The fan park is still blissfully quiet. What's up with that anyway? Someone ask them to keep the volvume down or something? Anyway, I managed to get another decent night's sleep. Baby is in Joburg to visit me for a couple of days, so I took her and the daughter of my friend Tsale to see The Prince of Persia.
Tsale and I had drinks at Piatti while we waited for the girls. She's a writer ( writes for a Rhythm City, a soap broadcasting on etv every weekday). She's also a very experienced former journalist for a national paper, and takes on corporate/PR writing work, so we had lots to talk about. I especially loved the part where I suggested story ideas that would benefit my clients and favourite causes. Basically if she likes the ideas, she can pitch them to her editors, and I'd be happy to provide the research materials as well as suggesting potential sources. Yeah, I know I'm being pushy, but it's human interest stories I would pursue if I had the time and my NGO clients will be happy and Tsale ends up with one or 3 stories to sell with people who wouldn't normally talk about their personal business ready to be interviewed:-)
I also nagged Tsale to start blogging. Yeah, I know it's not for everyone, but it's an online portfolio for a writer, and makes it easy for potential clients to learn about you, your work experience and view samples of your work. I'll post a link to her blog; she makes high-quality ( no make that fabulous) jewellery ( beads and metal) and I'm sure you'll want some as soon as you see. I couldn't resist the first time we met. Ended up buying a beautiful set of miracle beads, which change colour depending on the time of day/night and what you're wearing.
In terms of my current projects, we've also finalised the site map and menu structure for the Shukumisa web site, so it's almost time to start writing and loading content. I like this part of the writing process best, and can easily get myself lost in it, because once you start writing and loading content, you can see the vision you had of the site take shape.
I've also received content for the newsletter I'm compiling for a client. Time to edit and send to designer. And to do a quarterly web site report for a client.
Anyhoo, I hope you enjoyed Youth Day celebrations.