Welcome to my first blog.
I may be a magazine publisher who spends a lot of time working with advertisers, but I was first and will always be a writer, so I look forward to typing content to my (and hopefully your) heart’s content.
I will be getting blogging help from social media manager Diandra Good, who is charged with ensuring our blog is written weekly and never weakly. She will be my co-blogger and will help line up guest contributions from various industry experts.
Meanwhile, online marketing specialist Stefanie Chomiak of Anduro Marketing is offering her extensive expertise on the do’s and don’ts of blogging.
Apparently, I am not supposed to go into great detail about each of my seven children, even though I’m sure you would be fascinated to know what each of them has planned for spring break. My seven-year-old and I had an epic wrestling match last night, which he won with a dazzling drop-kick from off the coffee table. (Oops, sorry Stef.)
Nor am I to give you a rundown on each of my beach volleyball matches this spring and summer, although I can’t help but tell you that I had the pleasure of playing a couple of matches in Hawaii last month against former pro volleyball player, model and TV celeb Gabrielle Reece and her male beach partner on a business trip (seriously … check out the Maui advertisers in the March 11 edition at www.BusinessEdge.ca for the proof that I was actually working!).
Teamed up with former Canadian champion and good friend Tony Wells, we dropped 10 straight points before remembering that we needed to keep our eyes on the ball, and finally rallied to win 17-15 in a lengthy old-school-rules match. While you take the time to do a web search for “Gabrielle Reece images”, keep in mind that she is every bit as charming as she is beautiful … although it didn’t seem so charming when she crushed me in the rematch. (I guess that makes me two-for-two in blogging sins.)
Last, Stefanie instructed me to avoid overuse of sales pitches. I told her not to worry as I’m sure everyone in cyberspace is already well aware that Business Edge News Magazine’s editorial excellence and unrivalled distribution to about 280,000 businesses translate to superior advertising value and that they can call me any time at 403.769.9359 if they are interested in joining the fun.
Sorry Stef – three strikes and I am OUT!