Thursday, August 16

Thursday thanks

This week I'm thankful for the online community...

Bell Telephone switchboard circa WWII
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I truly appreciate all of the advice and encouragement on yesterday's injury post. The support of the blogging community never ceases to amaze me.

I also appreciate a random tweet from a total stranger. This tweeter liked an article I wrote for That 47 character note plus re-tweets tripled my daily article traffic. Given that Examiner's earnings (like so many other web-writing-gigs) are largely traffic-based, the bump was a pleasant surprise.

I also just cracked open a book on the history Family, Sex and Marriage in England* that was recommended to me by a friend of my friend, through a chain of "please send me your best reading recommendations on this topic" emails. Forty pages into the book, I can already see why this text comes so highly recommended, yet it turned up in none of my earlier searches.(*The book is material for this fall's Sociology course...)

Love. The. Power. Of. Networks.

What are you thankful for this week?


  1. I love the blogger community, too! Everyone is so nice and supportive and wonderful. If only everyone could be like that. :)

  2. I love this. I can't tell you how many times people have helped me out and/or answered questions that were driving me nuts on twitter. Part of what got me into Twitter in the first place years ago was Paul Smith's @twitchhiker project - he wrote a great book "Twitchhiker: How One Man Travelled the World By Twitter" if you're interested in reading about it (I may or may not appear... *ahem*) :)


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