Lewis Green describes himself as an accidental writer. From a stringer covering high school sports to a travel writer to an executive editor, owner of a publishing company, author and recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medalare, words have been the foundation of Lewis' successful career. Blogging was a natural extension. However, blogging brought Lewis more than just words. It brought him global friendships.
Blogger Story Teller: Lewis Green - Bizsolutionsplus
The written and spoken word often flow from somewhere deep inside me with little effort. I am truly blessed.
At 16, I got my first writing job as a stringer for the Haverhill (Mass.) Journal covering high school sports. It seemed the most natural thing. Later, while serving an 8-year stint in the military, I found my voice as a leader, without even recognizing it. Promotions came quickly and my work was recognized by the presentation of the Air Force Commendation Medal.
To this day, I'm not sure why General Rouse chose to pin that medal on me. It must have had to do more with what I said and how I said it because I was surrounded by smarter and harder-working people than I. In college, again I seemed to get noticed and found myself in Who's Who Among America's Junior Colleges, and then at the University of Florida I was hired by The Gainesville Sun as a sports writer, despite competing against more talented and published writers.
Throughout my business career, I have found being an accidental writer rewarding, from working as a book editor with a large Midwest publisher, to being a travel writer with frequent assignments, to owning my own small publishing house, to becoming an Executive Editor overseeing several magazines, to finding my niche within business as a communications manager and executive speechwriter, and now working as a marketing/communications consulting and awaiting the publishing of my 5th book. Who would have thought that this little kid from a small New Hampshire town would grow up to have so much fun?
With my background, it was natural for me as an entrepreneur and marketing consultant to move from newsletters, to white papers, to loads of web site content, to blogging as ways to reach my audience and build my business. Bizsolutionsplus has been good to me. Steady growth in readership, good friendships, two writing gigs (MarketingProfs Daily Fix and BrandingWire), travel to far-flung places as a guest speaker, and recently two consulting gigs came from my blogging.
I get great joy from sharing my thoughts and even greater joy from my reader's comments and my friend's blogs who have taught me so much. And, it would be silly of me not to mention that my blogging led to my friendship with Toby and as a result I get to share my blogging story with you.