The advice is to pick a unique name, I came up with Conversation Agent - that was still when the term conversation had not tipped, and I knew it would. Thank you mom and dad for giving me a pretty rare name, it will come in handy. Conversation Agent is an accurate expression of my personal brand vs. an aspirational concept. It came after years of work with organizations and community filling that role.
This is who I am. It will evolve thanks to the connections and interaction. I welcome that evolution.
They say that writing short posts is much better and gets you more readers and comments. I know it's easier on the eyes and time for sure. Although I have gotten better at editing my content down, I am still writing long. My posts also tend to be more like articles, with subheads and development. That happens when I am thinking deeper as I spend time with an idea. It also happens as I connect different ideas. Yes, they do take time to write - 2-4 hours, depending on the research involved.
This has been a prequel to other projects. The time has come to recalibrate what I write here.
The third piece of advice I usually do not follow is thinking that the value of content I share depends on the number of comments I receive on that post. That's because on more than one occasion I presented ideas that were slightly or much ahead or from a Euro-global angle. There is also plenty of evidence that my posts grow over time - they are directional and at a slow release even for me. Many a time I've reread an old post and looked at the content from a fresh angle.
I measure myself by the number of comments I leave, not those I get.
Success to me means inspiring insight, helping others connect, learning, and failing, too - my way.
Thank you for risking conversations, exchanges here and elsewhere, incomplete thoughts, and amusement. Thank you for the contribution, the likable ways *you* have that are yours alone. Thank you for allowing me to glimpse into your world and for taking part in mine. Thank you for reading.
[unforgettable Frank Sinatra, My Way - listening time 4:38]