‘Know Thyself’ Blog Post Becomes Known by Many

When Lora Kloth sat down to write a post for the Future Ready 365 Blog, she didn’t foresee the whirlwind of recognition that would follow. But that’s what happened, and it’s not an exaggeration.

The process started when she sent a draft of the post to the editor at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), where she’s a research librarian. The editor liked the inspirational story about Lora turning a possibly discouraging employment situation into an opportunity so much that it was featured in Frontline, a CUNA print newsletter.

That was just the start. After the blog was posted to FR365, a colleague asked if Lora would repurpose it as a guest post for the Direct Selling Education Foundation.  Then, the real splash—it was picked up by the Better Business Bureau’s national blog and was the feature post on the blog’s homepage.

What did Lora get out of the ride? “I am so honored that my writings have proven inspiring for other information professionals and that I have even been able to ‘pay it forward’ to those outside of the information industry through repurposing my FR365 blog post at work,” she explains. Her colleagues within SLA, and professionals around the nation, undoubtedly enjoyed an encouraging, real-life example of turning lemons into lemonade.

The post, and FR365, has since been referenced in lots of other locations, too.

Computers in Libraries feature – “Blog Impossible"
PinHawk Blog – “Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thoughts
Lex Scripta – “Making Lemonade out of Lemons
LibTech Soup – Selected SLA Future Ready Posts

Future Ready 365 continues to be noticed, by information professionals and others, long after the 365+ posts in 365 days were published.


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4 responses to “‘Know Thyself’ Blog Post Becomes Known by Many”

  1. Rachel A. Heldt says:

    I’m not surprised Lora’s column has earned her so much attention. It was well written and is just a good example of what she can do.

  2. Arik Johnson says:

    Keep up the great work Lora 😉 and keep asking all the right questions!
    ~ Arik

  3. Cindy says:

    We all appreciate the wisdom you gained and how you made the most of adversity. I think I’ll buy a few lemons next time I’m shopping!

  4. The blog’s name itself, “Future Ready” speaks of the creativity of the author. It definitely is a blog worth visiting! Keep up the good work, Lora 🙂

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