Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Buber: The Original Blogger

In a recent comment about our company's blog, someone said:
I did indeed take a look at the blog and, as I thought I would, liked it. It had the right feel of authority mixed with an I-thou reach to the audience. (Martin Buber was the original blogger, don't you think?)
Liked that so much I had to share. It's an important insight to blogging, too. Traditional media is very unidirectional, which makes it more I-It, or it's self-gratifying which makes it I-I. The successful blogs create the personal I-Thou dyadic.

Can you imagine if Buber had written a blog though? Each post would be 2,000 words, and would take you three months to read. And a few years to understand.