Why Blog?

by Meghan M. Biro on November 13, 2009

2965186113_481cfd37d0_oI came to blogging fairly late, in keeping with my tendency to listen, analyze, and discover the meaning of something before acting. Paradoxically, I was also an early adopter of social media, observing and consulting behind the scenes on the uses of new media with my clients. As I worked with clients, I came to the understanding that blogs are just a different way to tell a story.

I warmed up to storytelling as a guest blogger here on my friend Michael’s The Red Recruiter and other great forums – Career Rocketeer , Careerealism and Brainzooming to name a few and other individual blogs that

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I will acknowledge soon – provided by my talented friends in the industry. As I worked into this new way of telling a story, it became apparent that what I was doing was preparing to launch my own blog community, a place where I can share my experiences and educate people interested in innovation, entrepreneurship, branding, career development and culture fit – a few of my longtime passions (I admit, the list is much longer and yes, a blog is necessary).

You readers have helped me learn how to tell a story effectively. I have discovered how to read the audience, choose topics that resonate, experiment with points of view, and share experiences and personal anecdotes. All of this has been done with the goal of giving you, the reader, the best and most current thinking on personal branding, career strategy, self-awareness and the tools of self-assessment necessary to plot a sustainable career path.

Along the way I have discovered what is important in social media: the ability to interact and observe, participate and share. Now I’m hooked, and ready to branch out and launch my own blog at TalentCulture.com, while still standing in occasionally as a guest blogger here and in a few other forums. I will use these conversations with you to continue to develop my thinking on the importance of culture fit, branding, and how to communicate the value each of us brings to our employers. (OK, many other topics too).

Guest blogging has been a great experience, one I wouldn’t trade in. It has opened up opportunities to share articles as a guest expert for several ebooks and a book, blog on a few great sites, and has helped broaden my sense of what is important to career seekers and the collective “people” experiencing this concept we know as new media.

Please take a moment to visit TalentCulture.com in a number of weeks (it will be rebranded), and be on the lookout for our new blog. You will meet the rest of my amazing team and contributors. We will certainly cover the topics of resumes and career tips and will look beyond to provide meaningful discussions on a wide array of topics: the impact of culture – employee, employer, brand, popular; work/life balance, and innovative thinking about emerging technologies and the green/sustainable market and what they mean for careerists and the larger context of business. We’ll take on generational issues. We’ll look at how new media can build your brand, and use new media to tell you how. We may even get philosophical…

Your support has helped me take a great step forward in my personal development as an entrepreneur, and brought clarity to how I can best help those who want to control their careers, rather than be victims of timing and circumstance. It’s a journey, and this is the first step. Thanks for taking it with me.

Photo Credit, Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

  • http://theredrecruiter.com/ The Red Recruiter

    I appreciate your contributions Meghan! It’s been great having you as a part of the blogging team! 😉

  • http://theredrecruiter.com The Red Recruiter

    I appreciate your contributions Meghan! It’s been great having you as a part of the blogging team! 😉

  • http://twitter.com/MeghanMBiro Meghan M. Biro

    @theredrecruiter Thanks Michael. It’s been a great journey so far. I’m not going anywhere, we are simply expanding our community 😉

  • http://twitter.com/MeghanMBiro Meghan M. Biro

    @theredrecruiter Thanks Michael. It’s been a great journey so far. I’m not going anywhere, we are simply expanding our community 😉

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  • http://www.RamerGroup.com/ Mike Ramer

    Meghan, you have many wonderful gifts. I look forward to your future storytelling on your blog. As we’ve talked, listening and analyzing are very important and just a few of your personal assets. To make it happen, my friend, don’t over think it: Be #proactive #takeaction. All will come to you. My best, Mike

  • http://www.RamerGroup.com Mike Ramer

    Meghan, you have many wonderful gifts. I look forward to your future storytelling on your blog. As we’ve talked, listening and analyzing are very important and just a few of your personal assets. To make it happen, my friend, don’t over think it: Be #proactive #takeaction. All will come to you. My best, Mike

  • http://www.executiveresumebranding.com/ Meg Guiseppi

    Meghan, after following your guest blogging and tweeting, I know you’ll do wonderful things with the Talent Culture Blog.

    Can’t wait to see what you’ll tackle and what stories you’ll tell us.

    Best,
    Meg

  • http://www.executiveresumebranding.com Meg Guiseppi

    Meghan, after following your guest blogging and tweeting, I know you’ll do wonderful things with the Talent Culture Blog.

    Can’t wait to see what you’ll tackle and what stories you’ll tell us.

    Best,
    Meg

  • http://thehumanracehorses.com Michael VanDervort

    Congratulations on growing on the upcoming growth and expansion at Talent Culture!

    Hanging around this comment board looks a band: Meghan Biro and the Michaels!

    It breaks my heart you never came back and guest posted again over at HRH! 😉

  • http://thehumanracehorses.com Michael VanDervort

    Congratulations on growing on the upcoming growth and expansion at Talent Culture!

    Hanging around this comment board looks a band: Meghan Biro and the Michaels!

    It breaks my heart you never came back and guest posted again over at HRH! 😉

  • http://twitter.com/MeghanMBiro Meghan M. Biro

    @MikeRamer Mike, appreciate your kind words. Over-thinking is a way of life for me, a large dimension of my personality. The ideas keep flowing + I’m enjoying #takingaction. Finding the balance. Thanks for being a great friend + colleague.

  • http://twitter.com/MeghanMBiro Meghan M. Biro

    @MikeRamer Mike, appreciate your kind words. Over-thinking is a way of life for me, a large dimension of my personality. The ideas keep flowing + I’m enjoying #takingaction. Finding the balance. Thanks for being a great friend + colleague.

  • http://www.sanerapdc.com/ Alicia Arenas (@AliciaSanera)

    Congratulations Meghan! I feel like you’ve been pregnant and getting ready to deliver your wonderful new baby “Talent Culture.” Please let us know when it launches. The world has no idea how great it’s going to be.

    – Alicia

  • http://www.sanerapdc.com Alicia Arenas (@AliciaSanera)

    Congratulations Meghan! I feel like you’ve been pregnant and getting ready to deliver your wonderful new baby “Talent Culture.” Please let us know when it launches. The world has no idea how great it’s going to be.

    – Alicia

  • http://hrmargo.com/ @HRMargo Margo Rose

    Brava! So happy you’ve taken the leap from guest blogging to developing your own brand and blog. It takes a lot of guts to do this, and I applaud you. Your blog is very well written and I look forward to more posts.

    Your friend,
    Margo Rose

  • http://hrmargo.com @HRMargo Margo Rose

    Brava! So happy you’ve taken the leap from guest blogging to developing your own brand and blog. It takes a lot of guts to do this, and I applaud you. Your blog is very well written and I look forward to more posts.

    Your friend,
    Margo Rose

  • http://twitter.com/MeghanMBiro Meghan M. Biro

    @MegGuiseppi Thanks very much “other” M. Look forward to sharing with you.

    @MikeVanDervort Breaking news = you are now in our band as the drummer :) Look forward to sharing link love with you my friend + articles in the future especially for you.

    @AliciaSanera Well, you will be the first to know my delivery news. It’s most definitely coming from a place of love + care 😉 Thanks for being you.

  • http://twitter.com/MeghanMBiro Meghan M. Biro

    @MegGuiseppi Thanks very much “other” M. Look forward to sharing with you.

    @MikeVanDervort Breaking news = you are now in our band as the drummer :) Look forward to sharing link love with you my friend + articles in the future especially for you.

    @AliciaSanera Well, you will be the first to know my delivery news. It’s most definitely coming from a place of love + care 😉 Thanks for being you.

  • http://www.whatwoulddadsay.com gl hoffman

    Good Luck…MB…you rock and so will your new creative outlet.
    Can’t wait to see it….GLH.

  • http://www.whatwoulddadsay.com/ gl hoffman

    Good Luck…MB…you rock and so will your new creative outlet.
    Can’t wait to see it….GLH.

  • http://twitter.com/KatrinaKibben Katrina Kibben

    This is such a great opportunity for you to share your innovation with a bigger audience. The blogosphere is lucky to have you Meghan!

    -Katrina

  • http://twitter.com/KatrinaKibben Katrina Kibben

    This is such a great opportunity for you to share your innovation with a bigger audience. The blogosphere is lucky to have you Meghan!

    -Katrina

  • http://jefflipschultz.wordpress.com/ Jeff Lipschultz

    Meghan,
    Blogging is a wonderful way to share views, no doubt. It’s even better when you engage a whole group of folks and get them talking about a topic that has meaning and depth. It allows non-participants to read the views of many stemming from your own.
    I too, enjoy the art of the conversation. Although limited to the written word, I can almost hear the voices of all the friends I’ve met through the experience, including you.
    All the best in the next chapter of your collection of blogs!

    Jeff

  • http://jefflipschultz.wordpress.com Jeff Lipschultz

    Meghan,
    Blogging is a wonderful way to share views, no doubt. It’s even better when you engage a whole group of folks and get them talking about a topic that has meaning and depth. It allows non-participants to read the views of many stemming from your own.
    I too, enjoy the art of the conversation. Although limited to the written word, I can almost hear the voices of all the friends I’ve met through the experience, including you.
    All the best in the next chapter of your collection of blogs!

    Jeff

  • @ChinaGorman

    Meghan: You are a real role model for me — and others, as we can see from these comments — as I begin to think more seriously about making the commitment to start a blog. Thanks for being such an inspiration. If I can tell a story half as well as you can I’ll be pleased. Congrats!

  • @ChinaGorman

    Meghan: You are a real role model for me — and others, as we can see from these comments — as I begin to think more seriously about making the commitment to start a blog. Thanks for being such an inspiration. If I can tell a story half as well as you can I’ll be pleased. Congrats!

  • http://hrmarketer.blogspot.com/ Kevin W. Grossman

    Meghan, I’m so glad I’ve connected with you and wish you the best of luck in your new endeavor!

    You’re so right about listening and learning before sharing your “voice” in social media and especially your new blog.

    Through all the thought leadership and best practices content and commentary and 2-way communication and other “stories” you’ll share in your blog, don’t forget that your business blog is a critical marketing tool that generates online visibility, traffic for your website and sales leads.

    As a budding entrepreneur, you’re going to be in business to be in business; it’s okay to market and sell.

    Good luck to you!

  • http://hrmarketer.blogspot.com/ Kevin W. Grossman

    Meghan, I’m so glad I’ve connected with you and wish you the best of luck in your new endeavor!

    You’re so right about listening and learning before sharing your “voice” in social media and especially your new blog.

    Through all the thought leadership and best practices content and commentary and 2-way communication and other “stories” you’ll share in your blog, don’t forget that your business blog is a critical marketing tool that generates online visibility, traffic for your website and sales leads.

    As a budding entrepreneur, you’re going to be in business to be in business; it’s okay to market and sell.

    Good luck to you!

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  • http://www.peakhistory.com/ Marguerite Granat

    Meghan, congratulations on sharing your blogging journey and on starting your own blog. Its great that we are all sharing in ways that were not possible even a few years ago. I with you all the best and will be visiting your new blog often.
    Marguerite

  • http://www.peakhistory.com Marguerite Granat

    Meghan, congratulations on sharing your blogging journey and on starting your own blog. Its great that we are all sharing in ways that were not possible even a few years ago. I with you all the best and will be visiting your new blog often.
    Marguerite

  • http://www.careertrend.net/ Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

    Meghan!
    So enjoy conversations with you. A little flair, a little charm a LOT of value, an infusion of positivity with a dash of frank reality … I like your style.

    I await your new blogging community launch over at TalentCulture, where your word wisdom will continue to perpetuate communal as well as one-on-one intimate conversations.

    Jacqui

  • http://www.careertrend.net Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

    Meghan!
    So enjoy conversations with you. A little flair, a little charm a LOT of value, an infusion of positivity with a dash of frank reality … I like your style.

    I await your new blogging community launch over at TalentCulture, where your word wisdom will continue to perpetuate communal as well as one-on-one intimate conversations.

    Jacqui

  • http://www.lisarosendahl.com/ Lisa Rosendahl

    Congrats Meghan, so looking forward to what you create in your own space!

  • http://www.lisarosendahl.com Lisa Rosendahl

    Congrats Meghan, so looking forward to what you create in your own space!

  • http://twitter.com/MeghanMBiro Meghan M. Biro

    @HRMargo Thanks for the brava! Margo. I appreciate you.

    @GLHoffman Large cheers in your direction. Your thoughtful comments are the best. Thank you GL. #YouRock

    @KatrinaKibben Indeed, I look forward to sharing with a wider audience Katrina. Thanks for your ongoing support = much appreciated.

    @JLipschultz Thanks much Jeff. The real fun is just beginning?

    @ChinaGorman The feeling is mutual China. Thanks very much. Let’s continue to inspire one another. Of course, I’m available to cheer you on too.

    @KevinWGrossman Thanks much Kevin. I hear you – it’s one large process. We have remained organic for awhile; the various angles will be implemented. Appreciate your terrific thought leadership.

    @MGRecruiter The touch points for digital connection are simply amazing. Agree + cheers to the future my friend.

    @ValueIntoWords I like your style too, you are a valued friend Jacqui. We enjoy sailing metaphors = thanks for being the perfect anchor :)

    @LisaRosendahl Look forward to sharing with you Lisa. Thank you.

  • http://twitter.com/MeghanMBiro Meghan M. Biro

    @HRMargo Thanks for the brava! Margo. I appreciate you.

    @GLHoffman Large cheers in your direction. Your thoughtful comments are the best. Thank you GL. #YouRock

    @KatrinaKibben Indeed, I look forward to sharing with a wider audience Katrina. Thanks for your ongoing support = much appreciated.

    @JLipschultz Thanks much Jeff. The real fun is just beginning?

    @ChinaGorman The feeling is mutual China. Thanks very much. Let’s continue to inspire one another. Of course, I’m available to cheer you on too.

    @KevinWGrossman Thanks much Kevin. I hear you – it’s one large process. We have remained organic for awhile; the various angles will be implemented. Appreciate your terrific thought leadership.

    @MGRecruiter The touch points for digital connection are simply amazing. Agree + cheers to the future my friend.

    @ValueIntoWords I like your style too, you are a valued friend Jacqui. We enjoy sailing metaphors = thanks for being the perfect anchor :)

    @LisaRosendahl Look forward to sharing with you Lisa. Thank you.

  • http://twitter.com/ki2mylife AJ

    Congratulations on your TalentCulture blog (let me know when it’s live)! Thank you for sharing this article with us, as it’s been motivation to more than one reader to start/continue their own journey in developing their personal brand and furthering their career. I have thoroughly enjoyed your guest posts on this blog and others — definitely looking forward to your new articles and discussions (a tweet here from you, a tweet there from me, and vice versa).

    Bestest of luck,

    AJ

  • http://twitter.com/ki2mylife AJ

    Congratulations on your TalentCulture blog (let me know when it’s live)! Thank you for sharing this article with us, as it’s been motivation to more than one reader to start/continue their own journey in developing their personal brand and furthering their career. I have thoroughly enjoyed your guest posts on this blog and others — definitely looking forward to your new articles and discussions (a tweet here from you, a tweet there from me, and vice versa).

    Bestest of luck,

    AJ

  • http://twitter.com/MeghanMBiro Meghan M. Biro

    @ki2mylife AJ, thank you. There is so much more to share. I look forward. The vice versa part is truly what social media is about!

  • http://twitter.com/MeghanMBiro Meghan M. Biro

    @ki2mylife AJ, thank you. There is so much more to share. I look forward. The vice versa part is truly what social media is about!

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