Giving Notice: Sunsetting the Punk Rock HR Blog

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Hey guys, I am giving notice. Effective August 26th, I will no longer blog on Punk Rock HR.

I wanted to write a beautiful and thoughtful post that outlines the reasons why I’m leaving Punk Rock HR, but the reasons aren’t all that interesting.

  1. I’m starting a new company.
  2. The Punk Rock HR domain is owned by a company that has different goals, different values, and a different mission in the marketplace.
  3. I think it’s important to separate my personal brand, my new company’s brand, and the brand owned by Recruitingblogs.

It’s really that simple.

I wish Recruitingblogs nothing but success.

While I’m running my new company, I plan on (re)launching my personal blog. I will offer career advice and discuss important issues like feminism, politics, and bacon. I’ll talk about my cats, too. You may want to know what happens to the PunkRockHR.com domain after I stop writing. I don’t know. I think it’s important to keep this in perspective. The world is dealing with oil spills, earthquakes, and genocide. We have high unemployment in America and record underemployment. Cancer hasn’t been cured. None of this really matters.

From a technical perspective, there is no global trademark on the Punk Rock HR brand. Some dude had the idea for Punk Rock HR in the 80s. He runs a Facebook group, and he seems like a super cool guy. I run the social media sites on Twitter and Facebook and I will keep those in my portfolio. And there’s no shortage of options out there for people who are interested in blogs and websites on HR and related subjects.

In my ideal world, Recruitingblogs has great success with the domain. I have lots of ideas. I bet you do, too. I hope it becomes the premier site for monkeys-grooming-cats videos. I would also accept a site that is dedicated to cats and treadmills.

That’s SEO gold, baby.

Thanks again for all of your support during the past three years, and thanks to Recruitingblogs for the awesome and seamless transition.

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