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Yes, I’ve been away.
As I explained in March, I would focus my future efforts to my “brandingjuice.wordpress” blog. I’m happy to report it’s been quite successful.
“Brandingjuice” is (mostly) a marketing effort for my popular BlogTalkRadio show called “Livin’ the Dream! with JBlair Brown.” What began as a half-baked exercise is sheer vanity has become somewhat of a cult class on the BTR network.
I couldn’t be happier. With published authors, filmmakers (including actors, directors and other reps from the entertainment industry), “Livin’ the Dream!…” is fast on its way to making me, Juice, an internet celebrity. (Not that I was looking for fame…but if it happens….)
My point is this: no, I haven’t been updating this blog as I was had; however, I’m not slacking (never that!). I’ve been working even harder at my branding and marketing than I ever have in the past. AND yes, I’m still writing and serving as PR/marketing consultant to some GREAT up-and-coming household names!
Until the next time ~ Keep writing!
JBlair “Juice” Brown
Don’t have long…but I have just enough time to tell you this: early this morning, while watching a popular weekly TV show (now also in syndication), I saw a very successful actor in a guest role and thought, “I wonder if he’d give me an interview?”
Then I set out for the hunt.
After jumping through hoops, I was able to find his management team. They instructed me to email ‘so-and-so’ at ‘such-a-place’ – and in less than two hours, I had a hearty YES!
Seriously, I wanted to say, “Uh, does he realize it’s just ME? Juice?” Then I thought I’d play the ‘cool card’ and was like: “Okay, that’ll be great. Let’s talk and come up with an appropriate date for us to do that.”
This is big, folks. So watch for my upcoming announcement next week on my main blog, following scheduling negotiations.
I think you’ll be impressed…I know I am.
Have a great weekend!
JBlair Brown / aka “Juice”
Life = Not always manageable, but it sure ain’t boring!
In case you’re wondering…I’ve been ‘away’. Kinda.
I’ve actually been rebranding “Juice.” (That’s me.) You see, I’ve not completely given up on this particular blog, but like in all businesses, there comes a time when you need a change. You need to refocus, to go back to the drawing board.
And that’s what I did. I’m restructuring, re-branding, re-focusing my energies toward my latest goal: radio host. Turns out I’m quite good at it. (You can listen to my show by following this link.)
My BlogTalkRadio show, Livin’ the Dream! with JBlair Brown, is an entertaining, informative talk show that features writers, authors, musicians, filmmakers – basically anyone in the entertainment and writing industries. So you can see how I might have re-directed my focus – for now.
At any rate, I’ll still continue to share my “rants” from time to time, but for now join me at BrandingJuice. Thanks for keeping up.
All the best,
JBlair Brown / my friends call me “Juice”
Still ranting after all these years.
It was a grueling task but, like any birth, well worth it.
I’m thrilled with my ebook! I know there are several other books and ebooks on the topic but none of them have my particular story, my wit, my past – and that makes mine unique. It’s one of the things I talk about in the ebook: We all have our own story to tell, our own way of telling it – so in essence that qualified us to become writers in our own right.
I’ve had people ask me how I did it, how I broke through and became a writer (as if it’s some magic bullet). And I tell them the same thing I’m going to tell you: I made up my mind to write. I don’t mean to minimize it, but that’s pretty much how it began.
Sure, there are other things I had to implement: a structured plan, tenacity, determination and (I think this is the most important part) humility to realize that I didn’t have all the answers (or none at all quite frankly).
To put it simply: it took some doing..but not much more of ‘a doing’ than working for someone else and making their dreams and goals a reality.
So there you have it: how I became a freelance writer – and it took FAR longer than 60 days – and that’s why I was determined to write this ebook…so that others (like you) can dodge the missteps that I took and propel to writing success much quicker than it took me.
I did…and it was well worth it.
All the best,
JBlair Brown / Freelance Writer, PR/Marketing Consultant
Author, “YOU Can Become a Freelance Writer in 60 Days“
We’re switching gears for this one. This segment will focus on the art of communication – and what better method of communicating than through the lost art of storytelling? Eric James Wolf is a MASTER storyteller. He received the Oracle Award for Distinguished Service to the National Storytelling Community in 2010 – the highest award given to any member of the storytelling community. Learn how this master teller of tales battled dyslexia and today is Livin’ the Dream!