For those of you who know me personally, you know that it's rare I do anything half way. That's not meant to sound like a characteristic I'm bragging about, more a quality that I wish I could tone down a little. I don't seem to have a gauge on passion...when I get into something I love, it's all or nothing and at times downright obsessive. SCU has become that obsession and it's definitely a labor of love.
May just closed our fourth full month as a website and blog. It was another milestone month, but what amazes me is how the weeks simply fly by. This past week was one of those weeks and it was amazing. What I'm trying to express is how grateful I am to so many different people. It's my "network" of friends and associates who make my little corner of this industry such a kick, along with some amazing companies in SCU's growing list of partners.
The week started out with the launch of "Save Me a Seat" followed by BYOB (Bring Your Own Buddy) a program for SCU Alumni. Then came some great posts, the growing downloads of Cindy Harter's guest post and podcast. It all came together with great pick up on a press release on Save Me a Seat, Blog Talk Radio picking up the SCU Podcast as one of their featured programs in photography and new faculty joining the SCU team. Charity Fest launched with a request for guest posts and right out of the blocks there were two emails in my box. New videos joined the archives in the Profoto Theater and Ilford Showcase. It was even a great week on a personal note, catching up to Doug Box and Randy Kerr for a day on their way to teach for a week at the Florida School.
Deanne Fitzmaurice, Pulitzer Prize winner and one of the founders of Think Tank, joined the faculty along with Ed ONeill and Dustin Meyer. A new podcast aired yesterday with one of the country's leading boudoir photographers and SCU joined the ranks for great photographic sites and blogs on Guy Kawasaki's Alltop site.
The bottom line is that no project any of us can do will ever succeed without great support from our networks. It's the old Hilary Clinton line that, "It takes a village!" For me that village includes so many amazing friends, associates and manufacturers. The common denominator is the obsessive quality I started talking about in everyone's passion for imagine and an industry we all love.
So, make it a great Sunday...enjoy your family, cherish every moment and fire yourself up for a new week starting tomorrow. It's going to be the best one of the year so far, but I can promise, not as good as the week after!
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