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@PaulBiedermann Thank you Paul for your hard work and effort that you put into the website. Just saw it from my smart phone the other day :) You have every aspect tackled for our readers!
I am always grateful that I got involved with you crazy kids ;)
1 week ago on 12 Most Lasting Lessons I Learned from Other 12 Most Writers
@Milaspage I swear I responded to this already, but I guess it didn't post! I am so grateful for our 12most tribe that continues to inspire!Thank you for being here Mila and for the wonderful comment.
@Milaspage Agree Mila! I think this post needs a part two.
1 week, 1 day ago on 12 Most Lasting Lessons I Learned from Other 12 Most Writers
@PegFitzpatrick I have been reading that Google+ is now the number 2 social network. I've been playing with it on mobile and love it. I am beginning to see why they have made recent changes to gmail and other services. They are way ahead of the game when it comes to smart devices and integration across platforms.
1 week, 3 days ago on 12 Most Lasting Lessons I Learned from Other 12 Most Writers
@biggreenpen We have a super postitive community. I always know when I get stuck that someone from the 12most tribe is avliable to help!
@BethBuelow Glad to have you here Beth! I think this post deserves a follow up. I would lov to feature at least one post from each of the wonderful authors that have taken the time to write something up for 12most.
I have been pondering this Lindsay. I work as a community manager and I feel very close to the community that I have been part of and building since December. We have a history, just like relationships in real life. We can tell stories of what it was like, not just nostalgically around the magazine, but also as members of a special group of people that gather online. It is exciting to watch friendships bloom over status updates.
I think the personality types most attracted to these types of jobs are a lot like you. They have an idea of who people are from the way they engage online. It is an extra level of perception that I think comes from having a strength based on empathy. Requires an intuition about why people behave the way they do online.
Those are my thoughts at least. I am beginning to realize what a sort of wacky job I have that is still in the process of being defined. I think it is really important to discuss these issues. For support and to maintain a healthy perspective on what it all means.
1 week, 3 days ago on I’m OK, You’re OK: Social Friendship and Gut Instincts
@BeckyGaylord I really wanted to highlight our diversity! I swear in a month or two I will do a followup, just because there is too much good stuff around here! I can't believe that the website has been around for over a year. Let's hope for at least 12!
1 week, 4 days ago on 12 Most Lasting Lessons I Learned from Other 12 Most Writers
<3 It is wonderful to see a post that reflects how I feel about my work. Sorry that isn't such a thought provoking comment, but that is my gut reaction! I really enjoyed reading this.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on 5 Community Management Lessons Learned in a Library
Ah....... Love these steps! I want to Squee. I approach writing the same way, but perhaps with a different way of looking at the process. What I really like about this piece is how you identify that your life experience has influenced the way your work. I am always telling people that if they want to succeed in life, they need to understand how they view the world. It is amazing how many of our skill sets are transferable to any thing we attempt!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on 12 Most Get-Serious Questions for Writers
Very nice. aAs a data geek appreciate straight forward tutorials like this!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Three Data Points to Measure Your Blog Efforts
@Kyle Simons This is great! I liked it so much that I shared with people over at Gygax Magazine on our Facebook page (disclosure: I am the community manager). Many of our readers are teachers and parents and this type of game really resonates with them. I am excited that people are using these types of game mechanics to help others learn.
My latest conversation: The Egocentric Social Ecosystem Diagram
3 weeks ago on ‘Magicians’ RPG Makes Language Study Magical
Y'know this has been on my mind this year Peggy! I can say that these are all great points, things I am doing in my own life. It just doesn't make sense to dwell on negative anymore when I have so much more I can give to the world! <3
3 weeks, 6 days ago on “The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts.” Bryant McGill
I whole-heartily agree, but that probably isn't going to be a surprise to you. This year I questioned why I took so many courses in college that had no connection to my major. The answer is because they might be useful someday. The reality, they absolutely were and I am glad I covered my bases. You don't know what might inspire you to greater heights. Keep an open mind :)
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Learning Broadly: The Inverted Dandelion Paradigm
Wowzer, what a muddle of facts and information. I had no idea how deep this rabbit hole really goes. It feels like there is far more to this story than what has aired in public.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Social Justice: Disney Straddles the Line on Merida
@dbvickery I like it a lot. I get a pop up box when something new comes up. A great way of tracking down stuff.
I really wish there was a way through for a more accurate tool for real-time updates, or at least affordable. I still find with both Google Alerts and Mention that it can only go as fast as content can be indexed. So, I still have to be constantly listening on social media to pick up reviews and things on the smaller blogs that are not crawled as often.
Also alerts are probably not as good as knowing the eco-system around your brand. You have to know your power players and who to go to when stuff happens.
1 month ago on 12 Most Magnetic Ways to Curate Awesome Content
@dustinstout No I have not, but it looks very pretty :D When I have more free time, I will have to check it out. Love playing with new tools!
@BethBuelow Mention is a solid product, but it is one that comes with a price. Not sure if I talked about that. There is a free trial period and that is what sold me on the product.
Yes! I never know if people see those posts and it makes me sad because some very good discussion goes on there. I wrote about an experience where a person asked one simple question. I re-posted it to the Facebook page and the update went viral. The update received over 200 comments.
I had not heard of that plugin. I am pretty hesitant today to use any sort of automatic tool. I have seen in the recent weeks just how much trouble it can get you into. I've been changing a lot of my methods of how I do research, that is what inspired this post. I am trying to find some work hacks that speed up the daily routine tasks so that I have more time to interact in real-time.
Totally an introvert here as well. I also agree that I was drawn to community management for the same reasons you cite above. I have actually become more extroverted because of it. I have more self-confidence now going into any situation, but I still need my time alone to re-charge.
1 month, 1 week ago on Five Ways Introverts Make Great Community Managers