Showing posts from September, 2014

Be Yourself Because Everyone Else is Taken

I love that line! Be yourself because everyone else is taken. Be yourself! Okay, but what "self" do I present here? No I am not having issues with multiple personalities....yet. But I have several roles. I'm a mom, wife, daughter, aunt..... My work has lots of roles. Librarian, admin, technology, instructor,..... It becomes frustrating to know just what to post about. Do I post from all these or just things that are "techie". My blog title is technically speaking, so I must write tech stuff....right? Yet, it is freeing. I do not have to be anything or anyone else. Just me! I have the unique gift to offer. But what exactly is that unique gift? I love technology! And that is with a capital L-O-V-E it. It is exciting to learn and play with technology. It makes me happy to teach technology or show how to do something with technology. I spend way to much time on technology! Where is my niche"? The unique, one of a kind gift? My favorite blog is F

Brand Building Rapid Rundown

Over the last few posts I've been exploring "The Complete Guide to Building a Personal Brand". Today I'd like to wrap that up with a rapid rundown of the last chapters. Chapter 4: How to Build Your Brand Through Outreach Chapter 5: How to Get Free Press Coverage Chapter 6: How to Connect with Mentors Chapter 7: How to Monitor Your Brand That was rapid :) Now seriously.... These chapters talk about gaining exposure to your brand through various methods. One goal I would take from this is to guest blog for someone. This is a goal I am setting for myself as I continue to develop my brand and blog. Another topic, free press and free brand/blog exposure is easily achieved with social media. And the power of connections is evident here. Connecting with mentors is possible via social media as well. However, I see real value in connecting with those that you can see in person (at least once in awhile). I've begun to watch presenters in a different way. Especia