Hi All, I`ve been a stalker here for at least a year, and active for a few months. Someone dinged me for not posting my "Hello World" post, so below is what I posted in response to his statement that he loves my blog and his question as to my motivation for my postings. I need to head over and post a Web site review request too..
As for my motivation, I had an engineer turned salesman working for me
who was in grave danger of losing his job due to terrible performance.
I inherited the guy who moved here from several hours away - he had a
wife that quit her job to come here and a little 3-year old boy.
He was putting me in a position I hate - firing people who try hard but
just can`t perform (I have no problem firing deadbeats!). At any rate,
I decided to give it all I had to train him in sales and shift him away
from his hard-core engineering mentality.
This effort results in a long series of articles that I wrote for him -
a series of lessons if you will. I ended up putting in a few hundred
hours of my personal time developing these and wanted to use them for
more than just one person, so I`ve been taking snippets out for the
If it takes off, I might consider bundling them up in a saleable
package, or possibly add advertisements to the site. I`ve never
monetized a site like this before, so I haven`t really made any
decisions - although I am getting great feedback with really no
marketing efforts yet. Google seems to like me.
So my motivation started off trying to help a fellow engineer save his
job (which it did), and morphed into sharing knowledge with the world
and might morph into some sort of monetization opportunity - but I
really would have to work on that.
I do sales, business, and engineering consulting on the side, mainly
for smaller companies because that`s where my passion rests.
I`ve been so busy, I haven`t even posted a "Hello World" post here, or
asked for an official review of the site - that will be coming I`m sure.
There you go - happy to be here!