Like on the Internet in general and on this blog and Facebook in particular. The answer is simple...I am shameless. Perhaps it is because I was the oldest of 6, or more likely the daughter of an Irish man who loved being the center of attention, or perhaps the decade I spent promoting Hospice ( a new idea back in the late 80s) to any nurse, doctor or needy patient who would listen but for whatever reason I have learned that no one can promote you, better than YOU.
If I sat quietly no one would know about our farm, our animals, our meat for sale. So the answer to the question is: if you want attention directed at your business, your book, your product...speak up.
Case in point, a couple of weeks ago our daughter Raven took this wonderful picture of Keith and I to use for our Christmas Card.
It took several attempts to get the critters in place but I think she nailed it. In it I am wearing some coveralls I bought from Rosie's , a company I really do love because they make clothes to fit WOMEN. Men's coveralls are too narrow hipped. Which is just another way of saying I am wide-arsed. After seeing the picture I sent a copy of it to the company telling them again how much I love their product (and asking again, if they would make some insulated coveralls as well)
A representative from the company then contacted me and asked if they could interview me for their blog. My answer? You bet!
A couple of days ago Carol Cujec called and visited with me on the phone for some time. The result of the interview is her on Rosie's Blog. With the exception of the part about how I worked as a nurse in Chicago (I went to nursing school in South Dakota and worked as a nurse there, in Bloomington, in Pontiac and in Gibson City but never in Chi-town) she nailed the interview.
End result? Rosie's gets free advertising. Our farm gets free advertising and I remain...shameless.