5-Points Friday

Learning about Branding, 5-Points Friday

Branding. I’m obsessing over this topic right now. I’m currently in the middle of branding the blog and it’s a lot of work, but I’m enjoying it. Maybe too much? I’ve gotten to choose my brand’s colors, fonts, and a bunch of other fun little details. So what better theme for today’s 5-Points Friday, than my latest obsession…BRANDING.

article I’m reading —

This is an awesome career/branding article. It is written by THE Dr. Ben Fung, who I’ve mentioned a feeewww times now ( like here ) and ( here too ). Just for reference, Dr. Ben is the same guy who always says to NEVER SETTLE when it comes to your career.

Love. Love. Love.

“There are several ways to stand out in positive ways. You can position yourself to be known as a collaborator or as a positive voice. You can also be a champion; advocates are always welcome. Also, there’s the method of being controversial.”

Again. Love. Love. Love.

Read Dr. Ben’s article, Developing Your Personal Brand :: here.

most popular tweet —

podcast I’m loving —

This was entertaining AND educational — my kind of podcast! It was actually the first episode I listened to, but I immediately knew I’d be back for more. What reeled me in was the guest! His name is Sean Cannell and he is a YouTube expert, so the whole episode is FULL of insider info on YouTube and how to succeed with it.

A couple questions he answers:

  • “What should you wear on camera?”
  • “What is the best way to grow your audience?” 

Exactly what the doctor ordered.

Listen to The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast :: here.
– by the way, couldn’t find a direct link, but just go to Episode 74

tool I’m using —

It’s no secret that I need to use more photos in my posts. I’m working on it, I swear. It’s one of the things I’ll be incorporating into my posts from now on!

One of the tools I’m using to edit photos is called Paint.net. It’s pretty straight forward & great for a beginner ( like me )!

Find the free version of paint.net :: here.

quote I’m reflecting on —

"If your readers are on Twitter, go freaking talk to them on Twitter. Don't worry about traffic" -Katherine, Slightly Savvy blog

Hope you guys have a great weekend! My boyfriend & I are going hiking at a state park that we haven’t been to before, and at some point I’ll be taking another GRE practice test.

What do you guys think of the whole branding topic? Are you getting psycho about it like me, or would you rather not?

Keep dreaming big, everyone!

— jess

9 thoughts on “Learning about Branding, 5-Points Friday

  1. Awesome!!!! I’m doing the exact same thing right now. Branding branding branding. I am working with a branding coach and photographer (we just did round 1 of my website pics lol), have been to a ton of seminars. It’s fun. I’ve leaned a lot 🙂

    1. Ahhh so exciting!! Yeah I’ve been following along with Granite Performance on Instagram — SO cool. So glad I get to follow along on your journey from the beginning with that! And that is good to know that you’re learning too — it really is fun! I’ll have to bounce some ideas off of you soon :)) take care, Mia, oh & loved the post about Gavin iced coffee in your photo shoot! ❤

  2. Cool Jess! Woo! Dr. Ben Fung and Greg Todd! It’s nice to see you branching out and learning more! Keep at it! Where are the videos? 😉 Good luck! If it’s any consolation, just about everyone I ask who puts out amazing content… feels extremely uncomfortable. That’s the nature of growing! You’re headed in the right direction.

    1. Hey Matt! Yes, Dr. Ben & Greg Todd are like a part of my life now lol they constantly have my attention! I need to do another one soon huh? That’s the only way I’ll get better. I’ll do one soon, promise! And thank you for the encouraging words always & for holding me accountable. Needed that!

    1. Thank you, Christy :)) I’m new to using the different themes to change the look — I didn’t know until recently that there are so many free ones!

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