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 🙂
Congratulations Sam! Don’t forget your old followers now you are in the big leagues!
Thanks Jon. I love my blog and my followers so I have no intention to forget x
Congrats. The moral was timely for me 🙂 @WhatSamSawToday
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Brilliant result Sam!
Thanks Simon – just goes to show what can be done when you “choose yourself”…
Impressive. You make it sound so easy!
Colin – I firmly believe anything is possible once we believe we can do it and have the passion to keep us going!
I’ve just found your blog, but it just goes to show what you can get if you ask. Well done you!
Thanks Claire – always better to ask than wait in line!