To my surprise and personal joy, readership has had a modest amount of growth and some good conversations have evolved both online and offline. This has been great to develop and I look forward to continuing the fun.
Before we start year number two, here's a few things I'd like you to know:
- I wanted to try out blogging so that I could speak intelligently on the subject rather than guessing for an organization or client.
- This small collection of posts is here to explore facets of communication, the intersection of education, public relations, social media and a bunch of stuff in between.
- I recently saw on another blog's anniversary post something that I really liked and I want to call your attention to some of the remarkable writers and professional thought-leaders who provide inspiration and education for me such as (in no particular order) Geoff Livingston, Lauren Vargas, Kami Huyse, APR, Jason Falls, Valeria Maltoni, Beth Harte, David Mullen, Narciso Tovar, Todd Defren, Lauren Fernandez, Terry Morawski, LauraVanHoosier, APR, Linda Jacobson, APR, Arik Hansen, APR, and many other writers that I've found along the way.
- Most importantly, I want to publicly thank my wonderful wife, Kristen Escovedo and our awesome kids (Little Princess, and Little Man) for putting up with me during these writings.
- A blog is nothing without it's community. Thank you for reading whether it's via your RSS reader, e-mail subscription, or if you just happened to stop by on accident looking for something more relevant. Whatever brings you here, I appreciate you and I thank you.
To celebrate this blog's anniversary I hope you do two things:
- If you are on Twitter, go follow @childfund and Help Change Children’s Lives; and
- If you have one near you, go to 7-11 and get a free Slurpee.
(I know, it's random but these two things will do you good.)