I have been absolutely pounding Twitter and working my professional network for my "Becoming a Digital School Administrator" collection housed here at this site and on iTunes U. I started the collection in 2013 and it needs a major refresh. I went back to the original contributors and learned that many had moved on to central district posts or were now full-time consultants and presenters. This would not do because I hold to a strict criterion-- All exhibits must represent school building admins in the trenches.
Some of my former contributors were clearly done with me, which was fine since I needed new blood and new technology. I have sent emails, direct messages, tweets to literally hundreds of prospects:
1) The great majority ignore me.
2) Some show passing interest but don't answer my pesty follow-ups.
3) Others suggest I read their book or blog, which on any scale is sort of out of the question and not really usable at the site. One chap sent me his dissertation.
4) The three responses above would be pretty discouraging if I did not strike gold every so often with reactions from digital admins such as....
"This is a great resource."
Thanks for sharing"
"Fantastic stuff, Larry."
"Honoured to be mentioned on it.."
Actually it has been my honor to learn from and be connected to the many generous person featured at this site. Despite the tough plowing, this has already been a gratifying project.
Assoc Principal. ADE '09. Presents on PD, tech teams, admin tech. Moderator of iWizards. Founded Tech Talk at MHS. Love family, sports, cycling, music. @labcbaker