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Inspiring 2009

It’s New Year’s Eve, and that means our thoughts turn to the new year. Here are two very crucial ideas to remember for 2009. Here’s to being totally fucking amazing in 2009.

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3 New Jobs Openings & 4 Job Seekers

2008 is winding down & we have three new Job Openings posted.  Check them out or post yours. Community Job Openings: *NEW The Blog Council Executive Director (Chicago) *NEW Come build the best Recycling/Reuse Community (Seattle, WA) *NEW Blellow Community Manager (San Antonio, TX (But you can work from anywhere!)) Community Development Consultant – The […]

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Best Photos of the Year

Frequent readers of my blog know that I’m a huge fan of fantastic photography. One of my favorite blogs, the Boston Globe’s “The Big Picture” photoblog. Most days throughout the year, this site collects and shares an incredible lineup of amazing photos around that day’s topic. But in celebration of 2008, they’ve collected their favorite […]

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Thank you, fine readers

As the year winds down, I wanted to take a minute to say thanks to all the readers, supporters, and participants here on CommunityGuy.com. I have been fascinated, humbled, inspired, corrected, and excited by your comments, emails, cross-links this year. Thank you for encouraging me to keep blogging when work got crazy this past fall […]

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6 Jobs, 1 New & 6 Seekers, 1 New

It is still not too late to find a New Job for the New Year.  9 days left! Post on our Job Seekers Board – http://www.communityguy.com/jobseekers/ Community Job Openings: *NEW Community Moderator (San Francisco, CA) Community Development Consultant – The CHAMP Program (New York) Community Manager – The CHAMP Program (New York) Virtual Assistant with […]

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VIDEO: Measuring Community ROI

Two interesting watches on the topic of Community ROI:

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Confusing the blogging concept with the current ecosystem

Paul Boutin published an odd, and fairly short sighted article in Wired. His basic premise is that three things are driving blogging to irrelevance: Twitter and online video making publishing even easier than blogging once made publishing Blogs have detractors Big “blogs” like Engadget and Huffington Post, there’s no chance that you’re going to get […]

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Read this before the end of the year

Flickr’s George Oates wrote an amazing article about the lessons the Flickr team has learned over the years. This is, quite literally, a must read for anyone dealing with online community. George introduces the article: People don’t like being told what to do. We like to explore, change things around, and make a place our […]

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6 Jobs – 2 New & 2 Hot, 5 Job Seekers

Only 17 days left until 2009.  Post your open Job to the Job Board – http://www.communityguy.com/jobboard/ Community Job Openings: *NEW Community Development Consultant – The CHAMP Program (New York) *NEW Community Manager – The CHAMP Program (New York) Hot Job STILL OPEN! Community Engagement Manager (Annapolis MD) Hot Job STILL OPEN! Community Content Manager (Annapolis […]

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Adding Adsense to RSS feeds

I ‘m running a bit of an experiment by adding Google Adsense ads to my RSS feeds here on the blog. I’d love to get your feedback on what you think about them, whether the ads are even remotely relevant, and whether you think they get in the way of your reading experience. Thanks in […]

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