(With a gentle grin aimed at Elizabeth Allbrycht.)
In order to speed up discussion while still allowing all PR and communications bloggers to have their say, I propose we create a master list of 100 wise things. This list could be housed on a central web site or wiki.
Then, whenever someone wants to make a statement about a topic that's already been covered, they just cite the number and link to the original statement.
The Master List
1) Stop saying PR is dead. My CEO might cut my budget again.
2) Any company that hasn't implemented a blog by December 31, 2005 at midnight will suddenly lose all ability to function. They should hire blog consultants to avoid this catastrophe. (For background material, see archival information on the Y2K crisis.)
3) Don't believe the blogs will solve all problems.
4) I'm sorry I made the comment in my previous post. The person mentioned never did what I said they did, and has every right to beat me senseless.
5) Companies should hire CEOs who understand communications instead of arrogant bastards whose sole focus is increasing shareholder value this year.
6) I'm writing a ground-breaking business book. Buy advance copies now for yourself, your aunt, your neighbour. Please!
7) Managers need to spend more time listening to employees and customers.
8) I'm at a conference and will share my thoughts once I find a WiFi connection. Dial-up sucks.
9) I want to attract more traffic to my blog, so I'm going to mention a bunch of A-List bloggers like Nick Denton, Doc Searls, Robert Scoble, Halley Suitt, B.L. Ochman, Cory Doctorow and Steve Rubel, in a Top-10 List that also mentions Paris Hilton and Brad Pitt.
10) I'll be busy doing something in the real world this week, so won't be posting much to my blog. Please don't unsubscribe. Please!
Add your suggestions for additional items on this list. With the added efficiency of just linking to a commonly-stated opinion, we can free up both the bloggers and their readers from the drudgery of having to type in and read a thought that has already been stated. Eventually, most readers will have the list memorized, and can quickly glean the gist of your day's commentary by scanning the numbers you refer to.
Update: The list is live on The New PR Wiki. Feel free to use numbered references from now on, referring to the list on the wiki. Thanks to Constantin Basturea, and all future contributors to the list!
Update 2: Phil Gomes takes a similar tack on the compulsion of bloggers to constantly post that they won't be posting much.