Gathering Moss No More

On July 29, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Josh

Hey…where’ve you been?? What happened to the blog?

Well, shortly after my last post, I went to a job interview where it was more than strongly suggested that I abandon the blog as part of my job search. “It’s just a bad idea,” the interviewer said.

So I stopped. I left this poor infant blog floating in some sort of cyber-purgatory, neither living nor dead. I stopped putting my thoughts out to the world, not because I thought nobody cared, but because I was worried that they would.

Well, screw that. I’m back.

As far as the job hunt goes, it certainly continues. The focus may have changed, but in the end, I want people to hire me not just for my skills, but for my advice and opinions, for my ability to convey an argument, and for my ability to express a position–whether mine or not–cogently.

This blog is an outlet for exactly that kind of expression. You may read something here with which you disagree. I think that’s great. Tell me you disagree. I’ll argue my side, you argue yours, and we’ll see what happens. I may address controversial topics. I may say something that costs me a potential job or client–but frankly, if somebody is so offended by something I say here that they don’t want me to be part of their team, I’m probably not a good fit for that team, anyway.

So I’m back. In the coming days, I will probably give the blog a new name and a new look. I’m going to have to commit myself to re-engaging here, and I hope you’ll stop by to see what’s on my mind.

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2 Responses to “Gathering Moss No More”

  1. Josh says:

    Thanks, Julia!

    The idea of doing a non-political blog was also appealing, but for me, I want to write about my passions, which will be politics and food.

    I think you’re right, though. People want you to know your way around the online world, and I think this shows that I do. It also keeps my writing fresh, and current.

    Good luck to you, too! We politicos sometimes have it pretty rough.

  2. Julia says:

    I think its excellent. The latest advice I heard was to definitely have a blog, employers love an online presence and this gives them ability to see your writing and communication skills up close. I also have a blog but its very niche and not at all political, I am keeping it because you never know, maybe one day I will get a book deal.

    Cheers to job searching, may you find what you are looking for!

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