Nearly 18 months ago I set out to flex my atrophied writing skills here on this blog.
I wrestled with topics, with the courage to open up, with the humility that someone unknown may find and dismiss my ramblings. And then a year ago this very month I made a left turn by deciding instead to focus on an internal blog at work.
A first in our sizable company.
And the experience has been phenomenal. I have learned to have appropriate expectations of my readership. I have learned to expect both everyone and no one to read any given post, as I have expected both of them to engage in any sort of dialog.
I have learned that impact posts come in many different sizes. And I have learned that I can learn exponentially more from those who have thoughts, ideas, feedback, and ultimately comments to contribute. Therefore, I have learned that each post is more a journey than a destination; that the post becomes a platform.
I have also learned that my wandering style isn’t considered (by most) to be annoying or difficult to follow or rambling or… the feedback I receive is that others appreciate the stream-of-consciousness of the format, and that it feels less contrived and more human.
So, while it may be difficult (for me) to maintain two blogs, I am making a decided effort to try to do so.
Welcome to my (re) launch.