My personal blog has been on the project list for many months now and I am so happy that it is finally ready to be launched. It has been a very busy year as the Director of Marketing for The Training Factor, part of which involved consistently posting blogs on a regular basis. There are a couple of reasons why I wanted to launch this blog. #1 I wanted to. Blogging for The Training Factor needed to be on very specific topics that were multifamily and apartment-related. Of course, that is going to continue which leads to reason #2. There are some other topics that are much more general that I have had on my mind for some time now and I wish to reach a much broader audience. Blogging was something I never could have seen myself doing a couple of years ago but now it has turned into something I really enjoy doing.
Let's move on to the Blog site title: Socius. I am sure there will be those who will scratch their heads or feel it's downright corny. I went through a ton of brainstorming to come up with something simple that would represent this blog and represent me. As an adjective, its definition is sharing and that is what this blog is about and it's what my Facebook page will be about. What solidified it for me was my wife. She is one of the smartest people I have ever met. She is very particular about spelling and grammar amongst other things and she has never had any problem calling me out if my ideas are moronic. She simply said to me: I like it. Deal sealed for me.
Thanks, Socius Folks!
I have to hand it to my friend Mike Whaling from 30 Lines who was a big help in having this blog hosted and helping me through some of the tech issues that came up while it was being created. Be sure to check his site out folks. Renee Caron from Creating Home helped with my Facebook page title (she has a way with Latin). If I were to even begin to list all the multifamily folks who have been there for me this would turn into one those Oscar award speeches where the music drowns you out so you shut up. Others whether they know it or not helped me think outside of myself so to speak and take things to a new level. Cool socius folks such as Mack Collier, Lisa Petrilli, Geno Church and Amy Taylor each had a unique way of teaching me little things about life and taking the step forward in uncharted waters.
What and Where?
What am I going to write about? Topics will vary but will all have business applications. Am I expecting any miracles by having a personal blog? Nope. It took a full year for the company blog to get traction and I expect nothing different with this one. Where will this take me? I have no clue. I just roll with what feels right and make adjustments along the way. A little over a year ago I hopped into an industry that I had no clue about. The multifamily industry is a completely different model than the industry I was in previously. To take a state known company and make it national was a daunting task in a down economy, but it was a privilege to take the lead on the team and make it happen. The same principle was applied. Just roll with what feels right and make adjustments along the way.
Are you ready?
So that wraps it up, folks. I would love your feedback on anything on this site or this post in the comments below. That's what a socius person would do. Thanks for visiting the first post today and if you feel that there is much more to be anticipated then please subscribe via email or RSS at the top right of this page. Are you ready my friends? Socius has begun.