Tuesday, May 15, 2007

One last post...

I'm sure you've seen this going around. From the: Tales of the Rampant Coyote
Anyway, it goes like this: We're gonna pretend the entire Blogosphere is coming to an end! (Undoubtably because of attacking cows). You have the opportunity to make one last post. A chance to summarize your blog, leave people with one last gem, whatever. What do you say?

I'm seriously considering giving up blogging. I'm very much a been-there-done-that sort of a person. I've been blogging for long enough now that I think I can at the very least claim to understand the phenomenon and to know what's going on. I've been the ball. I'm easily bored, and if this is becoming work then it just might be time to stop.

So I'm trying to think of what I would write if I was going to write my last blog post. This one might suffice.

11 comments:

John Dorner said...

Please tell me you're just kidding!!!

Kevin Gamble said...

No, I'm quite serious.

Eli Sagor said...

Hi Kevin. For what it's worth, I really hope you'll stick it out. Although I just recently discovered your blog, I find the posts interesting and informative.

I also feel like the small network of Extension adopters is growing. You've been in from the start and know your way around these technologies like few others in Extension.

You can (and do) speak to how and why these tools can help us do our work.

You've been at this for longer than I have, but my sense is that social media in Extension is going to get a lot more interesting in the coming months and years. I hope you'll stick it out. You have a lot to share.
-eli

Mitch Owen said...

Wouldn't a better question be.. what would make blogging less like work for you... Considering it is just another communications media.. and your premis.. "been there, done that" is correct, maybe you should consider giving up other tools.. twitter? wikis? e-mail :)

Kevin Gamble said...

Well, wikis and email are part of my job. Blogging is not. Neither is Twitter, so it would be a target candidate for dropping as well.

John Dorner said...

Ok, my knee jerk reaction was "don't stop". Now I realize that I can get most (but not all) of what I was getting from your blog via your twitter, delicious, etc. I'll miss your commentary, but realize I'm not your target audience.

Thank you for ALL you do to help me keep up-to-date!

floyd said...

OK, but if you get lost in Second Life, I'm not coming after you. That place scares me.

Does Twitter work in SL? Maybe we could just track your movements? A Twitter-Google SL Earth mashup?

Kevin Gamble said...

Floyd,

You can twitter from within SL. I read a quote about it that went something like, "Now that I can twitter from Second Life I'll never have to leave."

I've had a couple of emails from confidants telling me that I should not stop. One in particular was quite compelling. Then Beth Kanter this morning was talking about blogging being an addiction, and I thought -- hmmmm?

At this moment I'm starting to think that I may not be ready to stop. Posts just sort of bubble-up, and perhaps bubbles cannot be suppressed.

Kevin Gamble said...

Have you seen Squawk: http://www.squawknest.com/ ??

floyd said...

Kevin,

I think you have provided great leadership and an important voice through your blogging. I considered imploring you to continue. But I figured you will find a way to share your thoughts and it will just be a different technology I'll get to learn. :)

Greg said...

It's probably a good thing John nor I are within arms reach or we'd give you a good whack on the head. You have at least prompted me to share my "shiny new penny" opinion. See
http://networkredneck.blogspot.com/

I'm glad you're coming (back) around.