So, I’m late to the party. Really late. I remember thinking five or six years ago that blogs were for tech nerds and the unemployed. When I finally started to realize their value, I felt like it was too late for me to jump on the blogging bandwagon and add anything new. I’ve always been more of a consumer of information than a producer. But I’m quickly realizing that in my profession, social media isn’t optional anymore. Even though I currently work as communications manager in an industry that could in no way be described as cutting edge, I figure it’s time for me to get some skin in the game and start fully participating and contributing to the conversation.
Oddly enough, what seems to have pushed me over the “to-blog-or-not-to-blog” precipice is Twitter. Since opening an account about seven months ago, I’ve grown more and more comfortable sharing information 140-characters at a time. I’ve started following and engaging with brilliant social media minds and I’m constantly discovering new sources of information and ideas. And sometimes I just have more to say than can fit in a tweet!
In general, I’m a fairly private person, and so this blog will be a true test for me to put my thoughts out there and open myself up for debate and critique. I’ll share my thoughts on organizational communication, marketing, social media, writing, customer relationships, and occasionally some personal tidbits, too (beware of college football fanaticism, kittens, cycling and photography).
So even though I’m late to the party, I hope there’s still some dessert to be had… and maybe I’ll get invited back to the next big thing.