One of my main concerns when advertising has been to not annoy people. Part of me says I should not mention the events I post because advertising is annoying. If I annoy people, they will leave me and I will be alone. Likewise, if someone says they will attend a workshop, I don’t want to bug them with a reminder.
How do you see event promotion and repeated reminders? How often is optimal?
Great experiences in the past week-ish:
Jan 10th: I canceled a day of computering and went to a local park and tie-dye studio where they do indigo dyeing. The studio had just closed for the day, but I met Chiaki and Ryosuke who were friendly and funny. We went to a nearby art museum together!
Jan 11th: After enjoying walking barefoot with Masa, Mark, and Shinobu, we drank tea in a cute cafe called Butter.
- Shinobu and I are planning a monthly show and tell for artists in an intimate setting. She came up with a great name:
Your Art Matters
The first event will be on February 8th. https://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Sol-barefoot-more/events/267844657/
- Jan 13th: Ma and Madeleine joined me at the Folkhouse museum near Mukogaoka Yuen.
Ma and I enjoyed tie-dyeing handkerchiefs at the indigo dyeing studio. I told the guides/instructors I would come back many hundreds of times.
We visited the nearby art museum as well.
Jan 13th: Great Past Lives Memories workshop with three participants.
Jan 25th: Yuna and I will be hosting a coffee + chat meetup on January 25th. Already 4 people have said they will attend! https://www.meetup.com/English-coffee-more/events/267921145/
In other news, for the past few days, my productive streak seems to have waned; I have not been doing my morning routine to start the day. I felt shame and sadness at my inability to speak Japanese well enough at a meeting on Saturday.
Fortunately, I got to reset my brain and emotional state yesterday at SOGO’s weekly workout in Yoyogi, then reconnected with Lin on Sunday afternoon.
Thank you for your love and support.