THIS ONE TIME AT BRAND CAMP…

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    “Readers subscribe to blogs when they provide an informational or entertainment value so great that it would be a loss to not subscribe to it.” -Maki

     CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    To …………….. ANDRE ARSENAULT !!! Your post Won !!!

    http://architecteacadien.blogspot.ca/2013/01/where-i-want-my-blogbrandbusiness-to-be.html

    Blogging is easy…Blogging WELL is hard as hell…

    THANK YOU to all who entered…So brave to put yourself out there…DON’T STOP doing that…

    CHEERS

     

     

    What is the difference? Damned if I know…

    I do know the kinds of blogs I like to read, well written, clean site, by that I mean easy reading site..not to much crap along the sides to distract me. The print has to be big enough, (insert getting old joke here).

    I must confess… I am shallow when it comes to blogs and websites in general. If the layout is Ass…I won’t read on.

    What defines Ass…?? This………..

    This is archaic…It is one of the first blog layouts ever created…and it’s FUGLY…

    When I see this layout used as a blog or a website it screams a few things to me…

    1) I have no clue what I am doing…

    2) I know what I am doing but I am to lazy to care and change it.

    3) I am to cheap to invest any time or money into my business.

    4) I have no clue what I am doing….

    5) I don’t take this very seriously ….but expect everyone else to take me seriously…

    SERIOUSLY???

    With all the  Fab and FREE web templates out there…This site the best you can do…? There should be NO excuses for this…Yes I am on my soap box…but not to point fingers and judge…well maybe a little of that…But to Help !!!

    When I first started out I had NO CLUE…Google was my best friend as was You Tube…Gawd love the 12 year olds that post all those “How To” videos…

    This was my very first blog post…a train wreck of spelling errors, bad font and poor grammar…Not much has changed…

     

    How do I know what is NOT ass? What makes me an expert…???

    ABSOLUTELY NOTHING…………………………

    I am just figuring all this out , just like everyone else…

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    However what I do know…Is that if you WANT to learn, make the TIME to learn and VALUE what you do…There is an endless resource of people and places to LEARN…

    There are two things in my career that have got me to where I am……where that is I am still trying to figure out…however…the two things are…

    TIME & RESOURCES…

    I took the TIME…I made the TIME…I found the TIME…and…. I ASKED the resources. Some resources said no…but then some said YES…and what I learned from them ( the ones that said YES)…there is absolutely no way you can’t put a price on that.

    Not only because they…(the ones that said YES)…taught me things….inspired me to do things… that have made my life so rich on so many levels…but because THEY…(the ones that said YES)…have now become part of my a life…a most Amazing Faboosh part of my life…

    So that is what this crazy Non-Contest is about…

    TIME & RESOURCES…

    Ok..Bla bla bla…Down to the nitty gritty…How to enter… Of course if it’s a Non-Contest so it is not going to be as simple as a Click…or Clink…

    You MUST….

    Write a blog post…minimum 400 words…on any of the three topics listed below…

    1) My Brand is….

    2) Where I want my Blog/Brand/Business to be in five years.

    3) Without this person(s) I wouldn’t be…..

    That’s it…Add the link to your post in the comments here on my blog and I will do the rest…Remember this is a WRITTEN entry…because as a blogger you are WRITER…not a funny video maker or picture taker…It’s all about the words…

    That’s right…MOI …the self-proclaimed shitty ass speller, grammar sucking…OVER period using, word maker-upper…is going to critic your writting…but only if you enter and then quite frankly you are asking me to…

    What do you WIN….

    TIME & RESOURCES…of the most AMAZING kind…

    You Win 1 hour of time…via, Skype, email or phone…with all of these amazing women listed below…To pick their brains about YOUR blog/website/business…on their area of expertise…

     

    Tricia Mumby – Co-Founder Mabel’s Labels— ‘The business of your website/blog’ …(PLETHORA of knowledge…& yes I looked that up)

    Lara Galloway-  The one and only Mom Biz Coach  – ‘Grow your Business’ …(on Forbes 30 women to follow on Twitter…Need I say more?)

    Sharon DeVellis – Owner of Speed Skating Mom & Senior Writer at Yummy Mummy Club – ‘Editing your way to the Top’

    Kathy Buckworth – Award winning Author, Speaker & all around Know it all‘The TRIANGLE of Life’ (this is LIFE changing!!!!)

    Laura Johnston – Owner of Fathom Co PR- ‘What Brands REALLY want’ (talk about getting to the source!!)

    Cherie-Lynn Buchanan – Owner CL Buchana Photography- ‘Make your Website as good as you are’(she is a wordpress ninja)

    ME…I will teach you how to Drink and Tweet…and maybe some stuff on personal Branding….

     

    So that…is my Brand Camp Non- Contest…

    This prize has no value as I don’t there is a number big enough that we can put on one’s time and expertise…

    There is nothing to “like” or “follow”…there is no sponsor or product placement.

    This Non-Contest is simply a way to share some of the amazing things I have learned from some of the amazing women I am blessed to know. I KNOW…I would not be where I am today without them…

    So start the New Year with a Brand New Blog or Website…

    This contest closes on January 18 2013…Winner will be announced on January 21 2013.

    If you have any questions feel free to email me…

    A HUGE Thank You to the amazing women who have given of their time for this…I do have the bestest friends…

     

     

     

COMMENTS

21 Responses to This one time at Brand Camp…

  • Hollie wrote on December 11, 2012 at 6:51 //

    You do have the most amazing friends! You know as I am celebrating my 5th blogging birthday for Common Cents Mom in April I am realizing how much I still don’t know, even me who has worked this entire year in Social Media, especially the making money side. Yes my blog helped me get off welfare. But now I want it to soar, I want it to inspire, I want it to help people connect, save, learn, grow. Too much to want? I will be entering.

  • Louise wrote on December 11, 2012 at 9:19 //

    Sign me up! Thanks so much for this generous gesture, Dee. I can see from the line-up that great minds and big hearts stick together.

  • Gina (aka East Coast Mommy) wrote on December 12, 2012 at 8:15 //

    My blog is less than two years old, and the biggest thing I have learned is that I still have a lot to learn. 🙂 I would love to learn from your fantastic panel of experts.

  • Alex wrote on December 12, 2012 at 8:24 //

    I have so much to learn and 2013 is my year to improve my blog! Sign me up, please!
    thank you.

  • Tara Robertson (@tarasview) wrote on January 3, 2013 at 12:09 //

    this is a fantastic opportunity – well done putting together such an amazing group of women Dee!

  • Lindsay Laur wrote on January 3, 2013 at 12:17 //

    I only just started my blog a few days ago. 99 Days of Laughter started off as trying to get my daughter to laugh every day, but has quickly turned into a way for me to remember both the good and the bad days and laugh at them all at the end of the night (glass of wine in hand). I would love to learn how to make my blogs better and more appealing to everyone.

  • Jennifer wrote on January 3, 2013 at 12:28 //

    Wow what a great opportunity!

  • Lindsay Laur wrote on January 3, 2013 at 9:31 //

    Here’s my blog post Day 5: Who Would I Be?
    http://99daysoflaughter.blogspot.ca/2013/01/day-5-who-would-i-be.html

  • Sara wrote on January 4, 2013 at 7:54 //

    I’ve read this post over and over thinking about whether I could be brave enough to take advantage of this opportunity. I decided I would be and could be…so here is my submission to Brand Camp…http://www.changematt.com/because-of-my-sons/. Thanks so much for this. Cheers!

  • Brandee wrote on January 6, 2013 at 12:41 //

    What an amazing opportunity you and your friends are offering! I will try and get something down to enter. Thanks for this Dee!

  • angie williams wrote on January 14, 2013 at 1:39 //

    Here is my blog post on who i wouldn’t be.. I know it’s probably the saddest post among these lovely ladies but it’s honest and true just like me.

    http://letterstoleia.tumblr.com/post/40503981797/without-my-daughter-i-wouldnt-be

  • Lucy Miller Robinson wrote on January 16, 2013 at 10:41 //

    You had me at the first sentence.

  • Lucy Miller Robinson wrote on January 16, 2013 at 10:44 //

    Here’s my entry: http://www.lucilleinthesky.com/2012/12/a-brave-little-girl.html

    • Dee wrote on January 17, 2013 at 7:46 //

      Thanks Lucy, this is a great post however does not fall under the 3 topics listed above….So sorry…

  • yashy murphy wrote on January 17, 2013 at 10:41 //

    I finally did it! Thank you Dee and team for the inspiration. It was a tough challenge that took longer to formulate than it was to type out. Your guidance, advice and push towards the next step will be welcomed with open arms, a pot of Biriyani and tray full of martinis!

    http://www.babyandlife.com/brand-me/

  • Jacki wrote on January 17, 2013 at 3:09 //

    Here you go, Ms Deeva! Posted! http://www.whatdidshesay.ca/2013/01/17/my-new-venture/

  • Andre Arseneault wrote on January 18, 2013 at 10:32 //

    Right in the nick of time. A new entry. A new perspective. A whole lot of potential with this amazing opportunity. Thank you Cocktail Deeva! My wife says this is my opportunity to put a little “faboosh” in my life! Can’t wait for my makeover from drab to “metro man Fab!” http://architecteacadien.blogspot.ca/2013/01/where-i-want-my-blogbrandbusiness-to-be.html