Keeping It Real

One of the things that I’ve tried to do with this blog is keep it real.

I want to be myself, candid, honest, and transparent.

It’s a challenge frankly.

When I am working on a competitve deal, I always wonder if I should blog about the company or not. When one of our companies is being sold, you won’t hear about it here until others have broken the story and maybe not even then.

When news comes out that we’ve sold our house for some outrageous amount, should I comment on it?  Should I post photos of my beautiful daughters on the web? Increasingly the answers to questions like this are no.

There are some of you who have been reading my rambling thoughts here since October of 2004. And I expect you’d all say that I’ve been filtering more and more as the years go by.

And so it’s a challenge to keep it real.

I’ve done a few things to address this challenge. First is I’m twittering more and more. I think it brings a personal dimension to this blog that I didn’t have before. And I am going to talk about personal issues more going forward (like the posts about mid life crisis last week).

I know one thing for sure. This blog has to have a personal feel or its just another windbag pontificating about technology and we already have enough of that on the web.

You can do your part by keeping the amazing comments coming. I know when a post works and when it doesn’t by the comments I get. If I couldn’t have comments on this blog, I wouldn’t do it anymore. Its a conversation after all.