Yesterday, I talked about re-prioritizing my blog. Getting over the fact that it isn’t perfect and being okay with that. The thing is it took me awhile to get use to that idea. Like 40ish days. And while I was wrestling with this concept of launching an imperfect blog I got my butt kicked again. This time in Boston, MA.
When I’m not blogging about beer, I’m the Community Manager at Adaptu, a free online financial website that helps users better understand their finances to help take a more active role in the financial decisions that affect their lives. I engage with the online personal finance community both on Adaptu and else where on the internet. Two weeks ago, I go the opportunity to travel to Boston, MA for Radian6 Social 2011, a conference designed for people who oversee social media programs. Once again, I met a lot of amazing people, learned a ton and got inspired again to get my blog up and running. See a pattern here?
The highlight of the conference was ending up on stage the second day of the conference with Marcel Lebrun, Radian6 CEO and Mitch Joel, author of Six Pixels of Separation. WHAT?!? How did this happen?
Two separate conversations happening on Twitter. One with @lebrun talking about doing a Radian6 home brew series for next year’s Social 2012. Another one with @mitchjoel talking about 24 year olds doing social media marketing. Did I mention my Twitter page, @bite4size, has a link to http://bitesizebrews.com/ which still had that glorious 7 month old Coming Soon post? Butt kicker number two!
In less than two months, I’d had two different experiences pushing me forward in getting my blog up and running. Like yesterday, I’m doing it. Finally.
When was the last time you were pushed to do something great?