Why am I writing this and why should you be reading it? #31bnb

Aug 4, 2010 by

My good friend and blogger extraordinaire Rosetta Thurman is at it again: inspiring others to improve themselves; this time through blogging. At the beginning of this month, she started a 31 Days to a Brand New Blog Challenge. We’re now on Day 4, but due to my blogging hiatus while on vacation, I missed the first day or two. I’m going to try to catch up a bit and hopefully keep mostly on pace with the daily challenges.

I actually started in reverse order and did the Day 3 challenge of updating your blog’s About page first. Check out my updated (and hopefully improved) About page and let me know what you think.

Tonight, I moved onto the Day 2 challenge: writing a purpose statement for my blog. I started with Rosetta’s proposed list of questions below, answered them and attempted to craft the answers into a purpose statement. Please let me know what you think so that I can continue to critique and improve it! Once it’s done, it will get added to my About page as well.

  1. Why do you blog?
    • I blog because I love to write, but writing is actually hard for me to do. I blog because I think too much and have opinions about almost everything and I want to share them.
  2. What do you blog about? (be as specific as you can here, especially if you have a niche)
    • I blog about nonprofit leadership issues, intergenerational conflict (and conflict resolution), career issues and nonprofit management with a little love, food and travel throw in along the way.
  3. What do you want to become known for through your blog (what kind of reputation are you seeking to create for yourself)?
    • I want to be known as a nonprofit thought leader with ideas and practical solutions to the management and leadership problems that nonprofits face everyday. I want to build up a consulting practice based on that expertise.

So here’s my purpose statement:

“Onward and Upward is a blog about nonprofit leadership, management, intergenerational issues and about my climb up the experience/knowledge/employment ladder. I hope that by reading it, others will gain insight and ideas into how to advance their own careers and make the nonprofit sector even better. And I hope to make some friends and meet new colleagues along the way. Welcome!”

Again, let me know what you think and keep an eye on the hashtag #31bnb and Rosetta’s blog for further updates and posts.

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