As I roll into my 15th year of writing for the CCRcorp publications, I am reflecting back on some of my favorite blogs, podcasts and publications over the years. When I joined the organization back in 2007 after leaving the SEC, I had never written a public blog, so I really had no idea what to expect. Under Broc’s tutelage, I learned that it was important to lighten up once in a while and to not always focus on the securities and governance content. That wise advice made me realize that a blog is much more like a conversation than a newsletter or a treatise, so you have to show your personal side from time to time.
One of the most amazing things about writing the blog is the incredible feedback that you get from our members. To me, that is one of the most rewarding aspects of the job. Over the years, I have found that the more personal blogs tend to generate the most feedback, because they are often relatable to the experiences of our members. I will never forget the blog which generated the most member feedback, which was my discussion of presenting at my child’s Career Day. Anyone who is a parent of elementary school-age children can relate to the trepidation that a lawyer feels when you have to compete with the firemen, policemen, air force pilots, etc. at Career Day. Members enjoyed my approach on the presentation and some asked whether they could use my materials for their own presentations, including a prospectus for 4th graders!
– Dave Lynn