Five years ago I started writing “Sam’s Auction Tips”. It was a weekly tip sheet about some of the best buys in the auction rooms. I pestered friends and family to circulate it. I really wanted everyone to share in the joy of buying property from auction.
Then (almost) 3 years ago I started writing my blog and that took over from Sam’s Auction Tips
Then 19 days ago I sent an email.
I decided it would be awesome to have my own column in the most popular and widely read property magazine in the UK: Homes & Property in the Evening Standard.
I didn’t know the Editor. I had never met her or spoken to her (I tried but nobody would put me through!)
So I emailed.
I didn’t actually have a column sample, but I had the germ of an idea which I thought could be awesome. So that’s what I told her.
25 minutes after I sent that email she replied: “Drop by and see me sometime”.
So I decided I would and I dropped by 4 days later at their swanky (and slightly intimidating) offices in Kensington.
We discussed, debated and deliberated about the column. She told me she would give me a trial.
15 days after that meeting, my column in Homes & Property is now REAL. How AWESOME is that???!!
You can see the full article: here
The moral of the story: Choose yourself. Don’t wait to be asked.
Postscript: My column will not replace my blog – there are too many things I share here which are just NOT publishable 🙂