I continue to be amazed at the degree at which those of us with similar interests can be connected in the blogosphere. There are WAY less than 6 degrees of separation in this little microcosm.
So here is what happened…I am in my RSS reader just now and notice that Heather Hamilton has a few new posts. I was eager to read her posts as she and I finally met at ERE on Wednesday. I wanted to have a chance to talk to her SO much more than I did during those brief 10 minutes, but our paths never crossed again. Regardless… her first post was about how much flying SUCKS with all of the new restrictions and the liquid restrictions are forcing us to become dry old hags in a matter of half a day on the plane sans water or even any dry-lip saving lip gloss. Great post – but here is where it gets really interesting. Heather’s second post is about a blog written by a guy named Cornelius:
By the way, a little plug for Cornelius’ blog, which I just discovered today through Technorati:
CorpBlawg is a web log on corporate/enterprise/business blogging that is maintained by Cornelius Puschmann.
Cornelius is currently a PhD student at the Department of English Language and Linguistics of the University of Duesseldorf, Germany. His interest in corporate blogging stems from the fact that he is writing his dissertation on the corporate blog as a genre, claiming (somewhat optimistically) that he can find linguistic features which are unique to corporate blogs.
So…I tend to have similar author interests as Heather and I TOO am interested in corporate/business blogging. So I go to see what Mr. Cornelius has to say. I click on the link to his blog and there is a post up called: What blogging does to your business. Here is the first sentence that I read:
I’ve just finished reading two interesting pieces (one, two) by the anonymous author of the Yankee Wombat blog. The writer describes corporate blogging in conjunction with Marshal McLuhan’s theory of media and culture, as outlined in The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962) and Understanding Media (1964). In the second entry, he also discusses Eric Raymond’s The Cathedral and the Bazar (1999) which compares the open source model of software development with customary closed-source methods used by companies such as Microsoft.
Now – I don’t know Cornelius from Adam and probably wouldn’t have found him without being interested in Heather’s blog. That Mr. Anonymous (and EXTREMELY INTELLIGENT) author that Cornelius wrote a POST about, the so-called ‘Yankee Wombat’:
that’s Julian’s Dad – Lorenz Gude
He is much more of a political blogger – but he has recently written about business blogging and is gaining quite a bit of attention. He keeps threatening to write some pieces for EXCELER8ion. I wish he would.
It is a small world…but it is a microscopic blogosphere. This had been portrayed as a negative – I view it as efficient.