I wrote a post a few weeks back titled Passion for Work, Family and Fun – How do you find balance? to discuss how I strike a balance for my passions. I’m an avid hiker, I like to cook, I am a dedicated husband to an amazing women, and the proud father of an 18 month old little man named Nate (my wife and I call him Nater Tot and Jess calls him Nato Potato!). During work hours, I obsess about new social technologies and how people are using those technologies to interact with each other.
So as I discussed that post with a few friends I realized that my social footprint, or my social ecosystem, is pretty large. Here is a mind map of it:
I have actually trimmed down my outposts a bit to allow for the addition of the Trail Sherpa and The Investor Nexus platforms. Both are new projects that I have begun to develop and both focus on passions that I have for work and hiking. Look for more information on these two pursuits in the coming weeks.
What does your social ecosystem look like? Have you created a mind map to visualize the structure? I use Free Mind to create my mind maps. You can find the free download here.
Is there some other app or service that you use that I don’t? Tell me how you are socializing on the web.