I was lucky enough to be in Mumbai a few weeks ago for ASB Unplugged, which is a conference held at the American School of Bombay. It was truly eye-opening. I had to keep reminding myself that this isn’t everyday school life; it’s a showcase of the many really cool things that happen at this school.
Anyway, my point is not going to be about what their teachers are doing or what their kids are learning, I’ll save that for another time- this is going to be all about me!
What have I been doing the last 13 years? Clearly I have not been thinking of my digital contribution to the world. Considering I have practically mastered a Samsung S-III, an iPhone 5, and my shiny new Mac Air- all in the last year, I thought I was pretty tech-savvy. Oh, and let me brag even more about my 500+ Facebook friends. They “like” me, “share” with me, and comment on my family photos. Then there’s Pinterest. It took me some time before I drank that Kool-Aid, but now I have “boards” that will one day help me cook better, lose weight, and inspire me.
Although all of this sounds pretty amazing, let me be the first to say, my digital footprint is broken. It needs work. Who knows what could be next for my family? When my name is “googled,” there should be tweets, websites, blogs, articles, and images of this girl!
Starting now, let’s see how I can improve my digital footprint. I am already @ginnyinsaudi and now I’m LinkedIn. I’ve also started a family website: http://prairieworld.wordpress.com – be kind, it’s a work in progress.
All of these are still pretty new to me. I will accept any advice on how to use them more effectively.
If you have any other suggestions, bring them on.
Ok, that’s enough about me… for now.