Wow, I read so many blogs here and comment on several, and all these people think they cannot blog! I think we all go brain dead on occasion and have to reach deep inside our brains for content that we don't even know we have. We ALL have something to share whether it is Tour experience, people experience, new software that is helpful, problems and solutions that we have personally experienced, or just something funny that happened on the way to the market. SHARE.... that is the word to remember. Share your ideas, your successes, your failures. We are all looking to accomplish the same thing. We will do this in many different ways with many different stories. I have learned so very much from all of you out there and I am happy to have had this oppotunity to tell you just how much it has helped me. When you run out of ideas just read someone else's ideas and you will come up with "well I would do it this way" and there is your new idea. God created us all different so we could take advantage of our own unique abilities. The same idea will work differently for a hundred different people using it in their own way. So be creative, be silly. Silly often works for me. When you go to different sites, write down how you think you would change their ideas into your own. Keep a notebook with all of your Creative thoughts and when the fog sets in you can just go and snag one of those ideas you haven't yet used. Better yet, revisit an idea that you have performed and made better and expound on what you originally wrote. Not only are the times changing, we are changing with it. I used to work at a Paper Mill (in a previous life, now that is hard work)and just read where they are shutting down a machine due to lack of orders. Well, that is change, but what they didn't write is that it is growth that is shutting down that machine. Growth into a new way of doing business. It is the internet and growth in that direction, email instead of snail mail. I am ready for it. The internet is creating so many new jobs and loosing some "old fashioned" jobs in the process. More of that is going to happen so if we are smart we will be ready for it. I have compassion for those loosing the jobs, and I hope they are smart enough to see it as a positive thing as well as the end of an era. Loss and change are hard, but necessary. Remember that in your business so you don't get caught in that trap.... now, that is the purpose of this story, we share and we stay on top. Isn't that what blogging is really all about? I think so. Stay on top and don't get "Left Behind" (one of my original blogs last year was about so many being left behind with print advertising).
Good luck to you all and keep Blogging....... it keeps your thoughts alive.!