Lessons learned

I had an interesting conversation this morning from which I learned several things –

1) Everything is a learning experience.
2) There are two sides to every story.
3) People actually read this thing.
4) Perception may not be reality, but it most assuredly affects and impacts peoples’ decisions.
5) The power of one voice can no longer be overlooked.
6) The evolution of the power of blogs is still young.

I hope to offer more on this conversation later. There is more to the story and I would love to share it.

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  1. Merv August 18, 2006 at 05:15

    Jim, this is intriguing…are you going to give us the “rest of the story?”

    On another note, I am learning that we have a huge responsibility to our readers to be sure we clearly identify opinions versus what we know is fact. You said it best: A consensus opinion becomes reality. I don’t know if this has anything to do with your thoughts above, but it is something I am become very aware of. MSM has always had the power to shape public opinion intentially or not. As we become more widely read, we do too. An awesome responsibilty.

  2. Jim Duncan August 18, 2006 at 07:36

    Merv –

    I expect to, but not necessarily right away. I am still digesting how best to address some of the unmentioned lessons – on both sides. Shaping opinion is one of the most daunting aspects of this blog, and one where being right is the best defense. In time …