Life and work have certainly kept me busy this year. That’s always a good thing and as my mother likes to say, it keeps you out of trouble. I realize that I told you about all the projects I’ve been working on but then I haven’t had the chance to share the final product with you.
For my regular readers who have been watching and reading about my progress this year, here are some random updates of where I am:
1. My 12-week online course:
WHEW … that was quite a project! It took me most of the summer and a few weeks into Fall to finally complete everything. The writing was moving pretty slow until I stopped editing myself. After I stopped worrying about editing, I sat at my computer with my research notes and do what I call a ‘brain dump.’ Thank goodness for my marketing/SEO friend Wendy and all her editing notes. She helped me clean it up so my words made sense.
Now that I’ve read through it, I can say I’m quite pleased with how it all turned out. I really discovered my voice through the whole process and I like how I found a way to connect with my readers even when I talked about statistical stuff.
If you’re a small business owner or just interested in learning more about social media, check out my Social Media with a Strategy 12-week online course. It’s FREE and all I ask of you is your time. And your honest feedback! We’re still able to tweak things so if you catch something, please let me know.
To sign up, go to this link: http://why-social-media-for-business.com/free-strategy/
2. Campaign to bring Bourdain to Orlando:
I shared this grassroots campaign of mine with you guys awhile ago. If you missed it, you can read the details in this blog post here.
They aired the LAST episode of No Reservations on The Travel Channel last week. It was sad to see such a great show end but I know it doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of Bourdain on our TV screens. His show will be moving over to CNN and from what we can tell, it’s still a travel-based format.
So I’m pulling the final pitch together with the help of a graphic artist who’s volunteering her time and then I get this message from the people on my team: This isn’t edgy enough, we need to re-work this.
Big sigh from me and then an ‘alrighty then, let’s re-do this.’ There’s been a meeting and many emails going back and forth. We have the copy written for the pitch but now we have to re-work the design layout to make it more edgi-er so they’ll notice us.
And then I see a post from Bourdain himself on Tumblr. Or maybe it was Twitter, I’m not sure. I’m following him but not in a stalker weird kind of way. More to keep updated on what’s going on with his new CNN show and OK, I admit it, I like reading his blog posts and tweets. He’s pretty damn funny.
The post had a video connected to it where it showed a promo for the new CNN show. It talked about the undiscovered world that he’ll travel to in the new series. I’m thinking – CRAP, I’m not sure we could classify Orlando as an undiscovered part of the world! My team wants to focus our pitch now on promoting the hidden (hence undiscovered) parts of Orlando so here we go again … another round of re-designs of the pitch.
IF you haven’t LIKED our Campaign to Bring Bourdain to Orlando fan page, please join us. The more people we can get on board, the more we can show the producers how serious we are. Click on this link to LIKE us: facebook.com/CampaigntoBringBourdaintoOrlando
3. Transformation Moments
I touched on this idea of creating a series of posts called Transformation Moments in my post called There I Stood: the final version. I pulled together a new page on the blog where I’m going to put all the posts in one place. I think it’ll be an interesting part to my journey to see them all together. It’ll show the path to see how I’ve moved from where I was to the changes I’ve gone through to get to that place in my visions.
The new page on the blog is called Transformation Moments – you can check it out by clicking on this link or go to the link in the top of the navigation area.
So this is it folks … the Journey that began with a few brave blog posts.
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