I was leading a workshop on blogging and had the opportunity to listen to some fans. They had some strong ideas about me that didn’t have much to do with the guy who uses my desk.
Then I thought about my teachers, John and Suw and Eric and Marc and Will and realized I have a strong idea of who they are, based on what they write, not on any face to face observation.
Well, maybe video, but look at what you see on TV!
Think about it. Your electronic personality is a do-over! You don’t get many of those.
To close the opening thought, I was cheered to learn my electronic personality apparently is a lot nicer than the guy who uses my desk!
How did you determine that your electronic personality was nicer than the guy who uses your desk?
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I got a glim when they started telling me what they had learned from reading my blogs. It was like a greatest hits collection, not like conversation.
Then I realized that my electronic personality gets to pick the topic, take far longer to develop it, uses a less colorful vocabulary, and gets to edit for as long as needed before posting.