Where did he go? He was just standing right here…..
Here today, gone tomorrow
A funny thing happened on the way to the store; somebody got lost and decided to stop in the neighborhood tavern to grab directions and a drink. When his eyes finally adjusted to his surroundings he could see there were a few people like him in there, but it was a totally different crowd from where he came.
The beer was cold, the people were friendly, but different.
He felt comfortable and had the strong sense that things might never be the same again.
He could still see all his friends outside, but that beer sure tasted good. He was content to tell the barkeep, “I’ll have another.”
I will be the first one to preach that if you want any type of community you had better be willing to give a lot more than you expect to get. This means visiting and sharing with others…..consistently.
I’m at the crossroads. My little hiatus from blogging has shown me a few areas I should have been paying more attention to. The fog of social and community development had literally turned my mind to mush and pulled me pretty far down in the weeds so as to cause neglect in these areas.
What does this mean?
That looks like Billy, only smaller; what happened to him?
If it’s social, then I’m all in
As I prepare for 2013, we have some really great things happening at Lanier Upshaw; things are definitely on the upswing and there is a renewed energy and enthusiasm I want to be a part of.
Some of it is social and social platform related and I will have a big role in how this develops.
I know where I came from and have made some really great friends in here. I didn’t want to fall off the cliff and just go dark, but how viable is a personal blog if I can’t commit to doing my part and visiting others?
I certainly like to write, but how selfish is it it if becomes one-way communication only? We all know if you are a beginner and this is your MO you will never grow a community.
Who turned out the lights?
I’m certainly not going away but as I go through my next social evolution, you are more apt to see me around Lanier Upshaw or LinkedIn.
I don’t want you to think I’m cheating on you or I have become too big for my britches and don’t need you anymore; it’s just part of the inevitable change that is bound to occur for all of us eventually.
So, it’s not goodbye…
It’s just goodnight for now and if you see me, please say ‘hi,’ I promise I will make eye contact.
Best of luck to you and your journey; just keep putting one foot in front of the other.