The title of this post just made any Douglas Adams fans smile. It’s a line from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It seemed appropriate because today is my last day as editor-in-chief of Business Unplugged™.
It’s been eight years and I felt the blog needed some new guidance and energy. You’ll be in good hands with your next editor. I’ll let her introduce herself next year.
I have learned so much working with Carol and interacting with all of you. I am grateful to have had access to this bigger platform, which definitely helped me build my brand and credibility.
Also, I was able to have some snarky fun on Carol’s blog, and publish some content that was out of brand for me, at least initially.
As I look back, there were two types of posts that seemed to resonate most with you. The first type was when I talked about really sticky topics, or as I put it to Carol, when I threw myself under the bus. (She laughed.)
The second type was the super-helpful yet in-your-face tone of content that Carol, I, and guest contributors have published.
At the end of my time here, which happens to coincide with the end of a decade, I thought I would share some of my favorite – and some of your favorite – posts I’ve written over the years:
Top snarky posts
Didn’t Get the Gig? Maybe It’s ‘Cause Ur Illiterate (Sometimes a girl’s got to vent. Don’t judge. You’ve done it, too.)
Please Don’t Ask to Pick My Brain (I give a lot of my time away for free, but please don’t ask me to meet you for coffee for an hour of free consulting.)
Best business advice
Anatomy of a Proposal (I send this to someone a few times a month. It’s the most helpful thing I’ve ever published.)
To Find Your Ideal Clients Keep Focusing the Lens (I walk you through the process of identifying ideal clients.)
Change One Word and Feel Better Immediately (This changed everything for me personally, and people keep quoting it, unfortunately without attributing it to me.)
Is Your Business a Good Fit for You? (Sometimes you could be building a business that you would actually hate working in.)
Most vulnerable (and popular)
Depression and the Small Business Owner (My personal dark night of the soul. The outpouring of gratitude for talking about this and support for me personally was overwhelming.)
Thank you to all of you who have read, shared, and commented over the years.
We truly do have a fabulous community.