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.