In about about 3 weeks our big adventure starts. 8500 kilometres through 11 countries. And not just for fun, we’re driving for migraine awareness. So exciting!!! ?
Time continues to fly by and I am still so freaking bad in marketing, it’s such a lot of work.
It’s not that all my ideas are bad (I think ?), it’s primarily my lack of time, Brainy who criticizes everything and then there’s the presentation of my ideas.
Getting in touch with half of The Netherlands asking if they want to help us. The messages on social media, especially what should I post? What’s interesting? ?
Sharing the same message, on a daily base, is very boring, but what else can I tell?
“Today I’ve mailed the 10 largest newspapers of The Netherlands, I’m now waiting for a reply.” That message would have been nice when I’ve gotten a response back in which they offer their help.
“I just walked through our neighborhood to spread my flyers.” Another dopey post. ?
Perhaps it would be more fun if I filmed it. People who know me a bit, know that I’m the awardwinning-worst-multitasker-of-all-time. There would be a big chance that I’ll throw my phone in someone’s mailbox or I stumble and end up in the bushes with my flyers around me. ?
A week or so ago, I managed to walk around our neighborhood with my flyers, on my summer shoes which I hadn’t worn for over a year, the result; a blister that almost started talking to me. ?
Impulsive, I took a picture of my gross addition to share, but I couldn’t post it.
Without blisters my feet seem to be family of Shrek, so with the blister I was scared to give my readers a real foot-phobia, I didn’t want to take that risk. ?
The best ideas come to me about 5 minutes before I fall asleep and I’m too far gone to grab my phone and make a note. I keep believing I can remember everything the next day. ? One of the biggest lies I tend to tell myself.
Blogging goes a bit without saying, writing is just my thing, but promoting a campaign has a different approach, that’s clear. ?
The migraine awareness is currently number 1 and I want to make the most of it.
People might think that Proudweirdo is just about migraine, which I want to straighten out.
The migraine can, just like the miserable disease itself, pop up at any time in my blogs and after our trip I will keep fighting for more awareness. ?? But to avoid confusion; Proudweirdo is versatile, like myself, migraine is a big part of my life, but my life is so much more. (Easy to say now, I’m having a good moment. ?)
In addition, this campaign is temporarily, we don’t intent to drive a rally every year. ?
We assume that it will be a fantastic experience, but there’s a lot of work (and money) in it, but we’re doing it for a good cause.
If only the migraine was also temporary. My head needs to adjust to the change in weather, so that goes up and down. ? I try to remain optimistic, but that’s sometimes easier than other times.
Our campaign really gives me a positive vibe to keep going, but when I’m down and really want to pull my head off my torso, there isn’t much that excites me, except that I sympathize extra with the rest of the migraine warriors. ?
The chance to talk about my life with this invisible condition and hopefully show others what an impact it has, makes up a lot. ?
I’m in contact with different migraine patients, even worldwide, and how sad it makes me knowing others are experiencing the same drama, it is so comforting to find support in people who really know what migraine is.
It’s more clear than ever that there’s so much need for understanding and it’s awesome to show my support in this all. ??
The rally date gets closer and it’s all becoming more exciting, but at the same time it gives me energy, I can finally use my condition. (Yes I’m repeating myself, but I just find it beautiful. ?)
⬆ Meanwhile we’ve wrapped the car with stickers, where the migraine foundation, our goal, stands out beautifully and our corporate-sponsors will ride with us honorably. (There is still room for more though! ?)
This type of posts are fun to share via social media, which I did, but then?? What else do I share about our campaign? ?
There are perhaps some marketing gurus between my readers, who’ll think; “WTF Tub! It isn’t that difficult.”
Eh, in my case, it is difficult, pretty clear though. ? Maybe it’s possible to learn and I can be saved, but at the moment it’s just what it is. (Sorry! ?)
For now I use a blog to give an update about our preparations.
During the rally, there will be plenty of things to share, I assume, so let’s keep it at; I’m saving everything up until then.
If we have some news, of course I will share it immediately with you guys.
(I will do my best to keep it clean and try to avoid causing traumas. ?)
To stay on topic, though getting lost can be so much fun. ? What have we done these last few weeks?
So the car is pimped, checked and the bed is finished, the most important part is ready.
Our visas and the papers for my medication are approved, not unimportant as I would like to experience some of the trip.
Though we have a bed in the back, it would be nice to also see some of the countries we will drive through. ?
We’ve visited the migraine foundation (and hoofdpijnnet, a subsidiary of the foundation) and it was a party, what a nice people. ?
They were also very curious about the car and they even arranged a photographer for some nice snaps.
(I didn’t checked if he can edit pics though. ?)
I’ve been interviewed for the members magazine of hoofdpijnnet. In June there will be an article in it about our campaign and I’ve just been approached by another company for an interview, freaking nice! ?
At the end of May a national campaign starts about raising awareness for migraine, so our campaign comes at the right time. ??
Normally I have the timing of a failed pancake, so I think this is Hubby’s influence. ?
Update; Our campaign is over, but there’s still enough to read about our adventure. ?