It’s been a brilliant 2 weeks for me as part of Younique. Even though the Cape Town side of things has been a little quiet, I have been kept busy with the World Wide Creative crew doing some web development for them. Finally I’ve started to work with people that actually speak my online language!
As I said, things have been a little slow as I’ve mostly been trying to find my feet as this is the first time I have been boss-less, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy! Younique is hosting Wordcamp SA on the 23rd of August, and I have been super busy organising the venue, sponsors and all the bits and pieces that a conference needs.
Along with Wordcamp, there have also been a hive of activity up at Younique’s headquarters with a couple of new projects / clients jumping on board, new offices and Project Wolf. :-)
As I’ve said before, when one door closes, another one opens, and that happened this week. I got some bad news about a project that fell through, but the very next morning, I had an email come in from a huge client that I have been chasing for the past couple of weeks. If all goes to plan, it will be my first client that I will bring Younique. So hold thumbs for that!
Tuesday evening saw Vincent Maher call an impromptu bloggers meetup at the Long Street Cafe which was really cool. I had dinner with Vince before the event, and I offered him a position as my intern, which he seemed keen to take up, but wasn’t impressed that he would be working under such an old guy – Tyler. His loss I say.
And lastly, I finally met the legendary ginga, Rob Stokes today. I somehow managed to smangle a copy of the eMarketing textbook (signed limited edition nogal!) from him on Twitter, and in exchange, had some valuable feedback on Brandseye for bloggers, which Tim and Craig appreciated (I hope!).
So, with all this happening, I’m off to an engagement encounter this entire weekend, so will have total internetlessness. :( But it does feel like the first step towards getting married! So bravo to that!