Please pardon my absence, as I have been incredibly busy doing a few things in my career.
I have been busy utilizing my energies and developing my social work tech practice in my various workplaces. I work seven days a week now!
I have been really exhausted lately, as I have been trying to maintain my self-care and my other obligations. Don’t worry though, I’m always going to maintain this website! I love connecting with you, dear friends. From the feedback I have gotten, I appreciate knowing that my efforts have been beneficial and valuable to the lot of you 🙂
Too Much On My Plate
In creating hacksocialwork.com, I had an ambitious desire to create a website that encompassed all things social work, not just social work and technology.
In trying to manage two sites, I lost focus. After consulting with several colleagues that I consider exemplary, I decided to focus on one site (this one) and just put up what I need to put up to help my social work colleagues in their tech (and other) endeavors in our profession.
My site was previously a how-to type of site. I’m going to focus more now on getting content to you: how-tos, editorials, personal posts, and connecting with my fellow social work colleagues.
New Twitter Name
I also changed Twitter names. It really meant a lot for me to be able to connect with my followers on a name that says exactly what I do here. Please follow me on Twitter: @SocialWorkTech.
I also changed the name of my “professional” Twitter name. It is now @iSocialWorkTech, a play on my first name and what I do. Connect with me there!
What You May Have Missed from HackSocialWork
Here are four articles I published on HackSocialWork. I think they are relevant to you and I hope that you enjoy reading them.
I explain what the word “Hack” means and how it is applicable with modifying a set of rules already established (without breaking the system).
Howard Stern and How I Practice Social Work
I listen to the King of All Media and I reflect on some of the lessons I have learned from him. I also reflect on his righteous anger on a social issue.
Theory: Stages of Change (Prochaska & DiClementi)
A very useful and popular theory that social workers use. I made a very pretty handout for your printing purposes and Social Work Toolbox.
Intervention: A Parable To Get You By
Another way to add more interventions to your Social Work Toolbox.