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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!"


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Comment by Tom Gorham on November 1, 2011 at 5:01am
Thank you Ralph.  I agree that there's a sense of community here and your the one that created it and made it possible for the rest of us. I appreciate that.
Comment by Ralph Paglia on October 31, 2011 at 10:43pm
Tom, thank you for sharing your perspective... ADM is a labor of love for me, and many members like yourself. I personally find a much stronger sense of community here than I do at the big networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. But, I use those big networks to attract real people like yourself to ADM so they may consider a network that, although messy at times, is a little more intimate... And it is ours!

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