This is Week 32 of a 52-week project/experiment in DIY marketing. Armed with nothing but a copy of the 2009 Grow Your Business Marketing Plan + Calendar
and my bare wits, I'm applying the skills you need to grow a business
in real time, day by day, and reporting on them week by week. See the Project Companion Blog, A Virgo's Guide to Marketing, for in-depth posts, additional links and other marketing-related goodness.
If you're working the Veteran's Calendar,
you're in the throes of prepping your second email newsletter this
month. This past week, I sent out my 28th—not exactly a round number,
but combined with a lot of the other stuff that's starting to happen
with my business as I tighten up my focus and work more specifically on
my marketing, it makes for enough of milestone to reflect on where I've
been and look to what I might need to do in the coming months (forget
years—I'm with the nerds who think that the business cycle has been
forever sped up by internet marketing in general and the social web in
And as if by magic, an astounding graph dropped into my inbox to help me wrap my head around it. To read the particulars, join me over at the Virgo Guide to Marketing.