Everyday I receive tons of spam (who doesn’t…), so I might temporary lose some mails that are actually everything but spam. Yes I said ‘temporary’ because fortunately my server doesn’t delete the spam, it just filters it, then once in a while I browse through all these messages (yes..I’m crazy enough to do it..) to see if there’s something that accidentally ended up there but that doesn’t belong to the spam folder.
This is the case of Andreas Beer:
I just stumbled across your blog, and I liked it, because finally i found
someone who actually talks about the future development, instead of stating
what’s happening right now. I try to do the same in my blog, but in contrast to
your very concrete visions, i try to stay as abstract as possible. maybe you
would like to have a look.
What are you thinking right now? The first thing I wanted to do when I found this message was to jump directly to his site and have a look at what he is blogging about. Result? Well done Andreas!
I actually suggest you to go and check out his Thoughts’n'essays.
Andreas I’m sorry if it took one month to find your message but now your feed is sitting in my RSS reader.
Lately I’m trying to give more space to ‘B bloggers’ in my feeds reader. The blogosphere is evolving a lot, people that started blogging with recent booms now are leaving the field because they understood that probably blogging is not made for them…yes, blogs are not for everyone. You really need to feel that passion running in your veins to blog otherwise you become part of the millions of people that have a blog just because they want to be ‘part of something’. Probably they didn’t realize that if they want to be part of something, if they really want to join the conversation there are also other ways or tools they can use rather than blogs.
Microblogs like Twitter, Jaiku, Pownce or look what’s becoming Facebook, thousands of different social networks. I know people that are just posting on Digg, but you know what? They are doing it well, they are doing it damn well, that’s what they are good at, that’s what they feel passionate about, that’s how they want to share valuable content, that’s how they bring value to a community, and that’s why they are in my list of contacts.
I’m not saying to these ‘wanna be’ bloggers to stop trying, to stop learning (because I’m sure they are…) or stop participating in the conversation. What I want to do is actually try to encourage them to be even more curious, to start to check what’s around them and find new ways of expression to share their thoughts better and probably more effectively.
This digital ecosystem we are living in, is rapidly changing and new interesting ‘B bloggers’ are stepping in by bringing new colors and flavours in to the blogosphere.
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