As I See It

I’ve been combing through my disparate local and online archives and deciding what I want to keep and what not to.  This has been an ongoing internal conversation and I thought it might be nice to both share/rant a bit and also create a bit of a benchmark that I can come back and measure my opinion on later.

Mainly, I keep coming back to the words: As I See It.  I have had a number of blogs, online “home bases”, photo collections, etc – and I have used this title over and over. What it meant to me then still holds true.  When I take pictures, when I share them, when I twitter, etc– it has never been about getting the words or image “right” or creating/maintaining a persona – it’s been about documenting a moment in time that I can look back on and recall, or something I find amusing and think it might give a friend a smile.

When I see the amazing work and success of others around me, I am both inspired and humbled.  I feel a call to action, which for some reason has not stirred me to change my course.  I wonder why.  I question why I continue to navel gaze, disclose so much and otherwise continue to make it mostly about “me”.  Am I selfish, sure?  Am I narcissistic, I imagine healthfully so.  Am I transparent?  Probably to a fault.   Is it only the most insecure person who would refuse to do anything but generalize?  Do I walk the line on these things?  Absolutely.

I imagine my podcast, blog, photos, and social media updates to be dull to most.  I am keenly following the rhetoric regarding “personal branding”.  It fascinates me, worries me, and makes me realize that because I choose to share as I do – because I don’t have a clear or public specialty, it would and could be assumed that I am trapped in the adolescent activity of journaling.  But I suppose that is what I am figuring out and the difference that it is to really “know” me.

  • sean808080

    what a well written account of exactly what i’m feeling. people like chris brogan are so testosterone driven in their quest for social media dominance. it can be a bit overwhelming. i’m taking it all in, sampling what i can when i can. when it’s time for me to make a move in my own way, i have faith that i’ll know it.

    see you on seesmic!