I sat down to write this post about, like, a million times today. The whole general idea is that BDD -- it stands for Blog Deficit Disorder -- is really hard to live with, and it's hard to concentrate enough on one post or one blog. It's hard to get anything done, bottom line, when you spend your whole day flitting from blog to blog. But it doesn't feel like flitting. It feels like I'm in a...well, community.
As I was starting to write earlier I got to thinking about what might be being published right then -- right that very second -- on all of the thousands, the millions, or blogs all around the country. The world, even. Sifry says there is a blog being added every second. That's 60 blogs a minute, 3600 blogs an hour. Or 85,400 new blogs a day, assuming that they work through the night. Some might be good. Some I should read. Some might link to me, maybe.
What's Seth Godin writing about today? Mark Vanderbeeken? Steve Rubel? Tara Hunt? Then I thought about the contributors at the MarketingProfs Daily Fix. I was thinking, "Wonder who is headlining today? Wonder who's over there commenting on stuff that's really important?"
So I thought, okay, before I write I'm going to need to get that monkey off my back. Just for a few minutes. I spend some time with Godin. Hah. He's always so wise. In a funny way. In a funny/wise way. Then I go to Rubel. Wow. How cool is he? Hold on. Gotta make a comment so I can get my name in the "Recent Comments" list. Woo-hoo! For four or five minutes I'm an A-lister! Yeah! Then I'm hangin' with Kathy Sierra. How does she get 135 comments on a single post? Wow...who's commenting, anyway? Mike Sansone. Mack Collier. Prashant. Be back in a sec.
You see how it goes. It's not that it's hard to get anything done. It's just the opposite -- there's a lot going on; it's hard to...wait a sec. Now THIS is a good interview...