I have met some amazing people on Twitter and many from the DC area both online and offline. Social Media seems to be a nation of people who will connect and help. I enjoy conversations and got his idea from Chris Brogan who I spoke to when he posted his "Call Chris" Twitter. I must say I admired his bravado putting his phone number out in public. He explains his "Call Chris: post on his blog - A conversation with a Community about Digital Relationships . Three weeks ago I saw @ikepigott do the same and called him. Ike is with the Red Cross and is mentioned in the book Now is Gone .
I have a 45 minute commute and decided today to try it myself . Linda Sherman called and I spoke to her and her husband Ray Gordon. Did you know Linda worked in Japan for a long time and has had a great variety of experience internationally. They live in the beautiful island of Kauai. Linda is Singelringen agent for North America,http://www.us.singelringen.com/ and I posted my curiosity for the Singelringen concept in a previous blogpost.
Among the things we discussed :
- Blogging - platforms, software
- Any podcamp type activities specially in the LA area. The podcampDC is in April
- What conferences are good for small business.
- I pointed her to Jeremiah Owyang's post on the future of Corporate websites.
What would I like to do with my Call ShashiB show? My version would be "ask me anything that will help you succeed" time everyday" My friend Evan Hamilton who is the Community Ambassador for Flock has a Community Office Hours every Monday at 11am PST where you can ask questions to Flocker on Twitter.
I am always thinking of new ideas and having just moved to a new gig maybe I could make this a part of my outreach to small businesses who need help with online stuff.
What do you think ? What help are people looking for ? Please leave comments and let me know what you think.