Monday, October 17, 2016

This is Number 100

by Nancy Turnage

Member Services Coordinator
VRPS Central Office

I was hired in 2012 to promote VRPS on the social media front:  connecting VRPS to the world of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and the like, but more importantly tying in the VRPS membership with their organization on a more personal level.  The first thing I did was create this - the blog.  Blogs are great for a number of reasons, but on behalf of VRPS, they could help give members a snapshot of the personality of the Society, because the organization is much more than memberships, conferences, and education sessions - but is a collection of people, skill sets, networking, and common goals.

It has been a long, slow process to engage the membership in the blog.  I can't really say that it's terribly measurable even now.  What I can say with certainty is that (1) the VRPS membership is dynamic and has loads (and loads) of great stories to share, and (2) VRPS has some really talented writers out there.  In the past year, we have had blog post submissions from around the state, and each of them is unique and refreshing.  I must admit that I've not been shy about asking for posts - some comply and send me one, and some don't.  But either way, it's a tally mark in the win column.

This is post #100.  Since 2012, much has changed in the world, and in the VRPS world.  My position no longer allows for me to dedicate the time to social media that I once did, but the membership has "picked up the slack".  Posts are getting liked and shared, blogs are rolling in, and VRPS is projecting a personality.  It's your society; it's your stage.


  1. Wow....100 went by quickly. Here's to another 100.


  2. Wow....100 went by quickly. Here's to another 100.


  3. Thanks for this post Queader! Now I've got to get on and implement more thank you..