It is approaching quickly. 1 year. 1 year ago I wrote my first blog. It was called "The Simple Things" http://bit.ly/MjKaeQ it trended better than I would have ever imagined. I had never written anything other than a college paper. Why did I start writing? Why did I start blogging? I think I wanted to tell a story. I wanted to help others. I wanted to share my experiences with people so they could learn from not only my achievements but mistakes.
I would have never imaged in a million years that people would be interested in what I had to say. I still am in awe. I guess people can relate. I truly don't know. I feel l have learned a lot over the past year. As an otherwise unrecognized recruiter outside of Austin, I have had people from around the globe want to connect with me and talk about their similar experiences.
I have done some pretty cool things. I have taken myself completely out of my comfort zone and voiced opinions and debated with world renowned top recruiters. I have gone on the Animal Show. I started using Twitter, which I had not used regularly until late last year. I have done some pretty cool guest blogs. I have made some great friends. I have become a featured blogger on Recruitingblogs.com, which still baffles me.
So what does the next year bring? I don't know yet. If I can connect with people and help just 1 person, then I think I will continue to write.
I guess what I am trying to say is there are others out there just like me. I encourage you to put your thoughts on paper. Listen, comment, and learn. I have written some good stuff, and looking back some pretty bad stuff also. I've learned what people like, and what they don't.
My writings are 100% original. What I have realized is that In the social media era, blogging has become increasingly important. People do want to hear your ORIGINAL story. In 1 year you will be amazed of what you have accomplished.
Recruiter or not, I want to challenge you to become a SME at whatever you do. Voice your opinions and learn. For me, Recruiting Blogs has allowed me to connect with some of the best recruiters from around the world. Find a site that works for you. Connect with the leaders. It will make a difference.
Happy Friday all. Good Luck