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Ten things I've learned from my first ten years of RDA involvement

Ten years of RDA... I wonder how many times I've been up and down this drive! It's not the right time to the specific day, but the tenth day of the tenth month seemed a fitting (and even auspicious) day to publish a post marking my tenth "RDA birthday". I had just turned 18 when I started volunteering with my group , and ten years later - and older - I'm if anything more hooked than I imagined back then. For just over two years, it's also been a lot of fun to share some of the things I've learned and experienced with the people who read my blog (this will be you - yes you, hello! - if you're reading this), and I thought I'd mark my personal tenth anniversary with ten of my snappiest and most lasting lessons from the last decade. 1. Ten years of experience isn't necessarily "experienced" (yet) I was considered experienced in my day job about three years in, but often joke that I'll have to be in RDA for ten times as long before I

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