Do you know what an RSS feed is?
If not, think of it as an inbox. A virtual inbox where you send information that you want to read later on. Google reader is a good tool (RSS) for managing electronic information.
I send the posts from about 40 different blogs to my reader and at night when I’m watching TV — I scan through my inbox. Would I rather be reading something else? Yes, often I would, but this is what I need to do to stay in business.
If you’re a job seeker… how are you adding value to your network? Are you synthesizing information? Are you a producer of content not just a consumer?
Not sure which blogs to read? How many civil engineering blogs do you think there are? well, here’s the top 50! and here are the top 10 dog blogs… and top 10 science blogs. Read as many as you can, be interested and interesting.
My point is… get used to getting your information from a real time resource like blogs, twitter, ning groups, etc.
If we are going to be effective at work, model appropriate change behavior for our children and proactively manage our personal growth– we need to change and fast. Like taking vitamins for our health, we better learn to absorb new information everyday.
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