Whew! Wow, are things nutty in my house these days or what? My goodness.
Back before we left for Thailand John and I sat in this house every day, no work to do, nothing going on, those were hard days. Now, we're still sitting in this house every day, no money to spend whatsoever, yet...the days are so different. He's going through a whirlwind right now, I'm going through a whirlwind, but hell...at least we have whirlwinds to get through. We're both working hard, so at least we have that.
Oh blog, help again?
Now that I have set Chicago Elevated up on twitter, facebook (yes, there's a fan page, haven't gotten to advertising it much yet, but you can find me here) and the blog, now I wonder: what do I do now?
It's funny, I honestly hadn't thought that far ahead, I was so pumped about getting it all set up, I knew I could worry about marketing later. I discussed a little before about how easy it is to get lost in the social media aspect of all this, like that is somehow doing something, but in reality, it's really not. Much of the world isn't on Twitter yet, many regular Chicagoans, the type of people I'm aiming for are not on it, how do I find them?
So now it's time to get some kind of marketing plan in order. Here are some ideas:
1. I need a press release. I have someone who has offered her help here - then I send out this press release to The Reader and Time Out, both big publications that get "regular people," also Chicago Magazine, things like that.
2. I want to know who it is in large offices that plans things for that office. What are they? Internal communications people? Anyone have any thoughts on this?
3. Once I get business cards I can start hitting the pavement, business cards will happen soon, after the fundraising party...concierges, building managers? I don't know? Anyone?
4. News stations, WGN, Fox, Nick Digilio...that kind of thing.
So once again I ask you all if you have any marketing skills, what other things might you suggest I do? I reiterate, I am not afraid to market any of this and since it's for me, I'll do just about anything in the name of business.
I just need to switch my focus now.
I also need to catch up on nano, I'm doing well but a little behind, a little behind one day means alot behind the next. This is true of nano and of dieting.