February is a short month (and my birthday month), but it’s been chock full of learning for me. How about you?
Here are five things I learned this month:
1. You can get free online access to SAGE journals until the end of the month! I have used SAGE products for years and the journal articles include a wide range of topics. Hurry; only 5 days left.
2. Everyone looks for a little something different in a book review. However, one universal truth is that you have to act fast if you want to be a featured reviewer during A JJL Love Affair with Books being offered throughout March.
3. Relationship Bloggers will soon have their own conference and networking event, SOBCon07. Chicago is the place – May 11-12 are the dates – for interactive presentations on publishing, design and branding, tools, analytics, social networking, marketing, coaching and all forms of relationship geekery.
4. bubbl.us offers a useful, free mind-mapping tool that can quickly become addictive. I have only used it for personal brainstorming so far, and I look forward to using it for collaboration. [Shout out to Steve for the tip.]
5. A single person, a small group, even an online learning community, can initiate actions that ripple through their environment. I’ve learned this before, but reminders of the big impact of small actions were everywhere this month. The gift of a single red rose; scraping ice from a stranger’s windshield; reaching out to a friend who was traveling during the year-end holidays; leaving a comment for the first time on a favorite blog.
Please share your own RFL – 5 things you learned this February – in comments below, over at JJL, or in a post on your blog (and remember to trackback!).