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So this is my first column w/ Communitea Books. Here I'll discuss more personal perspectives, as well as worldview analytics, from, again, a place deeply-rooted in my perspective and life experience. First, however, I think it's important to illustrate the differences between a column and a blog or, at least, as I see it because I'm sure there have been a great many conversations about the issue exactly, and to no conclusive end.
The format of this column vs. my blog will be considerably shorter, which is to say that there will be a smaller word count. Granted, a few of my blogs lately have been fairly short which is part of the reason why I decided to adopt a column as well. My blogs will be 1,000 words or more, and in the blogging community it is widely considered better for your blogs to be between 1,000 and 3,000 words. Columns on the other hand are notoriously shorter, ranging between 500 and 800 words. That will be the greatest noticeable difference between my columns and my blogs. There are a couple of blog series that I started writing, most of which will be picked up, and continued via this column, such as my series on Communication, for example.
The key elements to Blogs, as the internet would have you believe (and the following list is something I agree w/ in terms of the philosophical differences) are listed below:
This column, although I welcome reader interaction, will follow the elements listed above. By that I mean, there will be a set publishing schedule; I will post a new column every Thursday afternoon, although the beauty of writing a column online is that I am not limited by going to press weekly, so I will likely also post columns throughout the week, with that said there will always be a newly posted column every Thursday afternoon. The intent of this column will be to influence and/or to inspire, I will eliminate diction that gives an indecisive or blaise-faire tone. The rest may present itself to you in time.
I look forward to writing for you, and to your readership.
Thanks so much,