Step Out of the Echo Chamber

March 23rd, 2015

Shawn Blanc, again, in a piece about stepping out of your echo chamber:

When we look to the echo chamber as our sole source of inspiration, it’s like looking to a bag of chips for our sole source of nourishment. The constant barrage of our timelines and inboxes — those “little updates” — are like snacks and junk food. They will fill you up but they are not a significant form of nourishment.

He takes an entirely different angle to this problem than I did in 2012 when I wrote about breaking down the walls of your echo chamber. His is just as valid and interesting. He says make things, be creative. And he’s right. You can bust out of your own echo chamber by doing rather than listening or reading.