I’m telling you, I’ve had the best adventures since I started blogging. Most are because I used my “media credentials” to kick open doors and invite myself into new experiences. Others because someone sought me out. I’ve learned a lot about how this city ticks. Or doesn’t.
An example of just that sort of adventure came about last week for two of us here at blogging.la. Both Joz and I were invited by manufacturers who sought us out to bring us to Detroit for the NAIAS. Yes…they hauled these Angeleno’s out of our warm climate into a raging snow storm for one of the planets premiere auto shows. Joz as a member of Buick’s “Diversity Crew” was wined and dined and met with executives from all over the corporation. I as a “Digital Influencer” with Ford spent my time grazing and touring Ford’s first plant at Piquette Ave and their newest F-150 plant at the Rouge as bookends to 2 very busy days of auto show reveals and seminars. Poor Joz and I were so busy that we were able to barely keep in touch via text. We did manage 30 seconds for our “selfie” in Cobo before our corporate hosts shuttled us off.
I get daily invites to events around the city. Some I take, some I pass to others, others I just ignore as they don’t interest me. You get to chose what you write about here which is a good thing. No editor telling you what to do, its your choice in your voice.
The point is you make what you want out of blogging.la when you are here. Commit to at least an article a week, more if you can manage and it becomes a ticket to adventures. If you’re up to the challenge and want to join us contact me and I’ll get you started with the vetting.