As a free-lance consultant, where I am and who I’m surrounded by changes regularly. I like the variety and the new input, and love the chances I get to make a concentrated difference… but it usually means I’m pretty focused on the task at hand and the other thoughts mulling around in the back of my head get pushed aside.
I began this blog because I was finding it frustrating, in such intense, deliverable-focused situations, to properly convey the breadth of my interests and capacities. That frustration coincided with a professional challenge that landed in my lap, over a year ago: Blogs were clearly on the rise, but how could I explain that? Why on earth would anybody bother to broadcast their thoughts regularly? What normal day-to-day behaviour does this model? Could I benefit with one? Why should I bother? I sought out many blogging friends and colleagues for their perspectives. As the discussions built, I realised something about myself.
I regularly send out links or articles pointing out something relevant or particularly striking. I quite often turn to whomever is nearest and say, “I just discovered something bizarre/unusual/fascinating, and I want to know what you think about it.” Or “I’ve been meaning to ask someone about that.” Or “Look at what they did. Would that solution work over here?”
These discussions form a much more dynamic picture of who I am and what I do than my CV could. They are, in fact, pretty close to blogging — and there was no reason not to open the conversation to a wider audience.
This blog is where I share my thoughts on anything that strikes me and hope to engage even more people in the topics that interest me.
You must have an opinion — join the conversation.