A Frightfully Big Adventure


I had a thought this morning whilst reading the story of Paul Smith the “Twitchhiker” who used Twitter to travel from England to New Zealand for free by accepting the help and hospitality of his Twitter community. This all happened about 18 months ago and unfortunately I missed it but I can imagine part of the fun was following somebody in real-time who was going to experience some thrills and spills, it was almost like being there. I really like that “this week’s thrilling instalment” sort of thing myself, quite exciting really.

So here’s the thought then.  I, too, have just taken the first faltering steps on a journey but this one does not see me sleeping on people’s couches or on Greyhound buses.  This is more a journey of change: I am about to develop, populate and sell a brand new web based concept (well it’s probably not new – nothing is really is it) centred around my coaching practice, Flair.  At the moment I don’t even have a website having decommissioned mine last week as a punishment for not keeping up with the changes I have made to my business, so I will need to create everything pretty much from scratch.

Why should this be of interest to anybody?  Well if I can do it anybody can, I am bound to take loads of wrong turns, I will need help, support and advice, I don’t have much budget available and I am also trying to run a real-world coaching business at the same time.  I will have to become fully conversant with the technology, understand video, get into social marketing and get people to buy into what I am doing, which is probably the most scary part.

If anybody has any thoughts I would like to hear them.

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3 comments on “A Frightfully Big Adventure
  1. Karen Quinton says:

    Happy to help in whatever way I can! Will watch with interest.

  2. Mike Ames says:

    All help gratefully received, as you know.

  3. Gary Willis says:

    Mike, I too want to go on that journey and have made first faltering steps. I have a lady that works with me who is a world renowned authority on all things social media and I am sure if you bought her (and me) a lunch she would share her throughts with both you and me. How about it?

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