One of my New Year's resolutions is to reduce distractions. It's about curating your network but allowing time for strategic serendipity. I'll be writing about that topic in the weeks and months to come. I've discovered some wonderful discussion threads about one of my favorite topics: Information Overload and Strategies for Coping. As George Siemens points out the issue of information overload is not new. His definition of the problem is that it gets in the way of sustained mindfulness … [Read more...] about My New Year's Resolution: Balancing Solitude and Connectedness
Archives for December 2010
The Zoetica Salon is a free online space for informal peer learning about nonprofits and social media. It is a place to share resources and ask and answer questions. We also identify a monthly theme to discuss in more in depth. We want to distinguish the salon from the informal knowledge sharing that happens daily on the web or behind pay walls by offering a regular synthesis of the stories, knowledge, tips, resources, and wisdom shared in real time in the salon. This month's theme … [Read more...] about Social Media Measurement Roundup
Many years ago before digital cameras and children, my husband and I used to spend many hours combining two past times: birding and photography. Over the holidays, we picked out some of the best to scan. Looking at these photos reminds me of how much focused attention we gave to setting up the shot, shooting during the best time for light, debating the rule of thirds, taking photos at different angles, f-stops, and timings, etc. There was a slowness to it that we don't have with … [Read more...] about A Reflection on Networked Professional Learning
Wishing everyone a happy holiday! We're off to visit the snow for a few days! I have a series of wonderful guest posts planned for new week, but may be popping in with a few of my own! … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays!
Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in the final #zoogood Twitter chat of 2010. The topic we explored was mobile fundraising, ranging from best practices, integration and why applications on phones haven't taken off. I'm in learning mode, so this post is a quick summary of insights, questions, and resources. I'm also in a steep learning curve with my two new mobile phones - the Windows 7 phone from Microsoft and Nexus S Android from Google. Planning for Integration … [Read more...] about Are Qwerty Monsters the Nonprofit Donors of the Future?