Posts tagged ‘blogging’
I completely forgot about the resolution I made last year (December 2, 2007 to be exact – why wait for the New Year’s rush?) to write the magnum opus. It must have been simmering on the back burner as the thousand and one priorities got in the way because as the year wore on Jack and I returned to working through details. We even submitted a proposal a couple of weeks ago. Now, with two days to go before year’s end, it is almost complete.
Did it happen because of the resolution? Or despite it?
Human nature being what it is, we are so often our own worst enemy. We refuse to listen to reason, choking off the wisdom of our own inner voice. We take our hard-won power and toss it away like trash. And we fight our most positive impulses with a hodge-podge of anxiety, conflict and confusion.
I’d like to think I did it because I promised you I would and I like to keep my word. So I’ll give you this one for 2009. Words. I’ll be back with a lot more of them.
I’ve never applied to be on a list. You know, the ones that ask you what you’ve done and why you should be one of the 30 under 30 or 40 under 40 or people to watch in <insert name of city>. So I was surprised to get a Google Alert telling me that I’m on this list: WE Magazine’s 101 Women Bloggers to Watch Fall 2008!
How cool is that?
So now I’m off to make a list of things I’ve been meaning to blog about!
This blog is one year old today. It deserves some recognition and a bit of celebration, if for nothing else other than surviving and growing. Not much different than a human being.
People used to have shorter life spans, primarily because infant death was so prevalent. Now it’s blogs that don’t last. I don’t know how many abandoned blogs dot the blogosphere but a quick search yielded someone making money from ads on abandoned blogs, which sounds to me like putting orphans out to beg, a la Oliver Twist. The one piece of data I found measured blog life by any activity in the past 90 days (like a post). They gave the chance of survival at 50/50.
Survival is an organism’s first expression of power. It’s power that motivates me more than anything else – the power to make change for the better – so no wonder this mini-obsession with blog survival.
Having gotten through this first year with entries on leadership, including the political and economic, I plan to celebrate this blog’s “terrible twos” by talking about motivation in action – people at work. I’m going to start with the full disclosure of how to measure Quality of Hire using the universal metric.
It seems like the right gift to give a blog.