"Corporate membranes and conversations"
I like this a lot.
But I like gapingvoid in general.
I like his points of view. I like the way blogging is changing the market, and I am glad of being part of it. I like the freedom and the responsibility of being myself when I talk to people – thus also to customers. For they are people first, and customers later.
This time the blog post of gapingvoid has been linked in a number of places.
I also partially understand Jason's point here:
I will quote part of his post:
"[…]Shame on me for thinking that my personality might be of interest to some people. Shame on me for thinking that character is interesting. Shame on me for thinking that you don't have to be a genius who always contributes priceless thought-turds to ?society? in order to be viewed as ?valuable.?
[…]Personally, I like blogs because of the person BEHIND the blog. Without that transparency, I might as well be reading the encyclopedia all the doo-dah-day.[…]"
I don't know what happened to him, but I suppose I can "feel" that.
Blogging IS about talking to the world directly and from one's point of view.
Even when I represent a company, I am still myself, and not a sales drone.
I am a geek, I like technology (better: I like to "convince" technology that it really HAS to behave MY way, and not the other way around – I've discussed this a number of times, here http://blogs.msdn.com/dmuscett/archive/2005/04/28/412959.aspx and here http://www.muscetta.com/2004/11/10/rant-just-a-rant
But me and technology wasn't the story I wanted to tell.
What was important to me to say is that it is FINE to show yourself as a human being.
I could not lie to people and they know this.
The whole point of sharing a personal space (such a blog) with the Internet (=with the World as a whole) is that of speaking our mind in several different matters and situations.
So for those who keep saying that I should get *specialized* in something, be excellend in *something* and don't do "a bit of everything" as I've always used to do, this is my answer.
Those people know who they are.
I like having opinions.
I like being myself.
I like knowing a bit of everything. Even when my brain seems to leak oil like an old engine that's near to its fusion point….
I like to rant, for one. That's for sure