Blogging Because I Can’t Have Coffee with 150 People Per Day

If you know me, you know that one of my favorite things is having coffee, lunch, beers, dinner… whatever, with friends. Love talking about what’s going in life and digging deep.  Thursday, I had the pleasure of meeting and having coffee/lunch with a lot of really great and amazing people.  It was such a blast.

As much as I’d like to think otherwise, meeting folks face to face is not a scalable method of staying in touch with my entire community of friends.  As the number of friends I have grows, the number of hours in the day doesn’t.  Also,  I’ve met a lot of folks from many different parts of the country or the world yet I can’t be in all different parts of the country or the world at the same time.

So… you leave yourself with the quandary, how do you keep in touch with all these people?

For me, this blog has played a major role, in my ability to stay in touch with all of you.  Hopefully, when you read my blog posts, you can “hear my voice” and see me coming through in what I write.  Hopefully reading my blog posts kind of feels like you’re sitting across the table from me at Starbucks.

It’s not that I want this blog to be a replacement for that person to person interaction but I want to have some mechanism for staying in touch with you all between when we’d typically see each other face to face.  I want to maintain that level of community.

Part of the promise of the blog is that it this won’t just be me talking.  As much as I love talking, it’s definitely not as fun as being in a conversation… being in community.

Please comment.  Tell me what you’re thinking  Tell me when you agree with what I say or when you think I’m fully of crap (which I’m confident is quite often.)  Let me know what your blog is and I’ll try and read that too.

Together, we can really create what my friend Shel likes to call a “global neighborhood.”

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