I've been AWOL since mid-January, thanks to a nice vacation that had me offline for almost two weeks, followed immediately by business travel to two industry events for a week, followed by an office move. I'm coming up on a month or so of nothing doing on this blog.
The vacation (as vacations always do, at least for me) gave me time to decompress and file away some thoughts in a way that help me make sense of the world around me and make some new plans for 07. If you read this blog often you know my nearly unassailable belief in the value of perspective, and that was again reinforced on this trip.
Thanks to all this, here's what I've been thinking, in no particular order:
- This blog is stale and needs an update in myriad ways, including look and feel, content, organization and tools. Accordingly, I'm going to post only sporadically until I reorganize this in a way that will be better overall, and more useful to both me and readers.
- I sounded out what I think is a good idea for a new set of published content with some people who know what they're talking about. It's a project I would like to do in 07, if I can make the time to do it right. It would be fun and fulfilling, and I need to see if I can plan to do it in a way that doesn't make me crazy.
- I spent a little time thinking about PR, marcom and human relations and what it all means -- I'm even more convinced in the value of invested time and effort before any marketing effort begins to find the nucleus of an organization's reason for being and what value it thinks it can bring to bear in its marketplace (no matter what that marketplace is). You may see elements of this thinking in revisions of this blog.
So, I'm still reading you, even if I'm not posting much. But there will be more to come. Stay tuned.