I am back! Some of you probably wondered what happened to me. “Has he stopped?”, “has he moved on?”, “was he bored?”… No, no and… no!
Creating my blog back in February 2007 was definitely one of the most gratifying things I have done in my life so far.
Visible-Banking.com enables me to share my passion for social media, my vision for the banking industry, and my expertise. I believe there hasn’t been a week without meeting fantastic people, and discovering innovative products & services in the online finance space. I am consistently developing credibility and a trusted, international, network of contacts in the banking industry. I have the opportunity to spend some time with entrepreneurs and true visionnaries. I am regularly invited to speak atleading financial services events in the US (a country that I love), in the UK, and in Europe. What a great experience!
But for me blogging “goes with the flow”. Sometimes, I need a break to concentrate on various other projects or activities. I used my recent break to do some research, and I have now a long list of topics I want to cover in my blog. I am also keen to shoot a couple of entertaining videos. I plan to launch a n ambitious competition soon: stay tuned!
My goal from now on is to post at least a couple of articles every week.
Subscribe to the most insightful blogs
Even though I haven’t posted much in the last 8 weeks, I have always kept myself uptodate thanks to my fellow bloggers.
In addition to Visible-Banking.com, I strongly recommend to subscribe to the following leading blogs (the list is obviously not exhaustive):
* NetBanker, by Jim Bruene. And congrats to Eric Mattson who is instrumental in the success of the Finovate events
* theBankChannel, by Rob Findlay
* theBankWatch, by Colin Henderson
* William Azaroff’s blog
* Mobile Banking, by Brandon McGee
* theBetterBanking blog, by Charis Palmer & Jen Storey
* BankerVision, by Dr James Gardner
Start blogging today!
I feel fortunate, and I would like to encourage everybody to start working on their online visibility and their personal brand. Don’t wait, start now! The world is your oyster.
Do better than me, quicker, but please keep me posted. I would be pleased to shoot a video interview with you to convince more and more people and spread the word.
It could be intimidating when you think about it: dozen, hundreds, then thousands of people (some of them experts) read your posts and can share their comments, good or bad. But think about it: if they take the time to leave a comment, even a bad one, it is mission accomplished. You have started the discussion, and they are interested enough to take the time to express themselves. And free time is precious. Congrats.
Last but not least, it is critical to find some motivation and inspiration when you blog.
A special thanks to Miss T, my dear friend from Wesabe. A, I am so glad you started blogging at last. Your two posts are very well written, and you already have more comments than I had after a good dozen of posts! 😉