Hey Sarah; thank you for asking this question. A vector, it be; to put forth what I thought with my heart, and felt with my mind.
I thank Richard and those who contributed for writing this guide, as it gave me priceless information on various contexts, kinda like the written onion layers I mentioned previously.
Without this ROI guide I would still be in a blinding light.
Allowed me to step into a bit of shadow. Thus, I see with my special eyes a clarity. One that be my brand.
The ROI guide did not change my approach on how I measure value within any community.
It did, however, make me question if any of my previous contributions carry value in this community.
And, how FeverBee as a whole–the corporate entity ergo those who comprise it–values Community. Aye, a nominal capital ‘C’ to denote the concept, rather than any specific object or entity classified as a “community”.
As in, the definition of Community, and thus how clients of FeverBee plus the sponsors of the ROI guide see community. And what value it gives them.
Any business eventually shifts, transmutes based on what it decides to value, based on what kind of gain and profit comes in from current efforts. Aye, cause and effect. Stimulus, and response. “Take away of what does not appear to bring in what is valued the most. Keep doing more of what brings in what is valued the most.” This eventually firms into a standard, seen in the business itself and those who seek out this business for their business wares.
I see the Whole Picture, of FeverBee. I have pointed to it, yet only now with this ROI guide may I be allowed to see the Whole Picture.
If what they see gives them value, and thus value to uphold as a guide on that value, then it makes me ponder a larger value everyone sees; perceives, or decides to see. Everyone; those involved in Community as a whole to uptake then onboard others who see the same as they see, to define Community for this living medium called The Internet.
The guide also made me aware of my lack of qualifications to meet any sorta standard FeverBee has; one needed to be considered for hire as a consultant or manager. Math is my enemy, you see. And I would not be here if it involved that. At least, that is what I perceive. Please perceive accordingly.