It seems that everyone is blogging these days! Blogs (web logs) have become one of the most popular ways for people to provide commentary on subjects ranging from self help to hair care. I will admit that I was hesitant to blog initially because I wasn’t sure what to write about, and quite honestly, questioned if anyone would be interested in what I had to say. Besides, there were plenty of bloggers who were probably saying the same things that I would say. So why on earth would I want to add more chatter to the blogosphere?
Someone recently asked me why I blogged, and my response was simple.
I blog to share my professional experiences with my readers. I blog to be a resource for those who may not have the time or resources to attend formal courses on professional development. I write a weekly blog as a simple way to share tidbits of knowledge that will help the reader recognize those ‘unwritten rules’ required to achieve success. I was extremely fortunate to have mentors and champions who took a vested interest in ensuring that I knew the ‘rules of the game’; so, each weekly topic is based upon those lessons learned.
Even though I have a scientific background, I want to share information that can be appreciated by a wide audience. I try to write these blogs in such a way that anyone reading them will learn something and be able to apply it to their professional development. Entropia’s mission is to assist individuals and organizations become more productive and effective, become better leaders, and attain greater work-life balance. Whether a K-12 teacher, a researcher, an entrepreneur or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, many of the successes gained will be influenced by professional development skills.
I don’t know how many people view my blogs, or if they are weekly readers. Those who do read the blogs may never leave a comment. or share the link on their social media site. I may never have an opportunity to work directly with a reader through coaching, or provide consulting on their projects. Regardless of these unknowns about readership numbers and potential clients, I am confident of this:
If just one reader learns something that contributes to their professional growth, then my blogging is not in vain.