Today, my “job” is blogging and I am using my experience in Corporate America to prepare for this new venture.
After I graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), I began working at the local electric utility company. I started out as a temporary summer worker to “get my foot in the door”. Within a year, I accepted a position in Human Resources (HR). My degree was in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources and Labor Relations, so HR is what I had gone to school for. After over 28 years at the electric utility company, I realized it was time to move on.
My success in Corporate America didn’t happen overnight and I won’t become an overnight success at blogging either. Now that I am a stay-at-home mom, I take care of my home, finances, kids, etc. I am the CEO (like many moms)! When I was in college and while I was in HR, I read everything I could get my hands on and asked lots of questions, and listened a lot! That is how I must approach blogging.
There are so many great bloggers who are willing to share what they’ve learned and — lessons learned are priceless! I still have so much to learn but if I had one piece of advice to give to new bloggers, take your time and don’t be too hard on yourself. You can’t know it all right away. I’ll never know it all, but together with other bloggers, I will get there.
Thanks to Ruth Soukup from livingwellspendingless.com and the founder of the Elite Blog Academy, Suzi from startamomblog.com, and Scott Chow from theblogstarter.com. There is so much to learn looking at other bloggers’ sites and getting ideas. I also love Pinterest where I find lots of stuff to read and learn from.
Being new to blogging, I am a bit frustrated but I remember how it felt when I first started at the electric utility and when I took on new jobs. It was an uphill climb and I had lots to learn. This is a new experience and, once again, I have a lot to learn. Luckily, I love to learn! For anyone who is thinking about blogging, hang in there. I will be right there with you learning. Constantly learning.