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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snow Day, Work Day

Las Vegas. 

So close, and yet so far away.

My connection flight to casino land was cancelled due to an massive snowstorm and now I am stuck in a Hilton Hotel for the day. Mixed blessings, I suppose, considering I do have freelance work to keep tabs on and still need to firm up my schedule for Social Media Week NYC.

A snow day is a great time to catch up on work or at the very least spend hours perusing my favorite blogs and websites, especially those covering New York Fashion Week. The hashtag, #nyfw, has been trending on Twitter for the past few days - in case you missed it.

I have to buckle down and dig deep to write a draft guest blog post about my career change that began in 2012. Raven Robinson reached out to me and pitched this idea to share my story of leaving my job and shifting gears professionally. She's a certified career coach and is creating a series of posts specific to "taking big leaps of faith". I cannot believe it has been sixteen long, intense months of networking, doubt and research (read: Internet stalking) to name a few. One of my closest friends always tell me to 'trust the process'. This past year has been quite the process and I know there is so much more ahead.

Let the writing begin.



Thursday, February 6, 2014

For Real This Time

My first post in 2014. #abouttime

So many really good posts, locked - not out of heaven - but in my head. Since leaving blogging behind to manage the blog and social content for the startup I worked at, I only really had time to blog in my head. Seriously, there were some good posts but it is a shame I never took the time to sit and type. (I almost wanted that to read 'sit and write').

I have to ease into blogging because dare I say.. my editing might be better than my writing and blogging. Oh snap. Sound the alarm! For most of 2013, I consumed so much content and media. Magazines, blogs, videos, social media, people watching on mass transit. That is a lot of information to take in on daily basis. I am certainly more hip to what's going in the digital space and how it affects us, as people, and brands online and offline. Digital discourse is quite fascinating and in 2014, I look forward to more of it.

Remember my first post? Way back when, ahem 2012, I just started blogging and kept it up for awhile. I have yet to hit 100 posts, sadly. I am much more confident in my voice, both online and offline, so it's only appropriate that I share my thoughts. All I can hope, plan and pray for is less trying, more blogging.

For real this time.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday RoundUp, Heads Up: Events & Emails

Wow! August is  little more than half way done. Phheww

I wish I had a longer summer considering I spent most of it pounding the pavement during Startup Institute. I really need to make a list of fun activities and places to explore not only in New York city but in the surrounding localities. 

I'll have plenty of time to create adventures in the Big Apple. Wishful thinking perhaps? This past week, I spent most of my time in Cambridge, Massachusetts for our company conference (CompCon). The weather in Cambridge and Boston was delightful, though the majority of the conference was spent indoors. I had plans to visit Boston late last year but those were unexpectedly derailed. I am glad I was in town for a much better reason. 

Looking ahead, I have a bunch of networking events this week, which I hope I do not struggle in trying to find them. Eventbrite and meetup.com are both really good tools to find interesting events. There are so many startup and tech-related events, many of which are free or low-cost. I'll do a better job of posting pictures, maybe through Instagram? We'll see. I also have a ton of emails but am doing a little better at managing them via Contactually. I know of Boomerang as well but I'm going to stick to one tool at a time. 

Here's to another productive, happy, challenging week!

- Ijeoma 





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