Reorienting, how can I help you get more value out of the web?

One summer during my undergrad years I was hiking with a good friend in western Maryland. We're both eagle scouts and had taken this hike a dozen times. So, when heading back to the car, we decided to take a shortcut.

Funny thing about being lost, you often don't know you are until it's too late. Luckily for us we eventually found a couple of county workers who were kind enough to drive us back to our car on the other side of the mountain.

I don't think being lost is a bad thing. It helps you gain perspective and learn new things. But sooner or later you need to reorient yourself. Find a way to get to where you want to go. After a few years of blogging that's where I now stand.

I got into blogging because I thought I could make a contribution. Several years later I'm convinced that I can, but I need your help.

I've started emailing colleagues asking for input on what I could do to help them get more value out of technology and the web. The response I've received thus far shows me that what many people want to do is nowhere near out of reach. I know I can help them and I think I can help you too.

What struggles are you having with technology and the web? Is there anything you wish you could do but feel is out of reach? Is there anything you want to do but don't know where to start?

Let me know in the comments, send me an email (, or send me a tweet (@clysy). If you know another evaluator or researcher that is struggling with technology, forward them this post or pass along my contact information.

Thanks for the help, looking forward to showing you what I'm putting together.

p.s. don't worry, I'm still going to churn out cartoons and other silliness…

I have the compass, did anyone bring a map?