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I spend much of my spare time on this site, Automotive Digital Marketing. I don't do this when I am at work in my dealership. I do this on my own time because it is my recreation; because I love what I do in my career, it seems to roll over into my personal life.
I want to thank the man who entered my life through Digital Dealer Magazine some years ago as a successful Internet Manager for a Chevy dealer. I thought, "Who is this guy?" (with a little bit of jealousy). His name was Ralph Paglia.
Ralph is also the reason I found this online venue, and the reason I joined. I thought I would be a little bit of a smart-ass and put a profile picture of me and my lovely wife. Ralph immediately responded with, "Tom, you troublemaker, I like you already." I think that was 2006.
Since then, I've been a loyal fan of this website. I started as a reader, invisible to all. Then I slowly started feeling the need to comment on other's blogs. Eventually, I gained the courage to present my own opinions. And I have to say, all because of the encouragement, conscious or not, of Ralph Paglia and another editor at this site, Keith Shetterly.
I find great fullfillment in being a part of the ADM community. By taking part and asking questions, I learn. By contributing and getting feed-back, I learn even more.
This is my way of saying, "Thank You!"