Other Swimming Holes

I’ve been very busy late­ly over at The Design State, and swim­ming around the eGov­ern­ment, Gov 2.0 web. Keeping in the GovLoop. Today I be­came an Invited Expert on the W3C’s eGov­ern­ment Interest Group. I’m try­ing to ex­pand my ex­per­tise in my field, and talk­ing with peers from around the globe on how they are im­ple­ment­ing or try­ing to im­ple­ment so­cial me­dia and oth­er en vogue ap­pli­ca­tions in­to their gov­ern­ment web strat­e­gy is very ful­fill­ing; es­pe­cial­ly when it is so hard to find some­one lo­cal­ly who’s on the same page as I am, or in­ter­est­ed in read­ing the same book for that mat­ter.

When I spoke at the Westside Leadership Collaborative a few weeks ago I was asked to put to­geth­er a lit­tle guide for com­mu­ni­ty folks to use for set­ting up their own com­mu­ni­ty web pres­ence. I fin­ished it up tonight and though it is still rough, I hope it will help more non-tech­ni­cal folks gain the con­fi­dence to cre­ate some swim­ming holes of their own. That’s why I called it Waterwings.

I’ve been do­ing oth­er stuff on­line as well. At one point I had a line on 7 dif­fer­ent web-re­lat­ed projects, but I’ve not heard back from most of the peo­ple in weeks, if not months. That’s the way things usu­al­ly end up for me. I do feel like I’m get­ting caught up and set­tled in on the work I’m try­ing to ac­com­plish. I’m hop­ing to tie up a few more loose ends be­fore I leave for Canada in three weeks. Those fish bet­ter watch out.