Week 2, Enterprise 2, and so much to do!
August 1, 2010 7 Comments
Well here I am back on WordPress about to bash out another semester of insightful and informative analytically profound blog entries inspired by the ever changing and evolving realm of technology but more specifically the buzz topic of Enterprise 2.0. Blogging is nothing new to me after taking last semesters Web 2.0 course at QUT and managing to scrape a passing mark by a whopping 14%! I was somewhat disappointed by this achievement but as always there are factors at play that effect the outcomes of everything in life and INB346 was no exception. I am however digressing…
BLOGGING! I was resistant to the idea of blogging at first as I had this prefixed notion of fat whiney keyboard warriors commenting on everything the social media dredged up that day or how Mel Gibsons latest outburst made them “feel”. It wasnt until I had written my first two that I really got into the swing of the style of writing and how empowering it is to be able to express yourself properly within a body of text that in this case is assessable!
I take great pride in my written works and have always spent countless hours agonizing over every character to ensure my submission was both accurate and sterile to appear completely factual and judicious. Unless of course it was a creative short story etc but the stress was the same. This is not to say that I don’t try to carry over the same amount of attention to detail and accuracy within each of my blogs but the stresses are different and the expectations although at academic level are similar the creativity in this forum seems to flow much easier and I am finding that I actually enjoy doing my homework!
Someone else who appears to enjoy doing their homework is Sacha Chua and the comprehensive documenting of both of her lives, professional and private. As part of our weekly activities this week Jason asked us to peruse Sacha’s website and read not only the topics related to Enterprise/Web 2.0 but also some of the others that we found of interest. Being an Enterprise 2.0 consultant its and obvious necessity for Sacha to be well versed in the ways of the social media and Web2.0 but further reading has revealed it to be more of an obsession rather than just a career. Namely the use of blogging that has stemmed from her early discovery of introspection and how it has helped her throughout her life. In her blog about her discovery she tells how through writing down her thoughts, feelings and memories she was able to make sense of it all and digest it easier day-to-day. This has led into the hugely popular and well followed web presence she has today with her quirky and entertaining daily updates on her career and the small goals she sets for herself each week.
One of the ideas that i have been struggling with it since undertaking Web 2.0 last semester is the need to establish a web presence and put forward your own personal brand. The concept that everything you create and publish on the web will link back to you. Not only that but the potential for that picture of you doing a keg stand at your formal after party taken by someone else on their iPhone will ultimately affect your chances of getting your dream job is abhorrence. The boys from YouTube’s Rock the Job channel paint us a pretty depressing reality regarding exactly this and Sacha touches on a lot of what they said but ultimately it’s looking as though i will in fact need to put the same amount of effort and sterility into my blogging as a thesis.