About Chris

 

Hello, welcome to my website. Here’s the story about why this site exists and my intentions.

I often get the question “Why did you start to write?” The answer is I was working for a company and trying to drive web traffic to our website. We had a campaign called “Everybody Blogs” which we posted on LinkedIn. I published a blog a week for a year and a half. My goal was to get one hundred people to view something I wrote. I figured that was a good response to my effort. To my surprise, I started to receive many views. I began broadening my topics to just about everything imaginable. Guns, rape, business, love, death, and humor were all issues I covered. I was fortunate as my articles became featured on the platform.

I was starting to develop a following.

A friend suggested trying other platforms. I submitted to The Good Men Project and Business Gists  and was immediately featured on the sites. Here my views accelerated into the thousands, and GMP asked me if I would write a weekly column. So A Peace of Me and a Piece of You was born in memory of my beautiful and wonderful sister, Karen. I wrote on GMP’s site for about eight months. I learned a lot there including the importance of a good editor and what the liberal media is.

I developed a goal to have one of my pieces published on Huffington Post. I kept at it and one day I sent my work to Arianna Huffington. She read it and asked me to write on the HuffPo blogging platform.

I was blown away.

My following continued to grow as well as the number of views I was receiving. People were reading my work. Some were asking for more. I started to become uncomfortable with my content control by some of the platforms I was writing on. The editors pushed hard on topics I wasn’t comfortable addressing. For example, the 2016 presidential election was a topic I wasn’t particularly happy tackling. So I started to reduce the amount of writing I was doing and to rein in my content.

See where this is going?

The “Everybody Blog’s” campaign failed to achieve my business goals. What did happen is that I developed a hobby. Something I enjoyed doing and that others derived enjoyment and education from as well. I am fortunate to have had a long and rewarding career. As the father of three young men I figured writing down my experiences would help our boys. I believe this to be far more effective than lecturing them on what they should be doing.

More fuel to write.

So I have written quite a few posts. One of the tools I use to check my grammar says I wrote over 100,000 words in 2016. To me that is a lot. If there is a general theme for my writing you can expect there to be a lot about jobs, working and career. As I said, I have been fortunate in my career achievements. My successes have come from the school of hard knocks (see Quit, Fired Retired ). Expectations for me out of college were low. I have always found this as a motivating factor to find success over time.

Today I have over 33,000 followers on social media. I never expected that. I will try to leverage my network to find a new home for my corporate talents in 2017. I believe I have another good run in me before I hang it up and teach, lecture or consult.

Enjoy the site. If you like something “like” it. Add a comment or two. If you like a post a lot, “share” it. Feel free to agree or disagree but always be kind to one another.

Peace, Chris

Click “More About Me” to learn about my career ambitions.

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“The Peace artwork was designed by Laurie Beth Feddeler-Giacumbo

3 thoughts on “About Chris

  1. Chris, I’ve read a few of your posts and they come from a good place. I’m sure the readers worldwide will appreciate what you have to offer. Enjoy 2017 as your words trek the world and engage minds far and wide!

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  2. My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find many
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