HR is Only Human

I recently wrote a post asking the following question: Why Do You Write? Days later I discovered that this post – along with others written on this blog – made a difference to someone. This proved the point of Why Do You Write and proved that HR is Only Human.



HR is Only Human

Hr is Only Human

I’ll begin by sharing an excerpt from Why Do You Write:


The other people in the room didn’t know that I question my writing on each-and-every post. I wonder if I am worthy to write. I ask if I am wasting my time. The doubt is there. The insecurities are abundant. I wonder if I am simply kidding myself.

But, even though I just asked myself these questions again as I wrote the previous paragraph, I am now writing the next. I’m compelled to write and create. This is part of my reason for being here. I realize that now.

So, for whom do I write? I write to reach just one.

Charity Rowell

Charity Rowell, HR is Only Human

Charity Rowell, photo courtesy of HR is Only Human

I’ve never met Charity Rowell, author of the blog HR is Only Human; however, we share membership in various Google+ communities and have interacted on Google+, in general. I enjoyed Charity’s style and often blunt storytelling. (Some of my favorites are included in the reference section below.)

In October 2013 the posts stopped.

Her blog was buried deep within my Feedly and faded into (almost) distant memory.  We are, after all, constantly inundated with new content from virtually everywhere.
Then, on May 19, 2014, Charity posted a new blog post, Back to Blogging. It began as follows:


Back in December of 2013, Kyle Jones published a post called Don’t Give Up on Your Blog: Advice for First-Six Month Bloggers. When I read it, I thought about blogging again. However, after several attempts to write a post, I decided that I had managed to disappear from social media and was content to remain that way for several months.

I wrote this post several months after Charity’s last post and didn’t think my writing would impact anyone. I simply knew that there were things that had and had not worked for me and I chose to share with everyone.

Charity also commented that she missed the creative and emotional outlet and referred back to the Don’t Give Up post. It is quite humbling knowing that something that I wrote inspired someone else.


Charity in the dictionary

Charity in the dictionary (Photo credit: HowardLake)


Thank you, Charity! I am honored.




Butterfly from HR is Only Human

Additional Information


Want to know more about HR is Only Human? Check out some of the posts below:


Leaving a Job and Being Human
The Hiring Process: An HR Student’s Point of View
About Charity Rowell



HR is only Human, Charity Rowell


  • Charity Rowell


    “I wonder if I am simply kidding myself.” I know how that feels, and I feel that way whenever I publish an article on my blog. I sometimes feel that way when I think about achieving my goal of completing college.

    “I write to reach just one.” That’s one of the reasons why I write. Every time I publish and article on my blog I send out one thought to the universe, “I hope this reaches someone who needs to read this. I hope that this helps someone out there.”

    I had people around me that supported and encouraged me. You folks told me that what I had to say was relevant, and that my style was unique; however, there was a part of me that couldn’t believe you. There’s still a part of me that doesn’t quite believe that what I have to say is remotely interesting or intelligent, but I write anyway because I finally figured out that I’m not writing to be one of the “cool kids;” I’m writing because I enjoy writing, and because I hope that what I write has a positive impact on at least one person.

    Kyle, I am honored that you wrote an article about my blog. I am really happy that my writing made a positive impact on you, and I hope that we can continue to communicate and support each other.

    Thank you!

    • Carlen Lloyd

      Charity, I switched gears on my blog from focusing on HR to positive thoughts and encouragement. I felt I didn’t have enough knowledge to be publishing an HR blog thus my reason for switching gears. Maybe once I get employed as an HR Manager, I will have the proof to back my words. 🙂

      • Carlen, as I commented to Charity, only you have your voice. Gears need changing….that is ok. Want to know why? It is YOUR story. No one can write it but you.

    • Charity, I’m happy you’ve continued and hope to continue serving as an inspiration. Keep going…keep strong…keep writing.

      Always remember this: No one else has your voice – only you.

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