CBT Nest Blog
To our Linkedin Members: We’re Moving!
- December 27, 2018
- Posted by: CBT Nest
- Category: Therapists
Big News: We’re moving!
You may have noticed my references recently about some big changes coming down the pipe…
Well, those changes are here: we’re moving!
Yes, we are moving out of the Linkedin group we’ve been using for the past decade, into a new home of our very own, on the CBT Nest website.
Why the change?
To be honest, I’ve been wanting to get the CBT Nest Community off of Linkedin for a while now for several reasons:
- We are currently spread out over 3 different platforms! Facebook, Linkedin, and Slack. Our community is divided by platform, resulting in members missing out on valuable discussions or opportunities to network.
- Linkedin is a huge distraction. People might log in to participate in the CBT Nest community, but as soon as they’re here, they get sucked away by ads, by political arguments, by Uncle Norman, by other groups…
Given that one of the goals of the CBT Nest Community is to help therapists focus specifically on professional issues, this is profoundly counter-productive.
- Time seems to disappear when people are on Linkedin, and Comparison Fatigue makes people zone out.
We want therapists to feel buoyed up by visiting the CBT Nest, not bogged down by Comparison Fatigue and zoned out!
- Linkedin groups are terrible for archiving and searching for information. You may have used the “search” function, but you may have also noticed that it doesn’t actually work!
We want our members to get answers to questions they can’t Google, not frustration that they can’t find anything they’re looking for!
- There are minimal, if any privacy and control issues for members in a Linkedin group. I can no longer screen new messages to weed out promotions or irrelevant posts, nor send important updates to members. Linkedin can do whatever Linkedin wants with the images and text that members upload. Not to mention that users don’t have much control over what it shows in our streams and who will or won’t get notifications about our posts.
We need a space of our own where we can actually maintain the privacy and confidentiality we value.
- In general, Linkedin promotes shallow, mostly short, low-value exchanges over deep, meaningful discussions. I don’t think this is the kind of culture we want to promote.
We want our community to be a space for deep and meaningful discussions, and sharing of our vulnerable selves and professional challenges.
- Linkedin is peppered with ads, which are all over Facebook groups. Even in secret groups, members are bombarded by ads.
We deserve to have our conversations in a noise-free, ad-free zone, that is OURS, not owned by a big corporation that sees us as data points in their algorithm!
In short, we need a space that our community can call our own, so we’re moving.
Here’s the link to join now:
In order to avoid the problem of having four communities at once, starting January 2019 — I will be archiving the Facebook/Linkedin/Slack groups, and asking that ALL conversations be moved to our new home on CBT Nest Social.
“But I like Linkedin! And I’m already ON Linkedin!”
I know, I know, change is challenging.
But really, you are going to LOVE our new home at CBT Nest Social!
In addition to everything listed above, here are some of the fabulous things about our new space:
- Events are shown in YOUR time zone! No more having to scramble your brain to figure out what time the event is!
- You can find other members based on their field of interest (e.g. therapy, research, teaching, etc.)
- You can find people based on their physical proximity to you, wherever you happen to be in the world (so if you’re traveling, and another member is nearby, the mobile app will tell you! Not such a big deal now, perhaps, but as we grow, this will be super-cool!)
- You can write “Articles” with as many embedded images and videos as you want! (“Posts” are shorter messages; “Articles” are longer ones)
- You can send private messages to other members, just like on Linkedin
- There’s a fabulous mobile app, that makes it really easy to use on-the-go!
Some volunteers from our group have been helping me test out the platform and I’ve received very positive feedback!
So come on in, the water’s fine.
See you over in our new home!
P.S. In celebration of our new home, we have scheduled a special event in the middle of January:
We’ll be sharing resources, webinars and discussing topics related to OCD.
More details coming soon!