Self promotion

Here’s a basic lesson in self promotion.

My daughter is ten and she’s doing online classes like so many other kids out there. She misses her classmates and the stimulation one gets from interacting with their peers.

She created a google classroom to share some of her passions and ideas for dealing with boredom like dad jokes and BTS videos. She was so excited about her classroom until no one joined.

I asked her “Gracie have you shared the classroom with anyone else and asked them to join?”

She didn’t think anyone would be interested and instead lamented that no one was showing up on their own accord. I taught her that you can’t find what you don’t know is there and that if she wanted people to interact she needed to really take the reins of destiny and put herself out there.

Bloggers are the same way.

Some of us are just fine writing in our corners, but just as many of us are cries in the night asking for others to care. We write our passion, our fears, our cares and hopes and dreams waiting for someone to stop by and just say “hey, I feel the same way too sometimes.”

If you don’t put yourself out there, if you don’t self promote, no one will ever find you. We do this through small chores such as sharing our posts on other platforms, tagging in different methods, interacting, and basically just playing the game to get noticed. You shouldn’t feel ashamed of wanting what so many others also want as well.

We just want to be heard.

-Opinionated Man


23 thoughts on “Self promotion

  1. Very insightful and absolutely true – it’s all a form of self-expression and we should all be comfortable doing it. I sometimes have to ignore the inner voice that tells me off for attention-seeking when in actual fact, I don’t think I always express myself quite enough.

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  3. Good words, OM! Wish I had learned earlier, what you told your daughter, “that if she wanted people to interact she needed to really take the reins of destiny and put herself out there.” Thanks! Still learning. Have a great day!

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  4. Most people mistake self promotion for boasting especially when you’re trying to tell someone about your business or craft.
    I learnt something from a book I stumbled on months ago that when promoting the things you do, make sure it appeals to the needs of the other person in some sort of way.

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  5. So read my blog! I draw amazing pictures, write fantastic poetry, craft experiences into stories and share really personal stuff and how I cope with the really personal stuff I have.

    Your kiddo had a good idea. People will want to come if they are invited. Invitations make you feel wanted, too.

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