It approaches two years since ETHER launched in October 2003 to honour industry events suggesting the end of the Online Services age. That month the AOL name was removed from Time Warner after the failed merger; Microsoft closed public chat and bought Placeware to integrate into Microsoft Office; and close to my heart, the Prodigy bulletin boards were shuttered by SBC, their last owner.
The experience of launching ETHER taught me that “starting” a blog is not “sustaining” a blog. I struggled with what is the blogger "mindset". I discovered it is not "publishing" as I originally imagined.
Faced with piles of papers in my office and "thousands" of emails in my inbox "just in case they prove important", I'm going to test Bill Ives’ suggestion and see if blogging does indeed help manage multiplying but intriguing information sources. Is a blog a valuable everyday knowledge management and sharing tool?
Please join me in my exploration.