I had kind of forgotten how much I love my little blog. I'm glad John said something, I missed you guys!
So, thank you for all of the kind words and here's the thing:
I feel pretty good about all this. I am one person, one tiny little person. I can only do what I can do. And the thing is, I know exacty what to do, I just have to do it and this is ALL part of learning how to run a business, something I am totally new at. There is no reason to assume that I should know what I'm doing and do everything exactly right. Right? Right.
So yesterday I did a ton! I sent out press releases, I sent out emails, I made phone calls and each and every one of those things that I did has led to interest in what I'm doing.
It's not that I don't know how to market or don't know what to do, it's about getting past the resistance of doing it.
I spent many many years trying to market shows, comedy shows, comedy theaters, sketch shows, individual shows and every time it was rough, every time it was hard and I built up this belief in my head that marketing sucks. Hell, you have to reach out to people, talk to people, be brave, be assertive, be proactive. These things are truths, you do have to do that. But what I'm finding each and every day that I battle the voices in my head telling me not to put myself out there, is that you end up talking to really nice people. They want to help, they need story ideas, they think it's a neat idea and all of a sudden you've made a buddy who wants your business to succeed because in some way, directly or indirectly, they will benefit from it.
So I've got a few listings, a few little articles...what I need to do is just keep moving forward, whatever that is.
I never expected a rash of people to come to these things just because I started them. It's been a week for petes sakes! It all takes work and the more I do the work the more I see results and the more I enjoy it.
Go me. And you guys. Go everyone.