The Camp Fire Contract

You can’t lie when you’re sitting around the camp fire. If you’re sharing a camp fire with someone, it’s because you’ve spent a day outdoors together, doing some task, so you already know too much about each other to package yourself.

I think most blogs are a little like that. As amateur efforts, most are done after work with our guard down, not as part of our personal marketing effort. We report what we’ve seen out on the trail, and our frequent listeners know how to filter out our particular biases without resenting them, much as one might discern words despite an accent. Camp fire conversation and blogs have the ring of authenticity to them. They may deserve criticism, but rarely cynicism.

I expect to blog again next week, but I wanted to get that off my chest.

10:43:30 PM    

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