Don’t Call It a Comeback…

LailaAli_01 “Don’t call it a comeback / I’ve been here for years”


Many of you probably recognize the first line as coming from rapper LL Cool J’s 1991 hit song Mama Said Knock You Out.

Those of you that are readers of this blog may also recognize the second line as coming from – well, me.

You know. The Random Blogger.

Oh, I’ve got reasons. Lots of reasons. All of which are poor. I overthink potential blog posts: “it’s too personal”, “it’s off-topic”, “it’s been too long since the news broke”, “Kris Dunn / Laurie Ruettimann / Lance Haun beat me too it” – or, my personal favorite – “I haven’t posted in a while, so I need to write something really good first, before I post something like this”.

Whatever. Bad blogger.

The reality is, blogging is one of the best things I’ve ever done in terms of building some great relationships, learning, my professional growth and developing business opportunities. So every day missed is a missed opportunity. Seriously.

And I don’t want to miss anymore opportunities.

So I’m going to post more often. Not just for the sake of posting, but I’ll be scheduling time for writing as part of my job and not treating it like a hobby. Sometimes posts may be short and to the point (the ultimate goal). Sometimes I’ll share something I found elsewhere that I’d like to pass along that you may or may not have seen. I’ll also continue to write about my experiences – both what I’ve learned and what I’m learning – and I’ll share my opinions on stuff that’s going on in the worlds of recruiting, HR, leadership development, career management and social media.

2010’s going to be an interesting year for me – and also for many of you! Some
new focus and re-branding is in order here in my world (too bad and are already taken) and you’ll want to stick around for that journey.

Please know that I really appreciate each and every opportunity to connect with you here. Make sure you’re a subscriber – either via RSS or by email – and contribute to the conversation by commenting on posts that spark a thought or reaction. I don’t have all the answers and sometimes (gasp), I’m even wrong. I just can’t recall the last time either of those two things happened…

I’ll take the liberty of borrowing just a little bit more from LLCJ. Here’s what’s ahead in 2010:

“I’m gonna take this itty bitty world by storm / And I’m just gettin’ warm…”

President & Chief Talent Strategist

Jennifer McClure is a Keynote Speaker, Talent Strategies Expert and Executive Coach who works with clients and companies in the areas of leadership development, communication and talent strategy. Jennifer McClure offers keynotes, workshops and training that inspire and empower business leaders to be more effective in their careers and as leaders of their organizationโ€™s most valuable resource โ€“ people.

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16 thoughts on “Don’t Call It a Comeback…

  1. Welcome back, although with your presence on Twitter, FB, speaking circuit, etc, it’s like you never left ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hi Jennifer, nice to meet you!
    Seriously, it is great to see you blogging and I look forward to reading and learning from your upcoming posts.

  3. As a long time fan of you regardless if you’re blogging regularly, sharing your great insight on HR Happy Hour and Twitter, or just being you at a conference and sharing what you learn, I’m glad you’re “back”.
    The only thing I really know about blogging is not to over-think it. Be you, be real. Those who love it will be faithful readers. Those who don’t, can go somewhere else. I can’t wait to see where you take your blog in 2010. Best of luck Jen!

  4. Thanks for the reminder, it’s so easy to neglect our blogs. This post just shows that you are real and human. Welcome back and look forward to hearing more from you.

  5. I’m glad you’re back! Always love your posts. I made the same promise to myself to let’s keep at it ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Ok, LOVE your song choice for your “comeback”! Eventhough I see you, I still miss your thoughtful blogs and look forward to more in 2010. Bring it!

  7. I’m with Lisa, seeing you everywhere else make it seems like you never left ๐Ÿ™‚ Welcome back though!

  8. @Lisa – You’d think with all of the tweeting, speaking and conferencing I’d have some thoughts to share here. I do/did – but need to get some discipline around making it happen!
    @Steve – You’ve been putting the pressure on with some excellent blogging yourself lately. Of course, that’s what happens when it’s the “Year of Steve Boese”.
    @Trisha – Thanks for the words of wisdom and encouragement. I learn so much from you and your blog/social media presence. You’re definitely someone showing how it’s done right!
    @Sarah – Thanks for stopping by! I love so much!
    @Jason – Yeah, about that… We’ll have to continue our last conversation. ๐Ÿ™‚
    @HR_Minion – I’m paying attention to your re-branding activities to learn from the Master. I like what I see so far!
    @Tammy – I really appreciate you taking the time to comment! After years in corporate America, I’ve developed a pretty thick shield on not letting my guard down. I’m trying to melt that away and find the right balance here on the blog and in social media. Thanks for the encouragement!
    @Louise – I’m glad to see your blogging regularly as well. I’m trying to catch up and follow your lead!
    @Laurie – Thanks for contributing to 80’s/90’s throwback day here in Cincy Recruiter’s World! Great minds do indeed think alike.
    @Bonita – Thanks for being a faithful commenter and for always encouraging me to get a new post up. It does make a difference and I really appreciate your support. Even when you think I’m not listening. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. You go, girl!! Can’t wait to see how the year unfolds!! I’ll be cheering you on the whole way!!!
    By the way, the blogging world has missed you, and this was a great re-entry!

  10. @April – Yeah, I’m like a Ninja – everywhere and nowhere all at the same time. Thanks for commenting!
    @Ben – Thank you and I’m glad you’ve joined the blogosphere as well. I enjoy reading your thoughts and opinions too!
    @Dan – Thanks for holding my spot. I hope to earn it now! I really appreciate your support and continue to learn from your posts on Great Leadership!

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