I Blogged Off-Blog Today

Action Distraction In case you’re wondering where today’s blog post is, it’s here. It’s here. It’s here. I blogged here. I blogged in the Meebo box here. I blogged here. I blogged here (via sms). I blogged here.

Blogging has gone to the streams. It’s in the comment section. The conversation isn’t just relegated to blogs. It’s out in the streams. In the Internet. It’s not static. It’s a rolling party, stopping to meet people along the way, diverging from the main topic to get lunch, and meandering over to another place when the first one gets too loud.

If you’re looking to engage the Internet in a conversation, you have to be ready to pick up and move. Don’t get too comfy at your desk. Use RSS search tools and readers to SEEK OUT the conversation. Engage on all the various platforms as best as you can, to take your message where it needs to be heard, interacted with, improved.

Don’t just sit there. Pick up your conversation and take it out to where the people are breathing, talking, interacting. Get out of your damned fishbowls. Bring the message out there with you. Be ready to converse. Communicate. Be ready to lead by learning. Get ready to engage on your position on all sides, adjust, and gain new appreciation for different points of view.

Static kills.

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  • http://blog.zemote.com Jeff O’Hara

    Once again, great post. You have to be quick & nimble in today’s Interweb.

    -Jeff O’Hara
    http://blog.zemote.com

  • http://blog.zemote.com Jeff O’Hara

    Once again, great post. You have to be quick & nimble in today’s Interweb.

    -Jeff O’Hara
    http://blog.zemote.com

  • http://lookingoutthewindow.com Ed Roberts

    I couldn’t agree with you more… being stuck in the fishbowl, you’ll only get that cheep particle food. Get into the ocean and

  • http://lookingoutthewindow.com Ed Roberts

    I couldn’t agree with you more… being stuck in the fishbowl, you’ll only get that cheep particle food. Get into the ocean and

  • http://lookingoutthewindow.com Ed Roberts

    I couldn’t agree with you more… being stuck in the fishbowl, you’ll only get that cheep particle food. Get into the ocean and your food gets much more pleasant.

    Of course, using the same analogy, when you are in the ocean, there are also bigger fish that can bite if you’re not smart. :)

  • http://lookingoutthewindow.com Ed Roberts

    I couldn’t agree with you more… being stuck in the fishbowl, you’ll only get that cheep particle food. Get into the ocean and your food gets much more pleasant.

    Of course, using the same analogy, when you are in the ocean, there are also bigger fish that can bite if you’re not smart. :)

  • http://jeanspants.blogspot.com Justin

    So this is where you email me and say, “was this Chris Brogan day?” and I respond with “no, its just that Im finally done with my vlog deathmatch entry and I got some time again” =0). Did I mention yet it was great seeing you at IKEA, It meant a lot to me. It really cheered me up and made my day…I just turned this comment into an email. What am I doing?

    But hey, I’m making conversation out of the blog, its on the comments? Right? AH forget it.

  • http://jeanspants.blogspot.com Justin

    So this is where you email me and say, “was this Chris Brogan day?” and I respond with “no, its just that Im finally done with my vlog deathmatch entry and I got some time again” =0). Did I mention yet it was great seeing you at IKEA, It meant a lot to me. It really cheered me up and made my day…I just turned this comment into an email. What am I doing?

    But hey, I’m making conversation out of the blog, its on the comments? Right? AH forget it.

  • http://www.tracks360.com/ Wireless Tracking

    This seems like today was all about yourself and what you know right now. Still interesting though.