Starting my PetroComputing Blog

October 27, 2008 at 10:55 pm Leave a comment

Hello, technophiles and FOJs (Friends of Jeanne)!

I have decided that I need to have a Blog just to keep all my buddies up to date on the latest information technologies being used in the upstream oil and gas industry.

I have also joined LinkedIn and Twitter, social networking services, and filled in my Profile with all the key words that describe me and my business and goals. That way, people I didn’t even know I needed to meet can find me and hook up with me.

My mom always told me, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know — and who knows YOU!” 

I have always found that good networking follows these principles:

1) “Ask not what your network can do for you, but what you can do for your network.” (Apologies to JFK.)

2) “What goes around, comes around.” (Anonymous)

3) “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” (Luke 6:38)

4) “He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” (2Cor 9:6)

Now petroleum engineers, as a general rule, have not mastered the art of in-person networking communications, so this online version may be just what the doctor ordered for them to connect with people in a somewhat less personal and more high-tech way. Geeky engineers just might find this sort of online networking more to their liking than after-work schmooze-fests. I, on the other hand, am in hog heaven when attending such events. Being married (for 24 years as of June 30, 2008) to a hermit, I look upon schmooze-fests as a big party, and working the room is a pleasure for me. For your basic engineer, however, lurking in the profiles to scout out the one or two people that would most pertain to the goals and objectives of the day might be preferable.

So I’m petroleum professionals you to visit the following sites to establish a free online presence and see what turns up in your e-mail Inbox. You can always leave the online party without a trace, and pick back up when you have more time to give others.

1) www.linkedin.com

2) www.twitter.com
3) www.wordpress.com 
 
There are several reasons I wanted to have a Blog:
1) All the cool and savvy IT and business folks have one.

2) It gives me a chance to share my adventures in the petroleum IT space and provide useful resources to all my buddies at once.

3) I’ve always wanted to have a journal, but didn’t like the handwriting part. Here I can type and edit, which works better for both me and the reader.

4) It gives me an unlimited, unedited space to write about whatever I want that particular day.

5) It will bring me new business and new friends I never would have met otherwise.

6) It will develop a web presence for me and establish the “Jeanne” brand.

7) It gives this ham and comedienne an open mike, as it were, to entertain my buddies and let others get to know me better on a personal level.

So, here’s a big, warm, Texas welcome. I hope you find this Blog interesting, funny, informative and useful — and very, very cool!

Visit often, give me frequent feedback with your comments, and tell your friends about PetroComputing.

Love, Jeanne

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