Back in my Halls of Academia days, I taught gifted students. Kids who just happened to be smarter than me.
The first time I said, "I don't know the answer to that, but I wonder how we could find out," I felt stupid.
But, as the years passed, I realized this super-charged, creative environment was actually making me better—more inquisitive.
Because I was hanging around with people (granted, little people) who had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and a deep need to find "another way" to solve a problem. And it rubbed off on me.
For Bloggers By Bloggers
In a way, I feel like I'm back in that 'gifted classroom.' Learning, absorbing, sharing. Because I've just joined the team of For Bloggers By Bloggers.
I've heard the estimate of the number of blogs online to be anywhere from 133 million to 180 million. At times it feels like it's impossible to rise above all that noise.
For Bloggers By Bloggers is the first site I've seen whose sole purpose is to get you to that amazing place, where your blog is noticed. Read. Talked about.
All of us are passionate bloggers who are committed to your success. We'll share tips, resources, tools— and everything we've learned to help you shorten your learning curve. For beginning bloggers and those of us who have been living this grand adventure for years.
My new 'smart team'
I'm humbled and honored that Danny Brown invited me to join the For Bloggers By Bloggers team. My fellow bloggers include:
Danny Brown: Compassionate, humble, smart. Partner at Bonsai Interactive in Toronto, and the founder of For Bloggers By Bloggers, Danny is an award-winning blogger and a leader in the field of using social media for social good. Follow him on Twitter at @DannyBrown.
Joey Strawn: Funny, insightful, animal lover. Joey is President of Empty Jar Marketing in Nashville, Tennessee. He works with local and national businesses to increase exposure and brand with digital marketing strategies. Follow him on Twitter at @joey_strawn.
Frank Dickinson: Inspiring, creative thinker, world famous sushi eater. Frank advises solopreneurs and small businesses in the areas of Internet marketing, affiliate marketing, social media and personal development. Follow him on Twitter at @FrankDickinson.
Aaron Lee: Passionate, global thinker, social media addict. Aaron is an International Marketing student, part-timer Internet marketer and owner of the blog, AskAaaronLee. Follow him on Twitter at @askaaronlee.
You are going to love For Bloggers By Bloggers.
Visit and take a peek. If you like what you see, I hope you'll subscribe. I'll be writing about the content side of blogging there.
What about you? Have you ever felt better, smarter, just by teaming up with the right group of people? Do collaborative projects excite you?
Tell me what you think in the comments.