Yesterday, my blog turned five.
I'm not really inclined to write much about that... I've got too much work to do today.
And, I suppose that's somewhat fitting. This is me working. You want to look back on it? Knock yourself out. It's all here. Me? I'm looking forward. I have stuff to do.
I'm not going to write about how much my blog has given me or who I've met because of it. If you're blogging with any kind of consistancy and effort, you know what I'm talking about. If you're not blogging, then the rest of us are inclined to think that either a) you do not want feedback on your thoughts, b) you do not think your thinking needs practice or c) you do not think you have any thoughts worth sharing. In any case, we're not inclined to chase you down to force you into it.
It's 2009 and if you don't get it by now, the world is passing you by.
I will, however, leave you with three lessons that I hope, in my five years of blogging, that you've learned from me by now:
1) You do not know everything and neither do I, so open communication makes us all smarter.
2) There are a lot of people out there who are working hard on awesome things. There are a lot of other people out there talking about other people who are working hard on awesome things, talking about awesome things in general, and tagging themselves on the 8,000 pictures they took of themselves during social media drinkups and tweetups. These latter people are to be avoided. Strive to seek out those are are actually changing the world--leave no stone unturned.
3) You can't please everyone... so the best you can do is be a lightning rod for those likeminded people that you do see eye to eye with, and poke bears and rattle cages around the rest of them.
Ok, back to work...