Can’t Keep Up? We’re not alone!

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I always feel overwhelmed with everything that I want to keep up with and I bet you do too. So it made me relax and smile to read Joyce Valenza’s post “In my network confession . . . On being PLNtrenched” If Joyce feels like this, I know I’m not alone.  And even though that doesn’t solve the problem, it’s good to know we’re not alone.

But lately, when I wake up in the middle of the night, I find that I am thinking about my PLN (that is, my professional–or personal–learning network).

I confess.  I am hyperconnected.  And being hyperconnected is both a blessing and a curse.
What is it exactly that keeps me up?

Largely, what keeps me up is not keeping up.

The pace of growth and change can be stimulating, and stunning, and staggering.

That doesn’t mean I don’t believe. That doesn’t mean I will change my approach to networking.

I cannot remember a two-year period of my professional life in which I have learned or shared more.  Opting out of this chaos is not an option.

How do you keep up to date without going out of your mind?

6 thoughts on “Can’t Keep Up? We’re not alone!”

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  2. Polly, I wish I’d seen this post earlier, I’ve literally been overloaded on this topic in personal learning for the past month…doing workshops on both topics, in fact. They are works-in progress but you’re welcome to see them at and

    I built the presentation so that the sidebar links and show notes are the bibliography. I’d love to know what you think. 🙂

    1. Marianne – Those presentations are terrific! Thanks for sharing them. I really need to spend some time being more organized and you’ve got so many useful tips and ideas in those presentations. Wish I could have been at those presentations! And very cool how you put them together and presented them – add that to my list of things to do too.

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