A very slow week

I’m used to being online 12+ hours a day, just to keep up with the news in the rapid fire tech industry.

This week is so quiet, that even press were asking me to see if I had any stories or anything interesting to share, usually they have a story in mind they are on rapid deadline to complete.

Many companies launched their features and products in Mid Dec or earlier as business folks take up to two weeks off.

This really reinforces why I love the tech industry, as this ‘ketchup week‘, is a good reminder what it’s like in many other industries.

I was telling my colleague Josh Bernoff today that if I talk about my employer I get called a ‘shill’, if I don’t talk about my employer, I’m “witholding information” from behind the ‘paywall’. Ya’ can’t please everyone.

What really encourages me to spur on is great posts of appreciation from Beth Dunn, who recognizes the work that goes into sharing. Thanks Beth.

  • My pleasure, Jeremiah. You can’t be all things to all people, but you can be your own authentic self. Thanks for inspiring me to do so as well.

  • It wasn’t that slow for me. That post I wrote (which I really started over the weekend) took me a holiday and a half to write. 😉

  • Jeremiah,

    You make it clear who you work for, and you’ve got to strike a balance between delivering value for them, delivering value for us, and continuing to build your personal brand.

    Strikes me that you’re getting the balance about right – I’d much rather you DID include SOME stuff about your employer.

    Have a great new year, and I look forward to continuing to read your feed in 2008.

  • Mark, that about sums it up, thanks.

  • Tama, your post was amazing, I tweeted it to my network!

  • Yeah, I saw! Thanks Jeremiah 🙂 Much appreciated.

  • Just want to tell you how much I’ve learned from reading your tweets and blog – and I know many folks in the nonprofit world are also very much appreciate how much you share your knowledge.

  • Jeremiah,

    You make it clear who you work for, and you've got to strike a balance between delivering value for them, delivering value for us, and continuing to build your personal brand.

    Strikes me that you're getting the balance about right – I'd much rather you DID include SOME stuff about your employer.

    Have a great new year, and I look forward to continuing to read your feed in 2008.

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