Thursday, May 13, 2010

Be totally sure that you're not sure if you're sure

Used with permission. CC: JMaz Photo.

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:


  1. Have you been a guest on someone's blog? (Share a link in the comments so we can visit it!)

  2. Who would you want to guestpost on your blog?

  3. Would you like to guestpost here sometime?

Share your answers or comments below.