Despite my silence here, I've been pretty busy over the past few months. As the fire hose volume of info on the web has been turned on super high, I have felt an even greater pull to connect more in real life and spend time on good old fashioned face to face conversations as well as a lot more pithy poking and prodding over on twitter.
I am by nature a curator of content and connector of people. I am also a creature of habit. I had a flow of writing one longer rant each week and then curating my collected links of the week in one post. Ever since I lost my beloved magnolia I have not taken the time to find a better method for sharing my links [that fits my workflow] I also forgot how to take my own advice and "just do it" and stop over-thinking all the stuff running around in my head.
Probably most importantly, I felt a need to take some time off and be silent. I was not feeling very inspired. Rather that write some big post announcing a hiatus from blogging - I quietly snuck away. Maybe it is because spring is in the air, or because I have been encouraged by friends to 'start blogging again damn it' or maybe it is because there are some new exciting projects in my life. It is probably all of the above. I have been slowly feeling the itch to jump back in. So here I am with the kind of post I often feel is redundant and annoying - explaining why I am or am not blogging. Hopefully you will excuse this rambling preamble and check back as I start flexing my blogging muscles.
As a warm-up, here are links to some stuff I have done off this site:
Tummelvision: Heather Gold, Kevin Marks and I have started a new podcast on the 'art of social engagement". Our show has been steadily gaining momentum and we are really enjoying discussing the intersection of tech, culture and business at the heart of our networked world and the interesting challenges as these worlds collide. We are grateful to Leo and the gang at TWIT for giving us our start. Here is a recent fun video I did when down in Australia at ConnectNow explaining the the concept of a Tummler. Enjoy - and let us know what you think!
Nokia Ideas Project: I was recently asked to part of Nokia's ideas project. Here is the three part snip from that interview - where I talk about the need for more social tools, how businesses need to adapt to the network and we need to own and take responsibility for our data. I strongly suggest checking out all the interviews on the site as their is some really great thinking going on over there!