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All The Family Huddled Around A Glowing Laptop

The times when the kids were growing up it was a tradition to have the laptop on and the Northern Hemisphere family watch as the presents are open. A lot has changed since this photo in 2017, the kids are young adults, my Dad is in a home, the Swedish side aren't allowed to travel to Wales due to COVID, and I won't be around the kids this Christmas Day. It's not so much the change, the kids were always gonna move on and with the divorce new rituals have been created. It's more that it's happened in 3 years, 2017 seems both a long long way away (as does January, remember then?), and yet close enough to touch. Whatever your routines are be prepared to change them, but keep the rituals . 

Del.icio.us brings in fresh air to my surfing/researching/discovery


A large part (85%+) of my work involves communication/change management and one* of the methods I use is to supply stories of where certain behaviours/features have worked at other organisations. The knack is to use stories that are current, relevant and have an "Aha!" moment within them.

So where to find them.
On the Web. Yeah, ok ... but where?

One of my discovery mechanisms I am finding very useful and extremely focussed is to use del.icio.us. In practice what I do is:
  1. Find someone I respect that is working in a similar field
  2. Find them on del.icio.us
  3. Add them to my network
  4. Subscribe to my network RSS feed
  5. Watch the sites they bookmark
It does feel a wee bit like looking over someone's shoulder but I can live with that.

Some people not only bookmark the sites but add comments and use del.icio.us as a sort of blog - this is extremely useful and I will try and do the same from now on.

Give it a whirl yourself and see what you click through to - the hard parts are steps 1 & 2 and I started with one person and moved slowly out from there. Maybe check people's blogs that you like and find helpful to see if they link back to their del.icio.us account.
Of course you could always use me:-)

* One ... it's a fluid/agile beastie that I have to adapt to the people and the situation. In essence

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