- Fans of open standards
- Fans of open source
- Fans of Linux
- Fans of blogging
- Fans of experience design
- Fans of any religion
- Fans of any political school of thought
- Fans of any sports team
It's not a technology thing. It's human nature to surround yourself with like minded people. It's nice and cozy thinking that you're in the right.
So what's the point of this post? Only to say that we should be mindful of breathing our own exhaust, and perhaps our efforts and energy should be focused towards those who don't yet understand, or believe, or even know what we're on about. There are plenty of people out there who still think blogging is a passing fad, and who haven't even heard of, say, open source. We still have work to do. Tell a friend - don't be shy!
btw, I was thinking of calling this blog post "Self-congratulatory, mutual masturbatory"...I was rather pleased with that, and didn't want it to go to waste, so it finds a home here in the post itself.
And I quite like the irony of using a blog post to talk about how bloggers persuade other bloggers how great blogging is!
(Photo from trevor3999's flickrstream)