Cyberspace is clogged with blogs. There are so many blogs on so many topics that it seems pointless to keep count any more.
So why am I joining the blogosphere (admittedly late, since other social media are overtaking blogs in the coolness factor)? And why am I blogging about communication?
For several years, I wrote a column on workplace communication for a local news & information website (though there really are no “local” websites). Recently the website changed direction to be more entertainment oriented, so my column no longer had a home. While I loved writing the weekly column, something was missing: there was no conversation with readers. With the technology available today, the inability to continue the discussion through a comments section seemed antithetical to the topic of communication.
Communication is a vital topic, too. It’s a basic function of intelligent life, but it’s not always easy. It’s a simple thing and yet complex. And I believe it’s a necessary ingredient to a healthy culture — whether a corporate culture or a social culture. We long for communication with our spouses and lovers, our children and friends, our bosses and co-workers.
My chosen profession is all about making communication work effectively and efficiently so that good things happen as a result. I’ve learned a lot in the 24 years I’ve been a professional communicator, but most of that learning has happened in collaboration with other smart people.
That’s why I’m blogging. I want to share some of what I’ve learned about communication — in the workplace and otherwise — and add to it with your insights, experiences and perspectives. I want to host dialogues that will be beneficial to anyone who happens to come along.
Welcome to “Communication at Work.” Let the conversations begin!