One of the things I liked about blogging—from oh-so-long-ago—was that it offered a place to work through ideas in real time with an audience that, occasionally, would offer valuable insights. That type of content is all but gone now. The risk and consequence of being wrong on the Internet or even of not getting it right the first time, is too great.
Now, I use private channels for those discussions. While such conversations are often rich and generative, I feel a real sense of loss at not being able to share them with others.