Years ago, when I first heard of chat rooms and online-only relationships, I was a bit smug in my distaste. How, pray tell, does someone build any kind of real relationship via keyboard? After serving as an online mediator for eBay auction disputes starting in ’99, then entering the business blogging world several years ago, I had to wipe that smug smile off my face.
I’ve replaced it with a smile of genuine appreciation.
Because I’ve had the chance to meet very cool people from all over the world through Conflict Zen®, I’ve had fascinating chats, a world of learning from savvy professionals I wouldn’t have met in my own geographic neck of the woods, and a generous slice of humble pie along the way.
One of the people I’ve met is Liz Strauss of Chicago, a publishing consultant, blogger extraordinaire, savvy professional woman, and kindred spirit. Back in May Liz kindly agreed to be interviewed here and it was great fun.
So it was a nice way to extend the fun when Liz asked yours truly for an interview. Here’s the first installment on Liz’s blog.
Thanks a bunch, Liz (picture me fanning my face with my hands)!