The Idea Dude


Monday, August 13, 2007

The best dots are the ones you don't own

Boy, was I thrilled with this week's dots over at Liz's blog. Sometimes you read blogs and write about the ones that resonate with you not really knowing if that was the original intent of the blogger. So when the dots I found took the time to comment enthusiastically about the way I interpreted them, it was like getting zapped by static electricity when you come too close to something that's highly charged. These dots were highly charged!

I know we bandy about the word, authenticity a lot. But that doesn't mean the word should lose it's meaning. I often wonder whether I should be bold and open up much of what I feel and what I've been through. These blogs showed me that there is so much to gain by doing so because our life experiences are hardly unique.

And when we dare to share, we run risk that we may inspire somebody!

Is that such a bad thing? I think not!

I'm so grateful that Liz made space on her blog for my tiny contribution each week. She gave me the crayons and I'm having too much fun connecting dots!

Generosity is so infectious, isn't it? Everybody gets to feel good!

BTW: you can follow all the dots I've been collecting using this nifty feature we wrote at TheGoodBlogs. I use it to track all the posts I make on Liz's blog.


Blogger "ME" Liz Strauss said...

The crayons only make art when they are in the hand of an artist. :)

6:59 AM  
Blogger The Idea Dude said...

Thanks Liz, what a wonderful thing to say! Every artist needs inspiration and surely, you are the source!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Stephen J. Hopson said...


And YOU are the source of my inspiration because you unknowingly gave me divine confirmation that by taking a risk and showing our inner vulnerabilities as writers/bloggers, doors magically swing wide open for us.

You are right - it's about authenticity - a topic I've been meaning to touch upon in the coming days over at my blog.


11:48 AM  
Blogger The Idea Dude said...

Hi Stephen


I learning everyday to take risks in sharing my thoughts and most times it has been beneficial for both the source and destination. Your blog proved that to me.


12:02 PM  

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