believe in your self, dedication and discipline

This article was in the Toronto Metro yesterday & written by Rea McNamara. If you click on it you can read it  easier (Mum/Dad/friends).  I’ve worked really hard the last couple years on this whole social media thing. SO MANY late nights at home alone  with my computer, fiddling around with blog posts, learning HTML, installing/fixing wordpress plugins, editing photos and more. I’ve got over 21,000 tweets for christs sake, that’s a big time investment right there.

Building a brand online takes work,  it takes work every single day whether you are building it for personal or business use. You just gotta stick at it. One of the best things I learned from my Mum is “just because you don’t have money, doesn’t mean you can’t compete, it just means you have to be more creative“. Creativity & determination don’t cost anything, yet they have gotten me further than anything else.  All the social media sites I use are FREE. I use them often and yes, it takes up lots of my time but THAT has been my investment. It’s also how I got one of the coolest jobs ever.

Thank you for the feedback & positive comments. I love hearing from you. Got some great messages from people lately that inspire me to stick at it when sometimes I don’t feel like internetting.

April 27th is my blog’s birthday and I think it deserves a party.


  1. kevinvs
    February 23, 2010 / 2:02 pm

    I hear you on that! Congrats on the article!

  2. Two belt
    February 23, 2010 / 3:19 pm

    Congratulations Casie!!! So cool!

  3. Mum
    February 23, 2010 / 3:46 pm

    Casie so proud of you. You have worked hard but you have also always believed in yourself. Congratulation!!!
    Love mum xoxo

  4. kaponetwo
    February 23, 2010 / 4:11 pm

    Congratulations on the great article Casie. You're an inspiration to me for sure 🙂 xo

  5. stealingkitty
    February 23, 2010 / 5:18 pm

    I am just getting going building my brand and figuring out where I want it to go and what I want it to convey. It is hard and yes takes tons of creativity and time. I feel like my blog is like a child. You have to really take extra care, especially in the beginning. I haven't blogged much lately as I am getting stuck in messages I want to convey. Am I a SexEd blog or am I an art blog or am I entertainment blog. AHHHH… I am StealingKitty and just need to begin. You are a real inspiration Casie!

  6. FabriceCalando
    February 23, 2010 / 6:24 pm

    Congrats on the article Casie! Always a pleasure to read your posts and tweets 🙂

  7. February 23, 2010 / 6:46 pm

    thanks for all your comments guys. LOVE YOU!

  8. February 24, 2010 / 12:06 am

    I totally saw your article in the Metro yesterday. Didn’t know you were that famous! Like the Perez Hilton of Toronto!

  9. abbyho
    February 24, 2010 / 2:49 am

    congrats!!! you deserve the recognition 🙂 definitely an inspiration.

  10. Dnice
    February 24, 2010 / 7:59 pm

    hey Casie you got your finger on the hot spot , quite an interesting blog you have, you seem to be plugged into Toronto lifestyle.

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