I’m excited to be going to the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas in a few weeks. Before I started a career in software sales (ahem, 25 years ago!) I lived a life as a radio disc jockey. These were the days before digital. Well, almost before digital. The radio stations I worked at used CDs, but I cut commercials on reel to reel tape. Yay for splicing! Over the past year and a half, I started my own internet radio station at home. I play classic rock 24/7, and I’ve learned a lot about how to produce a quality music stream. Now, at work, I’m investigating radio/podcasting for a SAAS product we’re spinning up. It’s exciting to be able to get back into the radio thing after being out for so long. I hope to learn a lot at NAB, and bring home some intel on hardware, software, and engineering tips.
There’s lots of books and articles written about how to hire and fire people, but not a lot is said about quitting.
Have you ever quit a job for other bigger opportunities? What happened when you told the boss? Did he try to keep you? Offer you more money? Show you the door? How did he react to the thought of you leaving?
If you employ people, it’s important to say goodbye the right way.
I’m beginning to think it is for me.
I know, just because I’m doing less of something doesn’t mean it’s dead. Not in the least. There are tens of thousands of blogs which are updated regularly and read by gobs of people. I’ve just been wondering about how much traditional blogging has been hit by services like Twitter and social media like Facebook? A couple of years ago, the term “micro-blogging” became a part of the online vernacular but is that really something most people are conscientiously doing when they tweet or update their status? And how many of those people would have started a blog if it weren’t for Pownce, FriendFeed, and the myriad of other sites that exist today.
As is evidenced by this blog, I’m definitely doing more of the “status updating” these days.
How about you? If you’re like me and you started a blog four or more years ago and now you tweet and do Facebook, does your blog still “do it for you” like it use to?