Thursday, April 20, 2006

It's a Small World (Wide Web) After All!

How many times have you been working through a particular set of circumstances and thought, "I can't be the only poor sap who's ever had to deal with this situation"? Generally, when that thought has come to my mind, I wasn't looking much past my own "back yard" for an answer. Usually my short range pursuit would come back with a solution that would do the trick, and that was good enough. What might I find if I could expand my network beyond my regional interest group?

Over the past couple of years I've had the privledge of talking with some folks around the globe about their operations from top to bottom. The thing that keeps coming back to me is that no matter where we live on this planet geographically, or how diverse our cultures have developed, within the world of Aquatics we are one in the same. Whether its lifeguard shortages, water quality concerns, liability issues, or business finances, we are all looking at a very similar set of circumstances as we put on our work hats in the morning. It is comforting, in a sick kind of way, to know that there are multitudes of people in my industry that are dealing with the same challenges as me. Blogging can be an efficient way of hooking up with likeminded individuals all over the world. My (anonymous if I want it to be) concern, when aired in this blog, becomes a "jumping off" point for discussion that not only helps me with my concern, but anyone else in the world who happens to log on and read the dialog offered as well. So, with that having been said, Bon Voyage bloggers!

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