Business is Tough: Namedropping and Networking 9/100

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Photo by marekuliasz/iStock / Getty Images

I am going to write this a precise and as un-insulting as I possibly can. But people, in general, have no idea what I do. I get that I don't put myself out there enough and I don't namedrop or make it a point to shake everyone's hand. But I like what I do, because I never know what hat I wear when I wake up. Some days I am a blogger and new media maker, sometimes a Social Media Marketer, a Graphic Designer and someday I am a photographer. It has been a curse and a blessing all at the same time. I cannot focus on just one thing because it isn't who I am.

But today with the coolness of joining the Propelle ladies for their proclamation came (amazing) yet another article about a "top this or that" I or BOLD wasn't mentioned on (boo). I need to drive up my numbers but I cannot drive up my numbers if no one is talking about BOLD. It is a tough thing to swallow. People know who we are. People know what we do but no one is mentioning us in anything. No news, no press, no mentions anywhere. No top ten lists. No top Blogger awards.

But again I go back to the notion that numbers of listeners, "Likes" or favorites cannot pay my rent. But numbers can provide me with the ammunition to sell space or get sponsors. It is a double edged sword. I need numbers to make money but I need money to get numbers. That is it point blank. I guess that is why I have a meeting tomorrow for Kickstarter Game plan. I guess it is a start.