Wednesday, December 01, 2004

All right, here goes...

After some playing around with templates and formats, it's time to get started.

This is actually my second blog. My first one was just a trial station on Radio Userland - "My Oyster" - that I had great fun with, but it fizzled out do to lack of imput from yours truly. And of course it would start costing me (a very small amount of) money. Two years later and I'm ready to give it a go again.

I'm not really the journalistic type. I prefer conversations. My intention and hope is to keep opening this up wider with new member contributors all the time. So post-away if you feel inspired to comment. And contact me if you'd like to be a contributing member.

I've also been moderating a club over at Ecademy called the Collaboration Café. The conversations have been fantastic although we have lingered a bit in the theoretical instead of getting down to the practical. I invite any café collaborators to join the conversation over here as well.

I pondered starting this blog within the Ecademy framework, but I'm not interested in associating myself so closely with that organisation, and the new membership fees that they are introducing will restrict access and speed up the commercial direction it is developing in. More on that in a latter blog.

The subject matter I would really like to explore with you - broad as it is - is innovation. Theoretical, practical, magical ... any aspect of innovation. The other subjects that really interest me are collaboration (as you will have gathered), conversations, and the power of weak ties.

And naturally I am interested in hearing from you and your interests. This is an open café.