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Chances are, if you are reading this blog on the day of my second post, you know me. I like that. This feels like a friendly spot already.

I also like it because I am still working to get this site looking and working the way I want it to. For example, right now, my picture shows up beside every comment. It’s a nice picture, taken by my very talented friend Kerri, but I really don’t need to see it beside every comment. Maybe by the time you read this, I will have figured out how to fix it. If you notice anything else that isn’t working the way it should, please let me know.

If you know me, you also know about the other blog I write. Today, I posted a new post called “Leader as Superhero.” Go read it!

I wrote the post  to run concurrently on Kevin Eikenberry’s Leadership and Learning blog. For the second year in a row, Kevin kindly included me in his Best Leadership Blogs contest. Being in his contests these past years has been a lot of fun: a chance to get to know other leadership bloggers and promote their work and a chance to find more readers. If you haven’t already, please check out the contest. I won’t even tell you who to vote for… just vote.

For the record, I don’t think leaders are superheros. Instead, leaders are ordinary people finding everyday ways to make a difference.

Tell me something! What do you like about this blog so far? What do I need to put on my fix-it list? Who is your favorite superhero?

About Becky Robinson

I am the owner of Weaving Influence and the leader of the Weaving Influence team. We help authors and thought leaders grow their online influence. I am also a wife and mom of three daughters, and I enjoy running, reading, writing, a good cup of coffee, and dark chocolate.

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  • Hi Becky,
    I love, love, love the title, subtitle, logo, colors, picture and user-friendliness! 🙂
    The subscribe button above is in Spanish(?), it reads ‘Suscribete’ (hey, maybe that’s intentional, it’s kind of cool).

    • Anna, thanks so much! I love it, too. I had a lot of help with all the things you love. My husband thought of “Weaving Influence” during many conversations back and forth about what to name the site. The tagline is mine. The logo and colors come from a very talented friend of mine. If you can use his help, shoot me and email and I can connect you. The photo, as I said in the post, is from my amazing friend Kerri. As for the subscribe button, thanks for pointing that out. I added it late last night and I am really very limited in my tech skills. I think I was too tired to notice I was uploading a Spanish widget. 🙂

      I appreciate you joining us here and I hope you will regularly join the conversation!

  • I am really enjoying this blog Becky. I always enjoy reading the leadership blog because you put a bit of yourself in every entry. I have the feeling you are going to put more than just a little bit of yourself into this blog and that’s what I love about it already. The way that I have seen you welcome people to your home or church in a face-to-face environment I can see you welcoming people into your world here on the blog. That is a great gift that you have; welcoming everyone into your life by inviting them to do life with you. How fun! I am thankful to call you my friend.

    • Deb,

      Ditto times 100! You have been such an encouragement to me over the years, beginning in those days of ministry together in Lakewood when I was newly married,slightly clueless in the kitchen, and grateful for your recipes, your ear, and your prayers. That we have reconnected in this Facebook era is all grace. I’m so glad you’re here!

  • I luv it, Becky!!! The about section has a feel that is so you (at least how I remember you both)…so welcoming, positive, encouraging. The page really is very user friendly. I can’t wait to read more blogs. 🙂

    • Mary Beth,

      Thanks so much. I am still amazed that the way you found me on Facebook, after so many years of staying in touch, is because someone recommended the LeaderTalk blog to you. I find that super cool! I’m glad to know you (again) and looking forward to talking with you in all the places we both show up — here, and on Facebook. :

  • Love the new site. I think your photo shows up unless your commenter has a gravatar profile (which I do).

    I really like your personal voice. That’s why I will read your stuff.

    Question: what is Influence? To you? To your readers? Should be your next post in my opinion.

    Regarding stats, use Google Analytics and set up a Feedburner feed. What other plugins do you have? Email me. I can help. 🙂

    • Phil,

      Thanks so much for stopping by. I’ll email you some questions later. Until then, know that I appreciate you showing up here. I admire and respect the way you help people MAKE IT GREAT! I’m pleased to have you as a friend, and still smiling about the fact that we met in person earlier this fall. Having you give me a shout out during your presentation made me feel like a total rock star!

    • I forgot to say: thanks for the post recommendation. I will work on it, although it won’t be my next post. I agree that it is an important topic to cover.

      For now, I have something awesome to post. I promised the author I would post it today.

      So until I write that influence post, check out my pages. I write about the ideas of weaving influence, social media influence, and leadership influence. You can tell I feel strongly about the content contained there because…. well, because it’s right there… on the top of my blog, for people to find easily. 🙂

  • I like the design of your blog – did you do it, and if so, what tools did you use? Need to redesign mine, I think.

    • Hi Gregg,

      It’s great to meet you. I think you own the right to say that you are the first person that I don’t know personally to comment on my new blog. I am particularly pleased about. Day two, and someone besides my mom and my old friends is willing to join the conversation here. Thanks! I hope you’ll return.

      I followed you on Twitter and stopped by your blog to take a look.

      To answer your question, I did not design the blog myself. I bought the Standard theme from WordPress, and enlisted the help of a trio of talented guys and one outstanding woman to help me with the rest. My friend Kerri did my photo, and I hired another friend ( a freelance designer) to do the logo. I am sure he would be glad to help you and I would be thrilled to give him some business. No pressure, but shoot me and email and I will help you connect.

      A couple more things: I used to live in Chicago and we loved traveling to Wisconsin for camping with my family. Two other Wisconsin things I love: Culvers and Phil Gerbyshak. Connect with Phil here (see comment on this post) or on Twitter (@PhilGerb) if you haven’t already. He’s a fellow-Wisconsinite who shares your passion for branding.

      Thanks, and I look forward to connecting with you again soon.

      • Good morning-

        Culver’s … that place can be dangerous … one is right down the street from where I live. It’s also literally a bit dangerous for me, as I’m a diabetic, but I limit my trips, if you take my meaning.

        Would love to get in contact with your friend who helped you with your logo design – I’d like a better logo for my blog, plus a better background logo for my Twitter feed. If you and I can exchange e-mails on that, I’d be much obliged.

        Also, are you on LinkedIn? And, down the pike if you are looking for guest posters, I’d be interested.

        Have a good day,

        GV

      • Gregg, I hope you have a great day, too. Connecting with you has made mine better. I sent you an email regarding your design interest. Talk again soon!

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