Last week I received a phone call from a local paper asking if I would be interested in being part of their Arts and Craft feature this week. After listening to what they were after I was “yes please”, maybe a little too excitedly.
Upon my request, as I was busy when she rang, she sent through an email with all the details again.
I didn’t think to check my junk box until Wednesday morning and there it was. Oops, could have missed that one. Speaking of which, “…thank you for taking part….blah blah…..editorial and ad, 200 words by Wednesday at noon so we can get your proof back for you to double-check it…” I glanced at the clock, 9.45, shoot, must do it now.
So the rest of the morning was put into limbo while I set about finding 200 words to write about me. unless you have done lots of these, it is not so easy to do and not come across as cocky or arrogant. Enlisiting a friend who is super good with her words, I made it, pictures included, with 7 minutes to spare. Phew ~wipes brow~
So what is this all about. The Huon News is running an arts and crafts feature (up to 5 pages worth) with smaller ads to be featured in their sister paper, The Kingborough Chronicle. Each person gets editorial space (and product picture if space allows) as well as an ad.
So I got my editorial and ad done, hunted out a suitable picture and then included my logo with the question that if it fits, can they use it with the ad, if not, no issue. I’m super happy that when they sent the proof it included the logo. It’s all about the branding, and that’s what people will see on website, Facebook, blog, business cards… so I wanted to make sure they arrived at the right place. The only this that would have been better is if it was last week published so the “find me at Woodbridge Village Market..” would have worked, but hopefully for next one.