Saturday, February 17, 2007

Psssst - Shhhh - its a secret

Absolutely cannot resist. I first saw it at Logic + Emotion during my Friday afternoon runthrough. Opening my big yap and leaving a comment only made me wonder more. Then it pops up on my feed reader at Mike's Converstations. Then Chris puts the same graphic up. When DA called me a perceptive SOB...well, that's all it took. Add persistent, too! And whether I'm right or wrong - it doesn't matter because at this moment - this very moment - I am having too much fun! My body is reacting to my emotions and they are running at a fever pitch. It's a blog high! The feeling you get that can't be described. I'd go so far as to say - and I KNOW Midwest winters...they are cold - I wish I was gonna be in Chicago on Sunday Feb. 18.

You can take the boy out of Iowa but you can't take Iowa out of the boy. The curious gene grows deep. So I wander over to Liz's place. And there it is! Eureka! Imagine this - a few bloggers show up somewhere and a celebration of sorts takes place. Its a not-so-secret bunch that thrives and flourishes on blogging - and more to the point - they thrive on conversation and the resultant success. Who's calling who an SOB? :)

I'm guessing that many - if not most - of you reading this post already recognize the value of community and conversation. I see many of the same names and faces in all kinds of places. What kind of crowd did I stumble into? What is fascinating to me is the conversation takes place across vast distances. This little path I've been on has taken me to Alabama, Australia, Des Moines (I been there), NY, Rhode Island, Russia, Texas...and those are the places just off the top of my head. The community ain't so small, but its pretty tight!

What does this mean for organizations? The organizations that we are part of and that are part of us? The communities we live in and SHOULD be making stronger? Here's what I think. Some see communication via pixels on a screen (blogging) as impersonal. The reasoning goes something like this - its a solitary activity consisting of ego driven ideas. How can it be of any help? Here's the reality - it might be solitary but it touches many - one at a time. It's an intimate connection. Its about sharing and giving to each other. Its about helping one another grow into our human potential. And its fun!

The buzz around Pssssst is hive worthy. I'll know this time tomorrow. And soon will find out whether David is right about me being an SOB! Great fun and happiness!

12 comments:

David Armano said...

OK Bob, you've been an amazing sport. I'm going to give one more hint. "it" happens in May, in Chicago and will make you an even better blogger than you are now.

See you tomorrow at 2:00 CST.

Mike Sansone said...

And I'll even go a step further and say that by Bob's participation, he makes me a better blogger than I am now:-)

Chris Cree said...

Bob, I'm with Mike. I expect you will end up making us better bloggers. And that's probably because you are such a B.A.D. Blogger Yourself! ;)

Gavin Heaton said...

Now that is just mean!

philgerb said...

We are ALL going to be GREAT bloggers after the Secret is released.

Going to be GREAT fun! :)

Cam Beck said...

Pretty neat little gimmick, huh Bob?

Wendy Piersall :: eMom said...

Phil - I beg to differ - we're all great bloggers already! We'll just be even better when The Secret is revealed! ;)

CK said...

I'm having fun with just how much fun you're having with this ;-)

David Armano said...

OK, people we all know how great we are and how we all make each other better--all true. What happened over the weekend was an effort to provoke some interest, have fun and get people's gears turning (and even tease a little).

Hope to see many of you there. Bob, you've been awesome. Loved this post.

BobG said...

Zowie! You all are terrific! What great fun this has all become! Over the top! OOOOO-EEEEEEE!

Gavin said...

Nice detective work, Bob!

BobG said...

thanks Gavin - what a hoot! Reminding me of completing a crossword puzzle!