Did I mention I’m a newbie to actually sticking to a blog? Well, I am.

path at nightNow that I’m the writer instead of the reader of your blog, I’m thinking about a lot of things in a different way.  For example, I never had to wonder who you were when I was the reader.  I knew because you told me.

In my line of work, everything is based on science.  I personally don’t promote “green” in my everyday profession.  I promote sound investments that also happen to be better for the environment than older, more generic choices.  I can easily provide content on energy efficiency because I’ve lived and breathed it for so long that I regularly dream about building upgrades in progress.

So if I can write up a white paper on a moment’s notice, why is it so hard for me to talk to you as me?  I mean, I obviously know me better than I do my work.  I’ve lived with me for 31 years now.  Here’s a key difference:

Before I write anything for work, I have a reader in mind. I have a goal. Same goes for public speaking, being on the radio, or providing an interview.

When it comes to writing a blog, I have no idea who you are. I certainly have ideas about things based on customer engagement trends from Salesforce you are probably 20-30 and Caucasian. But is that enough to start a blog? Woe is me..

So here I am. Talking to faceless people through a computer about being afraid.  About being flawed. About trying to be a better person and working for a better life for my family. About taking risks and being true.  I may not be able to control what you walk away with, but I have faith that whatever it is you end up thinking won’t be half as bad as it could be if I gave you any less.

I have faith that I can’t go wrong investing my time in you. Giving my all to you in hopes I can somehow help you or make even a moment better, and faith that I’ll be okay if you don’t like what I have to say.  Not saying anything at all is far worse than saying what is true to me. Hopefully you’ll agree.

One thought on “An absence of fear…

  1. Jess, Just write about what you are passionate. If you are passionate about it then you will speak with excitement and influence about it.

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