I've spent a great deal of time over the past few weeks thinking about what this blog might be in 2007. A few things I'd like to announce:
*I'll be posting the first 2007 instalment of Office Talk this Monday (my 2007 "predictions" merely foreshadowed the new editiorial calendar), and from thereon in I will always post on Mondays. With very few exceptions (e.g., the recent holiday break), I've kept to a weekly schedule. The column is beginning to get a following, and sticking to Mondays will be a nice improvement (predictable, early in the week).
*I'm reviving HubbubTV. Couple of surprises here -- we went on a hiatus to work on those surprises -- and I am really looking forward to the restart (January 22).
*The so-called mission of this blog is to instigate discussion on some of the most overlooked aspects of communication in the post-blogging world (we will have a new tagline, starting Monday, that better captures that idea). Of course, the language we use and abuse in the course of our work is one of those focus areas. But over the next few weeks, I'll be laying down the foundation for a total of five beats:
--Office Talk (already in progress) -- mission: exploring why we say the silly things we do, and speculating about better alternatives.
--HubbubTV: interviews with people who are advancing the art of communication.
--Enterprise 2.0: digging a little deeper into the theory and practice of building highly efficient organizations. Yes, I recently poked fun at the "2.0" naming craze, but "Enterprise 2.0" has won over many of the people I am following. On this particular issue, I am going to join 'em, not fight 'em.
--Bloggers Behaving Badly: looking at the evolving social rules and mores of the online world .
--Beyond the Blog: exploring innovation in social-media technology.
2007 will be a fun year. And on Monday, we will "hit the ground running" (first cliche of the year).