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Certainty: is it a good thing?
There's a wide gulf between an arrogance that alienates us from others and a pathetic lack of self-confidence.
Somewhere in the middle lies a balance point in which we can be pretty confident about our opinions on popular subjects while still being open-minded enough to admit that we might have more to learn.
That's what I'm getting at in a guest post I wrote for my friend Brian Russell today.
Brian's on vacation, so he asked me and a few others to share some words. You can read that post on his blog.
He's even got a post on making connections, which is what my blog is all about, of course. And he's got lots of other fantastic posts about all sorts of stuff, plus a few zany and insightful web comics. You can also follow him on Twitter.
Guestposting is a fantastic way to interact with a variety of people, to share ideas and start conversations. It's a great opportunity to get outside your own ideas and broaden your understandings.
This follows two other guest posts I've written:
- Another Allegory, a short and rather unusual "fourth wall" story that Kathy Richards published for me.
- Everything I need to know about life I learned watching LOST, which Tammy Hodge was kind enough to share in March, 2010.
- Have you been a guest on someone's blog? (Share a link in the comments so we can visit it!)
- Who would you want to guestpost on your blog?
- Would you like to guestpost here sometime?
Share your answers or comments below.