Happy Anniversary and a Big Thank You!
"It is not happy people who are thankful; it is thankful people who are happy!"
- Unknown .
Hello, everyone. I hope you have had a great week so far. I am so happy today! Today is the one-year anniversary of my very first blog post. It has been so amazing to have so many of you follow me, share my posts, give me feedback and cheer me on. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!! I could not have done this without you! And over 7,000 page views?! (Cue crying emoji!)
Why NK Started This Blog
I started this blog for many reasons. I was extremely frustrated with my job search and wanted a place to document what I was learning so potential employers to see that I really knew what digital marketing entails. I also wanted people who look like me to know that this is a profession they could get into as well. Deep down somewhere, I knew I was leaving a live journal of how I persevered on a career path I love even though the journey wasn't easy.
As time passed, it became a great a way for me to share little tips and tricks that those who were not on this journey would have access to. So I created and shared posts like "Free and Low Budget Ways to Increase Your Digital Marketing Acumen!" and "5 Ways to Brand Yourself as a Digital Marketer!" The blog was also a great way to share the wisdom and advice from the amazing marketers I was having informational interviews with or meeting at events. These spotlights have by far been the most popular posts, so we are going to keep them coming!
What is NK Doing Now?
I am currently working as a Digital Marketing Specialist at a non-profit called LeGen Leaders, helping youth who age out of the foster-care system gain skills in construction. I also work as a Web and Social Media Specialist at the University of St. Thomas. I am also adding a Digital Experience Masters Certificate to my MBA. I am presently enrolled in the Creative Process and Brand Management courses. Next semester, I will be taking Marketing Analytics and the Digital Experience the finish of the certificate. Along with this, I am also still taking online courses to continue to expand my knowledge base in the field on Udemy, Hootsuite, and LinkedIn Learning. (More to come on the latter.)
What is Next for NK and the Blog?
I intend to keep blogging for years to come. There is still a lot of great information in digital marketing for us to explore together. Oh, and let's not even mention the fact that everything keeps changing almost daily in this industry, so, there will not be a loss of things to write about. Please be sure to send requests of anything you would like me to research and write about: firstname.lastname@example.org. I want to make sure this is beneficial to the people who are "the wind beneath my wings."
For the next year, I am going to keep bringing you marketer spotlights, social media platform reviews, course and certification reviews, a new series: campaign reviews, and more. Thank you so much for your support!
A special thank you to my family, who heard me whine, helped me with proofreading, were my creative soundboard, and held me together when I didn’t think I would get this far! You rock!
Thanks for reading!