Our intentions with Career Ramblings have always been to provide helpful career resources for our readers, regardless of what stage in your career you are in or in what industry you are in. There are times when our efforts are rewarded. And I don’t mean rewarded financially (although not frowned upon), but rewarded when readers tell us of the impact we have had in their careers and lives. To know you have made a difference to someone through something as simple as a blog, where your thoughts are conveyed through a keyboard and monitor. It’s amazing at how much of an impact your thoughts can have without even speaking to a person.
I bring this all up because I recently received a message from one of our readers. She had requested a resume makeover, but unfortunately I was on my way to Orlando, FL and was unable to get to it. Upon my return, I checked my Netscape inbox with the following message:
I thought you’d be happy to know that yesterday I interviewed for a job in an animal hospital, as reception, and today they offered me the job. I start next week! I wanted to thank you personally because Career Ramblings was a BIG help in preparing for my interview, with all the interview questions and tips. So thanks so much for the great resource and all your help and encouragement. Not just with me but with others as well! Reading over your comments and suggestions to other people also helped me a lot – to put things in perspective. Big hugs of appreciation from me, Jane and I hope you & your loved ones are doing well. Thanks again …
First, I want to thank Nonie and all of our readers that have gotten something from Career Ramblings dot com. Second, I want to thank our top commentators. If you haven’t already, please pay them a visit, they have also helped make this site such a great resource to people with their insightful, yet funny comments.
To all the bloggers out there, if you were to get a message like the one Nonie sent me from one of your readers, how would you feel? I bet it would affirm what you’re doing and the reasons you are doing it for. It’s easy to say you’re blogging to make money, but unless you’re blogging about your passion, most blogs won’t last. Because of the determination and hard work needed to maintain a blog, blogging about something you love should be easy.