Sara Finally Joins the Blogosphere – Why?

Lately, I’ve been getting requests to start a blog. To be honest, I’m not sure why I’ve haven’t had one up to this point. It hasn’t been for lack of things to say. Since I started managing social media outposts for the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) two years ago, I’ve been through my share of triumphs and disasters with the great social media experiment. So, what makes me finally take the plunge into online exposition you ask?

This morning I was listening to a podcast by BNET Australia in which they interviewed Scott Stratten, president of Unmarketing, about his recent blog post titled “The Seven Deadly Sins of Twitter.” During the interview he said about Twitter, “It’s a community. I really think it’s a community, and it sounds cheesy… but I love the thought that the more you give the more you get.”

Bingo.

Considering I am currently building an entire seminar around the concept of community and communal rules of engagement, this really struck a proverbial chord with me – not only because I am in the midst of elaborating on this very subject, but because I realized I wasn’t exactly giving very much back to the community I have grown to love. What a hypocrite I’ve become.

So here I am – first post and all. I hope I will be able to add something new, or at the very least something entertaining, to the sea of discourse and further prove the age old saying, “You get what you give.”

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