By Britt

Who is Britt Raybould?

I’m fascinated by words, especially bold words, words that dare challenge the status quo and demand that you pay attention. For over eight years, I immersed myself in putting words together for other people. I finally decided it was time I wrote words that mattered to me and explored the bold ideas that are brought to life by bold words.

What is Bold Words?

We’ve stopped paying attention to the words we use. Words have power, and when we don’ t respect and try to understand that power, we can end up “hoist on our own petards.” Through Bold Words, I hope to find other people who wonder about the same things I do and share their perspectives. I also want my ideas challenged. I’m excited to see what happens. Sometimes, I wonder if what I’m writing about matters to anyone else but me. Ultimately, I come back to the fact that I’ve had a love affair with words since I picked up a book over 25 years ago. I decided it was time to do something about it.

Beyond the Blog
I help small businesses find ways to get out of the yellow pages and into conversations, often by blending traditional media with new media. I’m also a contributor at the Behavior Gap, a blog created by Carl Richards of Clearwater Wealth that focuses on how to be smarter about investing and financial planning. Why such a different topic? Because the same issues come up—a lack of respect for language, an almost religious adherence to status quo, and an unwillingness to change behavior for the better. Given what’s going on in economic markets, I find the subject, and the ongoing nuances, even more interesting.

Questions? Answers? I’m only an email away—boldwords {at} gmail {dot} com


5 Responses to “About”

  1. August 12, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    Hi Britt,

    I sat beside you at Gnomedex and wanted to again tell you how glad I am that I did. It was a privilege meeting you and I am certain I will be reading your blog for many posts to come. Good luck with the business, too.

    I believe we both share a love of reading and an interest in the words that make up the writing. I’m particularly interested in correct usage of the grammar and precision in choosing words appropriately.

    My dirty little secret: I frequently fail on both counts, especially when speaking.

    Shannon Ehlers

    PS – I’ve begun a small collection of books on classical rhetoric (some new and some very old) and one of my ideas for a blog is simply to present a different excerpt (one or two lines only) for each day of the year, along with some analysis or appropriate anecdotes. What do you think? Would anyone care? Does it already exist?

  2. 2 Britt
    August 13, 2007 at 9:06 am

    It was a pleasure meeting you, Shannon. I appreciated the company. As to your blog idea, I believe that if it matters to you, and you’re passionate about it, others will be too. Your concept is an interesting one. Blogging definitely takes time and more energy than you might think. Doing a blog has to be something you’d do even if you’re the only one reading it. Good luck and let me know if you decide to pursue it.

  3. November 8, 2007 at 10:43 am

    Dear Britt, saw your Blog in Chris Brogan tweet I am a 71 year old blogger
    words are important to all of us or they become Semantic Jazz ! I have three heros
    Alfred Korsibski,SI Hayakawa and Anatole Rappaport! Living word warriors I find Steve Ruble the best on the net ! My Favorite Blogger

  4. 4 Britt
    November 8, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    Thank you for the kind words Marshal. I love hearing about people who about language and see value in having conversations about its importance.

  5. November 8, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    Britt, it was really nice to meet you today at BlogWorld and I enjoyed discussing a few issues of common interest in the world of PR and online marketing. You have a well thought-out firm and an interesting perspective, and your blog is definitely on my list of regular places to go from now on!

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