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What About Your Friends?

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 8:45 AM


I was late to the game, but I have become aware of the power of Twitter and other social networking sites. I am very fickle when it comes to the internet (can't you tell?). Sometimes I blog like a maniac, and others, I disappear for a while. Lately I've been on twitter hardcore (sorta), and it's produced some promising benefits.

Many of you know that I received a pink slip from my school district. From time to time I bring it up on twitter. Friday, I received a message from a woman asking if I was looking for a teaching position. Innocent enough, right? Well, she's a principal at a local charter school and we began talking, and she's agreed to forward my resume to several of her colleagues. Score.

Another opportunity has presented itself through one of my blog friends. I've been toying with the idea of starting another project (a website) that would highlight the works of people I dig. In my heart of hearts, I want to write. I love to write, but I'm lazy. But I've come to realize that being lazy doesn't yield any sort of results I'm cool with, so I must move. Anyway, the fabulous LoveBabz, connected me to one of her sista-friends, author & Yale history Professor, Jennifer Baszile. Hopefully I will be able to catch up with her at the LA Times Festival of Books and ask her a few questions about her new book, writing, compare notes on growing up in Southern California (stay tuned).

We all know that networking is one of the keys to accomplishing your goals, but until recently, I wasn't making the most of the entirety of my network. In these uncertain economical times, it's gonna take the largest network possible to stay afloat. And I'm just happy I've got some great people in mine.

5 Response to 'What About Your Friends?'

  1. Coolbuster Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/04/what-about-your-friends.html?showComment=1240782540000#c3032046279550367601'> Sunday, April 26, 2009 2:49:00 PM

    Hello.

    You posted a comment on my blog so I followed you here. The LinkWithin widget works fine I can see.

    It is method no. 1 that's appropriate because you don't have the "Read More" feature.

    Nice blog by the way. Good work!

     

  2. Lovebabz Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/04/what-about-your-friends.html?showComment=1240786380000#c8959338999520954188'> Sunday, April 26, 2009 3:53:00 PM

    I loved your thoughtful post on networking. So often people see networking as a tool that only serves to further one-sided ambition...but you are discovering that it is about connecting with people to further dreams...seed a dream or just dream.

    I am glad to be in your network!

     

  3. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/04/what-about-your-friends.html?showComment=1240805580000#c5106291802841559464'> Sunday, April 26, 2009 9:13:00 PM

    coolbuster: thanks! for some reason i wasn't getting it to work the first 3 times i tried it *hangs head* LOL. going to your site cleared it up, tho. thanks again.

    Babz: thanks sis. it's just so...strange...how small the world is, you know? i'm thankful to have met the people i've met. it's always surprising & new.

     

  4. Mocha Dad Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/04/what-about-your-friends.html?showComment=1241100540000#c2923414608723321919'> Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:09:00 AM

    Twitter is a great way to network and Lovebabz is a wonderful person. You can follow me @mochadad

     

  5. Christina Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/04/what-about-your-friends.html?showComment=1241196600000#c5299154385975015587'> Friday, May 01, 2009 9:50:00 AM

    this is all such good news.
    xo