The world is changing rapidly and social media is the fuel.
A couple of years ago, my friend, kitchen designer Susan Serra convinced me to join Twitter. I had so many things going on at the time (some things never change) and I was hesitant to commit to another social platform. With Susan’s encouragement, I gave it a try and I’ve been tweeting daily ever since. Twitter is changing everything.
If you haven’t joined the conversation, I encourage you to join Twitter and send me a tweet. I will help you to get started.
Since I’ve known her, Susan has always been ahead of the curve. I met Susan back in 2006 just after I started blogging. She invited me to write a guest blog on her very popular site, TheKitchenDesigner.org and we enjoyed a friendly blogging battle, residential architect vs. the kitchen designer. You will learn more about Susan on an episode coming soon to The Entrepreneur Architect Podcast. Stay tuned.
During my first week on Twitter, Susan introduced me to several people who welcomed me to the conversation. One of those people was Neal Pann, a residential architect from Livermore, California. Today Neal co-hosts the Archispeak Podcast with two of his online compatriots, Cormack Phalen and Evan Troxel.
I’ve connected with dozens of interesting and influential people through Twitter. A few years ago, these connections would have been very unlikely. Even if we had met live at a convention or a conference, it is doubtful that we could have developed the friendships that we have today.
Evan Troxel and I have been talking these past months, on and offline, about the state of our profession and the need for change. We recognize a grassroots movement developing throughout the profession. Architects are coming together, dissatisfied and ready for action.
This week’s post is intentionally a short one. I encourage you to click on over to Evan’s blog and read what he wrote. I hope it inspires you to join us.
Project Undercurrent is coming.