Finding a New Voice

by Jennifer Miller on June 15, 2010

in Social Media

On June 5, 2010, I was welcomed into the  Women of HR community as a contributor.

I can almost hear it all the way from Minnesota.  Polite, yet insistent, it’s Women of HR’s Editor-in-Chief Lisa Rosendahl tapping her foot, waiting.  Jennifer, when will your first Women of HR blog post be ready?

It’s an honor to be a contributor to the newly formed Women of HR site.  So what’s the hold-up? I want the first post to be good. No, I want it to be great, so that it speaks to the nascent readership and inspires them to come back for more. The only “inspiration” I can seem to summon at the moment is writer’s block, so the project goes unfinished, for yet another day.

Tick, tock. Tick, tock.

Finally—inspiration hits. So I draft up a blog post and let it sit for a few days.  I tweak it, add a photo and submit it to the Women of HR site. As I write this, it’s awaiting approval.  Will the article be well-received?  Will it be deemed “great”? Time will tell.

This process has revealed something of a surprise to me: I’ve been looking for an outlet that honors my status as a woman.  In general, I don’t blog about gender issues; it’s not really my “thing”. Yet, when presented with an opportunity to weigh in on women’s issues, it became really important that I produce a quality product. Hence, the foot-dragging around publishing my first post.  So I guess that Being a Woman matters to me. Huh. Go figure.

I want to thank Women of HR founders Lisa Rosendahl, Trish McFarlane and Shauna Moerke for affording me the opportunity to help me find yet another voice. . .that of Jennifer V. Miller, a woman of HR.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa Rosendahl June 16, 2010 at 11:40 am

Jennifer, I am so glad you’re a woman of HR. I always look forward to reading what you have to say here on The People Equation and can’t wait to see else you have to say. This will be a great adventure!

Jennifer June 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Yes, this certainly WILL be a great adventure. I see that you, Trish and Shauna are stretching the boundaries already by having your first male contributor write a post today 🙂

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