I’ll blog naked in the New Year. I’ve tried to reveal quite a bit of myself this past year, but I plan to strip away even more in the coming year.
(Now that I’ve got your attention, I’ll just mention that this post is part of the group writing project for New Year’s reviews and predictions on Problogger.net. Notice how a good title grabs the reader’s attention?)
When I started Become a Consultant here on ConsultantJournal.com, I tried to offer a serious tone. I wanted to get away from the "angst and cats" content of personal blogs, so that I could bring blogging to a business audience. And many of my early posts — like the one on home office supplies or consulting fee rates have a fairly impersonal, business-like tone. But, as time went by, I realized that many of you connected with the more personal stories I sometimes told, like when I started dreaming of consulting or getting out of debt via consulting (okay, the second one was my friend’s story). You didn’t always make comments on the blog — but your emails suggested the stories resonated with you.
So, in the coming year, I plan to blog naked. I’ll let my guard down a little more often and let you connect with my personal story. I’ve already updated the About Us to tell you a little more about me. But, bit by bit, I plan to tell you more. I want to help you see that I’m human and that I’ve had good and bad days on my way to becoming a successful consultant. After all, how can I expect you to trust my recommendations if you don’t trust in the journey I’ve been on? Expect more about me every week.
"I’ll blog naked throughout 2007 | Become a Consultant" from Become a Consultant at ConsultantJournal.com.