Recognize each other

Look at all these fascinating people!  And there are more who aren't represented here...

Look at all these fascinating people! And there are more who aren’t represented here…

“Whether delivering information, opinions, perspectives, dissenting arguments or humorous asides, the human voice is typically open, natural, uncontrived.  People recognize each other as such from the sound of this voice. The Internet is enabling conversations among human beings that were simply not possible in the era of mass media.” — Levine, Locke, Searls & Weinberger, in The Cluetrain Manifesto

Whatever else can be said about technology, it has broken the stranglehold on information dissemination that was formerly held almost exclusively by powerful media groups. It also has enabled interactive exchanges of information, opinion, experience and outright fun. What an amazing development for all of us!

There are some who connect with others best through reading, and some of these readers also connect through writing.  No matter which is more descriptive of you, the means of connecting to others have never been more varied, accessible and relatively inexpensive.  I’m so thankful for that!  Getting to know you is a pleasure.

Contrary to what some may believe, many of us who connect with each other online are gregarious types who have interesting friends and a rich set of experiences in “real life.” Social media and blogging have simply added to that already detailed picture. For more than a few of us, blogging was a big surprise; an unexpectedly versatile and unique hobby that pays worthwhile dividends for the time we invest in it.

However you got here, whenever you come, we are happy to have you join us!

One year ago on today:

But then you read

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.

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