Community 101 – Incorporating File Sharing in your Community Strategy

The unfortunate truth about file sharing and community is that most community that has built up around file sharing is illegal.  From the early days of Napster to the more recent trends of Bit Torrent sharing media files make up the bulk of this type of community.  I have many opinions around this as I, […]

Community 101 – Leveraging Wiki’s as Part of Your Community Strategy

When most people think of wikis they think of Wikipedia.  Wikipedia is a community, although many people don’t see it as that.  It is a community of people who have come together to write the world’s largest encyclopedia.  Think about how much it has changed things, we no longer have a set of books on […]

Community 101 – Blogging Integration Strategy

Jokes aside this will not be a blog about blogging.  There are some great resources out there you can leverage to learn how to create engaging content.  In this blog we are going to talk about how to effectively integrate blogging into your overall Community strategy. While considered Social Media because the majority of the […]

Community 101 – How Forums Fit Into Your Community Strategy

When a lot of people think about Community they jump straight to forums.  But the reality is that forums are just a tool in the community toolbox.  To use an analogy, if you think about a plumbers toolbox the tool he uses the most is probably his wrench, forums are the most common tool used […]

What I’m going to do with this blog series – Community 101

I really struggled when making this website whether to add a blog or not.  Then I had a slap your forehead moment.  How can I claim to be consultant for developing community and social media if I am not a participant myself?  This is not a new feeling for me, since I started working in […]

Welcome to my website!

I learned a valuable lesson with the creation of this website. Years ago I had an online portfolio that I created using members.aol.com.  It was a choose your template, choose your color and then fill it out type of page.  Looked like a site right out of the 90’s.  When I was applying to jobs […]