It's been a long time since we introduced someone from the community. When I created the About You page, I envisioned a more active exchange, albeit limited by the tool. Some of you may have moved on to new pursuits since you left your introduction. We want to hear from you and learn what you're up to.
Today, we're meeting Jeremy Victor. He spent 15 years in the technology space and has grown to love all things digital, with an emphasis on the B2B exchange. You should definitely check out his work and that of the community he built.
We missed meeting in real life (IRL) a few weeks ago at the #140conf where I was speaking, so I look forward to meeting him face to face next week at Social Media Plus, since we're both in the Philadelphia area at the moment.
Jeremy wears many hats, read on to find out more.
Why are you online?
Jeremy: It’s hard to imagine a life without being online, so to pause and ponder, “why?” is a rather interesting exercise. I actually struggled a bit finding the answer as I began to question the triteness of my response, the purpose I have for being online, and whether or not the amount of time I spend online is justified.
That said, over the last 15 years as we have shifted from working with those painfully slow dial up connections to the always on instant connections of today, my main reasons for being online have remained the same: to discover, to connect, to grow, to learn, to create, to publish, and ultimately, to start relationships and to communicate.
Thankfully due to advances in technology achieving these objectives has become much easier, taken me much further, and provided me opportunities that I would have never thought possible just five years ago.
So while some (even I) may say that my response is a common one, I like to think it is the actions that I am taking as a result of why I am online that are making the biggest difference in my life.
What prompted to post in "About You" at Conversation Agent?
Jeremy: It was about a year ago, while researching the launch of Make Good Media
At some point after a few months of reading, I found the About You page. Upon reading the entries, I was really intrigued by the concept and dialogue you created between yourself and your readers. I lingered on the About You page for some time, and I finally introduced myself for the opportunity to meet you, a likeminded, fellow
Philadelphian, and the Conversation Agent community.
What are you working on that you feel will connect ideas and people?
Jeremy: There are a couple of projects that fit into this category.
The first is a crowd sourced book project, titled 52 Weeks + 52 Questions = One Book. At the beginning of 2010, I started posing one question per week and anyone that’s willing may share their answer. The questions cover current events, family, personal fulfillment, the business world, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
My goal is to use the answers, add my own and publish a book providing a view of 2010 as seen through the eyes of the readers. When published, I plan to donate 50% of the proceeds to the American Lung Association (in honor of my mother).
The second is a little bigger than the first and that’s Make Good Media’s publication, B2Bbloggers.com. It is an online magazine for B2B marketers by B2B marketers. We launched in November of 2009. I serve as the Editor in Chief and along with about 50 other contributing bloggers, our goal is to engage, educate, and
make it easier for B2B marketers to find the information they care about to do their jobs successfully.
Who would you like to connect with?
Jeremy: With my networking hat on, I would like to connect the leaders of the Philadelphia social media and content strategy community. With my student hat on, I would like to connect with mentors who can help me become more both personally and professionally.
With my founder hat on, I would like to connect with fellow entrepreneurs to learn strategies for successfully making it through the first two years. With my CEO hat on, I would like to connect with B2B marketers looking for a consulting partner to help
them develop and maintain a B2B social media and content marketing plan.
With my Editor In Chief hat on, I would like to connect with B2B marketers that would be interested in being contributing bloggers to B2Bbloggers.com.
With my Business Development hat on, I would like to meet with partners or investors interested in pursuing relationships that accelerate the growth of our companies.
Finally, I would like to connect with other individuals who feel that I may be able to help them. I was raised to always give more than you get. It’s with this is mind that I welcome you to contact me (@jeremyvictor) and if there is any way that I can help you, I will do my best to do so.
That's a lot of connecting, for sure. Jump in, what questions do you have for Jeremy?