This morning, I was up at 3:30. Usually, I’m up at 5:30 but today is a special day. Today, I’m headed to the City of Angels! I really love Los Angeles. It’s tons of fun. Plus it’s nice to use a couple of my vacation days.
And, though I’m not working on my 8-5, I cannot stop writing. It used to be that I’d take a day or two away from writing when I was on vacations but now, I know better. I’ve only got so many opportunities to get my blog discovered and people are discovering it. Since the beginning of 2017, I’ve had numerous brands reach out to me wanting to collaborate on projects. The day that there is no content on The Reader is the day that a company I really want to work with visits my blog and then what? So here I am, on a plane to my layover in Houston, working on my brand. And that brand development isn’t just this one blog post. It’s reading articles on branding. It’s working on my media kit for companies that I want to work with. It’s developing a list of PR firms that I want to collaborate with so that we can develop a mutually beneficial relationship. I have a vision and a timeline and my blog is only one small aspect of that.
Make professional development a priority.