When I embarked on this 20-Day Blogging Challenge, I was open to what the journey would bring me. After 20 days of daily blogging, the challenge enriched me – with knowledge of new subjects, of rewriting the internal stories of my own self, and the hope of increasing awareness on companies and products that are making a difference in people’s lives.
I gave myself the free license to be creative. I explored the topics that had meaning to me. I gravitated toward passion subjects, such as travel, movies, and entertainment. Yet, I also wrote about the DIY home improvement business in which I have several years marketing experience. It was enlightening to explore current and trending topics, such as the Amazon’s HQ2, how non-profits are using storytelling, and what new communications tools exist.
Expression, in all its forms, has deep meaning. From the artistic world, painting and drawing provide the canvas for individuals to display their feelings. In film, the storyteller and the actor combine to showcase moving stories that pull us in. The musician and singer create thrilling and highly emotional songs. In the social media world, companies and users combine to produce moments that are talked.
For me, writing brings the movement – the ideas come to life, the stories take shape, the actions are ignited, and the results are produced. The innovator has the vision – these are translated into goals and objectives. The marketers step in to translate these ideas into strategies and plans. The communicators propel the message. The executioners take flight on the campaigns. The analysts review and recommend. Writing brings life to each.
I have found myself in each of these writing roles which is an exhilarating place to be. One moment, I can be an idea generator and the next an analyzer. The writing has helped me examine ideas of intrigue with, hopefully, an overriding positive message which is what I would like for myself (and for others).
What I would say to the Sharon of Day 1 is ‘thank you’ for the journey. Thank you for offering the challenge.
Thank you to all who have read and followed this blog series. I will continue to blog here periodically, so please watch out for new blogs.
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Sharon Gee is a consultant and marketer who specializes in helping global companies, start-ups, and small businesses thrive. A strategic thinker, Sharon supports CEOs and business leaders reach their goals through research, innovation, customer analysis, communication, and social media prowess.