Just over a week ago, I left my job as part of the exec team and Manager of Content and Community (Communications) at Connecting Up. I’ve written a little more about this at: Time To Be Vervelycious.
I’ve barely returned the keys to the office when calls and messages started coming through. People asking if there’s anything that they can do to help me find my new direction. People wishing me well. And people offering new opportunities.
Thanks to these people, I felt more grateful than sad to leave a job that I loved dearly. My only regret was not getting the chance to reach out to everyone in the community that I helped to build and say goodbye properly.
But, at least there’s this wonderful web where I am able to reach out to let people know that I’d love to stay in touch.
And, this same wonderful web is enabling people to reach out to me to let me know that they’d love to stay in touch too. In fact, some of those people reached out by saying they actually would like the opportunity to work with me.
So, that’s why in less than a week, I managed to set up Vervely. It’s a company that I’m establishing to help Not-for-Profit organisations, charities, associations, foundations, and social enterprises, as well as small and medium sized businesses. Through Vervely, I would be offering programs and services that specifically target ogranisations’ use of digital media and community engagement.
As part of this new move, I’m restructuring how I use Enkindlers as a blog. Originally, my plan was to put all my relevant articles and posts here on digital media, community, content, etc. as they do not fit my personal blog, Studio Notes. But, I believe those types of posts now fit Vervely a lot better.
With that in mind, I had two options: 1) Just completely abandon Enkindlers and move on; or 2) Keep Enkindlers for now as a place to note some of my interests that do not really fit Studio Notes or Vervely. Most likely, thoughts about building a business, career planning, job hunting, management, leadership, start-ups, and the like. Perhaps, even general thoughts and resources on NFPs and social innovation. These are topics that I enjoy reading about and learning from. So, to build my own body of knowledge, I would like the opportunity to write about them here.
As a content strategist, these are the sort of things I think about, you see.
So yes, I still plan on keeping Enkindlers for now. But, if you’re here to look for ideas on digital media, social networking, web development, especially as they affect NFPs, SocEnts, and SMEs, please head on over to Vervely.
And, if there’s anything I can do to help you there, please let me know.