First, the announcement: I have one more Personal Branding Award to give out, and then I’m going to retire it. I’ve been doing it for about two years, and I think there’s enough information in what I’ve written that you should get terrific ideas on writing your own blog for your personal brand. It’s a great resource.
I’m sure I’ll come across some other blogs that are awesome, and I’ll showcase them, but I won’t necessarily do it on a monthly basis (I’ll just do it when I feel like it). Cool?
You can see past winners of the JibberJobber You Get It Personal Branding award here. Next week I’ll announce the last winner – it is someone who’s blog I’ve seen over the last year, and think it is one of THE BEST blogs on the internet…
Announcement 2 is that I already know what I’m replacing this award with… I’ve been thinking about it for the last 6 months and am really jazzed to switch gears to this other thing (you’ll see what it is soon).
Today I want to share the blog that Christine Sharer started for the Make A Wish Foundation of Utah. Christine says she’s new to all this social stuff, including blogging, but one look at her blog and I know SHE GETS IT. There are only a few posts, but they are so compelling… these are heart-tugging posts.
Make-A-Wish is an organization that needs donatations. On her blog she is not asking for donations… rather, she is telling you stories about what happened to the recipients of your donations. Each of her posts start off with “Where are they now?” and then the name of the person.
These stories are awesome, and I think just telling these stories is going to do more for her organization than putting “donate here” badges on the blog.
Kudos Christine, may this be an example of excellent blogging for non-profits and for-profits alike!
And if you want to read some super-inspirational stories, go check out the Utah Make-A-Wish Foundation blog!