Here are a few things I’m loving this week.
Specifically, one puppy who is not such a puppy anymore. This week, my dog, Obi, turned four years old. (I’ll be sharing the recipe for the “cupcake” AKA meatball that we made for him on this blog next week!)
I work in social media, which I feel grateful for because I love it so much. So I was really excited to be able to attend the HighEdWeb New England conference today and learn even more about it! I really loved all of the social media-focused sessions, including one by Dave Tyler on Twitter chats (which I tweeted through!), who encouraged us to “Be not afraid. Prepare. Have fun.”
One of my favorite takeaways (from a different session byLori Packer/@LoriPA) was this quote.
Social media is not a driver of traffic. It’s a destination in its own right.
I want to frame it and hang it right in my office as a reminder.
And, speaking of that HighEdWeb conference, I keep thinking about the talk from keynote speaker Dave Cameron, who told us all to #sharehuman. There were many excellent points in his talk, but he kept reiterating that we should shake the notion of being authentic and instead strive to be human. And not just human, but HUMAN—Honest, Unafraid, Mindful, Active, and Nice. I was inspired by the way he essentially encouraged everyone to create, give, and above all, share. #ShareHuman, in fact. I’ve been trying to do that myself, through this blog, through the previous blogs I’ve run (like this one and this one), through Twitter, through Instagram, and even through personal, creative endeavors that I haven’t shared. I love the idea of sharing—your ideas, your thoughts, yourself.
What are some of your favorites this week?