What’s New for 123communications?

At the end of June, I started making less obvious changes to 123communications. That is, I haven’t been writing long entries for you to read!

There’s what I’ve been up to…

  1. I refined my mission statement (AKA the “About” section) to one idea — that communication and life should be simple, almost like we are following a set of numbered instructions. (Hence the name, 123communications.)
  2. I started adding categories to my blog. I think it may be helpful to file all of my non-communication strategy musings by topic under certain headings. You’ll find some categories already in place…however, this is a work-in- progress task and the categories may change in the near future. (I want categories that make the most sense for me and this blog.)
  3. I finished a post about communication (and it also nods to one of my other favorite things … reading magazines).

Questions for the crowd! Do you think blog articles should be categorized by topic? Are you a fan of more communication in life and in the workplace?

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About the Delay…

Apologies for the long delay! I’m back … with a few modifications. Namely, I am going to strive for discipline this time around…and actually post once or twice a week.

Here is what you can expect from me…

  • I’ll be commenting on communication & media — noting best practices (and bad endings) in communication, content development, change management and training.
  • I’ll be writing about my own interests in continuous learning, communication (see above) and keeping a work life balance through yoga practice, through traveling around Chicago and through reading – especially magazines (my love of magazines should become fairly clear!).

The Best Laid Plans …

In order to find out if blogging can help me achieve balance and help to identify goals, I have to actually, you know, BLOG. I have to act on my plans.

A while back, I crafted a blogging schedule to help me in this adventure. I told myself I should write about specific topics on specific days. This hasn’t happened yet, so I have revised my schedule to something more achievable…

Best Laid Plans…” schedule

Blog at least once a week about life and the things I love: DIY, yoga, reading, communication best practices and communication issues.

As a communications/marketing professional, I believe in publishing schedules and in the power of brand. (This scheduling and effort always helps me accomplish more at work.)

I need advice from experienced bloggers and experienced people, I think.

Question: Will the workplace tactics of scheduling and branding help me deliver a blog? Can a blog truly help me identify goals and grow? How can I make my blog a place for those things?

Best laid plans, indeed…