I recently read a blog article (and this one too) from Brazen Careerist that convinced me that having a blog was absolutely crucial to the job search. The idea is that you become an expert on something, without actually having it be your current career. It’s a chance to prove your competence and passion. Thus I begin “These Things I Know.” They say to write what you know and what you’re passionate about… so I will, at the risk of being random.
Now, you might think that that means my blog won’t be very focused. Well, I think differently. Here are the bases I plan to cover frequently, because they are my interests and passions: international affairs, food, volunteer services, international development, environmental issues, and outdoor and sporting gear. Possible side dishes: design, photography, sports, books, etc. We’ll see what develops.
So here we go, my first try at blogging without it being overly personal (oh wah, I got a B- on my calculus test blah blah blah) as could be found on my Xanga back in the day. For now, I’ll try for something a little more serious and analytical.