May 27, 2013

lost in translation

My impression of Tokyo comes directly from the movie, Lost in Translation.

Luckily I love the movie and after our whirlwind trip to Tokyo a few weeks ago (yes I'm that far behind in updating this blog) I have to admit it was pretty accurate. 

I loved Tokyo. I loved everything about it - it was clean and cool and orderly beyond belief. Everyone was stylish, the food was amazing, the people friendly. We flew in on a red eye flight and had 4 action packed days navigating the subway, exploring the city by foot, eating countless bowls of ramen, drank way too much Sapporo and sung karaoke until the wee hours. I loved that everything you need you can find in a vending machine. It was amazing and I can't wait to get lost in Tokyo again someday soon.

May 13, 2013

Blog Society Launches At Sydney Vivid Festival

The launch of Blog Society was a proud moment for me. 

A realization that no matter what the outcome, even if this idea fizzles and dies a slow death, I still can be proud of the fact that I faced my own fear. It’s often the fear that holds us back – the fear of failure, of self-doubt, of the unknown – so that your dreams and ideas never get off the ground. But I pushed on and with the help of those around me, supporting and encouraging me to move forward, I turned a small idea into a reality.  A proud moment.

It’s taken a lot of work to get here and I’m still not sure exactly which direction I’m moving in but it’s exciting, motivating and filling me with a sense of creativity that I haven’t felt for a while. I’ve experienced a few important lessons these past few months and one of those is that if you don’t try you’ll never know. There is no harm in trying.  

It was with that mindset I set out last year to approach the Vivid Festival about supporting bloggers and pitching an idea to them, never expecting them to actually say yes. But they did and thus the Blog Society official launch event was born – proudly listed as part of this year’s Vivid Festival Ideas Exchange line-up and living proof that if you don’t try, you’ll never know.

I hope you’ll join me on 8 June at the Blog Society Launch Workshop to celebrate the art of digital storytelling. Push through your fear, you never know what good things may lie ahead...

May 1, 2013

Introducing Blog Society...

There is a moment of sheer panic combined with a strange sense of exhilaration when you finally make the leap from turning an idea into a reality. The moment it becomes real. It's the moment you hit go and expose all your fears and doubts to the world. What happens next is anyone's guess...

So without further delay, I'm proud to announce the launch of Blog Society - an idea, a hunch, a passion project that has long been in the making. I'm proud to introduce a long awaited, newly launched community for Australian bloggers, creatives and the endlessly curious to connect, collaborate and share. Inspired by this event I hosted last year and a million other ideas floating in my head, this leap of faith has been a scary, doubt-filled incredible experience that dared me to dream a bit bigger and put some action behind  the words.

I've got some exciting launches lined up with both Kinfolk Magazine and the Sydney Vivid Festival to kick off this crazy adventure so stay tuned and I hope you'll join me on the journey...

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