. I'm just saying that we're better online and offline when we work together more often.
Me: I'm listening. Expand on this one, buddy….
ConverStations: Well, not only can you "half-blog" as a way to capture ideas in draft, but you can also expound on the Twitter and Facebook shorts you throw out there. Plus, our readers aren't always everyone else's readers. If you see something in your RSS reader, you should expand on it here on the blog.
Me: So you're saying extend the conversation both in reach and in time and space.
ConverStations: yeah – but also expand in thought. And listen, I know that you're stretched with time with all the Face-to-Face stuff you do, but a half-blog that sits in queue can be like a great wine (fermenting in thought) or a cake (allowing the batter to fully cook). Practice what you write when talking, then come back and improve what you articulated in talk here in our writing.
ConverStations: Doubly so. We're writing it, too!
Me: Aren't people gonna look at us funny for doing this out oud?
ConverStations: If so, so what if? It's what we do. Re-purpose and re-content. And besides, thinking aloud is a great way to model the process, yes?
Me: I love you!
ConverStations: Gotta love the tools you work with:-)
Me: Rob Jensen said that today.
ConverStations: Yeah, I subscribe to your feed.
ConverStations: Joking, I was the tab behind the site he was showing you. Good ears.
Me: This has been a very good conversation. Thanks for the lesson.
ConverStations: Just doing my job.
Related (this isn't the first time this has happened)
- Conversation (Argument?) With My Blog