Blown Away 1: Todd
I didn’t even think about winning a contest when I used (some of) the social media tools I’ve gotten more comfortable with over the past month to spread the word about Todd Temaat‘s “Win Your Local Market” contest. He was looking to generate interest in his work and his upcoming training/membership program.
I was speechless when I heard I’d won his incredibly valuable grand prize of two months of his coaching for communicating all things local online. I literally couldn’t even process the news. Thank you Todd. I look forward to participating in your magical process. And, I think it’s sometimes tough for local market-focused people to “get” all that they can actually do with social media. Many are in the beginning stages, and the steps of your contest might have seemed daunting for someone not already somewhere in the stream already.
Blown Away 2 – ??
Can’t even count all the pleasures and friendships that have grown up over the past month from #blog30 community that grew up around the 30 Day blogging challenge. Of course, to start, there’s the incomparable Connie Ragan Green herself, the woman who convened, gathered, and offered the #blog30 group a “home base” throughout. She’s an inspiring, self-made empire builder who wants to help others build lots of other empires!
Then I connected with writing maven Debra Marrs who started the #blog30 challenge. It worked so well that she got so busy with clients that she didn’t finish. Her encouragement out of the starting gate really fueled me in those early days when I didn’t “know” anyone else. (We’d met through Christina Hills’ Web Site Creation Workshop.)
Can’t even say where to begin to thank all the remarkable people I’ve shared the past month with. Some I’ve gotten to know better than others, but each of you is remarkable, as a person, entrepreneur, and a creator. Thank you. I look forward to staying connected and deepening the conversations as we proceed onward. Hope to see some of you on the June #blog30 under the guidance of Dr. Jeannette Cates.
When in Southern California, I know I have a second home with Melanie Kissell and all the love from the Solo Mompreneur crew. Her heart is bigger than the state of California.
When headed to the East coast, to South Carolina, there’s storyteller and businesswoman extraordinaire, Jeanne Kolenda. Jeanne’s stories are alchemical transformations of everyday life to something more. She’s partnered in biz with Sue White (on Twitter as @WhiteSue )
My new go-to techXpert: @MyWebGal, Deb Augur, in Washington state.
Heather Bestel in Scotland shows us all how to move from mad dash to organised simplicity with great warmth and charm.
New friends, resources, experts, supporters — Many thanks to all who commented, retweeted, posted, and generally spread the great energy as part of the #blog30 including
Martha Giffen, online maven extraordinaire.
Marcia Hoeck, for all things breakthrough for your business.
Geoff Hoff, writer’s writer w/ a theatrical flair.
Piotr Krzyzek on marketing and social media.
With gratitude to Annette Nack for her part in the 30 Day blog challenge.
Find all things health with the All-health expert Robert Britt
Get happy with Happiness Guru Evelyn Roberts Brooks
Where to go for innovation ideas? Innovation Expert Steve Sponseller
Thanks to Gwen Tanner who is inspiring me to reshape my offerings in her role as @ecoursemaster.
Kudos to Helen Raptoplous an energetic proponent of Moving your Business Forward: Action Habits that Matter Most.
Acknowledging Janet Eisenbise from Coach4LifeChange, sharing insights with grace and wisdom.
Oh, my. Loving apologies for omissions and those I haven’t caught up with this time. Let’s connect in the follow-on #blog30–coming in June and hosted by Dr. Jeannette Cates! And it will use the same twitter #blog30 hashtag! Thanks to everyone for your support!!