Originally posted 2009-07-20 09:00:00.
When I started this blog back in December of 2008, I did so on a whim. I had heard that a blog was a good way to get ideas out there and that I could get some benefit, so I dove right in and charged ahead.
All that changed shortly after I started to become active on Twitter and post regularly here at Construction Law Musings. Through these two resources, plus the exponential publication of them at LinkedIn and Facebook (not to mention posting at JDSupra) I have gained opportunities to speak, be published in print and had many other opportunities that never would have happened but for my active (and I emphasize this intentionally) participation in these forums. I now know attorneys and consultants across the country on whom I can lean for assistance.
In the last two weeks, I have presented at Kaplan University’s online seminar series (links here and here). Susan Cartier Liebel contacted me out of the blue to ask if I would join the faculty at Solo Practice University (of course I said yes), and I have made friendships both in and out of Richmond that have helped me along the way. All of this helps my construction practice “on the ground.”
I want to first say that I am glad I dove in and that I truly appreciate all of the assistance, advice and friendship that I have gotten on this journey. Without my active participation and your comments and suggestions, I would not feel the success that I feel now. I appreciate the Guest Posts, comments and participation that Musings has engendered and look forward to keeping this conversation going.
While Web 2.0 is not for everyone, I am sure enjoying the ride.
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