A BLOG WAS BORN February 6, 2011Posted by lisawifemom in Random Thoughts and Observations.
Tags: ann evanston, blog, fresh brothers, Internet marketing, social media, wordpress
Without Debbie Goldberg of Fresh Brothers Pizza, this blog would not exist. I am proud to call her my very good friend, who kindly listened to all my job hunting stories over the last year or so, as friends do, until one day she said, “Lisa, you have to start a blog about this, some of it’s unbelievable, and I’m sure there are others that don’t have any idea how different it is in this market, etc.” From there she continued to…”nudge” me about it. That is just one of MANY ways Debbie has shown her love and support. She is constantly keeping her eye out for work for me, talking me up, sending me links, etc. Again, she’s my friend and I love her.
In September I attended an event put on by Laura Filipowicz of Bag Lady Promotions. I had become a member of her networking group (although it’s so much more), and really felt the core of what she was doing, building relationships so that the business could come. So the conference attendance was a given, and did not disappoint, by far one of the best conferences I had been to, so much great information and networking/relationship building. I am now a part of her advisory board and am very excitedly anticipating this year’s convention in September.
That brings me now to another woman, Ann Evanston, social media guru, who was a speaker at that conference, and let me tell you, what a hell of a speaker! She focused on social media networking, and spent a lot of time on blogging. I feverishly took notes; she was actually de-mystifying it for me, making me feel excited about it. Debbie elbowed me a few times during this presentation, and after a couple of months of prepping, procrastination, and more encouragement from Debbie, this blog was born.
On a personal note, I could not have found the time, inspiration, or energy to keep plugging away, trying to figure this thing out, without my personal support system. My hubby, although he doesn’t read th e bl og (probably a good thing), nor does he get the whole thing, he’s trying to be supportive. He does a lot around here in evening when he gets home! And let me tell you, I have an awesome group of friends that read and keep cheering me on, that’s such a fabulous feeling, it excites me to post again!
Lastly, those beautiful, near perfect children that grace my life every day, my 5-year-old twins, they keep me real, grounded, and remind of what it’s all about for me.
Thank you ALL, I can’t say enough, but then again, look at the length of this damn post!! ☺ I am just not capable of keeping in short.