It’s Been Quite a Year !!

One year ago, I jumped into the blogosphere after I received my site as an incredible gift from my sister-in-law, Kathi Browne.  Quick side note – she’s incredibly talented and I think you should click through on this link to get more connected to an incredible business and HR resource  . . . but I digress.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect entering the world of blogging.  It was daunting to be honest because I read the great work of so many each day.   I wanted to make sure that this wasn’t a hobby, but would strive to be three things: genuine, consistent and encouraging.

I understand that there are many things in business and HR that raise both concerns and frustrations.  I’m not naive, and I experience those things in my roles both as an HR Director and in my volunteer life with SHRM and Boy Scouts.  The difference is that I choose to take a different path, and suppose I always have.

There are more opportunities to be positive than people choose to take.  It isn’t how most people look at things, and that’s a shame.  So, as I enter my next year of blogging please note that I hope to lift our profession up even more and move it ahead.  It doesn’t mean that you can’t have a critical eye toward things, but it does allow you to approach things differently.

Thanks for sticking with me this first year.  I truly appreciate everyone who chooses to read this blog.  I hope that we continue to connect.  If you feel so inclined, drop me a line at [email protected] or write a comment.  Connect on Linked In, Twitter, Facebook, or join the HR Net, etc.  We can only get better as a profession if we do it together.

Until next week . . . and hopefully years to come . . . Peace to all !!

8 thoughts on “It’s Been Quite a Year !!”

  1. Steve, You continually amaze me with your ability to “tell a story” in a way that is entertaining and valuable. You add so much value to your industry and I’m proud to tell people I know you. Keep up the good work and one of these days I’ll talk you into doing a webinar or maybe a livecast hangout… hmmm?

  2. Wow, its hard to believe its only been a year. You seem so comfortable and natural as a blogger. I for one want to thank your sister for getting you in the game if not for her, I wouldn’t be here either.

    Rock on.

  3. Happy New Year and Happy Blog-iversary!

    Rest assured you are reaching your goal of being genuine, consistent and encouraging. These this come across in every interaction and blog post. You are simply inspiring. I feel blessed to know you and share in the journey to move HR forward. All the best to you!

  4. Steve,

    Congratulations on the anniversary and thank you for your work to connect many of us in a genuine way. Seeing your success and how it could be done certainly was an inspiration for my own jump into the world of blogging. I hope to continuing reading and enjoying Everyday People for years to come!


  5. Though I am not an HR practitioner, I know and work/volunteer with a lot of wonderful HR folks. I started my blog probably about the same time as you did, and named it what I did because of all of the negative (and what I considered to be glass-half empty) posts about HR that were flying around back then. I love your positive attitude and I especially appreciate that you are so inclusive and reach out to others the way you do. Thanks for making me feel welcome in your circle.

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