Yep, it’s a barrel of lame monkeys that the Community Site Manager of MSDN doesn’t blog that often. Or maybe the blogosphere breathes a collective sigh of relief. 😀
Things have been busy here. Not to let the cat outa the bag overmuch (since she’s unplugged my answering machine, my DSL and my router at home and frankly should be sedated) but we are working on some cool stuff for both Gotdotnet and MSDN in the community space. MSDN especially. I’ll blog about it when we get closer to stuff you can play with, I promise. But this page is going to change for the better: http://blogs.gotdotnet.com.
I have been in a few meetings with Robert Scoble now, and he’s a hoot and a half. He really does talk like he writes. I was saying over dim sum at lunch (collective groan from the blogosphere: do we CARE what Microsofties have for lunch?) that I don’t actually speak like I write. I can at times reach that level of literary pitch, but I have to feel comfortable and also know that my listener really wants it.
Sometimes I’ve seen people get disappointed in that I don’t seem to fit the persona that my writing portrays. But also, since I’ve done so much writing and in different styles/formats voices, I’m not sure anyone would want to see that phase-shift in a visual visceral way either. Going from the poetry I wrote in grad school to my functional specs to my vision docs to my visios to those cranky magic emails that somehow inspire things to get done….that prolly is worse than seeing a vampire go batlike. Also, the costume changes would be intense and we don’t have the most spacious bathrooms here in the MSDN building.
….Like this blog entry. Can you tell I’ve had too many coffees and should never have had that Krispy Kreme donut? There is no hope for me this week. 🙂