Hosting one’s own blog can be fraught with risks. Mainly those associated with the “who the hell does he think he is?” type. And I guess that comes with the territory of making public your personal views.
One of the main reasons I do this is that I can no longer keep my head down. I love what I do – I love my profession and I love to share what I think! LOL as many know already.
In many case I keep my own counsel but a blog gives me an opportunity to talk, speculate, conjure up thought processes, and stimulate emotive responses and provide yet another avenue where one has the potential to give birth to a new idea in volunteer management.
Maybe someone out there will someday post an idea or a thought that will be our most amazing Eureka moment!
Who knows? I am ambitious!
I am delighted to see people posting on this blog so far. I hope that others do too.
It’s already a site with serious reflection, satire, humour and devil advocacy!
Above all – this site does not take itself too seriously. Though serious issues can be addressed now and then
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I just love that word. It’s so rich with possibilities!
I was inspired to post this piece after reading another blog
So With thanks to Seth Godin and his wonderful blog at
This is a fear and a paradox of doing work that's important.
A fear because so many of us are raised to avoid appearing arrogant. Being called arrogant is a terrible slur, it means that you're not only a failure, but a poser as well.
It's a paradox, though, because the confidence and attitude that goes with bringing a new idea into the world ("hey, listen to this,") is a hair's breadth away, or at least sometimes it feels that way, from being arrogant.
And so we keep our head down. Better, they say, to be invisible and non-contributing than risk being arrogant.
That feels like a selfish, cowardly cop out to me.
Better, I think, to make a difference and run the risk of failing sometimes, of being made fun of, and yes, appearing arrogant.
It's far better than the alternative.