In my lifetime, I've been blogging since July 2005. My first business was Amy Smith Consulting, LLC - an eLearning strategy firm which I kept for six years (2001-7) and loved. Here is that first blog post from Association eLearning on Email-based Learning (holy cow! how far we've come)
Through that business I met some fantastic colleagues, we called ourselves "Five Independent Thinkers" and we co-authored a blog in 2006 that we purposefully turned into a book called "We've Always Done It That Way: 101 things about associations we much change".
Many of us are so busy right now, and just finding time to post current material on our blogs can be time consuming, trust me I know this well. But, re-reading old posts reminds me of just how far we've come. How terminology has evolved, how technology growth and life cycles are growing then dying, how we shift thinking as things emerge. It's all fantastic really - and a great way to remind ourselves of how far we've come is to simply read our old blog posts. I've done a few of the "did I really say that back then?" Always worth a few laughs.
And now...here we are..with HCM2020 and our new blog. I will migrate over some of the content from my previous blogs just for history sake, but really, I like starting over fresh, clean slate so to speak.
I welcome anyone who is interested in guest blogging on topics around human capital or people in the workplace to message me. I love idea collaboration, though sharing, especially in an industry that is really still at its early stages, because really...we have a very long way to go in the human capital space.
Amy Riccardi is the Chief People Officer and Founder of HCM2020. She's a guest lecturer at Georgetown and George Washington Universities and works with executive teams and CEOs to help scale and grow their business.