Why I Started This Blog and How You Can Help Me

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After the recent O6 results came out, I received an e-mail that went something like this:

“You don’t know me, but I was selected for promotion. Without your website and promotion board prep, I never would have promoted. I just wanted to thank you for all the work you put into it.”

I received a few more messages that were similar in nature. All I can say is, “You’re welcome. Now it is your turn to help me.”

 

The Origin of the Blog

In 2014, I became one of the Medical Corps Detailers. It didn’t take long for me to realize a few things:

  1. There was a lot of good career information out there, but it was on 20+ different websites.
  2. If I didn’t do something, I was going to be responding to the same questions and typing the same e-mails over and over again.
  3. There had to be an easier way.

There was. I created this blog. Then I created the promotion prep document. Then the fitrep prep document.

191,374 web hits later, the rest is history.

 

The Next Phase of the Blog

As I assume more senior leadership roles in the Navy, I find that my time is the bottleneck in the continuous process of trying to improve this blog. I’ve just got too much going on.

And this is where you come in…I need your help.

 

I Need People Who Want to Get Involved in the Blog

I periodically get guest posts, but they are few and far between. If you are interested in writing for the blog, send me ideas for guest posts. We will likely publish them.

Did something good happen to you in the Navy? That’s a guest post.

Did something bad happen to you in the Navy? What did you learn from it? That’s a guest post.

Did you figure something out that would benefit others? That’s a guest post.

Get the point yet?

Do you have ideas for where we should take the blog or ways we could improve it? Let me know.

I’m particularly interested in finding someone who’d like to expand the podcast associated with the blog, becoming the voice of the podcast. There is no doubt that it takes the most time, which is why the frequency of podcasts has gradually declined to the point where a podcast is a very rare occurrence.

 

Improving the Navy by Helping Each Other Out

This is really why this blog and all its resources were created. To help each other out and make our lives just a little bit easier. I don’t make any money off of it. In fact, it costs me $99/year to run.

If you’d like to get involved and try to help out your Naval colleagues, making their lives easier and improving their personal and professional lives, contact me and let me know. Maybe we can make this blog better together.

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