Blogger Goes Missing in Action — Full Details Below
Can you believe it’s been a week since I posted last? Did anybody wonder what happened to me?
Here’s what happened.
Last Friday, in the middle of my post, I suddenly knew I was done. Not with that post, but with posting every single day. I got what I needed from it, and knew it was time to put more energy into other things.
So, no more NaBloPoMo, after 45 solid days of blogging!
I was kind of relieved not to have to come up with a great new idea every day, but of course I still want to do the blog — I love it.
Yesterday I was stunned to realize an entire week had passed without a post, and vowed to get back on blogging track. I don’t want to lose my momentum, my community, and the cool creative flow that comes from trying to blog outside the box.
But in this blogging void, I went from hardly any work to tons of work and some pretty exciting new clients and projects. Writing web content, book reviews, editing non fiction, possibly editing fiction, taking over the entire social media marketing for a brand new business (gulp!) and… I’ve even got my first PR client.
You didn’t know I did any PR?
Neither did I!
I’ll only be charging this client for the writing I do, because I’m just beginning, but I’m excited to take a crack at it. My client is a local Denver designer with a gorgeous, chic and lust-worthy line. She’s about to launch a new website and have her line sold at the gift shop of the Denver Art Museum in conjunction with the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition opening tomorrow.
My job — to write her a killer bio, a couple of attention grabbing press releases that are worthy of her fab clothes, and come up with some creative and inexpensive ways to help her get more publicity and more press. This is so cool for me, because fashion was my first love. Well actually it was Astroboy, and then the Beatles, but I never met any of them and I did meet Fashion, so…..
I only have one gripe. (Don’t you love that word? I like “grope” too. The word, not so much the experience, LOL!)
Here’s my gripe, and as gripes go, it’s pretty great:
I had NO WORK in the dead of winter when I was perfectly happy to stay inside, but now have TONS-O-WORK when Spring has sprung, warm breezes beckon and I just want to run around on the trails in a t-shirt and savor the sun.
Perhaps I’ll start taking my laptop out to a local coffee house, one with the outdoor tables, so as to enjoy the weather and get my work done at the same time. Has anyone tried that? Do you get any real work done, or do you only get expensive cups of coffee, cake, calories, random conversation and other delicious distractions?
Here’s another question for you guys:
Do you feel that the amount of energy I put into this blog over the past couple of months came back to me in the form of all these new opportunities? Do you think if I slack off on putting that same amount of marketing and creative energy out there, my career will suffer? Or is that just being superstitious?
Just curious what you think, so please toss me a comment… if you’re still out there.
- Is fashion art? Mais oui! (ingoodtastedenver.wordpress.com)