I recently brought on a new CEO. That’s right I now have a Cheif Englush Occifer.
(Mr. CEO here…Gen Y Finance Guy, how many times do I have to remind you that it’s Chief English Officer??? Don’t worry folks, this is the last time you will see these annoying little errors. My job is to make sure you can focus on the content and not worry about spelling and grammar).
Well, that was a bit embarrassing. But this blog is all about honesty and transparency and it’s not exactly a secret that writing is a skill that I am still developing. If we are being completely honest here, I never thought I would ever be doing something that involved writing on a consistent basis. This blog has changed everything. I now look forward to plopping into my chair and pecking away at the keyboard at 5am every morning.
I would even go out on a limb and say that my writing has gotten better since starting this blog 5 months ago.
Mr. CEO: Remember what we discussed about modesty now.
Okay, Mr. CEO is right, my writing has certainly progressed but it is nowhere near perfect and still needs lots of work on grammar, spelling, and sometimes even on the flow side of things. There is a message somewhere in my head that Mr. CEO is going to try to help me communicate with the rest of you. Because the last thing I want to do is turn people off due to annoying little grammar and spelling mistakes.
Mr. CEO: Not really related, but did anyone else notice how obsessed Mr. GYFG is with selfies??? This is the first post he didn’t post up a picture of just himself…just sayin!
I thought you said you would only interject to keep me on track or provide a little more color to the announcement. This is still my blog, dude…don’t make me demote you to…actually on second thought, the audience might actually enjoy the occasional banter back and forth. It’s another way that we can help humanize finance and make it real and down to earth.
Bringing on Mr. CEO is just one of the ways I plan to work towards the mission of this site: To Humanize Finance, Build Wealth, and Reach Financial Freedom!
Let me be very clear for a moment: This is not just my mission; this is the mission of the blog and anyone reading this blog. We are building a community and tribe – I have just volunteered to lead the way and to lead by example. I want to build wealth side-by-side with YOU! And help as many people as I can reach financial freedom.
So not only will Mr. CEO be the editor of my horrific writing style, but he will also interject periodically throughout my posts to: add clarity, add perspective, ask questions, and also help make finance a [funner] topic to read.
And overtime he may even write a few posts himself because he is on his own financial journey. I think he may be able to share a perspective I can’t provide since we are at different places in our lives and our careers.
Mr. CEO: I want everyone to back up a paragraph and read what he just wrote. Is “funner” even a word? Also, it’s “over time,” not overtime. COME ON, MAN!!! Alright, back to business everyone. Are you trying to make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside so that I look past the fact that I have a CEO title and no golden parachute. How do you expect me to live like this? Actually, and don’t tell anyone else this, you were so charismatic that you convinced me to do all of this for free until the site starts turning a profit. I don’t know how you do it Mr. GYFG, but I feel honored to help out (just spare the rest of us with your selfies, please). And if nothing else comes of this, we help people reach financial freedom so they can live their dreams. Somehow, someway, I am okay with that.
You hit the nail on the head Mr. CEO, it’s about the people. Of course we would love to get compensated for our efforts, who doesn’t? It’s just not the primary objective of this site.
Hopefully you are all as excited as I am to bring Mr. CEO on. He is going to be a great addition to the team.
Onward & Upward!
– Gen Y Finance Guy (& Mr. CEO too – he said I have to include him here since he contributed)
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As a grammar/spelling geek myself, I always appreciate a blogger who is willing to take steps to present a better finished product. (Now if only I’d take my own advice. I just need to make my husband turn off the TV for a freakin’ hour. That’s all! But I digress.)
Hey Abigail! It is really not my strength, so I am stoked to have Mr. CEO join the team.
Let’s work on that hubby 😉
I could use a CEO myself. A friend emailed me the other day with several blatant misspellings. I blamed it on 1am writing.
I can’t blame late nights, I am just a horrible speller. And my grammar isn’t great either. Maybe your friend can do you a solid and help you out???
Haha. Interesting and fun posting that I enjoyed reading. English is not my first language but my Canadian friends always ask me how to spell certain words such as ‘miscellaneous’
Glad you enjoyed it BSR!
What is your first language?
Very funny post! Welcome, CEO! Looking forward to reading more from you 😉
English is not my first language either, and you’re more than welcome to correct me too 🙂
Hey Felix Money,
Mr. CEO is definitely a great addition to the site. I will see if I can convince to head over to your site and proof read your content 😉
I was once thinking of having a part-time semi-permanent proofreader or a personal assistant to help me run the blog, but I didn’t think I have the heart to hire them because I could only offer small monetary rewards… So I decided to run most of the stuff myself, until the cash flow permits!
I got lucky that Mr. CEO is willing to help out for free until we get some cash flow. Even then he will likely be working for pennies per hour for a while. But I will treat him a bit better than they do in the sweat factories overseas.
Thanks for stopping by.
What would any of us do without spell check these days? I come across words all the time when I’m writing that I can’t for the life of me remember how to spell. Of course now I can’t remember what they were. My memory could use some boosting. Nice job getting your CEO!
Spell check is a life saver, but Mr. CEO is helping take the editing beyond just spell check. He is making sure I use the right word and correct grammar.
I hope in the future he will also want to write for the site as well.