Hello Miss Teens, (I started with Hi Guys’ and then remembered Zack Werner’s rant about that ! Ha hah)
Rob Campbell here – sorry for the extended leave of absence but it has taken me this long to recover from Saturday July 21st ! What an amazing night after a whirlwind week of exciting activities in Toronto . From my perspective I’d like to say that everything was exceptionally well done this year. And for you teens it must have been mind blowing experience as you were swept along and part of the full colour spectacle. Wow. I can only imagine what it must be like… Just as I can only hypothesize about the existential moments of self pity and emptiness that followed… In those moments, the writer lives.
Congratulations Megha Sandhu on your crowning achievement. Congrats to Somer McNeil, and Miss Teen Montreal for being 2012 Miss Congeniality. Congrats to Jennifer Robitaille for appearing Most Photogenic, and Danica Cox for being the most prolific blogger and trend-setting Social Media Queen ever, and to Sasha Stewart for being the People’s Choice. And who else? I’m doing this from memory. Angie Mellen’s post Its all Done brought a tear to my eye. Gina’s post Day 5,6,7,8,9 Nationals in Toronto is another great wrap-up. Chloe Fulton wrote a summary. Who else?
Are you thinking about writing a summary post? Please do and email me the URL . I’ve been writing piles of them. Can you find them on search engines?
A note of thanks to 2012 Miss Teen Canada – World bloggers
Thanks to everyone here at the blog network headquarters for making things happen this year and I look forward to working with you to implement Blog Badges either late this year, or next year depending on how hard it is… Im going to send this thanks out as a newsletter too, just to keep that communication medium alive and active.
Updates from hair school video challenge
Look Good, Do Good, Feel Good video project. A video is being cut to music that will evidence over thirty beauty superheroes in action, all across Canada.
Aveda Institute gift card prizes for Look Good Do Good Feel Good video media promotional campaign have been mailed. Thanks again to the folks who campaigned for votes and congrats to the top ten campaigners who will be spending $100 courtesy of Aveda Institute top professional hair school in Canada. Please enjoy these great natural health and lifestyle products, and feel free to blog about them!
You wait and see what we do with that. It’s going to be cool. I want to make an ensemble piece to show sponsors that we can reach people all across Canada.
Monthly – Most Popular Blogger in July 2012
is a badge that will be issued to both Miss Teen Eastern Ontario and Miss Teen Edmonton as these blogs are so close in traffic volume and … what the heck… the badge don’t cost us anything!
Let’s discuss the traffic numbers – they are very good and truly prove that people care. In July 2012 the network array received over 25,000 unique visits!
My memories of Toronto
Walking around and pitching in wherever I was needed on Saturday July 21st, I had a full day experience and snapped a lot of pictures – you can see entire gallery of 390+ pictures of Miss Teen Canada – World 2012 , July 21 in Toronto on Dumpdiggers Photobucket and if you get the program to slideshow the right way on a big enough TV you can actually have my experience and relive the entire day from my perspective, one photo at a time in chronological order
I had thought that I should prepare a speech and say some words after the pageant. I saw most of you in the hallway behind and below the stage of the theatre after the show, and I was thinking then and now that was the time to say a few stirring words. And the words I should have said would be,
Congratulations on making a chisel mark in history. Posterity will remember 2012 Search for Miss Teen Canada World event and all 64 participants forevermore, because its part of Canada’s cultural mise-en-scene, fashion and beauty mosaic … just as its part of your life story now. No documentary film can be made about you, and not have this chapter. What do you know about yourself today that you didn’t know before you started this journey? That is your story.
And I would add that writing ‘your story’ and making careful memories of your experiences on your blog, heretofore provided for exactly this purpose, is an excellent cathartic exercise because its a very public reckoning and confidence building action.
Lastly I would caution writers that the blogs remain available until December 2012, and nobody should say goodbye until that time as there will be some blog-for-cash opportunities and creative assignments coming down the pipe in the fall.
Do you want your score and more sage advice for improving your blog skills? email me
I will add more later if I think about it – remind me – ask some questions and I will add a frequently asked questions section