I’m a loud guy. This is mostly true in person, but completely true online. I talk about what I like a lot, and at volume. This blog is a part of that, but so’s Twitter and elsewhere. I do my best not to push my way into faces that aren’t looking to hear me run my yap, but those who do will find themselves hit with a big wall of text.
Looking at this from a completely mercenary perspective, being loud in this fashion is very much about establishing a presence and a “brand of me”. In the Internet Age, silence is equivalent to invisibility. You might be out there producing great things and doing interesting stuff, but if you aren’t talking about it, and if other people aren’t talking about it, it may as well not be happening. Audience is king.
But beyond the whole “I’m loud so I’m seen” thing, I’m also loud in service of the things I like and love. I’m loud so those things are seen, too.