10 influential bloggers in Second Life. Crap suggested a whole bunch of people who should have been on that list and I have to agree with him. There are so many people who are smarter and more insightful than I and while I am very flattered, I just don't think I am influential. I don't even want to be influential.
I don't have anything to sell or any well planned agenda whatsoever. I don't want to spur other people to do things. I don't want to change your opinion. I do not seek to influence the debate about LL, virtual worlds, the state of the economy, politics, nature vs nurture, punk or pop, whether or not Elvis is really dead, who should be voted off the island or even what book you should read next. Honestly.
Here is how my writing works. I might be taking a shower or listening to music or talking to a friend and words start banging around inside my head. So, I sit at my computer and my fingers run over the keys and within a few minutes...boom...there it is. A post. I run spell check and hit publish. That is it. I write so the ideas inside my head will quiet down.
When people suggest I have influence over things and when I find people discussing what I have said here on my blog elsewhere in all honesty I am surprised. This blog is indulgent self expression, nothing more. If you read what I write I am grateful for your time and attention. Thank you. If you don't agree with me then by all means let's talk. I would love to explain myself and hear what you have to say. But, I promise, unless you are one of a handful of people who I consider my "inner circle" I will never try to influence you and what I write here is not about you either.