Shoot for the moon; even if you miss it, you'll land among the stars.
When I contacted the Editorial Management of the Binter Airlines inflight magazine "NT" a couple of months ago, I felt that I somehow missed the target.
My first attempt to provide @dreamsoftheocean with a coverage in the July issue failed. Yet, those of you who follow my doings for a while will know that I seldomly accept a 'no'.
When 'Dreams of the Ocean' took off in the local media and even the biggest local radio stations had interviewed me on the project, I gave it another shot.
A couple of weeks ago the Chief Editor confirmed that we'd be featured in the next edition.
Today I'm holding the September issue in my hands which features @dreamsoftheocean on page 3. You have absolutely no idea how much this piece of paper means to me!!!
Since I started the project in summer 2017 I had always pursued that dream to pull its story in the limelight.
There are so many people enjoying a fantastic life on Canary Islands, while there are still thousands living below the subsistence level. I really wanted to show them all how easy it is to share a bit from the cake and make a difference.
3.4 million people travel with the airline Binter Canarias annually, being scheduled ~180 flights per day. These are ~280,000 passengers (contacts) per month.
Fasten your seatbelts and be ready for take-off!
Swimming to fulfill a dream is the beautiful headline of the quarter-page feature.
I'm pretty optimistic that most of the ~280,000 passengers who are going to fly with Binter until the end of September will find the story on page 3.
According to the Editorial Management @dreamsoftheocean was actually supposed to be mentioned in the chapter Cultural News (which comes at the end of the magazine). But apparently they changed their mind and decided to include it in their Business News at the very beginning instead.
I can tell you that it feels quite unreal holding the issue in my hands.
Can you hear my heart beating from above the clouds?
"Binter NT" September issue 2018, page 3
More attention for Steem?!
Whoever puts my full name into Google will quickly be directed to steemit.com.
Recently - when the Spanish media started to publish my real name relating to the charity - I polished up my digital profile and included the URL of my Steem blog in all of my social media and business network accounts.
Printed media doesn't come with backlinks, but many people take the magazines home or take pictures of the articles they like being on board (I've often seen that and also done by myself).
So who knows - maybe we'll even bring some fresh traffic from Spain to Steem now.
Every little contribution will help our steemy baby to grow out of its infancy.
Don't wait for Steem to be perfect - help it to be brilliant in the given framework.
You want Steem to be advertised? Then advertise it. You want Steem to become more popular in your own country?
Then go make it more popular.
Remember that this is OUR blockchain and that we all decide on how we want it to be.
Happy shooting for the moon, steemians!
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This blog was created in July 2016, aiming to provide thought-provoking content for open-minded people who go on adventure, step out of comfort zones and embrace the new.
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