Blogger A Day Call: Hello is Cat there?
Last night I spoke to Cat Wentworth for the very first time. How much cooler can it get than to hear the voice of someone already pegged as a friend for life?
Cat was surprised at the sound of my voice. I was surprised at the sound of hers. I thought her voice would be lower. I bet she thought my voice would be higher. What if our voices got switched when we were babies? Hey, weirder blogger synchronicities have happened. Why not that? Hmmmmm?
I’d offer to trade voices, but I don’t suppose she’d want to hear people tell her that she should be doing 900-number calls as often as I hear people say that..
The conversation that Cat and I shared was like virtual window shopping. We talked about design, blogging, business, and our histories and our futures — all the while we were passing links to places and pages that we like on the Internet. We critiqued designs, discussed the ways we find new blogs, especially those we feature, and we spoke a while on why folks online seek out communities.
Cat said that originally she had no use for blogging or bloggers, partly because she thought she had nothing to say. HA! She was caught by the blogging bug when a cause came calling. Unethical behavior by a design firm got Cat blogging with an industry-wide group of designers, who wrote for days on end, about the logos the villains had been stealing and calling their own. Cat’s been blogging ever since.
We talked about workable business models and whether it’s harder to get started as a blogger now than 18 months ago. We explored ways to help designers getting started on their own without asking them to pay for things.
It’s amazing think that it took us until now to figure out that we both had Skype and could talk this way! It’s rare, but nice. when a first conersation seems like one from the middle of a dialogue that’s been going on for years and is still going on and on and on.
B.A.D. Blogger Quote
No offense intended. I’m also fairly passionate when selecting the brand of nuts I might eat. —Cat Wentworth
Stop by Cat’s Blog, Designers Who Blog, and say hi!
Thanks, Cat, you B.A.D. Blogger!
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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