Sign Language Interpreters: A Big StreetLeverage Thank You!

June 14, 2012

On the first anniversary of StreetLeverage, Brandon Arthur reflects on the past 12 months and takes a moment to thank all who make StreetLeverage possible.

It is surreal to me that this month marks the 12th month that StreetLeverage has been working to amplify the voice of the sign language interpreter. As my mind races in review of the last year, I find myself incredibly grateful for the many people who have encouraged, supported, and contributed to this labor of love.

Readers & Subscribers

To the thousands of you who visit the site each month, thank you. Remaining worthy of your continued attention is the driving force behind the effort to curate and publish quality pieces each week. Your engagement and interest in republishing pieces to your personal networks is amazing. Again, thank you. You are the reason the site exists.

I am keenly interested in your feedback on how to improve the StreetLeverage effort. If you have suggestions on topics, authors, posts and/or how the site can be improved, please send along your feedback. You can do that now by clicking here.

Authors

To you courageous souls who have shared your perspectives and insights, thank you. Your 40+ contributions have created a flashpoint of opportunity for readers to be introspective about the important work that they do and the profession and industry to which they belong. It is in your personal accomplishment and a willingness to share that places StreetLeverage among the most visited blogs on sign language interpreting.

Again, thank you for your remarkable contributions.

For those interested in contributing, I welcome the opportunity to discuss possibilities. If you would consider contributing, please contact me by clicking here.

My Family

To my best friend and life partner, Tara, thank you. Without your encouragement StreetLeverage would still be just a concept rolling around in my head. Your unwavering support makes it all possible. Thank you for sacrificing countless hours over the past year as I have attended to the work of sourcing, editing, publishing, and promoting pieces each week. You are far more than I deserve.

Lessons Learned

In a world where the competition for attention is fierce, I am truly grateful for the many people who have taken an interest in StreetLeverage over the past 12 months. Curating the site has been filled with significant learning, the most important of which is that the attention of subscribers and readers is earned. I have also learned that providence will step in to assist if you take the first step.

I look forward to continuing to curate a discussion worthy of your attention.

Again, to everyone who has contributed to the success of StreetLeverage to date, thank you.

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Dwight Godwin

No, THANK YOU Brandon.

StreetLeverage has become my favorite reading over the past 12 months.

I am constantly forwarding posts from here to colleagues.

These posts and articles are thought provoking, mind boggling, and always a great read no matter what.

Keep up the good work,

Dwight

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I ‘second that’ – – what Dwight said. Your articles include attention-grabbing titles, relevant and unique perspectives written in a style that is fun and interesting to read. I always think of people to forward to and usually highlight your work on our Facebook page and Twitter. I just wish I could figure out a way to take credit for the material:) Keep up the good work Brandon. It’s obviously a passion for you. ~~Evelyn

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Just curious if there is any way to encourage more input from the deaf consumers via video interpretations of the topics being presented so that they can feel more inclined to respond, join in the conversations? Without their true input and perspectives on some issues how can changes for the better really take place?

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