Yes, it is my first blog entry. I’m staying up late to begin another addictive habit that robs me of my life, my friends, my family. Just like how Facebook consumed my life for months before I went cold turkey, I hope that this won’t become an out of control habit.
However, I enjoy writing and one of my personal and business goals is to become a published writer. In fact, this evening I went to the Bellevue Library to attend a small presentation by Christina Kraz. Part of her discussion was to create a platform before you try to get your book published. Much of what she talked about was very good common business sense which a lot of writers might not know about.
Furthermore, it was a good wake up call about marketing myself in my photography business and preparing my career as a writer. Of course, I’m not writing anything as of this moment besides this truly entertaining blog.
Another tip was to have a website (gee, add that to my list of other websites I already have) but my webdesigner Scott Weber will either be happy about it or give a loud groan when he learns of my desire to wanting yet another website. It just means, I have to make sure I update and proofread my current websites before they become too out of date. I did have the idea to merge everything into a umbrella website that merged my photography and writing into “Hellriegel Creative Services” or something easier to remember like “Kevin Creative Services” or just plain http://www.Kevin.com. The person who owns Kevin.com is just wasting that website because it doesn’t go anywhere. I’ll have to brainstorm it a bit more to come up with something good…really good.