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July 27, 2004

Swan Song for a Weblog Virgin ...

I suppose it should be with some shame that I admit I've never had much use for a Blog. I'm a syndicated columnist for Canada's largest radio network. I've already got airtime and web columns with a burgeoning set of public forums. I've got all of the soapbox real estate I need.

At least that's what I thought.

But at a recent retreat I found myself amongst the unwashed few during a show of hands on blogging. Normally, I wouldn't much care that I was part of a minority. It's a place quite familiar, and comfortable at that. But this time the hands were attached to people that I find to be perhaps the truest kindred spirits I've ever known. I was beginning to think that blogging was no longer a bandwagon, or toolset, or process, but rather the gateway to a culture and community of natural allies.

The show of hands became a question, and then an itch to be scratched, and finally an unbearable, beckoning call. So, with a gentle nudge, I tread here lightly, in the undiscovered country of talking to myself and wondering what kinds of souls might be inclined to listen, or rather, (nirvana), might be inclined to join in. For at the end of the day, what I want most is nothing less than an honest diaBlogue with kindred souls, and the chance to inspire a little thought, and provoke a little, sticky change.


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Welcome to the Blog-o-sphere, Sue!!!

Posted by: Howard | Jul 28, 2004 9:40:39 PM

You write so well, and you have such strong and useful interests. No doubt if you blog more you'll make more friends with more thoughtful people with good hearts, have fun and improve the world ... all at one swipe ! ;-)

Posted by: Jon Husband | Sep 19, 2004 10:18:51 AM

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