This week I am meant to be meeting the other 23 thingsers for a coffee together. Unfortunately I can’t make it as I am on placement that day. This is the curse of being on a ‘not-quite-a-pHD, not-quite-working-full-time’ course. I am half-student, half-employee, like a centaur or a mermaid.
If anything this emphasises the importance to me of using social media in order to make professional or networking connections as so often I can’t attend conferences, seminars and meet-ups as I have to work or attend a full day of lectures. Therefore, I need to be more tech savvy in order to reach out to people.
I have had one online breakthrough this week! – I emailed an author to find out more details about a paper she published. It took me a full three weeks to get the courage to email her mainly because I don’t understand the social etiquette involved with online networking. Fingers crossed she will reply and I haven’t put my foot in it.
Anyway, this week instead of meeting up I will wish my fellow 23 thingsers a lovely coffee break and remain an online mysterious enigma.