It's a grey and dreary day here, so it's great to be able to swing by the Emerge site and see how things are moving forward. Things are noticeably more lively than usual over here, and it's great to see so many members sharing resources, information, news and asking important questions. If your project isn't bringing it's off site blog goodness to the party, remember it's very easy to do so - and if you have problems you can always shout out to Joe Rosa or me for a hand.
I'm really excited about this months online conference and looking forward to seeing all of the projects at this weeks warm up session Thursday June 5, 12.30 - 14.00. Please do make sure that your project is represented and let us know if you aren't able to send any one along. Have all of your team signed up for the online conference yet? If you still have anyone who hasn't, make sure you send them over to the signup page.
I want to give a big congratulations to the new benefits realisations projects that have just been announced too - I'm very excited to see the outputs from ARGOSI, Flourish (no onsite community page as of yet, so I'm linking to Sarah Chesney's page for now), PREVIEW (link goes to Maggi Savin-Baden's page for now), Sounds Good and EXTEND (link to Frances Bell). I'm looking forward to seeing these projects all making their presence felt on site :)
While I'm in round up mood, also a reminder that its easy and important to make sure your personal profile page and project home pages are good looking and informative. Using widgets, running RSS feeds, putting up project photos - or even video and audio - is a snap. If you can still hear the wind whistling through your pages check out the Using Community Space Worksheet in the tutorials file store - scroll down, it's the last one in there at the moment. We'll also be producing some new handy how-to guides soon.
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