Thank you for subscribing to, and participating in, my little show about nothing. I know some of you read the posts here for several different reasons: many for my healthcare posts, others for my weird but somewhat philosophically investigative takes on disparate topics like Twitter and LSD.
I started this blog a little over a year ago for several reasons, including an interest in how the web and the technologies and communities it weaves influence us all. I wanted a basecamp for my corner of the web and chose to blog primarily under my own vanity domain because I have such an insanely diverse array of curiosities and experiences.
One area of interest that seemed to occupy my attention was how the health care industry could improve its presence on the web. After playing around over the years with different kinds of social media, I came to appreciate Twitter most of all. I can’t exactly put my finger on it, but I felt that Twitter was a disturbance in the force, a disrupting community-building technology that would eventually come to change how we communicate, how we collaborate, how we interact with other technologies. So very early on, I set my thoughts on how Twitter (or its analogues) could fit into healthcare.
I didn’t know many healthcare peeps who were deeply involved with the newly evolved online tools and communities. And from scanning the healthcare blogging scene, I was kind of disappointed with how far behind the healthcare blogosphere seemed to be. After a year, I know a lot more healthcare peeps who seem sincerely passionate about bringing social media to healthcare (or perhaps I should say healthcare to social media). I plan on a future post citing some of you who have entered my network. I feel fortunate to have had honorable encouragement. For now, know that I hold gratitude to new friends.
I consider myself a mediocre polymath: a review of my career will reveal that I’m largely a chameleon. I simply can’t settle on one trajectory in the way that our culture inculcates us to set into. My curiosities are too wide and deep to niche myself to death. Still, we all need a focus. I expect that my future blogging and tweeting will reflect the changes which I’ll undertake in the months and years ahead. This is a relentless century: we all need to keep building and working and networking and changing.
Earlier this year, I formed a corporation to house my business interests. In between working full-time as a contractor, a husband and father, it’s challenging to get a business rolling. These are interesting times and I believe now is the best time to start a business. As interesting developments transpire, I will keep you posted.
In the meantime, I invite you to comment on my blogging. I ask you:
- If my posts (or if you’re following me on Twitter, my tweets) interest you , why?
- Am I too “all over the place” or do you actually prefer diversity of content?
- Are there any topics you’d like me to write about?
- What are your least and most favorite posts?
- What strengths, perspectives or themes do you find most worthy of building upon?
I welcome your feedback.
Again, thank you for being here. It’s been a pleasure to read your comments and since Twitter is my favorite place to hang out, I’m glad you’re there with me too. Cheers!
(Oh, and btw in recent days, I’ve had a renewed interest in FriendFeed. I’ll give it a couple of weeks and see if I”m still interested. I’ll let you know if I glean any insights into its use or uselessness.)