Was your grandma always complaining that you should call her more often? Visit more often? Keep in touch? Mine would mail me a book of stamps and beg for a letter. She hated that I had moved away and she wanted to stay connected. Every book of stamps and box of cards was her old school way of “liking” when I wrote to her.
What’s changed in all those years? Well, now many of us live far away from some members of our families. We’re also away from groups of coworkers and we’re rarely in the room with our customers. The good news is that we can all connect through the internet by email, web sites, blogs and those infernal online trivia games, word games and puzzles.
Limelight Connect won’t solve my issues with grandma but it will keep me in touch with coworkers and customers. We can hear from each other (watch Debby Hohler’s video) and learn directly from our customers about how our products are impacting them (check out Michael Schreiner from RedVector).
Contribute something, even if it’s clicking “Like” on a post that you enjoyed reading. Write a blog when you get excited about what you’re working on. It doesn’t have to be long and it shouldn’t be boring. Jason Thibeault’s latest article refers to the Inverted-U Curve which signifies the Sweet Spot in all things. Turns out there’s also a Sweet Spot between doing your job and being creative. I aim for the Sweet Spot some Fridays and it’s a blast.
Read Eileen’s post about the new point system. Rewards for interacting! And you don’t even need to know how many provinces are in Canada or a three letter word using the letters u and i. Comment on my blog and I’ll send you my game name so that you and your grandma can beat me in trivia.
 Letters were how primitive people communicated before email. Words were written by hand on paper then hidden in another piece of paper called an envelope. A stamp paid for the letter to be transported to the recipient via pterodactyl.