In my case, the book should be titled “Your ALWAYS Online life.” For as long as I remember I gravitated to the computer to fuel my interests, educate myself, find work, make friends, and connect with other people. I can even remember that my first paycheck went to web hosting. (I’m serious! I’m still hosting with iPower.com after 10 years.)
Technology is a wonderful tool if you know how to use it to your advantage. The title of my book is broad enough in so much that it lends itself to a series of eBooks that will eventually help other people bridge that gap between their real life persona and their online life.
The gravity of my involvement with the Internet really sunk in deep this last week. I recently landed a new client for my company, Unicorn Press, and had a number of live work sessions scheduled with him. I worked with him primarily via email and instant messaging. Just yesterday I was hammering out a short paper for my public relations class I’m taking through the CyberCampus platform at Golden Gate University for my masters degree. I’ve sourced out new business from an online community for designers, developers, and marketers on Elance.com and took teleconferences with a business in Australia and a non-profit in Seattle. Last week I joined eDiets.com for a second shot at lowering my cholesterol, but instead of doing it alone, I wanted to work with a community to successfully reach my goals. I sat through an amazing live streaming events demo with Vokle.com to learn more about how I could help my virtual startup, The Rainmaker Network, reach our student base more effectively. Last night I sent out a tweet querying my friends on some recommended late night drives and immediately got some responses. In short, I had a pretty amazing week…and most of it was spent online.
Over the last 10 years the Internet has proliferated into a vast and deep ocean that I’ll never be able to completely experience. I am amazed by its power to bring people together and rip them apart at the same time. I hope that through my series of eBooks, I can help some people make sense of this completely new world that exists within our own!