I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to do next. I think I’ve been trying to figure this out for years. One tool I am using to help me answer this question is blogging. I have a semi-private blog that I use as a journal, where I can record my ideas, wants and frustrations in relative safety, since it isn’t widely read. The purpose is to try to sort out what I really want to do.
The Web 2.0 Wednesday post this week at the Bamboo Project Blog was about personal branding. I think I am one of those people who doesn’t really know what my personal brand is, or what I want it to be. One of the exercises suggested was to put my blog into Wordle to see what brand emerged in the tag cloud. Well, I didn’t like the results. I think that’s because this blog reflects what I am doing now, rather than what I want to be doing.
Then I put in my freeform ideas blog, and things became clearer.
Try it yourself, and see what emerges.