In life I have been "trained" to think that the world is big and cold and impersonal. And I have been lead to believe that technology removes the personal touch. I have come to believe that "Computers are cold and impersonal replacing people" often infering that people are being "removed" from our lives.
Well something happened the other night... an AMAZING opportunity came my way. BUT I needed some help to get the ball rolling. So I went to Active Rain.
I called on a "Rain Buddy" and shared with them what could be a fun, interesting and exciting opportunity.
Calling someone would seem like no biggie... but it is. You see I NEVER have talked to this person before. I have read their blogs... made some comments... received comments back... but never actually TALKED to them.
But instantaly, it was if we were old college chums... it JUST amazed me how quickly and easily we started talking, sharing and yes... SOME dishing. (OK it was VIAL gossiping only talking about the worst of the worst... you know who you are.)
Anyway, when I tell others of Active Rain they don't "get it". Maybe what blocks them from getting "it" is skepticism that nothing could work this easy. Maybe they too hold a false belief that computers and technology can not reach out and touch people.
I joined ActiveRain to "get business"... which I have. But the amazing thing is, I keep getting a whole lot more.
PS: My Rain Buddy and I will keep you posted on the "opportuinty" because if it goes... it will be BIG and definetly be BLOG-WORTHY.