Every morning, seven days a week, I do five miles in 29-32 minutes on my Exercycle. It’s not enough exercise. So this morning I enrolled in North Myrtle Beach’s Boot Camp I hope to be in the best shape of my life by next July 19 when I will be as old as Bruce Springsteen.
Then I read this advert for an online class on branding yourself. By the end of the class you and your art will become a brand. Nowhere does it ask for work samples. Actual talent might be an impediment to successfully branding yourself.
Yes I know that’s another word for marketing but it sounds so today. I can picture myself taking a cattle brand and doing my own tattoo as I’m my own brand.
Hell I am a brand, or was. Pia Savage, LLC. Has a nice ring to it. No depth but a great tone.
I became a bit caught up in revising and revising and throwing out entire books because as I learned more I liked my work less. Maybe I just wasn’t branding myself correctly. The Pia Savage part was working. My blog, well, it went through stages. In the past two years I haven’t been focusing on it.
I must find my brand, and have it visible and not in some private area where I would feel more comfortable. My energy needs to be publicly displayed for public consumption. I will no longer be a bloggerslashwriter but a compilation of chakras, chants, colors and cravings I won’t hesitate to shout out.
Instead of taking the time to perfect my product I should be branding my product. My product will be amazing. I will have the best pitches, stationary, email, resumes, handshake, vocal tone, web presence–surely that part must be the easiest. There’s only a blog or several, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter (if only I cared enough to remember my password) and by the time the class ends I’m sure there will be at least ten other social networks I will just have to join.
Product? In the number one blog on Technorati that I’m not going to link to I read you shouldn’t spend more than 20 minutes on a blog post. I’m betting that writing a novel has the same formula.
This sounds much less fearsome than North Myrtle Boot Camp. Or not.
The ending of this post blew me away. Perfect little story.
I really don’t like my post nor have I liked most of my posts recently or longer. In keeping with my new philosophy of branding myself I can safely say it’s just a minuscule part of the much larger brand