Here is an Encouragement to Start a Blog

I haven’t written for a while. I could easily use the excuses of “work has been stressful” (it has) or “life has been stressful” (also true), but when are either of those things not true to some extent? Really, I struggled because I didn’t feel like I had anything exceptionally meaningful to say. I suddenly felt as though I needed to write deep, motivational posts that really explored the intricacies of instructional design for a worthwhile article.

Then I received a message on LinkedIn.

Dear Rachel, I’ll be brief.

You don’t know me, but you’ve inspired me in a big way. Because of your work with Training: Making Learner’s Tasks only kind of Suck” I decided to revamp the entire training program at my company to make it a stronger learner-centered environment. The content and title of your article was catchy and direct yet very deep and insightful.

Sometimes we tend to overcomplicate things during the training process. By sticking to the basics (making the process much easier for the learner), we can really make an impact in what we do on a daily basis. You might not realize that you are inspiring people in this way, but you are. No response required if you’re having a busy month (and I’m guessing you are!).

I just wanted to say: Thank you. (smile) Rosell Ridley

This is the article Rosell is referring to. I realized that sometimes my smaller thoughts are beneficial to someone and it’s so nice to see that. And I realized that there are probably so many people out there who maybe need that little push to get out their own thoughts and ideas, regardless of how “important” you feel they are.

So do it. And I will try to work a littler harder on writing as well.

I also asked her to share how she revamped her program, and will share that in my next post!


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