Sunday, January 23, 2011

Change Agent

Do I See Myself as a Change Agent?

In general terms, I do see myself as a Change Agent because I ask a lot of questions and am interested in listening to people's stories. I have taken quite a few Cultural Anthropology courses in college and am always interested in why people do what they do.

When I was a teenager, I watched my mother go into a company, interview all of its administrative employees and write several procedures manuals for their positions. In some cases, the workflow was changed based on her recommendations. She even hired me to help her with the filing.

Although I can be rather pessimistic at times, I strive to maintain a positive attitude. I think about many possible scenarios and look to other people for sides of the story that perhaps I missed. In the Myers-Briggs Career Personality & Leadership Tests, I scored so close to the middle in all categories that a Human Resources Specialist described me as truly being able to understand all points-of-view.

With further professional training, I think that my natural skills could be honed to develop the Change Agent characteristics in any position I hold or even as a viable career choise in and of itself.

What is a Change Agent?

A Change Agent is a professional systems' integrator who has the skills to motivate groups of people into changing their workflow behaviors for the benefit of the entire organization.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blogging For Business - Why Blog!

Imagine your business blog reaching a potential audience of over 260 million readers.

No, really, it's better to target the areas of that audience that want what you have to sell, but I'll get to that later. Let's start with statistics.

How Many are There?

WordPress alone reports over 260 million people worldwide visiting one or more of their blogs every month. WordPress also states that as of December 2010, they are hosting 16 million blogs.

Blogger by Google is also increasing in size and probably so are the numerous other blog hosting services available. This comparison chart shows the increase of blogs produced in WordPress and Blogger up to the year 2010. I found this image at

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Comparison of 3 Blogging Tools

Out of three blogging tools that I researched, I chose to use also known as

My name is Lisa and I am a student in the Digital Media Technology program at AB Tech.  This is the first blog I've ever written and it is devoted to a class on emerging technologies.

This post is about my research into three blog hosting companies:,, and (also known as