My parents always told me not to brag about myself but in the competitive world we live in today, I feel the only way I can get myself noticed is to brag. I think a great way to brag without sounding conceited and full of myself is through creating my own brand. I’ve said it before, I’m no expert, but my passion for branding and strong opinions on marketing campaigns can help me create my own identity.
New to the blogging world, I never expected to make so many connections with individuals that have the same passion as I do. Like myself, they want to share their passion and ideas with the rest of the blogging world. These connections are teaching me things about branding that I would have never known, but are also teaching me things about my personal brand. Searching to decide how I want to be recognized in the world, I ask myself – “Now what?”
During a social media class this semester, I had to pleasure of sitting in during a Skype interview with Hubspot Marketing Consultant and Craft Beer Blogger Sarah Bedrick (@sbedrick and www.sarahbedrick.com). She gave me many tips to use to get my name out and get my brand noticed. Something as simple as buying my own domain name is one of the tips that she gave (brilliant, seeing as Amanda Burke seems almost as common as Joe Smith) and I’ll definitely have to invest more time researching the idea.
Sarah inspired me to take control of my own brand. As I am just starting out in this strange process of personal branding, I obviously have time to perfect it and decide how I want the world to see “Amanda Burke.” If I don’t take control of my brand, someone else will, which is scary, seeing as there are some strange people in the world. I’m in control of myself and, with branding and taking advice from others, I hope to show the world who Amanda Burke is.