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 RandomBlogger.com and BadBlogger.com 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…”