Amazing but true - Workforce Developments has been online for two years.
When I started this blog in March 2006, it was a bit of an experiment. I'm not a techie, and I didn't know what to expect when I started talking about this important but not-well-known topic online. Yes, blogging takes a lot of time, but it's been worth it. I've read some of those reports that I usually put on the shelf and think "one of these days, when I have some time...." I've met some people doing great workforce development work in their communities. I've gotten help from some terrific guest bloggers (thank you!). I've created my own logo, and I'm selling t-shirts and mugs to promote the wonderful world of workforce development. I've blogged several conferences. I even used this blog to get in the door of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency to learn about their work.
My blog is now syndicated through BlogBurst. If you'd like to see Workforce Developments on Hoovers.com, WNBC in New York, WSOC in Charlotte, NC, KITV in Honolulu and other places, click here and follow the links. Last July, when USA Today picked up my blog post about a video created by a group of nursing students, some 1.9 million people saw the post.
Just goes to show, you never know what's going to work until you try.
As I start into year three, I'd love to hear from you. Feedback, ideas for future posts, your thoughts about what's working and what needs to be improved in our field.
Most of all, thanks for reading, and thanks for the friendly, supportive emails and comments I've received over the past two years. I hope you've enjoyed reading this blog as much as I've enjoyed researching and writing it.