It is great to see people starting blogs, so here are a couple tips to thing about
Here is what you might have missed:
Yellowknife Blog Camp – This is coming up in a weeks time. It is a informal conference styled afternoon for like minded people to get together and discuss blogging, social media and anything in between. It is not just for bloggers though, if you are at all interested in starting a blog this is for you as well.
iPad 2 video and iMovie App – I have yet to do a full review on the iPad 2 and I doubt I will. You can easy search and find plenty of review all saying the same thing. What this video is, is a test of the front facing camera on the iPad and then how well it uses the iMovie app. I explain some of the things I don’t like about the iMovie App.
Read how my blogging is going in circles – I use the MarsEdit desktop app to write a good majority of my blog posts, but I also have 3 different computers I use on a regular basis. If you read what I did, you’ll to see that I’m crazy.
Those are the 3 latest posts over on WithMedia.ca. I plan on writing at least 3 posts a week on that blog, so if you haven’t already, you should subscribe to it as well.
When I started YkOnline I made the choice to create its own Twitter account. Mainly because at that time I thought twitter was the greatest thing invented and I was full on driving the bandwagon. Nowadays I’m not so sure that was a good idea, but that is a different post, for another time.
What I want to get at is a plugin I quickly installed for YkOnline. What the plugin does is, every time a reader comments on a post on the blog, it then gets sent to the YkOnline Twitter account. The way I have it set up, its says “[NEW COMMENT] <Start of Comment> LINK TO COMMENT”.
To continue on a series of things I’m bad at I will go on to approaching people.
I don’t know how Journalist do it, I wonder if they learn it in school…. anyways. The challenge I have been prompted with lately is selling YkOnline. I now have the hits and traffic to sustain the site, as long as I continue to write, so I thought it would be a good time to try and sell some advertising. The reason I want to sell adverting is simple, I want to feed this passion. I love writing about Yellowknife and what is going on but it is starting to take up to much time. My problem is I am almost afraid of approaching businesses about it. I don’t know what to say to try and sell it to them. It is a toss up whether or not businesses in this town need another place to advertise. They already have NNSL, CJCD, YkTrader, Coffee Break News and a couple others, so what I would have to do is prove to them that I am different. For some reason I just can’t bring myself to go face to face with them and ask.
Well now that I have found a place to sit, I shall write for you. I shall write for you today something more personal, instead of some topical article. I shall write for you because I haven’t in sometime and I feel it has been to long. The main reason I shall write for you today, is because I would like to share something with you. It will most likely be something to do with my life. So now that you understand I shall be writing for you today, I shall begin.
I’m in an odd place in my life, well I always seem to be. I have been searching for the last 2 years. For what, I don’t know. For who, I don’t know. My hope is I find it and them soon. I will try to explain this as best as I can.
I write a website that is growing and becoming more and more recognized, and I know tons of people in this town (Yellowknife) but still I am missing something. Now the reason for this post is not for pity (I don’t like pity), but it is more to explain how I feel when I’m alone. I know an amazing bunch of people, but the only issue is (I don’t know how to explain this properly) I don’t share that bond that good friends share (You’re all awesome by the way, please don’t take offense to this). I long for someone who shares my passion of things, someone who has an interest in Yellowknife and its community events, understands my passion for social media and maybe most important to me is someone that is relatively close to my own age. That is a lot, to even imagine, but did you know I can almost guarantee the people and friends I will meet will be at least 10 years older than me. It is bizarre.
Like I said this is not a pity cry, I just wanted to get this down on words. I also understand my problem. It is me! Most of the time my mind is wondering how to do something or how I can make that work or where to find this and that, it never stops. From the second I wake up to the moment I fall asleep, I’m thinking about websites, design, social media, marketing, profiting, how-to’s or scheming how to make back money spent. If I could shut it off for a couple hours a day I would, because I know it affects the people I’m around. I barely have an interest in anything else, except for maybe my vehicles. But on the flip side, I wont push myself to fix my own problems. I say I want to go see live music at the bar or coffee shop but I don’t have anyone to go with, so I won’t go. Which is ultimately like stabbing myself in the foot, if I never go I will never meet anyone like that. Part of that, in my mind anyways, is that I don’t drink, so I rarely ever see the need to go out – or something like that.
I hope some of this makes sense. Maybe I am making this a lot more dramatic than it really is, but this is my blog and I can write want I feel.
No that I have written for you, you should write too. As you are doing that, I am going to go try the French Onion Soup and BLT combo from Tim Hortons.