I wonder how much DOES NOT get done because we fear looking silly or like failure in front of others? I wonder if there is such a thing as a good loss or a positive step-back? I think so. In fact, I would argue that if we are not doing things that flop on a regular basis, we aren’t doing enough things. Now I recognize that there is a fine line and one must deliver the goods more times than not. Too many flops and people lose interest and respect for you. That is why I am a believer in doing small ventures out on the edge before rolling out major things right in your living room.
Too be honest, that is what I am trying with the new technology called Twitter. It is part social medium, part text messenger, and all consuming if you let it. Pretty much only “early adopters” are using the technology right now. Most of the crowd, ie. 99%, I am involved in are not using Twitter and don’t even see the need at this point. It is one of those things that I can see great utility in using, IF people finally adopt it and begin using. So, I am wading in and trying to find the best way for me to use the technology.
Will it ever be an effective tool for me? Not sure at this point. But it is one of those small test balloons that need to be filled and lifted. BTW, if you would like to follow me on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/jtoddnelson or click on the side panel that says, “follow me on Twitter” and you too can check it out.