I’ve always loved to write. In elementary school I held the title of “cub reporter” for our little newsletter, and as a journalism major and former newspaper reporter, I got into the rhythm of writing every day. Now, as a Marketing Manager for a larger company, the writing is different. It comes in the form of strategy briefs and emails and powerpoint decks. I can still tap into my communications skills, but it’s different.
Thus, I felt the urge to blog.
I wrestled with this decision of sharing my personal thoughts and struggles in such a visible space. Could it hurt my career? Am I revealing too much? Will my professional brand suffer?
A few months ago I found a community of working mother bloggers at a great site called Liberating Working Moms, and I immediately felt a little more comfortable about putting myself out there. There were other working moms talking about their juggle, the challenges we face as providers and the things we love about our careers. Yup, these were my peeps.
I’d highly encourage you to check out their content and varying contributing writers. Today, my post is being featured as I talk about balancing blogging and career. Take a peek and let me know what you think.