Ideas of March

Places on the web for sharing content and ideas often remind me of real life interactions. Facebook is the everlasting high school reunion. Twitter, which I love, is maybe half cocktail party, half party-line. Flickr & Instagram can be the best way to send a postcard, while LinkedIn is the best way to send a fax ;) To me, there’s something sacred about reading a blog post on someone else’s site. It’s like visiting a friend’s house for a quick meal ‘round the breakfast table. It’s personal— you’re in their space, and the environment is uniquely suited for idea exchange and uninterrupted conversation. In many ways, we should be treating our blogs like our breakfast tables. Be welcoming & gracious when you host, and kind & respectful when visiting.

Chris Shiflett says blogs are great, and that you should publish more often. I agree. Granted, I’m a little late in jumping on the#ideasofmarch movement, but I hope that it continues indefinitely.

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  • Luke Dorny

    Great post. Thanks for having me over.
    Pass the Cholula, please.

  • Trent

    Thanks, Luke! You mix on helluva Caucasian, Mr. Dorny :)

  • Marc

    Great analogies Trent. As much as I love reading insightful Tweets or seeing cool photos on Instagram, there’s something more special about reading someone’s thoughts on their blog.

  • Jon

    Nice. I like what you’ve done with the place by the way :)

  • Travis Neilson

    I really like the way you think about visiting another persons website. In our world of reposts, short urls, and feed readers. It’s good to click through every now and then to see the story the way that the writer envisioned it. I try to make my place as personal as possible every time I say something. I want others to feel the way you described when they visit my home, at my table.

  • Balind Sieber

    Insightful! I think this is especially true of your blog, where each post is custom. I take a lot of pride in making my blog visually unique and a reflection of who I am. I think it goes a long way with the people that appreciate it.

  • Josh Green

    I couldn’t agree with you more Trent! I wish people would blog more. When I think of all the great talent out there I often find it odd or sad that their are so few Chris Coyiers in this world. I wish there were more people who blogged with his dedication and passion for sharing and people like you who create these beautiful ‘breakfast tables’

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