I run a variety of workshops and speak at a lot of conferences. Questions come up....such as...
Why don't you allow comments on your blog?
In a line: because I don't want to be distracted.
Good comments/bad comments might well distort my lines of work.
The nature of much of my work is very public from amazon book reviews to conferences to 2500 people. I get questions and I get feedback. My blog is a place where ideas can be expressed without comment. Of course should someone write to me (and many, many do) I always respond and am delighted to hear from them. But overall my blog flows out into the universe without interruption. And importantly this allows me to evolve my thinking without distraction.
We all need a place we can think with freedom to evolve that thinking before the refining of an alternate mind and his/her questions.
Being the Best was my first book. First to be written, first to be published. Now a decade old and also in digital format it's still one of my favourites. It originated from a conclusion I had created to a 3-day programme I ran at the time; there were a lot of ideas, a lot of concepts and I wanted something to help those attending the course remember it all. The A to Z of Excellence was born: 26 concepts distilled down from the three days. Plus the idea of visting one a day during the calendar month.
It worked: the A to Z of Excellence was popular and was often chose as a short conference topic. I decide to pitch the idea of a book (if you are currently working on yours, this may be helpful) and e v e n t u a l l y got a publisher. One very useful piece of feedback (which has stuck with me) for that work was 'more stories of real people'; I wrote 26 mini case studies which helped the book come alive and I know is a popular feature.
The great thing about that book is I wouldn't change a thing in it now.