In my previous post I talked about “Peer Production” and the synergy that can be derived from working with a group of your peers. As I thought about the topic I ran into some interesting conversations around the net about bloggers getting together for meetings, bike rides and just plain fun. Here are some of the ones that I found.
I must say that my latest weekend in London goes down in history books as one of the best ever! Just taking the slice of life, 1 October, from 6:30am until 11am by itself is something I will remember for always.
The guys put together something special. As we had scheduled, the meeting in front of the Marriott Park Lane hotel (literally across the street from Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park) occurred at 7am. From there the 5 of us rode to pick up Ben in/near Putney.
Our ride took us down/along the King’s Road, and then out to Richmond Park. What a fantastic day it was! Six of us guys, in a line, riding through the roads of London, I have to admit a few times I laughed out loud to myself.
“What are you laughing at?” someone asked.
“I can’t believe it. By all counts, this day shouldn’t have happened!” I said…
Wow a bloggers meeting with exercise too…
As I was reading Adrian’s blog I realized we have something in common, we both use the WordPress template “Blix” and we both have been talking about a redesign. Well Adrian’s post gave me the incentive to actually set a concrete date for the new design of this blog. His post brought up an interesting milestone that I didn’t know about…
Since Jason reminded me of the power of setting a date and sticking to it, I realised that I have been procrastinating about the redesign of this site. My use of the Blix theme from King Cosmonaut – excellent though it is – was only meant to be temporary, yet months later my custom design is still no more than a flicker in Photoshop’s eye.
As I searched farther into the depths of blogdom I ran into a group of like minded individuals giving an award to one of my favorite bloggers, Rosa Say. Her Book, Managing With Aloha has been selected for a 2005 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award!
As I clicked up my blogging news source I realized this weekend was the GodBlog Convention 2005 held at Biola University here in Southern California. It will be interesting to see what kind of concensus a group of Christian bloggers will come to.
Speaking of Church based bloggers, Scott Hodge went out into the streets of Chicago and shot the On The Streets of Chicago Video. Scott is one of the funniest guys I know and his question “What do you look for in a date?,” made for hilarious fun. Be sure to check it out.
And finally one of my blogging mentors, Steve Pavlina has decided to turn off blog comments on his very popular site. I for one miss this as his posts always brought up some great conversations and I really enjoyed being part of the fray. Steve explains…
I’m grateful for all the comments people have posted on this blog over the past year. I agree that your comments added tremendously to the quality of the blog. If I could install a comment co-processor in my brain, I’d certainly continue them. But for now I have to make due with my humanity, and this sometimes requires sacrificing what’s good or even great for what’s best.
Hopefully Steve will find a way to open up the conversation again.
Some great peer conversations this weekend. It is amazing to me how much community there is in blogging.
Keep up the great work everybody…