Blogging with Friends
When I’m “off the clock” so to speak, I am pretty choosy about how I spend my time.
After eating, sleeping, commuting and working I have maybe six hours left to cram in the following: exercise, blogging, hobbies, spending time with loved ones and some brain-less activities like TV watching.
That time is valuable.
About six months after I started blogging Chris Fields virtually introduced me to Chris Ponder, a fellow HR blogger who had recently kicked off a multi-contributor blog called Performance I Create. Chris Fields and a couple other people were already contributing but I was still trying to get a handle on my own blog so I wasn’t sure if I wanted to make another writing commitment. But after talking with Chris Ponder, I was impressed with his knowledge, maturity and great personality so I decided to join…if he would take an untested newbie that is 🙂 .
Luckily he took a chance on me and the rest as they say is history. Almost two years later I’m still writing for Performance I Create and the team has rapidly expanded to include great contributors like Tiffany Kuehl, Justin Harris, Sarah Williams (she will always be Buzz to me), Steve Browne, Jay Kuhns and Dave Ryan.
The nine of us have very different career and life experiences and that is part of the secret to our great contributions. The other part is that we all have a great sense of humor and try not to take anything too seriously. Even though some of our content is definitely serious HR business;
I believe it’s the combination of wacky personalities, life and work experience and the ability to have fun but be serious that makes PIC a great site and that is why I choose to spend the little free time I have contributing and promoting it.
In case you aren’t already familiar with the site I want to point out some great content from the past few months that you may have missed:
- Big Data – How Come It Isn’t Always Right
- A Shift to Service
- The Mystery of Feedback
- HR Should Bet on Business and Money
- Invest In Your Network
- You Got A PIP : Now Discover How You Can Beat It
- Trench HR Is Hard
Back? Yea, so you can tell we are a fun bunch and we know what we are talking about….go bookmark the site if you haven’t already. Like all the great things in life (wine, prime beef, etc;) we are only getting better with age!