Control your image
Is this supposed to be some kind of joke?
You know how when you look up a business or other entity on Google, they pop up on the right-hand side of your screen, with a representative photo, address, phone number, etc?
Look up EK Powe Elementary School, and you see a nice logo and a photo of its lovely tree-lined campus. In fact, take the time to type in the names of other schools in the Bull City and look at the images. Now look up Lakeview, which is described as an “alternative school,” and you get a photo of a police car with the building in the background. Really? What kind of image is someone trying to project here? I highly recommend that this photo be changed immediately. I’m not going to guess what people think when they see this image when looking up the address or phone number of the school. … All I know is that it’s unfair and certainly not encouraging for the young people who attend that school (not to mention the parents, staff, etc).
Click here to see the photo (I don’t have permission to reproduce it here).
Let’s help our neighbors
Lately it’s been really frustrating trying to keep up with crowdfunding campaigns, and there are so many crowdfunding sites nowadays that I have definitely lost track. And it’s also frustrating when someone I know tells me about a failed crowdfunding campaign after the fact, when I know I could have helped with an online interview, custom video, etc, etc.
So here’s a new feature--Let’s help our neighbors—where I will help promote your crowdfunding campaign by posting your Vimeo or YouTube video. For a fee of $25/month (payable via PayPal), I can post your video + conduct an online interview (which will also be a YouTube video)! Let the Durham Skywriter and TV Skywriter help you raise the money you need—call 919-809-9682 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Here are this month’s campaigns:
The new on-street parking meters are being activated slowly in the downtown area, Brightleaf, DPAC, Durham Central Park, and the Geer St bar/entertainment area on weekdays from 8am to 7pm. Watch the February episode of CityLife to learn all about it. You can watch the show below. Check out the City’s YouTube channel for additional videos.
Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel—not just for TV Skywriter but also for my short-form videos. I make special-events videos and am working on a series of minidocumentaries.
I take lots of photos. When you see me at a special event and I’m taking pictures, you can pretty much expect to find them on my Flickr online photo archive later.
Be sure to follow me on Periscope, a mobile app that I’m using to show you what’s happening when I’m out and about. Follow @durhamskywriter. When this blue Periscope logo turns red, you can scroll down and watch the broadcast live from my Twitter feed (@durhamskywriter).
How can I submit information and listings to the durham skywriter?
You can send queries to me at Twitter (@durhamskywriter), and you can send info to email@example.com. There’s no charge for listing events, programs, and other information.
How can i advertise my business or service?
Feel free to call 919-809-9682 or use the quickest method, @durhamskywriter on Twitter.
how can i become a guest on tv skywriter?
Let’s talk! Call me at 919-809-9682 or tell me about your latest book or your topic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re new to the Durham Skywriter, welcome! I invite you call or write with information about you, your work, school, house of worship, business, or nonprofit organization.
Authors/publishers can send books for review, and artists/managers can send CDs for review to:
patricia A murray, 1910 Capps St, Durham NC 27707, USA.
— patricia A murray, email@example.com, 919-809-9682