So I am finally posting about #journchat Live Detroit. I am super slow at posting this but I had a hell of a week last week. Coping with Grief creeping up on me and holding my first event. Was a lot of stress to handle plus finding out I didn’t get a second interview for a dream job.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. EST 7 people joined me for a #Journchat discussion last week. I was hoping for more since this was my first event I would call this a success. What was supposed to be a meeting of the minds wound up being a meeting of public relations professionals and bloggers.
@jennimurr and @davemurr at Buddy’s before the discussions began.
@diapersndragons (back) and @rockdrool
We had some interesting topics. The laptop died a little way through and since we were on the wrong side of the restraunt for power. We made due. It was a great learning experience and I hope more journalists join us next time.
#Journchat roll call
and Evan Branch
Last week was very interesting. I had to go to the grave site of my Mom for the first time in over 2 years. This was tough because it brought back a swell of emotions I thought I had worked through.
I also found out who got the Detroit Regional Chamber job and I got a rejection letter from ESPN. Which was fine I thought I had a slim chance living in Detroit. I did wind up connecting with the manager who didn’t hire me on Linked In and I tried connecting with the HR person who chose to send me the email. He was not as nearly as open minded as I would have thought.
Truly a learning experience and a lot of stress. I am glad last week is over. Too much emotion in a short period of time. You live and learn.
I will do the event planning again but I think I would change a few things. So be sure to check out this space for more things regarding #journchat if there is another live event I am going to be planning it.