When I started this blog several tears ago it was for people that were struggling with technology and how to use it, what “things” to buy, platforms to use, the dangers and the good things and all in language for the layperson. I am one. I am not a person that cares about how something works, I care that it works. That once I plug something in and hit a couple of buttons it needs to work. Simple as that. (Is it ever as simple as that?)
Writing for me is on “Inspiration.” And with all the blogs out there today, so many more than when I started doing it, the old subject matter isn’t that “Inspirational” to me anymore. You can tell by the gaps in the content.
I can write about anything. If your business needs someone to write for them, you need someone that cares about you enough to learn about your business and what is important to it and to you. I can do that. I can write web copy, I can write white papers and I can blog. When I write for myself it feels different. Writing something important for someone’s business, I get feedback. Writing for myself it is more isolating.
Who Do You Love? And Who Loves You?
Connections are everything. People like to feel appreciated and identified with so they can trust you, don’t you? I am not an expert in sociology but I have spent most of my life people watching, relationship building and I get a real “charge” (a Maine saying) out of helping people and feeling like we are on the same team. Trying to accomplish the same goal. We all complain about being on hold with a customer service department that is in a foreign country that cannot pronounce our names much less care about our problem enough to solve it. So how much are you trying to give up?
For those of you that believe in the “Human Being” it’s uniqueness and treasure it, you need to read Chris’s blog. Chris has that special sauce that I go to when I get frustrated about my problems being pushed into automation. Pushed into the “OK, let’s stick Kelly here and call it close enough.” Because it isn’t. I teach Social Media at Husson University and one of the things we talk about is having a “Hero” or a “Mentor.” It is no secret that Chris is mine. He boils down all the confusion and tech, putting it into human terms. Chris reminds me that I want to help people. And people come to me often. They want to meet someone I know or wonder if I have a connection someone. They seldom go through my LInkedIN account, they call me or yes, send me an email because they know ME and I know THEM.
Please Stay Tuned
This blog is going “Back to School.” The basics. It is not an echo of Chris Brogan’s blog because I have the link and you can read his words for yourself. This blog is going to refocus on what you and I both know is right, how we all can deal with this over texting, over automated world and how we can all stay grounded together.