… the HR Minion. Because even minions have opinions. And giggles.

I’m sick and tired of having to explain myself.

Just a little rant today, please bear with it.

I’m getting just a little tired of justifying my enjoyment of blogs. I know it’s not “real” journalism, and that some people are just jerks on ego trips. I’m not looking for journalism and I don’t follow jerks. The blogosphere is a self-correcting marketplace; if you suck, no one will listen to you and you’ll eventually go away. Problem Solved.

My boss does not understand the value of blogs, but he was quite impressed with HR Wench’s Call Center Recruiting idea. Considering that most people who scorn my enjoyment have never read blogs themselves, they need to back off until they actually know what they are talking about.

So here are some things that I have gained by blogging:

1. Improving my knowledge of everything that is HR.
I cannot begin to count the great ideas I have been exposed to thanks to blogs. I don’t have to agree with everything I read to find something valuable.

2. I’m interacting with HR Professionals world-wide. Talk about a global perspective, I talk to people from around the world and make connections I never would have otherwise. I can also share my ideas with readers from around the world. How cool is that?

3. I’m improving my writing skills with each post. I’ve always enjoyed writing, but life often gets in the way. Blogging forces me to write on a frequent basis. Practice makes perfect.

4. I’m exposed to opportunities I would not have gotten otherwise. Would I have been invited to the 11th Annual Talent Management Summit if I wasn’t a blogger? I don’t think so. Now I get to go, listen to great speakers, and hang out with my blogger buddies (HR Wench aka Jenn Barnes, Laurie Ruettimann, and Mark Stelzner).

Okay, that’s enough self-justification for today. I just needed to get that off my chest. If I ever do come out of the closet with my real name, it won’t be while in my current position. I don’t want to have to deal with explaining myself yet again to my boss.

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2 Responses | Add your Own

  • 1 MsPinkSlip :

    HR leads the pack in confidentiality. Even if you maintain confidentiality in your blog, the idea of discussing HR is taboo. Like children, we are supposed to be seen but not heard.

  • 2 HR Minion :

    I was never that kind of child. Hmmm, I wonder what that says about me?