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The trial and error of marketing your new blog…

I have never taken a marketing/business/graphics/photography class in my life (true story!), but I’m finding out that I know more than I thought.  “You don’t know it all, but you know enough” is an idea that has been used by a prominent Mormon leader to describe sharing the gospel.  However, I have also applied it to this blog.  I am conscious of not wanting to annoy, spam, or resort to publicity stunts, but also am anxious to get my work out there (!) and wish to utilize social media to do so.  And maybe I’ll never earn another cent, but this blog is still valuable, it’s still bringing me great opportunities and friendships, and is still very special.

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I admit, I’ve made a few Facebook blunders with marketing.  Again, I have a good head on my shoulders and haven’t sinned so badly that I would need to go confess to my WordPress Bishop (see what I did there?), but I have had 2-3 people (whom I know and who’s opinion I respect) tell me that I was a little too liberal in posting my blog on people’s walls.  To those people, I’m sorry.  But I gather that you aren’t angry with me, and that you understand.  Also, I thank you for your input.  The Lord chasteneth those whom he loveth (I just compared you to God, so you better keep reading my blog!).

Artists of every medium, level, and experience know the frustration of not having people read/listen to/watch/appreciate their work.  So the fact that my story (or at least parts of it) has been seen and read all over the world is pretty remarkable!  Thanks again, readers.  However, I still know that my blog will never be as valuable to another person as it is to me.  And that’s alright.  But if I can express a commonly felt truth, expose an insecurity that may help someone else find confidence, clarify questions about God and religion, or just make you smile, that makes me happy.

So I have learned a TON already, but am excited to keep on learning more!

Come so far, but got so far to go!

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Some pictures

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would be better

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if you weren’t in them at all.

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Just sayin’.

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You thought it was a picture, but it was actually a video….

We’ve all been there…

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Have you ever seen a picture of yourself and you remember how you felt at the time, and it wasn’t necessarily what showed?

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This is one of those pictures.  On the outside I just look like  a girl with high cheekbones, a great sense of color, and someone who could sport a red lip with confidence and class.  But on the inside, I was hurting pretty badly.  Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.  Even beautiful people.  Be kind.

 

Sometimes beauty isn’t recognized

when it contrasts with what you feel inside.

Natasha Bedingfield

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Mr. and Mrs. David Wilkinson are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Katherine Anne….

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Sure looks like an engagement photo, right?  Someday I’ll be holding a man instead of my guitar.  And hopefully not by the neck.

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Being the only goofy looking one in the picture…

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 (consciously or not)

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“look ugly in a photograph…”

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“oh, you look so beautiful…”

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~U2  

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Been there 🙂

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