Image via Dave Bassett.
I recently moved to be closer to my job in Eugene. The summer was a hectic one, but I’m finally settled and looking to get comfy in my new town.
In an effort to make a big new city feel smaller, I’ve been attending lots of networking events to meet people and learn new things. That’s difficult work to do as an introvert, but Lane county is such a friendly place that it’s already making a difference.
I’ve been haunting the Eugene Chamber of Commerce a bit–in September, I attended their Women Business Leaders lunch to hear Celeste Edman from Lunar Logic talk about mentorship. She gave a fantastic talk, focusing on the fact that mentorship isn’t just about the person being mentored, and that you can have more than one mentor.
Yesterday was a big day for me: I gave a lunchtime talk on content marketing for the Emerald Marketing Association! Content marketing is such a buzzword in the marketing industry, and so many still don’t know much about it, so I went over the basics, talked about a few must-haves to get started, and gave a few resources that have helped me in my content marketing education.
The talk was a blast and the Q&A session lasted almost as long as my presentation! The audience was fantastic! Their questions were wonderful.
I have to thank the EMA for such a welcoming and wonderful experience. And a huge thanks to Dave Bassett for photographing the event!
It was an absolutely amazing experience, and I look forward to working with the EMA again sometime soon.
EDIT: Check out the write-up of my presentation at the EMA blog!
Twitter has crowned me with the blue check!
I gotta say, it feels fantastic.
SXSW is one of the largest tech conferences (and music festivals) in the U.S. It happens every year in Austin, Texas. There are panels, concerts, film screenings, meetups, corporate brand events, launch parties, regular parties… The very idea of SXSW can be very intimidating to introverts.
I am an introvert (or perhaps an ambivert), and I’m attending SXSW this year. I’m incredibly excited to be attending such a cool conference and speaking on a panel. I’m also very intimidated by the sheer amount of people and events that are going to be happening at the same time.
So I came up a with a guide to how I’m going to survive this wonderful opportunity. By sharing it, I hope I can help out a few fellow introverts. (more…)
It’s been awhile since I updated you on how things are going with me personally.
One of my most popular articles on this blog is how to add geotags to your photos so you can tag them in the correct location. Well, Instagram’s August 17th update (version 7.4) has made some of that post irrelevant. With the new update, you no longer have to turn off Location settings!
A feature account (also called a curation account) exists to share other people’s photos. There are a lot of wonderful feature accounts out there, highlighting followers’ pictures about everything from fashion to photography. My personal favorites are the ones dedicated to cities or states–they’re a great way to get to know the undiscovered beauty of any place!
If you’re thinking of starting a feature account, I have a few pointers for you. These are based on what I’ve seen successful accounts do (and what some accounts aren’t doing).
Today is my last day at brass Media. It’s been a wonderful few years here, and I’ve learned so much. The best marketing skills I’ve learned are in content marketing and marketing automation, which have sparked my passion to learn even more. Content marketing felt like a natural fit after so many years of blogging, and learning about leveraging content for marketing is fascinating.