Three years ago, the virtual doors of GlobalWrites swung wide open. It was the same day Japan was battered by a 9.0 earthquake that caused a tsunami, and the same day my very first Houston Food Blogger interview with the Eatsie Boys aired on Fox 26 Houston. March 11, 2011 was a pretty memorable date. One would think. Yet I completely missed marking the anniversary this year.
This year, the day came and went while I was flying to Colorado for an amazing week of meetings with our graphic designer, marketing strategist, and localization partners, in addition to Colorado-based GlobalWriters Jess Mehring and Michelle Finerty and the rest of the team in Houston and Atlanta via Google Hangout video chat.
As I reflect on the last three weeks of this third month of the year and the last three years, I can’t help but think that three is, indeed, a magic number. This month has been about reviewing and learning from the past, honestly assessing the present, and envisioning an even grander future. As part of our overall efforts, we updated our logo (which had a pencil and a plane taking off) from my old travel-writing days. Our gorgeous new logo better reflects who we are today, don’t you think? And GlobalWrites now has a handy brochure (9MB, PDF) that highlights our services as well. Our Terrible Twos were really quite productive!
In the coming year, you’ll be hearing more from us and about us – especially when you sign up for our newsletter, or engage with us on Twitter and LinkedIn. It will be the best way to be the first to hear about the special offer we’ll have exclusively for our newsletter subscribers and about the e-books that we’re developing.
If you have an idea for an e-book or even a blog post you’d like to see written, send us a note! As you well know, we’ve got an exceptional team of professional content developers and communication pros who are itching to write.
On a personal note, I have also been flush with the excitement of releasing my first book “Luau Like a Local: The Easy Way” on Amazon. This is a personal project that I was finally able to complete with my mother and the help of a successful crowdfunding campaign on RocketHub. It went to #1 in Hawaii cookbooks on Amazon in its first 24 hours and remains #1 on Amazon in Hot New Releases for Hawaii cookbooks for its 4th week since publication. The Kindle version will be released soon and there are plans to make it available on other e-readers as well. You can meet me and my mother at Menil Fest on May 3rd where we’ll happily sign your copy of the book! If you don’t have a copy yet, we’ll have some available at Menil Fest for purchase. Keep up with developments by following @WordsByJoAnn or searching for #LuauLikeALocal.
Hope your year is as exciting, hopeful and as filled with magic as ours has been!