Friday, August 29, 2008

Makeup, Marketing, and the Presidency

There are many reasons I will never be president and one of those reasons is right here...my passion for finding new ways to take up every iota of time I have. Why do I need a blog? Mostly because I have started and quit more blogs than I care to think of over the past few years. It is like a person who wants to write a novel, but only manages to do a collection of haiku.

I am just another Association-world junkie who loves learning more about associations, membership, and what makes people want to work together. I think people who are geeky about association management are secretly sociology fiends and now with social media coming into play, those fiends are having an amazing time tweeting, blogging, and communicating in every way possible about it. We just want to talk about collaboration...is that so wrong?

Along with my geekiness for association management, I also have a hobby/side business as a freelance makeup artist. This is actually no small business since I get quite a bit of work for celebrities and political figures in the DC area. I love makeup - always have and always will - and I also love the artistry of applying the right kind of makeup to make people the best versions of themselves possible. Again - I have a thing for figuring out what people want and with the right tools I can give it to them...not unlike my association work.

Recently I attended the ASAE Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. It was an amazing experience and I learned much from it. I got to hang out with the illustrious A-List Bloggers (kind of like the cool kids in high school for ASAE), the CVB peeps (no one parties like Toronto CVB parties), and my own chapter and section people for the organization I work for now. I also started using Twitter waaaaaaaay more than I used to because of the ASAE Conference backchannel and because I am using Twitter more, I ended up finding a cost-effective way to have a new makeup artistry logo made. Bonus!

So what do I intend for this blog? I don't know. To prove that I can stick with it...to have a public face for my work...to (maybe) be accepted by the ASAE cool kids...all of it and then some. I'm hoping to be the voice for other peeps out there who don't have a blog and also to commiserate with people like me. I might even be able to share some helpful information. Whatever I do, I plan to stick with this blog for a bit and not just let it fade away without ever being published.

Wish me luck!

2 comments:

  1. Great post!

    "The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we're uncool." - Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs (Almost Famous)

    You made ASAE more fun than a barrel of monkeys ...and really, *should* anyone be putting monkeys into a barrel? :)

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  2. Thanks for the comment! Yes!!! We'll share our currency like we shared our currency at the Whiskey Girl...it's all happening!

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