Interviewer: Good Morning, Mr. Blogger.
Blogger: Good Morning!
Interviewer: Why do YOU blog?
Blogger: Well, its a great way to exchange ideas, share information, connect, know what’s going on and keep track of things I’m interested in. I also blog sometimes to keep track of my own thoughts – maybe writing a blog post on a new idea would get me to do some research and lead me to a deeper insight on the subject.
Interviewer: Do you think Blogs are changing the way people communicate?
Blogger: Yes! Definitely! I think Blogs are becoming a very powerful tool. And the reason it is so popular is because it is direct in nature. Last week, I was going through this blog by the Senior Management at General Motors – it opens up a direct channel, which obviously increases transparency. It lets the management share their ideas across the organization and get immediate feedback, which in turn helps them take quick decisions. I think thats great!
Interviewer: Tell us some more about Corporate Blogging..
Blogger: Some corporates have started internal blogs on their local intra-net to enable free information and idea-flow within the organization — Cognizant’s Knowledge Management (KM) Portal “ChannelOne Blogs” being a case in point.. Which (incidentally!) also happens to be Powered by WordPress!
Interviewer: So, you think Blogging is here to stay?
Blogger: Look, blogging is not a “wave” that has come and might go away. I don’t think so. It is whole new medium that has come up. Even if it does become obsolete, it will be because something better (& BIGGER!) has evolved!
Interviewer: What do you think about celebrity blogging?
Blogger: You know the way Internet / Blogging technology is moving, I see it bringing people together like never before! Celebrities also realize that expressing their thoughts in an online journal of sorts makes them directly communicate with their fans and get an instant feedback. Aamir Khan and Bipasha Basu are among the Indian Bollywood stars who have started blogging.
Interviewer: What do you think is the “next big thing” in the (still young!) world of Blogging?
Blogger: Well, I’d like to believe its community blogs. Collaborative Blogging, according to me, will drive information-sharing in the future. Just like Social networking sites like orkut and facebook have revolutionized the way we “network”, community blogs (and Wikis) are going to change the way we “share” information and knowledge!
Interviewer: Why is your blog called “Talking Tails?”
Blogger: Good Question! (Smiles!).. Well, I honestly didn’t think too hard! I was watching a show on a News channel called Talking Heads.. For lack of a better name, I thought I’d call my blog TalkingTails! .. The next time I want to “name”any sort of an initiative, I better consult some creative people! (Laughs!)
Interviewer: Thank You, Mr. Blogger. It was wonderful talking to you!
Blogger: Yes, thank you very much. Pleasure! 🙂