About aka “Hey, why does she have a blog?”

I, Alison Colby-Campbell, created this blog as an outlet for my very active full-brain mind.  This means topics will run the gamut from right-brain creative and fantastical with photos and fancy images to left-brain logical and analytical with charts and graphs without a metaphor in sight.  Sometimes you will witness the collision of both sides, and those posts will probably be really long as the lobes fight for dominance.  This brain thing is also the reason I work in marketing – I love strategy, media planning, negotiations, and market research, but get a little pale when I’ve stayed too long out of the light of creative, big ideas and avant-garde promotion.

I’ve got big love for the three ‘As’: animals, arts, and advertising, as well as nature and photography, so all photos on this blog will be mine unless specifically identified as someone else’s. 

Guest bloggers are encouraged, will appear about once a month.  I look at submissions of about 700 words, plus  a bio, 3-5 photos, and links. Guest bloggers topics are focused on my three passions:  ANIMALS, the ARTS, the ENVIRONMENT and outstanding marketing ideas to support them. I have a second WordPress blog The Heartbeat of Haverhill that shares good news from this great city and regularly solicit ideas for that blog, so help a girl out and tell me what you enjoy while in Haverhill. 

I claim the entire Massachusetts area, Boston and north, as my home, and consider all of New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine up to Mt Desert Island my backyard.  My limited number of personal house rabbits, foster guinea pigs, collected rocks, plants, original artwork, and antique typewriters demonstrates that my “hoarder potential” is under control, but can it be called hoarding when one collects only the most wonderful things?

Interested in my professional services?  Contact me through this blog.  

 

11 responses to “About aka “Hey, why does she have a blog?”

  1. Beautiful, Alison! How did you get this gorgeous background? I can’t figure out how to make my blog look like I want it to–maybe this winter it will rise to the top of the priority list.

    The dancer test was amazing. When I first saw it, it was going around counter-clockwise. Then there was a sudden little jump, and it was going around clockwise. I did get it to go back and forth a couple of times, but then wondered if it actually WAS reversing directions. Fun.

  2. Hi Merril, guess it depends on the template…mine allowed me to insert my own photos and so I wanted it be nature inspired and the wave is courtesy of our recent visitor Hurricane Earl at Salisbury Beach and the marsh is a photo I took yesterday when Leisa and I went out on a photo safari

  3. Hi Alison. Happy to have stumbled upon your blog. I guess marketers have “whole” brains that usually produce random outputs. That’s when the discipline comes in. And yes, I’ve also started blogging as an outlet for excess in thoughts. 🙂

    • Thank you for checking out my blog…I am obsessed with marketing, the other day we went to dinner and I was checking the staff’s interactio with people and the menu for obvious reasons to come back and definitions of what makes their product unique. It’s not something that we can turn off and on…thank goodness it’s so fascinating.

  4. Interesting. A few years ago I had to take a test at work to find out whether I used the left side or the right side of my brain more. Apparently only 5% of the population use both equally. Guess what? I’m one of the 5%. It’s nice to find out about someone else from the 5%, and I’ve always been interested in marketing, maybe there’s a connection between the two. Happy New Year!

  5. Thanks for the link – your test said that my right side dominates. The original test that i took was more practical based. We had to do things like pick up our pen, scratch our ear etc and note which hand we used. I’ve always felt kind of in the middle, art has was always my strongest subject by far (I have a degree in animation) but i’m also very logical and methodical. When I was at school I was always told my approach was wrong, but it’s always worked for me.I’d love to start a 5% club, and I’m still interesting in marketing but unfortunately i’m losing faith in the British marketplace. Here’s to a great 2013!

  6. Hello Alison, thank you for visiting my blog and for the like! It is good to get some kind of a link to a reader’s site so you can find out a little bit about what makes them tick and enjoy a good read. I have a 15 year old daughter who is hoping to pursue a career in marketing so I will ask her to read your blog as well. Take care, James.

    • James, I went through a half dozen or so of the blogs posted in the linked in group Writers & Bloggers, and yours was the one that stood out. It got to me but I don’t know exactly why so instead of using my big girl words to congratulate you I resorted to a “like”..Pretty lame for someone who enjoys writing, but at least you know that you’re efforts have been admired. Thanks for following through.

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