Finally back online!

I am terribly frustrated because I was kept off line for the last 4 days!

Because of some bureaucratic problems, I couldn’t get neither a computer, nor an Internet connection for my laptop after my arrival in Luxembourg.

And there were so many thing to tell about BlogWalk2!

I think it was a great event, and even if there are not yet any visible results, the seeds were planted…

As Sebastian said when we left the room in the evening to go to dinner, it is not done yet! The participants continue to digest deas, to strengthen links, to draw future plans together.

On my way back from Nürnberg to Kaiserslautern, I switched on my laptop and started to make notes for future posts. I couldn’t wait till I got home. I was excited and enchanted at the same time. Unfortunately, immediately after my arrival, I had to start packing and to move. I hope I will find soon some time to develop and post those notes.

They were made on Saturday afternoon, immediately after a talk with Ton, Elmine, Lilia and Sebastian about not taking any notes during the BlogWalk. Even if I am a notes-addict, I felt that taking notes during BlogWalk could interrupt the flow of thoughts and talks. I was expressing my opinion that each of the participants will start publishing ideas and thoughts, and we will be able to recall the magic from this thoughts-web. And the response was: “What if all of them will wait for the others to start?!” More or less, this is what happens now. I think most of us are postponing the posting of our thoughts, because of some degree of fuzziness that persists. The meeting was so dense, so rewarding, so exciting that expressing all what happened in words is extremely difficult!

Yesterday, I read a message from my former colleague Eric, regarding his impressions. I hope he won’t mind if I’ll quote him here, since he doesn’t have a public blog yet (even if he maintains an excellent blog on the Institute’s Intranet!):

“I found BlogWalk2 amazing! This proves that people can meet informally and though have an enormous exchange of information. It was impossible to loosen your attention, because you were constantly animated and participating.”

To conclude this post, I found BlogWalk2 a great event, because:

– I had the chance to meet very interesting people and to talk to some of them

– A lot of ideas on personal development and weblogs were issued

Thomas served me a better name for the “Weblogging Model”: “The Blogging Metaphor”

– I discovered the beautiful Nürnberg by walking and talking about blogs with bloggers, which made it unforgetable

– it was the most relaxing workday I’ve had in months!

Thank you, Sebastian, for organizing the event, and thank you, Ton, for moderating!

Thanks to everyone for being there and making it possible!

More to come…

June 04 2004 08:58 am | Uncategorized

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