I started to have a conversation yesterday about egos–about labels and egos specifically. But I wasn’t as articulate as I would liked to have been. And I probably should have thought about it before I said it because I think the person I was talking to got a wee bit defensive about his industry (the wine industry) and because his name is on a label.
Today, I guess I just wanted to point out that I am not excluded from my comment on egos (which was something like: there is a lot of ego out there). And, I definitely shouldn’t limit my comment to the wine industry.
I have this website: YukonJen.com. How egotistical is that? (Not to mention another one of projects : HealdsburgMagazine.com…)
IN MY DEFENSE….this website was a gift from a friend who very quickly figured out I was struggling to find a way to express myself.
I am pretty grateful to that friend (Waitman of Waitman.net) because I discovered blogging and expressing myself with words, and pictures, and other media. And just finding my voice and a place where I wouldn’t stutter.
And a few long lost friends have found me through my website (my long-time girlfriend in Yellowknife, Ron Eichler of Vancouver fame). And I have found a few friends through my website (Urban Yukon, I do read your blogs. And they help a whole lot when I am missing the Yukon). I stay in touch with my family in Canada, and other friends from around the world. And when I read my archives, I remember what fun I had writing some of those entries. And I know that it was really worth the time and effort I took to create them.
And I discover new skills, new tools, and new technologies. And I discover how the internet works. And I feel compelled to share that understanding with others (except, unless you are in the internet industry, it’s not as easy as you might think). And, I feel a sense of pride in what I have accomplished.
And I can only guess that my friend in the wine industry probably feels the same way about his wine and his industry.