I met Brian Oberkirch yesterday for coffee. We’ve met in person once before, but we’ve communicated many times over the past year. He had a great weblog called the Slidell Hurricane Damage Weblog that was very helpful to people there after Katrina (his former partner took it down when they dissolved their partnership, which means that a lot of great links and historical information was lost).
The first time I met Brian I was really impressed with him, and grateful that the cyberwinds had caused our paths to intersect. So there we were yesterday talking like two friends who had spent their whole lives together. I guess that’s the way it is with bloggers. Brian snapped this picture of me and his caption pretty much sums up the gist of our conversation. We started out talking about all of the amazing things that are going on now: online video, social networking, Long Tails and niche markets etc. Then something happened that neither one of us expected: we wound up hatching a plan.
What kind of a plan? You’ll just have to wait to find out. But the prospect of collaborating with Brian really has me stirred up. Hopefully, our plan will stir others too. We’ll see.