I gave a talk three weeks ago (omg time has flown) to the Atlanta chapter of MCA-I about social networking, and use of the web for building and maintaining connections with colleagues, peers, and clients. Below the jump are many many links to the sites we visited during the lively discussion.
Before I get to the mechanics of everything in this post, I want to say a bit about why to do all this, and it’s much more than “branding” yourself. I had not long before found a post on 3 Quarks Daily, a group blog on current affairs, about thinking and working in this new economy and this new century. It was a link to an interview and podcast with Seth Godin, an unconventional marketing consultant and author. In this service economy, most of us have to provide something unique—there are videographers and editors all over. To be successful, Godin asserts that we have do our work as an artist would, to add ourselves in essential ways to what we do. After listening to this podcast a few times, and starting to read his blog, I’ve tried to consciously bring more of that attitude to what I do, and I encourage you to do that as well, and tell the story of it through social media. Now, to the links:
, seth godin
, social networks
June 9, 2010 at 3:23 pm Comments (0)
I missed the date! DV for Teachers turned eight last month. From the formerly free blogs at Userland to my current version using WordPress hosted at Joyent, I’ve linked to and written about making and using multimedia for education. Through the years I’ve gone through slack blogging periods and some busy ones and learned some html and css trying to customize things. Though I’ve emphasized use of the Mac, I’ve tried to point out good tools that would work on Windows as well. I could never cover everything, and of course I could cover less more thoroughly, but this thing has always been rather ad hoc. I post about what I find or what I think of when it’s in front of me. I suppose more of a plan would be nice… my friend Stefan and I often talk about having a plan, and how useful that would be. It’s really become a sort of diary and memory bank, and once in a while I go through some of the older posts and realize how much the technology has changed and how much I’ve changed.
So please wish DV for Teachers a happy birthday! I think of this as a renewed commitment to blogging on technology and multimedia for anyone who teaches.
February 20, 2009 at 9:23 am Comment (1)
I can schedule my posts to publish sometime in the future? Eesh. I should have understood this so long ago. Old dog, new tricks. [Sigh.]
When I come across a rich trove of blog-worthy items, I don’t always want to post them all at once. The problem is they often get lost in my “Blog This” folder in my browser bookmarks. With the best will in the world, I don’t always go back and find those links as I should, nor do I remember to go into my WordPress Drafts page to update and publish. (I have 245 unpublished drafts right now!!)
I have seen the light, however. For the last week, I write up two or three posts at a time, and schedule their publication so they go up one or two a day. Keeps things fresh around here. The WordPress FAQ gives a very clear explanation called Can I schedule a post?. I wrote this Monday just before lunch, and I’m scheduling it to publish Wednesday morning. Oh I love the web.
[Update: fixed typo and bad Textile formatting]
July 16, 2008 at 8:00 am Comments (0)