Archive for October, 2008

Sometimes

October 27, 2008

Sometimes, I get tired of taking care of everyone else and nobody taking care of me.

Sometimes, I get tired of having to be the cheerleader, and keep my own accomplishments on the back burner.

Sometimes, I get tired of having to be long-suffering, and putting up with stuff that nobody should have to put up with.

Sometimes, I’d like to be angry about something that’s really bad, and not have to “get over it” as quickly as possible so that person doesn’t have to feel bad about their mistakes.

Sometimes, it sure would be nice to have someone make a big deal over me rather than always, always the other way around.

Sometimes.

A free printer? Yes, please!

October 17, 2008

Wendy Piersall of SparkPlugging is holding a fun contest to Win a Whole New Brand & an Epson WorkForce 600 to Print New Marketing Materials! And here’s what I gotta do to win:

Write a blog post sharing the best marketing advice you received when you were new to starting a business.

Hmm. Well. Hmmm (scratching her head). I never really got any marketing advice, I just kind of jumped into this whole “my own business” thing, to tell you the truth. I can sure come up with some stuff I wish I had been told, though:

  • Don’t get stuck in a rut. Yes, you need to pay the bills, but always keep that little seed of what you really, REALLY want to do with your business in the back of your mind, and as soon as you possibly can, DO IT.
  • Find undiscovered places. Seek out the niche, the corners, and the stuff that hasn’t been found yet, and find ways to get them in the spotlight.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice. There are plenty of people out there who really do enjoy helping others – it’s not always easy to find them, but TRY.

Thanks to Wendy Piersall for sponsoring this great contest, and good luck to all the entrants!