I know, that title is pretty vague, but it will all be okay.

After my post last week, FABulous Again, I began having some technical difficulties. When it rains, it pours.

1. My router messed up, and has been having temper tantrums.

2. My domain name servers were reset and NighLon began pointing to a coming soon page.

3. My Facebook has been acting up.

4. My thumb drive that I save all my work on deleted itself.

5. Yesterday, I couldn’t get into my blog, but everyone else could! #sofrustrating

But, It is all better now.

The router is half-way acting normal, and we have a new one on its way. I fixed the name server problem. FB will always act up. The lovely assistant on the phone for register.com helped me get back into my blog (it was actually a really simple solution.)

Because I have not been able to post my normal Facebook lesson, Best of the Web, or Branding lesson, I asked my blogging buddies what they would like to see on NighLon. I was given some great suggestions. I will eventually be implementing them all.

Today, I will be sharing with you how NighLon began. This is the VERY beginning of the journey.

Lets go back a whopping 13 years! (That is almost have of my life!)

I was creating my class schedule in high school. My Mother was very strict about class schedules. I thought I would be sneaky and put in cosmetology (sounded like fun to me) and a study hall. I was wrong. Instead, she made my schedule for me. I ended up with classes I didn’t really want to take. I ended up taking (along with the normal required courses) Web Publishing and Marketing.

DECA: Distributive Education Clubs of America

 Web publishing is still a toss up. However, I am so happy that my Mother made me take marketing. My only regret is not participating in DECA , but I really didn’t have enough time. I was spread pretty thin. In this class I learned why the milk is at the back of the store, why the magazines are at the register, and why some restaurants are  neutral while others are bright colors.

This was not the beginning of my love of advertising or sociology, just the point when I started to put it all together and learn what to call it.

I don’t think my Mother knew that that one course would lead me here, I think she was just teaching me a lesson. However, I am so grateful to her for making that call and always expecting more from me.

I will share other bits of my story as time goes on.

source: Pinterest

Now onto where NighLon is going! Yes, we are sparkling!

There are some really exciting things that I am so excited to have NighLon be a part of.

  1. My Blogging Buddies and I are starting a Weekly Blogging Workshop. We are so excited to be critiquing each other’s blogs.
  2. NighLon has some really exciting reviews of web services coming up (you will really be amazed by what I have found)
  3. I have a guest post in the works.
  4. There are all kinds of other goodies coming up. More details later.
I want to thank each and every one of you. NighLon would not be making this progress if it were not for you fabulous readers.
Now, I would like to know what you would like to see on NighLon.
Favorite service?
Blog tip?
Favorite website?
Would you like to exchange guest post opportunities with me?
Just comment, and I will see what I can do for you.
As always, good luck in your journey.
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8 Responses to How I Got Here and Where I’m Going

  1. What a great post! It’s so neat to see where you’ve been, and to help you where you are going! I can’t wait to start the blog critique activity!

    • nighlon says:

      Thank you! I cannot wait to see what everyone thinks about my blog and we are all such a great team, I know that we can help each other out!

  2. I am so going to make “Keep Calm & Sparkle” my new mantra ; – >

  3. City Share says:

    I was totally hooked by your teaser (excellent work), and I tried to sign up for your RSS feed, but it wouldn’t work. Now either I did something wrong (totally possible), or you might have another website issue on your hands.

  4. Byn says:

    I LOVE marketing and PR. I’m reading Guerilla P.R. right now and I LOVE it. I’m finding that I have been a pretty good PR person just naturally through many things that we’ve done in our lives (theater, businesses we’ve had, event planning, etc) and its awesome reading:)

    I love your blog and I love the person touch. Moms can be really good at intuitive things like that!!

  5. nighlon says:

    Thank you Byn. I will compile my list of must-reads for you. I also have a post I will be sharing soon that you will really enjoy. I will be showcasing some cloud computing programs that will be beneficial.
    My problem is with the formal stuff like press kits and press releases, but I am working on it.

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