Why I haven't posted for two weeks

TechCrunch has the news tonight: Scoble to leave Fast Company.

Back in 2003 I wrote a Corporate Blogging Manifesto. Rule #13 is “don’t write if your life is in turmoil.”

It’s even harder to write when you are negotiating for stuff. But it’s really harder when you also are trying to deal with your career while continuing to do your job. This week I uploaded something like 20 videos to Fast Company TV. Whew! I am visiting as many companies as I can as quickly as I can (yesterday I saw two more, today I’m visiting another three) so that I can get a good bead on what I should build next and also to get some ideas of where to take my blog.

I’m building up quite a white board of things I’m going to do here. One thing is I’ll be moving off of WordPress.com soon to a hosted version of WordPress. That way I can really play with some of the newer plugins and widgets that I haven’t been able to use here.

Also, I’m really loving the new low-cost cameras like the Flip Mino HD, which costs about $200. Almost all of my most recent videos on Fast Company TV were shot on these low-cost cameras.

Anyway, I can’t talk about what I’m doing next yet because it’s not completely decided. I’m working on that and hope it’s in shape so we can announce something at the SXSW conference.

Oh, one thing I’ve learned over the past year, and especially this past month, is who my real friends are. Thanks to Bob Safian at Fast Company for helping guide me (I’ll still be writing a column for Fast Company thanks to him and David Lidsky, my editor). Kudos to Rocky Barbanica, who was my producer. In the past couple of weeks I’ve learned I can’t replace him by not sleeping. My editing sucks and it’s good to have someone thinking about shots, audio, and all that. Thanks to Seagate for being a dream sponsor the past two years. They did everything I asked them to do and they rarely asked me to do anything in return and they made doing hundreds of videos per year possible. Seagate deserves lots of credit for supporting the startups who always got on my show for free thanks to their sponsorship (lots of other places, like the Demo Conference, charge startups to get access to the audiences they’ve aggregated). Thanks to Brian and Julie over at Seagate for all the great support over the years we’ve been partnering together.

Well, onward, I’ll be back here more soon. Thanks!