About Ed ~ A Proud #USGUYS Member

Welcome to my world.  If you’re reading this in your pajamas–get cozy and know you’re in good company.  I likely wrote whatever you just read of mine while in my pajamas!  I’m an avid reader, social media evangelist, and self-proclaimed renaissance man who is always excited about helping other people learn how to use collaborative tools to increase market share and visibility.  Hobbies include, writing/journaling, reading, craft making, wood working, baking, cooking, gardening, learning, teaching, and sharing.

I’m a 47 year old Air Force veteran, passionate about learning what makes people tick, understanding dynamics in relationships, filling my own knowledge gaps and trying to be a better person every day.  I try to always see the larger (strategic) picture in every situation to better understand my role/purpose.

I celebrated 22 years of marriage in June, and have three wonderful children who are home schooled by the skilled attention and care of my wife.  I hope you will take the time to comment on any my blog posts that inspire you or you find rings a bell in your realm… or write to me @ ed.a.milligan@gmail.com and share your thoughts and passions.

The very best to each of you who subscribe or take the time to read my blog.

Goals & Accomplishments

Be a Better Husband/Father: We all have room for improvement right?  Kids don’t stay the same age–you can’t stop their growth….so, you better enjoy them and invest the time you and they desire before you find yourself thinking about those opportunities in the past tense.  I have come to the conclusion that being male is unfortunate–being a father, a mentor, friend, and community contributor doesn’t mean the same thing today as it did in Benjamin Franklin’s time.  It seems less glamorous to be introspective and think about self-improvement; to talk about how to be a better husband/helper.  What does it take in this era for a man to take seriously his responsibilities and aspire to be a change agent/leader and community influence for the improvement of society?

Tweeting Habits: I tweet daily, even more on the weekends. I learned the power of Twitter lists (creating content “channels” from avid curators).  I prefer Twitter over most other forms of social media (next to blogging) because of the short bursts of information and how quickly you can get up to speed on anything that’s going on in the world–much better than traditional news media.  Next year (2015), I plan to contribute a lot of my social media expertise, business background and public administration education to make a difference in my local and global community.

Journaling Habits: I have been promising my sister for years to write in a journal to her that she can keep….she keeps sending me journals, and I have yet to send her a completed journal–so, maybe when I finish my Master’s program I will have enough time to complete the journal I started for her YEARS ago! :-)  Love you Laurie!  I have been writing more frequently in recent months.

Accomplishments: In this year, 2014, include selling our hobby farm, daughters had their braces removed and both received college scholarships.  I started working out again after completely healing from my tibia fracture and ankle surgery, I’m teaching myself guitar — thanks to YouTube!  Lots to be thankful for, and many people to credit for the successes.

Cheers!
Ed

10 thoughts on “About Ed ~ A Proud #USGUYS Member

  1. Hi Ed,
    Love your blog. I always enjoy reading what you have to write. You really have a way with words.
    Keep in touch. Let me know when you have another blog for me to read.
    Love and miss you,
    Laurie

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