Don't Underestimate Your Reach - 12,435 views
I was adjusting a tag on one of my slide sets on Slideshare.net and started looking at how many times each set has been viewed. As of today, 18 slide sets have a cumulative view count of 13,435 views. Choconancy's Slideshows.
Are you KIDDING ME? 10 years ago if I shared a slide set it would have been with 20 people at a meeting. Now I have no way of knowing if each 'view' was a meaningful experience for the viewer. Did the slides make sense? Did they look at more than one? Still, 13,000 plus is mind boggling. Our reach today with online tools is potentially enormous. Even with the competition for attention in the giant river of data, we have a broader voice.
When I posted earlier today about the words we send out to the world, I had not thought about scale. After reviewing the Slideshare numbers, it becomes very concrete. It makes me worry about the dreck that I also publish. Ah, the pressure, eh?