After some coercing, begging, and harassing, Witty Title Here finally made it to 100 likes on Facebook! I am both grateful and totally okay with the fact that many of you liked my page simply so I would leave you alone. I have no shame. It’s cool. (And thank you.)
Of course, there was a reason for my incessant badgering other than my desire for a three-digit number of people to whom I could broadcast my Facebook-y thoughts. I’ve been not-so-patiently waiting to announce a new series that will feature some very cool people, and now that I have the love of 100+ social media minions, it officially kicks off this week! Get ready for The “Lucky” Ones interview series, a biweekly event starting this Thursday.
What is The “Lucky” Ones? And why the quotation marks? Allow me to explain.
The “Lucky” Ones interview series features words from creative people of all types who are lucky enough to be doing something they love. Whether world travelers, painters, music teachers, or entrepreneurs, these people all have one thing in common—hard work. Which is why it actually has very little to do with luck. But alas, people who love what they do tend to be perceived as blessed. These interviews will shed light on what really goes into making each of these people tick, as well as reveal the story behind each unique individual.
And I am friggen excited.
When I first got the idea for this series, I was hopeful, but didn’t know where to start. It didn’t take long for my mind to wander off to Facebook. Scrolling through my friend list, I realized there were dozens of potential interviewees right there with no degree of separation who seemed to lead pretty interesting lives. I also realized that, despite my relatively small number of Facebook friends, I don’t really know most of them. It was a little intimidating sending off my first couple of queries to people I’d only met a couple of times. But the responses I’ve gotten so far couldn’t have been more welcoming or enthusiastic. Already, I’ve gotten to know people better in just a couple of emails than I did actually meeting them, and I’m only sorry I didn’t reach out sooner.
And friends, be warned. I have several of you on my radar for upcoming Q&A sessions. Just because you “liked” my page doesn’t mean I’m done with you. I’m also especially interested in people I don’t know. Does The “Lucky” Ones sound like something you’d be perfect for? If you’re hard-working and passionate about something—anything—I’m already into it. Please don’t be bashful, folks. Email me at wittycassiehere (at) gmail (dot) com. Let’s chat.
I hope you’re looking forward to this as much as I am, because you’re about to meet some special people. I’ll be kicking off the series this Thursday with someone I do know, and pretty darn well. But I’ll maintain the suspense just a little longer while I celebrate the fact that I’m finally treating this blog like something I’m passionate about, and not just an obligation. Pretty cool.