I have been riding a whirlwind of activity lately, and I am putting a lot of behind the scenes work into this blog. In the near future I will have interviews with other IT professionals, how-to videos, and more dynamic content such as materials created using Prezi. You can already see a small change with the removal of the creepy eyes header on the site.
Hey, the creepy eyes seemed like a good idea at the time! The photographer who took the portrait, my friend Thomas Jerusalem, did great work. It was my creative cropping and placement of the photo to create the header that just did not work. I feel that the new header is a better fit for this site’s message.
I am also returning to school to pursue a Masters in Communication. I love playing with technology, but I really love talking with other IT enthusiasts about how we can make the world a better place by using the latest technologies. The is one of the reasons why I have applied to and been accepted by Walden University, where I plan to begin classes this October.
In the near future you will see a section added to this blog for the purpose of helping me pay for this degree once all of the details have been worked out. I plan on using a crowd funding resource in order to collect donations that will help to pay for my education. I am currently seeking legal advice regarding how to handle any taxes that might be applicable to either myself or any of the donors.
If you wish to make a donation once everything is in place for doing so I will be grateful, but know that I am grateful to anyone who takes the time to read this blog whether they will be making a donation or not. The burden is on me to earn those donations when the time comes through providing insightful articles that donors will be proud to support. This is a challenge that I welcome wholeheartedly.
This blog which I devote to my profession, and my personal blog which I devote to my rants, will both be key in not just in my pursuit of higher education but also in my practice of that education. I look forward to sharing my journey with you, and I leave you with this quote that I feel best explains why communication is so important to me:
“Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”