As some of you will know, I am an English ex-pat. I moved to New Zealand from Salisbury in Wiltshire fourteen years ago. My husband's family still live in Salisbury and we have many friends in that area. Whenever I go home...which isn't very often these days...one of the things I like to do is to visit Salisbury Cathedral and spend some time breathing in the air...centring myself....and re-charging my spirit.
I had to laugh yesterday, the morning after the Christchurch earthquake, because I got a phone call from BBC Radio Wiltshire. The researcher had spent five hours searching the Internet for someone who lived in New Zealand who had a connection to Wiltshire...and he found me. So I have been giving updates about what is happening in New Zealand. If nothing else, my 80-year-old mother-in-law has been tickled pink hearing me on the radio.
What interested me was the journey the researcher took to find me. He first identified me on StudentMidwife.Net and then followed me to my blog, Facebook page etc. The irony of this is that I have been thinking of closing my account with StudentMidwife.Net because I never use it.
So for those of you who are reluctant to have an Internet presence, you just never know what opportunities arise when you put yourself "out there".
What opportunities have cropped up for you as a result of your online presence or profile?