Why I’m Celebrating This Week

Wow, this is my 5th blog anniversary and 300th post!

It’s been quite a journey, and I’ve learned much from researching and writing content devoted primarily to engaging employees and customers with internal marketing & communications (along with sharing some personal reflections along the way).

It’s also been quite an effort, and I mean that literally. While I consider myself a good writer, it’s a difficult and slow process for me. I’m also terrified of the blank page and sometimes suffer from writer’s block. Then there’s the emotional spectrum I experience ranging from sifting through an overload of ideas to pure panic at not having any relevant content to share.

Despite these writing challenges, the effort is well worth it given the support and feedback from you – my blog readers, fellow bloggers, and thought leaders. I also enjoy the pursuit of continued learning and development in my chosen field.

So stick around and join me for the ride as I continue to write about internal marketing & internal communication for employee engagement, employee satisfaction, leadership … and all things related to creating a workplace dedicated to employee and customer satisfaction.

7 Comments

  • Sybil February 26, 2010 Reply

    @ cv, Yvonne, Tom, Sandy, Toby (plus those of you who emailed me about this milestone): I so appreciate your encouragement. Your positive feedback helps me keep going. Thanks for cheering me on …

  • cvharquail February 26, 2010 Reply

    Hi Sybil, I’m a little late to the party, but want to congratulate you all the same. Five years of blogging? Five years of leading the pack in thinking up — and sharing — wisdom? That’s especially wonderful. Hooray for all of your hard work (even though you make it *look* easy, we know it’s hard work).
    cvharquail

  • Yvonne DiVita February 17, 2010 Reply

    Sybil, you are a great writer – and your expertise in internal marketing has helped me a great deal, so I’m thrilled you’re blogging. Congrats! on the anniversary. You’re a must-read for folks wondering how to have strong, happy, loyal employees (who help keep your customers happy and loyal, too!) Best, always, Yvonne.

  • twitter.com/Tom_Collins February 16, 2010 Reply

    Wow, Sybil!
    That kind of commitment is pretty rare these days, but it says a lot about you and the value of what you share with your readers that you’ve stuck with each other so long!
    I feel like chanting, “Five more years!” ;-D
    Congratulations,
    Tom

  • Sybil February 16, 2010 Reply

    Thank YOU, Toby, for encouraging me to start this blog and for continuing to teach me about social media.

  • Sandra Beckwith February 16, 2010 Reply

    Yay! This is a wonderful accomplishment. Congratulations — and keep it coming!
    Sandra Beckwith
    http://www.buildbookbuzz.com

  • Toby February 16, 2010 Reply

    Sybil – WoW! happy blog birthday. it’s quite an achievement to maintain a blog for 5 years .. but even more it’s an over the top achievement to produce quality content for 5 years.Congrats!

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