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Strategic Thinking in 10,000 Blog Posts or Less

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In the last half-decade, blogs have gone from a quirky personal sideline activity to a mainstream, almost de rigeur professional activity -- following the previous trajectory of Web sites and, before them, e-mail itself. To many, this democratization of the flow of information is a distinct blessing, to others it is the epitome of data deluge. As someone who has now posted blog entries every day for six years and recently passed the 10,000-unit mark (fulfilling Malcolm Gladwell's quota for expert practice), I wanted to take stock of what this has meant to me as a writer and thinker.

Continue reading this week's New Rules column at WPR.

Reader Comments (6)

Congrats on the 10k mark, Tom!
March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew Garcia
Delighted indeed to see this excellent documentation of your unique blogging style which many of us have enjoyed being part of these past few years. Yours is the best!It also has been most encouraging to see your books, articles & this blog continue to have such a positive impact on American political strategy especially in the area lead by the DOD.
March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElmer Humes
Ah, Asimov. So many hours spent reading Asimov and Robert Heinlein. Food for a young mind. Now my mind isn't so young and I'm reading Tom's blog. Went from science fiction to strategic global thinking. I hate to see the print newspaper go. There is something so darn American about going out to the driveway in the morning and reaching under the car to get the "paper." Starts the day somehow.
March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTed O'Connor
A wonderful and informative source . . thanks for allowing our input and comments, Tom . .

You are appreciated . . and read . .
March 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlarge
Hi y'all:This is why I have gone from "Oh no!" to "Oh yeah? We'll see..." every time the Doc tells us he has had an event or an epiphany and will no longer be blogging as much. Happened three times already, I think....
March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichal Shapiro
Congratulations on the milestone, Tom.

My wife often asks me why I rise a half hour earlier than necessary each day. I tell her, "it's to catch up on what is happening in the world."

Your blog has and will continue to be, the first stop, to check on the pulse of global affairs and mentally prepare for the future.
March 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhistoryguy99

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