It was a year ago today that I made my first BloodLines Creative blog post. http://bloodlinescreative.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/
If, by chance, you click on that link you’ll notice the original WordPress format of the blog. Since that time, there have been 170 additional BloodLines Creative posts garnering more than 12,000 views.
My original intent was to focus on the world of advertising and marketing communications and on occasion, offer my thoughts on the rest of the world, particularly focusing on St. Louis.
Looking back at all my posts, I’ve done just that – though I seem to focus on whatever happens to be on my mind at the time and that’s not always advertising or marketing communications-related.
BloodLines Creative number one viewed post
I looked at the number of views for all of these posts. The number one post was, “My Return to the St. Louis City-County debate”.
That’s a topic that still gets people going – and for good reason. Even though it makes all the economic sense in the world to combine St. Louis city with St. Louis county, it will probably never happen due to the existing political structure and the mistaken belief that the county will have to absorb all the problems of the city.
In memory of …
It’s interesting that two of the higher ranked posts I’ve had were tributes – one was for Chip MacDonald, one of my college buddies who I lost track of once I got married. http://www.bloodlinescreative.com/wordpress/in-memory-of-chip/
The other was for Steve Puckett, a tremendously gifted writer who consistently produced great work throughout the ’90s and on into the new millenium. http://www.bloodlinescreative.com/wordpress/steve-puckett-rocked-the-boat/
Tales from my Kenrick Advertising days
Many of the readers of this blog know me from my days at Kenrick Advertising. I featured several posts re-telling memorable stories and promise to add a few more from time to time. These were two of my favorites. The first detailed a memorable morning featuring Warren Wiethaupt: http://www.bloodlinescreative.com/wordpress/the-day-warren-broke-into-work/
Steve Unger, (firstname.lastname@example.org) who has a much better memory than I do, told me I got a few of the details wrong and perhaps I did. But the gist of the story is still there. My other favorite involves a pair of shoes that have followed me around throughout my career. This post also takes you back to my old look but it contains a nice picture of the bronzed topsiders with the built-in storyline. http://bloodlinescreative.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/the-story-behind-my-writers-shoes-2/
My urge to action
I could go on but know I’ve probably already exceeded the norm for amount of words in a post before readers begin bailing.
So thanks for viewing and if you like what you’ve read, please become a follower.
I hope you enjoy the words I bring you. I’ve always tried to take that same approach to advertising – create something that captures your attention and delivers a selling message in a unique and memorable way.
Should you or anyone you know be in search of some Big Idea Thinking for your business, organization or event you have coming up, here’s where you can find me – www.bloodlinescreative.com
Now, on to Year Two …