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The Most Important Meal of the Day

September 5, 2010

Picture a bowl of cereal.  I prefer chocolate cheerios.  Your bowl starts off full of delicious chocolatey nuggets of whole grain – each morsel struggling for its rightful space in the icy cold milk.  As you eat your way through the bowl, and fewer cheerios remain, the milk-to-cereal ratio becomes greater.  Each little orb now has the chance to take a liberal dunking in the milk – soaking up more and more – becoming positively soggy which, in turn, brings out the flavor even more.  By the time you get to the last remaining cheerios, they are saturated with milk.  And the milk, meanwhile, has turned a lovely dark brown… all thanks to its absorption of the chocolate flowing off the happy little cheerios.

The birth of this blog is much like that bowl of cereal.

The cheerios are ideas, actions and thoughts that have rattled around in my brain for some time.  Those ideas, however, needed a setting where they could soak up insight, ideas and encouragement, but also the right surroundings so they could deliver their flavor outwards.  They needed their milk.

Over the last year, I’ve tentatively moved into the blogosphere, joyfully contributing some guest posts to other blogs, and becoming a contributor to Women of HR.  But it was a conversation at the HR Florida State Conference that gave me that final nudge to enter this realm on my own. A couple of HR friends/colleagues sitting around and talking not only gave me the NAME for the blog, but also helped me finalize a focus.  Being immersed in a community with an incredible mix of people, places and events has provided an environment of encouragement for me.  So we can either thank, or chastise, Jessica Miller-Merrell, Geoff Webb, John Jorgenson and William Tincup for crowdsourcing the name, the tag line, and the unleashing of yet another HR blogger unto the world.

The ramblings, however, will be all mine.  Check out the “About this Blog” section for my plans and focus.

And that’s what I’ve learned today.  You’ve been schooled.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 5, 2010 2:21 pm

    Right on, sister. I promise to come to class.

  2. @ggmckinney permalink
    September 5, 2010 3:01 pm

    and a bowl of cereal can become so diverse, can’t wait to read more!

  3. akaBruno permalink
    September 5, 2010 3:57 pm

    Very nice. Glad to see you writing, and I look forward to reading what you have to say.

  4. September 5, 2010 4:47 pm

    Awesome! Welcome, it’s about time, looking forward to reading you . . . you get the drift – go girl go!

  5. September 5, 2010 7:24 pm

    Welcome aboard! I look forward to your lessons, oh wise one!

  6. September 5, 2010 9:30 pm

    Very cool. Glad to see something productive is coming out of that late night “strategy” session held at HRFL. I somehow will manage to enjoy being “schooled”.

  7. Robin Schooling permalink*
    September 6, 2010 10:16 am

    Thanks everyone for the welcome and for reading. I’m uber-excited!

  8. September 7, 2010 12:23 pm

    glad to have another venue for your sage advice. more importantly, so glad to have another #TrenchHR blogger!


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