Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I'm Feeling a Little "Loopy"

OK, folks.  I have an announcement to make and it is both good news and bad news.
The bad news (since everyone always wants that first) is I am not going to be able to do my usual blog entries at hopehorner.com for about 12 weeks.
Well, that's the good news.
I recently entered a contest to be a featured blogger on GOVLOOP.com  and well, I won! So, I will be blogging for GovLoop for the next twelve weeks.

What is GovLoop? ( Check it Out Here! )
Think of it as the Facebook or LinkedIn of Government employees. Their motto is "Connect government to improve government." Based out of Washington D.C. and with over 120,000 members, GovLoop provides information, resources and training for government professionals of all levels. Those of you who know me know that my "day job" is working for city government as a Human Services Administrator (overseeing prevention & intervention programs among other things) so this is my field. For the next three months, I will be passing along the things I have learned over the years to thousands of other professionals in my field.
Needless to say, I AM THRILLED.
I have been published before (Faithwriters, Burnside Writers...), but this is a huge honor and validation.  It is also going to take a considerable amount of time, hence the reason that I may not be able to post here as often in the coming months or my posts may be shorter than usual. I will do my best to keep up on the stories and inspiration this blog is known for, but please understand if I am "out of the loop" (urr, in another loop?) for awhile. I want to do the best possible job I can for GovLoop and I hope that it will serve as a platform to launch even more writing opportunities for me in the future.

So far, GovLoop has said I will be a featured blogger on Mondays on the website - so be sure to check in out Here starting on Cinco de Mayo. (That's May 5th for the gringos out there.) Every Monday, there should be another post all the way through July if the schedule sticks. Most of my topics will be about leadership and outreach, in fact, my first article will be a revised version of "How To Turn a Truck Stop into a Home" from this blog, ( Read it Here ) so you won't have to be a government employee to relate to the articles I post. I hope you will follow along with me on this new writing experience! As always, your prayers, support and feedback are appreciated.

-Hope Horner
Contact author on gmail at hopeh1122

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