Once upon a time, my business cards declared me to be a: “blogger | photographer | techie”.
I reached the conclusion that calling myself a “blogger” was passe… everyone was becoming a blogger with the increasing democratisation of content. So what?
I’m more than just a blogger. With the help of @monkchips I morphed into being a Social Bridgebuilder. Always a fascinating talking point at parties… 🙂
And yet… I’m also, apparently, now barely even a blogger. I began this gig as a way to expose thoughts I’d been sharing on IBM’s internal social sites like BlogCentral; migrated to a mindset of “public by default, private/intranet where necessary”; but as microblogging and other forms of social sharing have accelerated, and being honest as my role at work and priorities have changed… I’ve blogged far too infrequently.
Here are a bunch of topics I need to pick off, soon:
- what WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security can do for you
the new Connectivity and Messaging podcasts
- IBM IMPACT and our new Unconference
- the London Java Community and lightning talks
- WebOS and the HP revival
History and its importance as an academic subject, and how history can get lost on the realtime web
- Funky awesome things what I learned at the University of Queensland whilst attending LCA… and haven’t yet blogged about… because I’m full of #fail.
So there we go – some public declarations of intent. I’m sure I can rely on @QuirkyBean and my many other online friends to keep me honest!!