Good chat with Jordon
Today I picked Jordon up at the airport. He was greeted by the nastiest weather we’ve had in years. A couple of people have asked how things are going. In the lastest round of blog warfare Jordon and I came out on opposite sides. I wasn’t for a second worried about our friendship and neither did he. As we talked some of that out I think we concluded that our positions on what is right for leaders to do with people of the opposite gender were very similar. If there was any disagreement it probably had more to do with our interpretation of some of the comments found on his weblog. I felt some of those commenters were misinterpeted, he didn’t.
Jordon, Mark and Scott are my best friends right now and I care a great deal about all of them. I don’t think the way Jordon has been mocked around the weblogs is fair. People don’t understand what goes on outside of the Jordoncooper.com and the comments. There are the emails, the instant messages, phone calls and face to face conversations that people don’t see. These can be much nastier than what we see on the screen.
In the blog world people talk about the A list, but there is a definite B list and Jordon is on it. When you hit the B list you become a target for everyone with an opinion. This just adds to the pressure and the scrutiny. When you crank up the pressure things become that much more difficult. I’m not saying Jordon couldn’t have done things differently at times. But I also can’t say I know that I could handle things as well as he does.