Building Personal Brands Through Passion

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning I was pretty down as I was having one of those moments when I started to question where all this blogging is going to take me. I’ve been working 12 hour days with our social media consulting company,, our podcasts, and my freelance gigs and I suppose it all just hit me at once when I had the chance to reflect on all my work in the last 2 weeks (and the last two months).

I believe in what I do; I believe in blogging, social media, information sharing, starting discussions and helping others use these tools to promote what they are passionate about. I also believe that all of these things can make a difference.

When Trevor sent me this link today, I stopped questioning myself (although it shouldn’t have taken Gary V to get me out of my funk, but he sure did help). “If you’re pumping out good sh*t, people will follow!” … “If you love it, you’ll win.” … “If you want this – if you want the jets, if you want the bling bling: WORK.”

I know I’m headed in the right direction and I know I have some of the best people in the world supporting my every decision. I also know I must be doing something right since Duane just sent me NowPublic and the Vancouver Sun’s list of the web’s 20 most-visible individuals in Vancouver and I’m in the top 10 [see also: GlobalTV] Previously, NowPublic published similar lists in New York, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.

This medium is something John and I truly believe in for individuals and for business, which is why we started sixty4media (and it’s why I blog a dozen times a week). If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you engage your readers, nurture your clients, and grow your customer base, please feel free to contact us or meetup with us at BarCamp this weekend.

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  1. RaulFriday, September 26th, 2008 — 3:14pm PDT

    Congratulations on being one of Vancouver’s top 10 most visible invididuals on the web! As I told you yesterday, you know that you are awesome, sometimes things feel like they’re not going always the right way, but you’ve achieved great things and you should be proud of all the work that you’ve done. [Hugs]

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  3. Mort-yFriday, September 26th, 2008 — 3:23pm PDT

    Raul is right, as usual!
    Know that you have people behind you every step of the way because we know you have passion, and heart and soul. Keep up the terrific work, but don’t forget to breathe every so often!

  4. Michelle EvansFriday, September 26th, 2008 — 3:32pm PDT

    I watched that vid the other night and loved it. Gary is quite the guy. Sorry you’re in a funk… don’t forget to take a little time for yourself to recharge. You’re blog is great and I’m inspired by what you’re doing.

  5. carolbrowneFriday, September 26th, 2008 — 4:23pm PDT

    I see you EVERYWHERE around here (blogging, newpapers, etc.) and it seems to me like you’re just on the edge of something great. I see this kind of thing a lot where I work in terms of people landing jobs (people getting interview after interview with no luck – for sometimes months – and then suddenly 3 or 4 good offers come their way) so I just assumed you’d be on top fairly soon. Sounds like that moment of funk has passed quickly. Onward and upward for you!

  6. Jan KarlsbjergFriday, September 26th, 2008 — 9:10pm PDT

    I thought of you when I saw the video the other day, and I hoped this was one of the events you attended or that you would at least see the video — because he’s talking about you.

    Yeah, I tease you sometimes (as recently as last night, in fact 🙂) that you take some of these social media things too seriously, but you’ve got the passion, and you’re living it!

  7. JenSaturday, September 27th, 2008 — 12:36pm PDT

    Congrats on making the Top 10- it’s beyond well deserved. Your talent, passion and hard work make you such an inspiration! You’re awesome! xo

  8. Jon HusbandSunday, September 28th, 2008 — 12:03am PDT

    Congratulations, Rebecca !

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