Andy Ihnatko is a tech journalist who is a writer for the Chicago Sun-Times and co-host of the MacBreak Weekly podcast. The interview above is a type of "up close and personal" chat that is an interesting comparison of a person's public persona versus the person behind the mask.
When I started in social media, it was important for me to be anonymous. But, then I realized that to make more of an impact, I had to be non-anonymous. In watching this interview above, I have learned that you can actually keep some things private, and there are ways to do that.
One of the cool things about Andy is that he's a guy who has done a lot of deep thinking about a lot of things, and that is apparent in the interview above when it comes to technology, staying private in social media, and being a writer.
I have always admired good writers, because of why they are good writers. Good writers are able to describe their point of view and opinion in ways that everyone can understand. Effective ways to communicate has always been fascinating to me.
The funniest quote in the interview was having to do with not exposing your entire life to social media. It's been talked about in the past that a lot of people in social media (including me) has to be a little bit of a narcissist to talk about things like what you had for breakfast. In the quote above, Andy does admit to be a narcissist, but only in private (around 28 minutes into the interview)
I apologize if this post seems boring, but I've been trying to get back into the habit of blog writing again. I remember when I started blogging. i wrote pretty much everyday. And it took me a while to get into a groove, and eventually, my writing became actually decent. Hopefully, I'll get there again. I just have to get back writing on a regular basis again...