Thursday morning as I was perusing through my facebook newsfeed, I came across a Strong Women, Strong Girls (an organization that I have been highly involved in in the past three years…you can find out additional information about the program at swsg.org) status that read:
Today at noon, Strong Women, Strong Girls will be hosting a webinar with Nikki Novo, editor of the Daily Candy, about “How to turn your passion into your career.” Use this link to attend http://bit.ly/hVjU32.
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat! Did I just read that correctly? Daily Candy?! Unfortunately I was in class so I couldn’t express my excitement to anyone, but I allowed myself a good twenty seconds to silently spaz out. My class wasn’t supposed to get out until 12 PM, but I didn’t want to miss a single second of this webinar, so I decided to politely sneak out. I all but sprinted back to my mod and rushed to connect to the webinar.
After a minute of listening to Nikki talk, I felt as giddy as a teenage girl suffering from a case of the Bieber fever. She was amazing and so inspirational to listen to. She talked about how important it is to do what you are passionate about and to be active in your life. From this webinar I realized you can’t just sit back and wait for things to happen. You have to get out there, chase down your dreams and learn from all of your experiences.
Sometimes this might mean instituting change or breaking certain patterns. It can be something as major as moving to LA to follow your ambition of working in the film industry, or as minor as deciding to pursue your interest in photography and taking an intro photo class at a local university. You just have to be willing to be flexible and learn to seek out new opportunities and then make the most of these experiences.
At the end of the webinar there was a time for a Q&A. I told her that I had recently started a blog and was wondering if she had any advice on how to get more viewers and greater exposure in the online community. First of all, she gave three must haves for every blog. 1. your own voice, 2. awesome images, and 3. consistency. She then talked about the blog Cashmere and Cupcakes. She said that when you visit this site and look at the posts you immediately say, “Oh this is sooo Cashmere and Cupcakes.” Therefore, it is important that I streamline who I am and when people visit my blog they can say, “This is so Lex/burnoutbrite!”
I think Strong Women, Strong Girls will be posting the webinar up on their site some time soon, so when it is up I’ll be sure to add it to this post. If you have not already done so, check out the Daily Candy webpage as well as Nikki Novo’s blog.