A few months ago, growing weary of the ways Twitter has changed (and I can’t have a decent conversation with some of my favourite people) I started inviting certain people to a Slack channel.
While quite a few of the people on the channel are already connected to one another, what they all have in common is a good relationship with me.
I didn’t have any higher hopes than normal for this ‘project’ but it’s turned into something extremely worthwhile for all involved. It’s a place to be slightly more vulnerable than usual. No-one’s going to take what you say out of context and hold it against you. It’s a place of encouragement and of banter.
The entry requirements are arbitrary and entirely in my head. It’s unfair, but I’m the benevolent dictator and that’s kind of OK. I’ve created this space in case there’s anything that people in the channel might like to share that doesn’t fit well with their own spaces.
I’m looking forward to seeing what (if anything) appears here after this post. It’s all just a bit of an experiment…