There was a kerfuffle today on the Social Media Page and the Social Media Strategy Group about not using the new logo until “approved” versions are available. I guess I did expect that versions suitable for social media profiles (e.g. square) would be among those released early. A date in “March” will suffice — but better staff oversight of what’s happening in the member conversations in social media might have headed off some wasted effort.
Anyway, if anyone’s listening, here’s a list of issues I’ve seen with the new web site: Continue reading
I’ve been using WordPress as a website platform since 2006. At the 2007 NTC, I was carrying around my yellow WordPress messenger bag (note – even before the W logo was standardized) and tried to start a BOF session on “WordPress as a CMS” – no takers.
Anyway, fast forward to yesterday’s WordCamp San Francisco that I partially attended via live stream. There is still a *really* strong bias towards WordPress as a blog platform. And that’s fine. That’s what Matt uses it for (adding pages and image galleries to a blog do not a CMS make) and I’m sure that’s a large part of its popularity — essentially single user, expository platforms. Continue reading
Okay, this is a rant. I need to write some of this out to try to understand what’s happening. Comment or not — but if you’ve got a lifeline, please throw it to me.
The switch to Google Drive from Google Docs may be the death of my efforts to stay sane and engaged with multiple groups.
I’ll be attending the AAUW NV convention as a member of the AAUW Leadership Corps. They are looking at creating a virtual branch, and I’ll be talking about the Tar Heel branch experience, contrasting that with CA Online, and helping them address the questions of
- What would a virtual branch be expected to accomplish?
- Who would need to be involved in the project?
- What best practices have emerged that Nevada can pick up?
[I’ve heard that the AAUW Membership committee is working on that last question — or something similar — but I haven’t had any direct contact with them.]
I’m also looking forward to attending the AAUW Action Fund training for Nevada as an impact grant state.
I’ll be attending the AAUW NYS convention in Rochester, April 20-22. I’m going as a member of two NYS branches – Rockland County (where my mother-in-law lives) and St. Lawrence County (which is just an awesome branch, particularly for someone who supports openupaauw.org).