Hang in there and wait for that one person who will change everything, because once they change everything, your life will be beautiful.
I hope everybody is fortunate enough to have somebody in their life just like that. I have somebody like that. Thanks for calling.
4:29 pm • 12 February 2011 • 290 notes
Yes. I am going to blog.
Greetings ya’ll …
My goal entering the year was to start this blog, and it’s taken some time, but here we go. Except that I don’t think “blog” would be a terribly accurate description of what I hope to accomplish in this space. I am not going to "blog" in that traditional way that subjects you to whatever meaningless static fills my head.
I am going to use "a blog" in hopes to better communicate with you all about some key things that relate to what we are doing. In other words, I am going to subject you to whatever (hopefully) meaningful (though it might occasionally be meaningless) journalism-related static is bouncing about in my noggin’.
I hope to keep this up throughout the year as a resource for our veterans and especially for our newbies as they come in throughout the year so they can get caught up on some things or find some materials that could be helpful. I want it to serve as an archive for the thousands of inches of training material I’ve produced over the years that can occasionally not see the light of day, buried deep in my hard drive, so I will trot those gems (snort) out as the year progresses and needs arise.
I’ll cover a variety of topics and, as usual, will happily fulfill requests for notes (or discussions) on any subject, so let me know what you or your staff might need and I’ll either play one of the tracks from my greatest hits CD — available at iTunes and the Moscow Food Co-op — or actually produce some original material.
See, I’m a helluva guy.
A few more things:
1. This is going to be a private blog with only Arg and Blot types invited in (and KUOI folks, too, should they see the need). I’ll never write anything here that I would feel uncomfortable being read by the masses, but I know that sometimes our “leave your ego at the door” policy opens to some pointed conversations that, while important for our organization, are not for general audiences. Please, as always, our “what happens here, stays here” policy needs to be respected. Or, in other words, we’re a family and we don’t need to let everybody know just how dysfunctional we are, OK?
2. Because I do not know how this will go as far as actually serving as an effective tool of communication. I very likely will double dip with things I post here, also sending them via e-mail.
3. The name of the blog. If you care, it’s me mocking my office placement … as I do, indeed, have a view of the men’s room. Some would suggest my office IS the men’s room … or the water cooler. But those people are monkeys and I have better things to do with my time. (Hi, Jens!)
OK, let’s keep kicking ass and let me know what I can do to help you all in these first few harried editions …
Take care — SO’N
2:39 pm • 27 September 2010