Oh my gosh! Imagine my surprise at opening today’s newspaper and seeing my picture staring back at me!
Some time ago, our newspaper sent a reporter and photographer to my home office to interview me for a careers feature that runs on a regular basis. Now, I knew they were doing the article, but I’d forgotten which day they said it would appear.
It was today!
Small businesses like mine rarely can afford big-time advertising. We do what we can — phone book, online, etc. — but it’s far too costly to do TV (and even newspaper advertising is out of reach for many).
So to have this much exposure can be a real boost to a business.
It could prove to be overwhelming, too, but I’m not going to think about that. I’m going to enjoy this while it lasts, realizing (as a former newspaper-person myself) that today’s paper too soon becomes tomorrow’s bird cage liner!
Enjoy your “15 minutes of fame” Deb You should post the article and picture. Would love to see it. Hope it yields lots of business for you!
You missed the link? What did I do wrong? Here, I’ll try again:
Journal-Gazette (http://jg-tc.com/lifestyles/article_0e9c5fb4-2b39-11e0-a265-001cc4c002e0.html ). You’ll have to copy and paste to get it to come up — happy reading!
Me, too. How about posting a followup with a link to the newspaper article?
Ditto, what I wrote to Kathy! Let me know if it’s too much shameful self-promotion!
Look at you, Debbie – what a great article about you, and wonderful exposure. I hope it brings you loads of new business. Congratulations!
Thanks, Sunshine, it is wonderful exposure — and to think I was leery about doing it for that very reason!
And a great picture, too! Who wouldn’t want to work with you? This isn’t shameful self-promotion, it’s the gods of commerce granting you a blessing. May you soon be busier than you ever imagined.
Only because that pays the bills right now, Lynne. I sure don’t want to be so busy that I don’t have time to write — there’s always a catch, isn’t there?!