First, I would like to start by wishing myself a happy birthday. Yeah, yeah. I am leo, what do you expect?
Let us start with what is going on in my life now. Recently, I applied for the Big Ad Gig challenge for 2012. It is where you do a 60-second video (with very little warning time to prepare) and answer a random question. My question was, “What does your computer look like in 10 years?”
The top eight videos with the most likes heads to NYC in the NY Times building. Then you are to present a campaign chosen by the Ad Council (I think) and judged by the top five industry leaders. They had the like button on there, and I was in the lead with 90 likes. They removed the button until the submission’s deadline comes. It would not be fair for the newcomers.
When August 27, 2012 at 11:59pm comes, be sure to head on over to Big Ad Gig 2012 and like my post. Wish me luck!
In other news, I started reading this book written by Ryan Holiday called Trust Me I’m Lying. Confessions of a Media Manipulator. I absolutely love this book so far. He has given me many ideas on how to push the Big Ad Gig challenge for the win. Not only that, Holiday gives some incredible tips on how to push more traffic to my projects. I am not going into details about my strategy for the challenge because the competition is people like me. If that is the case, they are researching each person who submitted a video to see how they are pushing to promote.
To the point of why I love the Internet. Not only is it where I make my income, but you get to connect with the people who inspire you the most. I am able to subscribe on Facebook, follow on Twitter, connect on LinkedIn and so on.
Last night before I went to bed, I tweeted Ben Parr asking for a happy birthday tweet. Even though something so simple, it made this an awesome birthday. Thank you Ben Parr! You have no idea how much I am inspired by your work.
As another year older and more items to add onto the bucket list, I will continue with more amazing adventures. The most important aspect of my life now is I found a career that I love and my passion runs forever deep. This is why I love the Internet.