Maybe it’s because I’m an only child and I work alone (violins at the ready, please), but I just love writing and communicating. I flatter myself that one of my major functions – apart from AML training – is to make it easier for MLROs and other ML-obsessives to find and sift the information they need to do their jobs better and more efficiently. And please don’t think that this is a purely altruistic exercise: I just love reading and research. (Do you remember that old “O” level English exercise called comprehension, where you had to read a page of text, underline the crucial points and summarise it in a paragraph? Well, I was the Queen of Comprehension, the Uber-Underliner, the She-Goddess of Summaries.)
But even I have to admit that perhaps I am trying too hard. I have this blog. I have some information that I reserve to send to client MLROs, so that they feel particularly adored. I have a Facebook page (look to the right – I’ve just added a link to it). And of course I have my website, which I started way back in 2002 – and that has a “Stop Press” page for latest news. So when I read an ML story, I have to decide: is this for fast distribution on the Stop Press page, or wry comment on Facebook, or rambling discussion on this blog, or limited distribution to much-beloved MLROs? Sometimes I just give up and tell the cat instead: she’s fairly inscrutable, but I know she’s thinking about it.
It surely must be time to Tweet as well Sue, I can just hear the cat purr!
Is this the place to admit that I don’t know how to Tweet? A much more groovy friend tried to explain it over the weekend, and I’m none the wiser….
I’d stick with your current sharing approach. It’s a good way of keeping in regular touch with your various contacts and sometimes testing the water for other experiences and views. I think we’ve all experienced the less than satisfactory situation where training has been delivered by someone who isn’t up to date with current developments and best practice and there is no risk of you falling into that category.
By the way, I’m also a non-tweeter!