At your service
Dear reader. I am Darrell ‘as a Service’ Webster, at your service. You might recognise my middle name as coming from a technology background. A cloud service background. But what you may not know is that I am a service. I have been serving my communities for over 10 years, sharing an interest productivity and communications technologies and how they play a part in our daily lives. I am motivated by seeing “the lights go on” in people’s eyes when they understand a new skill or learn something new about productivity. I create learning content, communications and I build communities. Now, I want to commit to writing more frequently and making it easy for people to join me on my learning journey.
I’m not an expert
I learn out loud. This concept is best described by John C Stepper, founder of “Working Out Loud”, a “method for accomplishing goals, while building new networks, skills and mindsets.” I am not an expert. But I am an expert in learning through sharing. As I discover new ways of working in my own life, I share them and how I arrived at learning them. The interest, excitement, mistakes and successes. People who stumble upon my content find a relatable journey that helps them learn too. I have made many connections with amazing, interesting people. I enjoy their stories of their lives, how they work and what interests them. Learning out loud has become my most valuable skill and brought much fulfilment in the friends I have made and lessons I have learned.
Read the book or watch the movie?
I write and share here on Substack, and reach more people. I want to learn more, share more of what I am learning in this changing world and changing way of working. I like to create video to show and share what I have learned, or help others tell their stories. I need to write more and grow this skill to reach those who prefer to read that book, rather than watch the movie. Sometimes I’ll post a short burst of thoughts that probably made more sense in my head. Other times I’ll share a well-developed thought that I have been turning over for some time. I hope that this simple publication will deliver engaging, entertaining, value for my readers and fellow learners.
If this sounds like your cup of tea, your mug of Milo, your espresso of expression, subscribe. Comment. Connect. I look forward to meeting you and reading your thoughts too.
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