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31 January 2004 @ 07:37 pm
i placed a pile of flyers in 10 different places in the city today; it doesn't sound like much, i'm sure, but it's about 300 flyers worth, and more places than i thought i'd have success with. 6 cafes, 2 music-cd stores, 1 music-instruments/sheet music store, and 1 bookstore. i probably could have found more places, but i ran out of steam. still, it was easier than i thought, and i couldn't help feeling really proud of myself as i was doing it. i know it must sound silly. but i was terribly scared that when i asked people about leaving flyers in their stores that they would just laugh at me and tell me to get out, that their advertising was only for professionals or something like that. but everyone was so nice and agreed immediately for me to leave flyers with the other newsprints and postcards. and it was this sort of pride that comes from making your idea come alive, that comes from striving to make your project work. sort of like when i used to direct plays and we would advertise for them and get people paying to come and see the shows; but even moreso because this time, i did this by myself. it wasn't a group production this time, just little me getting an idea into my head and jumping into it straight away for once. and it probably sounds like i'm bragging, but i don't mean to, not at all; i don't even know if this is going to work out.

but going out into the city today and leaving flyers and talking to people about what it was all about -- it made it seem real. not just an online thing anymore, confined simply to those with web access and who probably know me somehow in the online world; but it's getting "out there", to the wider community. slowly anyway. it just made me feel really good, really excited and accomplished, even though it's really all just beginning.

plus there are loads more places i can leave flyers at all around here; i think i'll just start taking some with me everywhere i go and if i come across an appropriate place, ask if i can drop some off. it feels a bit scary advertising in my own state, but my name isn't on their, just the name of the distro. there's only a few people who would actually recognise the address - most of whom will know about it beforehand, like my friends.

tonight = hanging out with a friend, probably staying the night there. tomorrow will be more online advertising, then catching up on penpal letters (nearly have all the december letters done, i'm trying to keep less than a month behind), watching bowling for columbine again (which reminds me, i still haven't written about what i so desperately wanted to a week ago, damnit) and ? if i get through doing that i'll be content. it's always nice to start a fresh week all organised and under control. it makes working monday-friday not quite so overwhelming that way.
Miss Worldbrokenbabydoll on January 31st, 2004 09:13 am (UTC)
I'm so happy for you! It sounds like a really great thing you're doing!! ♥
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 1st, 2004 12:57 am (UTC)
aww, thankyou <3
postmarkmyheart on January 31st, 2004 11:03 am (UTC)
wow jade i'm so proud of you for doing all of this so far. and even though it is just the beginning, i'm excited and happy because i know that this is the beginning of something big. and successful. :)

and yes yes please you owe me a letter. lol.

    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 1st, 2004 12:56 am (UTC)
oh yes i will! i promise
i brought some most gorgeous cards yesterday, sigh, they are perfect for writing letters on :D
bianbian on January 31st, 2004 10:15 pm (UTC)
Way to go, Jade!
indriya on February 3rd, 2004 04:55 am (UTC)
I went wandering in the city today, and I forgot to take the flyers with me! (Did I mention they look beautiful?) I'll do it in the next few days. Thanks for the card too =)

firelite on February 4th, 2004 09:15 pm (UTC)
Hello Jade!
I just got your letter yesterday. Thank you so much! I already wrote you back and am going to the p.o. tomorrow. :) Going to add you to my friends now...

vex_vex_ on February 7th, 2004 02:40 pm (UTC)
hey jade!
i just finished writing a really short postcard for you. so i should be able to post it to you tomorrow. so expect a postcard soon! :)