There’s a new career related hub, officially launching today, called Career Digital. Their aim is to collect, organize, and present quality articles and blog posts centered around career insights and advice.
The new site is a collaborative effort started by Tony Karrer (Founder & CEO of TechEmpower) and generously sponsored by Call to Career. Call to Career, founded by Cheryl Palmer, M.Ed., CPRW, is a career coaching firm that assists people in finding their niche – the importance of which is something I try to express here on Telecommuting Journal. Ms. Palmer has an impressive background, you can read all about it on her biography page.
Basically, Career Digital is a topic hub, a website that aggregates content from a variety of sources, organizes that content around key concepts and tags, and then supports the manual and social curation of that content. Telecommuting Journal was invited to be part of that contributing content, as were several other really solid career-related blogs such as CareerChaos, life@work, and WorkBloom.
I’m happy to be a part of it. Why? Because I started this blog as a labor of love, a way of offering advice based on my own personal experiences finding legitimate work at home and constantly striving to maintain balance between earning a living and enjoying life (all from home). I’ve been telecommuting for a long time, but I still remember what it was like to flounder around looking for career ideas and avoiding the online scam land mines.
So I relish the idea that Telecommuting Journal would be included with a group of sites focused on Career insights and advice. And since the focus of Career Digital is much broader, perhaps someone who’s looking for freelancing or job searching advice via Career Digital and happens on the whole idea of telecommuting via some Telecommuting Journal content appearing there – cool! Syndication is, as a general rule, a good thing. Provided the folks syndicating your content have gone about it in the right way and have permission to do so.
Career Digital isn’t the only hub using BrowseMyStuff technology so I figured I’d note a couple others here since there’s more to life than careers! Check out Frugal Focus, for celebrating living well on a budget, and Shoe Style Buzz, for the best from bloggers passionate about shoes.