Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Kelly's got a new hat; the new Community Manager for Awakening the Bay, holistic network
Recently, I have been invited to serve Awakening the Bay as “Community Manager.” I am super excited about this new role because I am a huge fan of Awakening the Bay because it is a community-based, holistic network which seeks to not only promote the talents, skills and knowledge of Bay Area holistic practitioners, multi-discipline therapists, artists, musicians, yogi’s, and the like, but also promote all the amazing local (and even international) events, workshops, classes, lectures, and so on, while at the same time, educating the public in general! Happy Birthday!
And since Awakening the Bay is community-generated content, you are encouraged to promote your event/workshop/play/drum circle/puja/YOURSELF/whatever FREELY (and know we have a professional editor to “clean up” your piece, if you are not a natural writer!)
In addition to providing listings of enlightened Bay Area events and such, you are encouraged to submit informative articles as well! This is an excellent opportunity to educate others about Watsu; Tantra; why breath-work is so important; the value of raw food; the difference between Hatha and Iyengar yoga; etc., we especially need “How To” pieces—how to set up urban permaculture; how to build a yurt; healthy recipes; whatever as long as it is in alignment with holistic living, loving and work. The perk to this, for you, is FREE exposure for yourself or business, as well as adding credibility to your good work.
And once you have been published on Awakening the Bay, you can post the link to your event or article on your Twitter, FaceBook page, blog, website, etc. This is electronic “cross-pollination”! And for those writer-wanna-be’s out there (I know there are many!), this is an excellent venue to showcase your work, meaning your articles on Awakening the Bay can bolster your writing resume.
And know that Awakening the Bay is not limited to the Bay Area (eventually, we will have Awakening LaLa Land –aka, LA, Awakening the Big Apple, aka, NYC, etc.) but this is just the first model! And since we have Travel and Tours section, you can promote your retreats/classes and workshops all over the world—in Bali, in Hawaii, in Costa Rica, etc.
So if I tagged you in this note, know that I KNOW you are perfect for this site and you can write! So I hope to see both your events/workshops/parties/etc. and hopefully, an article or two from you in the near future!
So, if you have not already, please check out the website and give us a “like” on our new FaceBook page. I am confident this holistic network is a huge asset to our community, as well as a tool for positive change in the world!