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.
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