Writer’s Block – You Make the Call!


If you’re reading this I  could use your help.

I have the world’s worst case of “writer’s block”.

In a previous post, I cleverly veiled my troubles as a “blog-cation”, implying that I was taking a break in the wake of #SHRM14. Well, that wasn’t entirely the truth. I’ve been struggling to come up with content!

I blame #SHRM14 for blowing my mind and making it difficult for me to settle down and write.

I also blame Hobby Lobby; because this blog is a hobby and they don’t have anything in stock that will help me (I bet you thought I was going to get political just now). Heck, I even I blame Tina Fey, for implying that dryer sheets would help. Lies, all lies!!!

Here’s where I could use your help:

I tried to write a few posts but couldn’t get past the first few paragraphs. I think they are ideas that have promise, but I could use a little inspiration.  Which of the following blog ideas do you like MOST?

The Cumulative Advantage of Social Media

How the people that use social media to gain access to professional development and an expanded network are getting further and further ahead of those who don’t, every moment of every day.

SHRM Moved Our Cheese

My opinion on the new SHRM Certifications? They’re great. My opinion on how it was handled? Meh. My opinion on how we (HR as an industry) have reacted to change? TERRIBLE!!! We know better.

HR the Sequel – This Time Its Personnel  

Our obsession with obtaining credibility is what is keeping us from gaining credibility. Like a bad sequel to a bad movie, we’ve been down this road before and if we keep it up, we deserve to be called “Personnel” all over again!

So what do you think? Which topic has the most promise? Which one will help break the ice that has befallen this blog???

Let me know in the comments!



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One thought

  1. Carlos,

    After reading your three contemplated topics one subject jumped out at me but is not specific to any particular one.

    Social media has many advantages and is a terrific networking tool but how much of what we see through this avenue is credible? For instance, do LinkedIn endorsements really mean anything? Yes, 500+ connections may look impressive but how many of those folks does one really know? How much of social media is simply an intangible canvass? If it’s on the internet it must be true or at least partly true. Right? Anonymous on-line reviews, why do we put so much stock in them? I think there are a plethora of credibility issues with social media, how can one differentiate reality from unfettered self-promotion?

    Just a thought.
    I do like your social media topic the best.



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