I saw something that made me very sad today. It was on Facebook.
Ideally, crowd sourcing for an expert is great. Crowd sourcing for most anything is an incredible tool. I tend to do it all the time. If that was it, that would be the end of the story.
The thing that made me sad was this…
Yeah, Linda is one of my friends. While we don’t get to see each other much,
(she lives in Seattle, I live in SF Bay Area) when she asks, I answer.
— Linda Aaron (@skynnard) February 5, 2010
I went up to a few REBCSEA events and she has come down to a few events here. When we get together we have fun, no doubt about that!
But somewhere along the line I failed. Not at being a friend. I think I do ok on that end.
I failed by NOT letting my friends know exactly what I do for a living.
It’s not Linda’s fault she crowdsourced looking for a WordPress Master.
While I should have been one of the first to come to mind, I wasn’t.
Like I said, that’s my fault. That’s all on me.
So just in case a friend of mine is reading this post now, let me make it perfectly clear what I do for a living.
I build custom WordPress Websites for small business.
You can read more about that here: https://areweconnected.com/custom-wordpress-blogs/
Moral of the Story: No matter what business you are in, we can all do better letting our friends, family and others know exactly what it is you do for a living. You don’t have to be salesy about it – just let them know.