Give Yourself a Try

(This post first appeared on my blog, Content is Queen Blogger)

I apologize for my lack of blogging lately. The last couple of months have been spent giving myself a try.

I left my law clerk position of two years at the beginning of September and found happiness with a more challenging position at a firm closer to home. It definitely is an added bonus that I have my own office to work in, I feel more productive!

At the same time, I launched my new company, Content is Queen, a Social Media Marketing company (website coming soon). This has been really exciting for me! I have been networking every opportunity I have, be it at work conferences or on the weekends whenever I meet other small business owners. My services appeal to lawyers and other businesses who want to increase their web presence. I am a content writer and I provide content and set up all your social media accounts and blog, and run them for you. That is my pitch, essentially.

We all want to have a successful web presence and increase our social media footprint. I can help you do that.

Anyways, back to giving yourself a try. I have been thinking lately about going back to school, learning, seminars, etc. While theory and education is always helpful, I have been realizing more and more that practical experience is what really will get you where you need to be.

I learned about blogging and Twitter in my capacity as a law clerk in my last position. The more I blogged, the more I learned what works and what doesn’t work. When I started using Twitter, both for myself and for business purposes I was pleased with how easy it was to find users with similar interests, how Twitter suggests who to follower, and how much information you could gather from tweets.

And so the learning began. And I gave myself a try. I learned, and I soaked up as much information as I could over the past year and a half, and here I am today, well on my way to a bright future as a blogger and social media marketer.

Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do. Take advantage of all the free resources out there. Twitter can be your friend. Find other bloggers whose blogs can give you wonderful, authentic advice. Join LinkedIn and follow the latest discussions in social media and blogging.

My best piece of advice is to be yourself, be true to yourself and know that you can become a success if you are willing to put in the time it takes to believe in yourself.

You are your best investment and if you sell yourself short, how will you appear to others?

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