It's just a week away - the last Ed2010 session for the year! This time we have the editor of Atlanta Tastemaker magazine, Tiffini Gatlin speaking on a range of topics that would be fabulous to focus on for the rest of the year and have you at the top of your game for 2014. She has graciously accepted to stay on after the event for a Q&A and networking. Nibbles will be from Tin Drum and she has a great giveaway in the works as well. Check it out here and RSVP if you are a member of the Atlanta publishing and media industry or would like to find more opportunities in the print and online media world. I hope to see you there!
Glad as I am to be back from my grand trip to Wisconsin, I am also now suffering from some lower back issues. Not sure how I managed to accomplish that but looks like I will be out of action for the next few days. Not taking on any new projects at this time but have some older ones to submit so I am taking time off from the blog for now. Seeya shortly!
I guess we are getting into the thick of things now. This module of the course dealt with creating assets and making that work for you. Chris touches upon things like emails lists, ebooks, subscriptions, etc. Felt like a lot was going on and definitely felt the need to break this into a few smaller action points for myself. Don't know about you but I am not very good with ideas and some of the things here will need some ideating on my part. I do find myself agreeing to everything but am at a little bit of a loss as to how to act on this and make it work for me and my type of business. Check it out here (and help with a little commish heading my way).
All deadlines met and all projects submitted. Which is great because I am headed off to Wisconsin tomorrow for a press trip along the Great River Road. I have never been to Wisconsin or to any part of the banks along the Mississippi River so this is a welcome trip with lots of opportunity for coverage. Apart from this being a road trip, this is also the largest press group I have been with and the days out include fishing, sail boat rides and more! I am excited. See you on the other side.
Not many folks share the same enthusiasm for the first day of the week as I do. I know that. It has been repeatedly pointed out to me but someone's gotta be happy about Monday, you know? Sacrifices have to be made for the larger good :) This week is going to be super fabulous is what I tell myself every Monday morning. But seriously, this week is super fabulous - so much that you might not hear from me all week long! I have a feature article to submit (that is a lot of targeted words to type apart from the random words I type otherwise!), more website content proofreading to do for a corporate client (cha-ching cha-ching) and about six different events to check out during the week (I can see all the story ideas and pitches and queries automatically writing themselves out!). That apart, I was able to put in some time reading a few books on writing and being a freelancer (reviews of which will be shared at a later time), writing some more of my book and working some more on my website (like on my blog post right now) and chasing down some checks (I take my money seriously). All in all, productive as a precocious little piggy - did I just term that? I might have read it somewhere, not sure right now, but that's a question for another day. Hi-ho, hi-ho, its off to work I go!
No, really, Thank God Its Saturday! I am almost done with the education article I was working on so looks like submission is on track. Well into the website content project and it takes a. lot. of. time. but it keeps me focussed so that is good. Meanwhile, have just been assigned a feature article in an entertainment industry publication local to the area so that was a pleasant surprise. Hopefully I do a good job and we like each other and this works out good for us all in the long run. Hope your weekend is doubly awesomer than mine :)
Hope you had a great long weekend, I definitely did. Stayed in mostly to finish working on edits for a book on education and begin working on an article on education. Am I the only one seeing a theme here? I also begin this week on a new proofreading exercise for a client migrating content from an old site to a new one so that should take up most of my time. Its always nice to have new clients. There is hope!