Going off topic

Johnnie Moore

Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

I had a great meeting with two fellow London bloggers last week Freddie Daniells and Max Blumberg.

This prompted various thoughts, here are some of them:

1. Whenever I meet people I know from blogging I have a great time. These connections have a power and energy that excites me. They are one of the biggest benefits of blogging.

2. We’d never met before. We met for the fun of it. After 4 hours, we’d agreed to create a project together, invented a domain name, bought it and we’ll be announcing it any day now. I can’t wait.

3. We discussed bloggers who keep to a topic and those who don’t. I have both sorts in my feedreader. I find both interesting. I am definitely in the second camp. I don’t stick to the point here.

4.Sometime’s I’m surprised to be identified as a marketing or branding blogger because a lot of what I say doesn’t fit that stereotype. Then again, the stereotype of branding and marketing sucks, doesn’t it?

5 We talked about Myers Briggs and other ways to sort people into boxes. I quite enjoy such things but I don’t follow them as a script. For instance, in one of them (Belbin?) I come out as either a Plant (troublemaker/questioner/disrupter) or Facilitator (peacemaker/integrator). You’ll find both personalities manifested here.

I sometimes think, oh but if I want to get business as a facilitator, I should stop ranting. And then I think, sod that for a game of soldiers. And that’s partly why my blog is a hodge-podge; it’s so boring to create a pretend persona to get business.

6. I could say more but this post is already way too long.

7. No wonder I find the idea of producing a coherent essay for More Space daunting as well as inspiring.

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