The world of social media allows you to go off in a number of different directions. Throwing thoughts against the wall and hoping to come up with some interesting story line or conversation that draws the reader into the event.
So many things go on in our daily lives and at times how much of this is really interesting to the reader. And who has time to keep up with the number of blogs, vlogs and other social media threads that are out there.
A young woman I know in Alberta has created at lifestyle blog that includes her husband (radio guy in Edmonton) and their son. Kari Shelton talks about things that young moms, working women and others are interested in. She has created a great brand for herself as she too has been involved in the media world for a number of years.
Kari and I worked together in Red Deer. She started out in our news department, went into more of the entertainment side of things and eventually worked as a morning show co-host, worked red carpet events as entertainment reporter and much more.
Their family is very handsome, trendy and creates a very appealing view of what it is to be amazing! This just didn’t happen overnight. Kari created this through her years of contacts and has thought out the approach carefully targeting the people she wants following her. I admire this.
Blogs and creations take time and consideration for what message is to be delivered. While you read our blogs you will find things that we encounter, sometimes minutes after they happen. The feelings can be raw and I will admit, sometimes roughly tooled. While I try to refine what I’m thinking, that doesn’t always happen. Sorry!
Example of my week. Someone was murdered in my neighbourhood. Today, I encountered vandalism on my way to work, people that I guessed might be intending harm on property or people and the realization that my neighbourhood may not be safe anymore.
On a normal day, I don’t give a rat’s …. about this. Yesterday my car getting ticketed bugged me. It bugged me that, the parking enforcement SKIPPED Lewis’ car to ticket mine. The ticket indicates 8:21 am. Jamie plugged his meter at 8:32. Christina had plugged her meter shortly after 8am.
J L has gone above and beyond to make sure that parking enforcement will not give him a ticket. The city ensures me that there is no favoritism to the process. Don’t kid yourself City Hall. Now, is the time he would call me a baby. Let me just say, I hate that phrase .. kind of like “living the dream”. The event of that day is over, he gets away without a ticket, end of – but it was my opportunity to vent.
Our blogs; these are stories, ideas and words that will not solve world peace, they maybe little rants and raves about things we have done, experiences of triumph or tragedy. They are all ours.