Friday, August 21, 2009

Is there a profession that DOESN'T need a blog?

I started my blog because I love Penelope's posts. I agree almost 100% of the time with her. However, I'm wondering if I need a blog. I'm a high-level executive assistant, in the entertainment industry, and I've been lucky enough to be headhunted by Fortune 75 companies through word of mouth or finding my LinkedIn profile.

The question I'm really asking is, "Do I need to blog?" because I'm at a loss of what to write. And is there a point in expending so much energy in a life-long project that may not have any positive benefit? I feel like I may not fit the typical demographic of bloggers. I like being a career executive assistant, I like working from nine to six, I even enjoy overtime as long as it doesn't top 55 hrs a week. And I feel as though most people who have a blog want to be freelancers or their own boss, which I don't.

Penelope said the sign of a great career is the opportunity to say no to amazing positions. And that's just the thing. I have a great career, but I don't have a full-time staff position right now. I'm temping. I have turned down the Fortune 75 companies because the two jobs weren't right for me. I've been professionally "homeless" for a while now.

Luckily, all my temping experiences have also been amazing so I've actually enjoyed my job hunt and gotten a lot out of it. For some reason, the job hunt doesn't bother me. I see it as an adventure because you don't know what's going to happen or where you will land or who you will meet.

So, I thought I'd at least start a profile at Brazen Careerist and make the project sharing my love of reading and exploring being a newbie in the blogging world. I'm sure I'll learn a lot of things just by trying it out, which in the end is all that matters...

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. - John Powell


  1. Hi Kiyomi,

    The only way to know whether you need a blog or not is to try. My suggestion though is to narrow down your focus. Do you want to write non-fiction book reviews or muse? You're more likely to make connections if you pick one or the other.

    Either way, there are places on Brazen Careerist to find and connect with the people you are looking for.

    If you're going to focus on non-fiction, get active on the book shelf group on Brazen Careerist. If it's life's musings, there are tons of great groups on our site that focus on personal development, work-life blur, career development, etc.

    The way that you're going to find success is by making a grassroots effort to reach out to other bloggers that interest you. And Brazen Careerist is a great place to start. Be sure to let me know how I can help via messaging me on the site.


    1. The Muser at Musings of a High Level Executive AssistantMay 31, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      RP - Years later I am still blogging! :) Just wanted to say a random hello!