I wrapped up 2011. Onward!
I had my first “staff retreat” at the end of 2011 (thank you, Emily, for being my sounding board and honorary employee, then and every day!), and decided that, among other things, MRW Web Design needs a mission. I know that I am not primarily profit driven, but if not that, what does motivate my work and goals?
I’m going to let this mission sit and age before finalizing it, but here’s the first version.
I strive to build thoughtful, high-quality, mission-driven ((Explaining exactly what a mission-driven website is will be the subject of a future post.)) websites in support of people and organizations that improve my local, national, and global community.
What do you think?
Sharing & Thinking Aloud
This year, I should pass 1000 tweets on Twitter as @mrwweb. If you’re on Twitter and we’re not following each other, let’s change that! Twitter has been a wonderful way of meeting new people and learning more about nptech (nonprofit technology) and WordPress.
New for 2012, you can now like MRW Web Design on Facebook!
I will also continue to post new articles on this very blog. You can sign up for email notifications in the sidebar, or follow the RSS feed.
What’s the point of all this besides social networking? I’ve realized that I have a lot to share and a lot to learn. I want to connect with people, stay up-to-date on the latest trends, and contribute to the development of website design and nptech. That requires everything from 140 character aha! moments on Twitter to 1000-word best practice posts on this blog. In particular, I hope to start some conversations on this blog and Facebook about the best practices and ideas I post.
Taking the Web Offline
Besides remaining active with the Seattle WordPress Meetup, I look forward to attending other meetups and conferences including WordCamp, InfoCamp, AccessibilityCamp (hopefully they do it again!), and GiveCamp. I also can’t say enough good things about the nPower Northwest brownbag series, and I look forward to seeing how their training and outreach work evolves this year.
But most of all, I’m looking forward to new coffee dates and side conversations. I hope I can personally connect with more of youto continue my efforts to build personable and effective websites that make a difference beyond the computer screen.
Thanks for reading. Now, let’s get that cup of coffee. (I’m serious, I just added that as an option on my contact form.)