Conversation Agent - Valeria Maltoni - Editorial Choices

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It always comes down to the choices we make - what we choose to disclose and how - filtered / unfiltered. Chris Anderson wrote (I believe in Free) about how because print was a fixed costly medium he had to be much more particular on which stories were included vs. Wired online.

I think having to make such choices helps us (at least it does for me) refine our focus, figure out what we want to accomplish. Because of the choices you make here - making every word count - I find myself spending more time here than other blogs. I feel like it's time well spent as the concepts and ideas you put forth offer much to think about and act upon.

It's taking me awhile to figure out my focus. To avoid the "Look, Squirrel!" tendency and shift focus. I've finally put my name on my own blog to force me to do so (after three other domains I started).

Being forced to choose makes us look hard at what's important. And making sound editorial choices is an art in and of itself.


Hi Valeria,

I find myself editing a lot! As a 'new' blogger in the community, I often get inspired by a conversation or article or another blog and go with it and just start pounding the keyboard. Where my edits come into play is looking at the post and asking myself if it really fits with my overall blog 'theme'. Sometimes, I am writing about certain topics that are more related to me than my blog. A simple 'would my audience care' seems to do the trick!

I totally respect your honesty on the issue.


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