Blogs are like fishing. You never know what you’ll catch.

January 14, 2009

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Not to sound like Forrest Gump, but the above paraphrase of his famous “box of chocolates” line makes a good segue. But while the chocolate box contains finite possibilities, the lines from a blog are cast into the largest pool on Earth.

The piece I wrote yesterday about my brother is a perfect example. I’d written about Daniel’s exploits with Olympian, Michael Phelps in China. Among the usual readers of Gods that day (friends, family, co-workers, etc) was also a VIP in Daniel’s life –boss, business partner, client; I’m not sure.

Regardless, the man read the piece and was moved by it enough to write Daniel a note of congratulations, a vote of confidence.

You’re thinking: Nice but no big deal. Think some more. Perhaps, upon this exchange, the relationship between these two men improved or went up a notch. Maybe it cemented a deal in progress. What if the other man decides, now, to retain Daniel for a project he first deemed to lofty? Who knows how these things work? What I do know is that this connection only hints at the awesome power social networks have in moving people. And we are only scratching the surface…

While I’m happy to have done a solid for my little brother, I am also thrilled GOA was capable of attracting such a desirable fish! Bottom feeders certainly exist in the blogosphere, but so do the most important people in the world.

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