Wow – it’s my fifth business blogging anniversary. Time takes off and flies the coop…
I just realized that I’ve been doing this copywriting and content marketing strategy gig for five years now. I started out as just a copywriter, with some aspirations to become a travel writer and photographer.
Now I’m a part of three separate businesses: this one, my travel/photography Uncommon Traveling (which I’ll probably change to Uncommon West Traveling soon) and the travel consultation agency Red Rocks Travel Company (soon to be Soulful Adventures Travel). As you can see, I make changes to my business names often. Schultze Travel Communications is the one that’s remained the longest, and it’s not surprisingly the most successful. But each has been fulfilling and part of my evolution as an entrepreneur.
So just for fun, I decided to look back on the very first post I did for this site, from February 2012 It’s so short, I can include it in its entirety here, complete with a photo of my younger daughter at age nine. Why I included her picture here, I’m not sure. I thought people would find it cute, but I think it just shows my cluelessness when it came to blogging:
This is my first entry with WordPress on the blog, and I’m hoping that it makes more of an impact than with my Blogger, which nobody seemed to know about.
At the moment, I’ve written three articles for Examiner.com, which have all been related to romance travel around Denver. I’m hoping to branch out to family and active travel in the next month. Also, I’ll be adding more photography and talking about my adventures (or misadventures, as it’s going now) in stock photography submission. Here’s on of them, with one of my lovely girls.
I’m excited to start again, and have some fun along the way. Thanks for stopping by!
Five years into this venture, I’m learning a lot about business, marketing and self-employment. It certainly isn’t the cakewalk that some people promised, but I don’t think I could ever go back to the regular J-O-B world. At my age, I’m not sure how many employers would, anyway.
So later today I’ll toast my blogging anniversary with a glass of Chardonnay (I really don’t like Champagne or sparkling wine that much), and say a big “Thanks” to all of you who have helped me keep this crazy but necessary thing going.
Here’s hoping for five more years of blogging, travel marketing…and more.