A popular blogger or writer for a Web publication gets hundreds of comments on almost every post or article. But a bag of disconnected comments is a chaotic and disappointing alternative to a coherent conversation. The writer would love to have a way to host a deeper and more coherent conversation about the issue he or she has just written about.
Use Trusted Sharing to host a conversation using an especially well-suited hosting method – for example, a Focused Conversation, Appreciative Inquiry, or a café type conversation that uses small groups, etc. Everyone will get more out of the process.
In addition to publishing blog posts, thought-leaders can also engage other thought-leaders and the public in Trusted Sharing flex-time conversations that can last from a few days to a couple of weeks or more.
If desired, the conversation can initially be private with the option of later co-publishing the conversation, or opening it up to the public for comments and questions. Blog posts are an excellent way to spread new ideas and opinions. Sometimes, though, starting instead with a conversation can be very powerful if the initial participants are well chosen to include a range of expertise, perspectives and experiences.