It’s A Milestone
Only because I wasn’t paying attention and missed #2000. Ahem.
I began my Blog at Blogspot back in 2004 – but after almost 3 years I only had 3 or 4 posts.
So in 2007 I decided to delete those (sorry now that I did) and begin anew.
I started excerpting my own prior writings – having been professionally published first in 1979 – the first at my employer post-college – and embellishing/expanding on them.
My list of publications is – here – if you really care to know.
93 to date. More coming.
So I had a lot of materials to work from.
Some would say fodder.
I decided to end my quarterly newsletters, which are – here – which I and my former consulting firms had started in 1986 – and moved all of my future writing – SHARING – to a non-scheduled approach – using that Blog.
So I deleted the 3 or 4 Posts – and repurposeed that Blog.
Eventually I moved it to WordPress -and I am most happy with that move BTW.
Why write so many posts?
In a way, I owe it to my key mentor, the late Geary A. Rummler. I could never repay him, so I told him I would pay it forward. This was back in the late 1990s.
A Tradition of Sharing
I grew up in my profession – ISD – with NSPI (now ISPI) – where there was a very strong tradition of sharing.
I was on the receiving end from Rummler and Harless, Mager, Brethower and dozens and dozens more. For years and years. So after 5 years of taking, I decided to give back.
At some point you figure you just gotta give back. At least I did.
I may have guilty taking and not giving. I don’t recall.
So writing (and presenting) came early for me – and I was rewarded by most of it getting into print. Back in the day.
That First Post
March 4, 2007.
Why I recently updated that first post (other than the 3 earlier posts deleted) with newer graphics – I don’t know. Not that it really matters.
Here is the tile and link to my first (or fourth)…
In the end it’s all about Performance – IMO.
That’s what drives my approach to ISD – formal, informal, performance support electronic or not (EPSS).
It’s not about Learning.
It’s not about Training.
In an Enterprise Context.
Focus on the Performance Requirements – and Enable Them
Thank you for reading. Your comments are welcome!
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