I can’t think of what to write for this week’s My Take on Thursday. Even now – it is Friday and my mind just won’t commit to any ideas.
They say – whenever you are stuck about what to write, just start writing. So that is what I’m doing.
Here are a couple of thoughts on what I thought I wanted to write about.
I sent out a request to a group I belong to on Linkedin looking for people who would like to be featured as guest writers for my blog while I’m on vacation next week. I asked them to send me a link to an article they would like featured that might fit in with my overall theme. I got a couple of really good suggestions, but I also got a couple of people that said “You can take anything off my blog.”
Well…I’m not going to be featuring those people, I can tell you already. I specifically asked for articles – not invitations to go read their entire collection of blog posts and pick my favorite.
Hint: If someone offers to do something for you that will benefit you or your business – dont’ make them do more work. Help them out as much as possible.
I was also going to write about:
An email I got from a co-worker that was obviously mid-thought on her part. She was requesting some information, but her request was so vague – I really didn’t understand what it was that she needed.
I ended up having to email her back and admit my shortcomings of not understanding what she needed and asked for more information.
Hint: Even if you know the person you are emailing knows what you are emailing about – it is best to still offer some additional details and background information to make it easier on the receiver.
One last thought:
On March 1st, I turned my programmable thermostat down one degree on all settings. It is my attempt to save a little energy and reduce costs overall. What I didn’t anticipate was March being colder than January. So as I sit here typing, my fingers are cold and I’m about to bump of the heater a couple of notches.
Hint: Don’t adjust the thermostat according to the calendar, use a thermometer instead.
Well – look at that – – I started writing, admitted I was stuck and took a different approach to the process. Originally, the posts were getting long and naggy and quite honestly – boring. But I like the way these turned out – short and to the point. And three hints are a bonus!
Happy Day Everyone!