Those who’ve been around for a while may have heard my story about coming up to speed on GovLoop and what I learned in the process (an early blog about it here). Seeking help, I reached out to Steve Ressler, who suggested doing a few basic things to get connected. Adriel Hampton, was also supportive. His advice: “you get back what you put in.” Guess it worked, since I’m still here and a big fan. But I was lucky to have these guys to reach out to.
So, in the spirit of selfishness, have been working with Andy K., Steve R. and several other folks to launch a new group called Go! GovLoop for New Members. The idea is basically to create a springboard for newer members to get started and get connected more easily — a kind of one-stop-shop. But more than that, a group that’s dynamic and real-time, where the community can field questions when people have them, fill in the blanks when static FAQ’s fall short and help grow the base of information and tools that future new members can tap.
Not everyone needs a group like this, but we’re hoping at least two kinds of people join…those newer to GovLoop, who want to settle in faster, and those that have some experience and advice to share 😉 It will be great to have more seasoned members help with Q&A and tips but don’t expect a one-way convo. It’ll be peer to peer. New members see GovLoop the way nobody else can – for the first time – and that’s a key to continue improving the site. I could drone on but will just invite you to drop in and check out Go! GovLoop for New Members when you have time. Hope you’ll help make it all it can be. Cheers, Josh