Working with internal and external thinkers in communities

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Have you ever watched discussions happening in your community where someone shares a thought or opinion, or responds with a message which does not appear to be thought through or doesn’t seem to have any substance?

Often, we frown on this kind of discussion and the person can even be ridiculed for their lack of understanding or clarity - posts get closed down or threads deleted for lack of substance.

How, then, do we cater for those in our communities - like myself - who are external thinkers?

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How my wheelchair gave me back my life, my health, and my dignity

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Today is #InternationalWheelchairDay which has me reflecting just how much my life has changed since I decided to start using a wheelchair back in 2014.

Wait, what? Wheelchair?

For some, this might come as a surprise — particularly those of you who have only come to meet me recently — as at the moment I don’t use my wheelchair hardly at all. In fact, the last 12 months have been something I never expected to experience again, a time where I have been more well than unwell. A time when I was able to exercise, even to run, without crippling exhaustion or injuries.

I’ve included a bit of background for those who might not know the back-history so feel free to scoot through if you already know!

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Amphibious SEOs, cracking content and optimisation of Javascript sites .. another Brighton SEO round-up

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A standing event in the calendar of any marketing and SEO professional has to be BrightonSEO

Twice a year, 4,000 people descend on Brighton from 40+ countries to learn, share and generally get their geek on.

I've been attending for the past three years. Without fail I have come away from every conference with ideas, enthusiasm and often with the need to decompress my brain!

The latest installment was no different!

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Building a community? Check out these great resources!

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You've got a great idea and you're thinking that building a community around your idea would be a great fit .. but where do you start?

Often communities are launched without much background preparation, and many fail to thrive as a result.  There are many useful resources out there to help you with starting, growing and managing a community - a few of which I'll outline below.

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How businesses can support people with #EhlersDanlosSyndrome to be well at work

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A question I am asked regularly by visitors to my blog is how I am able to be well while I am working full time, often long hours, and mostly at a computer screen throughout the day.  

Living and working with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome can seem like an uphill struggle at times, but there are some simple ways in which I think employers can support staff with EDS to be well at work.  I'll explore a few of my thoughts on this in this article.

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