Journal Entry 12.23.10 – Happy Holidays!


A very happy holiday to all my followers, friends, fans and community members — it’s been an incredible (and may I say maddening!) 2 weeks of social media, filmmaking, planning, organizing, networking, learning curve/techno-freaky kind of thing.

It’s not easy being ‘green’ to be honest. I have learned so much in the past two weeks just by merely ‘doing’. It’s not unlike when I was learning to become a filmmaker (heck, I’m still learning). There’s a definite learning curve in this new digital media, social media sphere, but it’s a necessary evil in this new world order of independent filmmaking.

I’ve launched several websites, feeds, viral videos, podcasts and all of their subsequent links. It’s been a very interesting process thus far and I’m really interested in seeing the next few months evolve, as my Twitter followers grow, my MySpace community of friends build, my Facebook Group membership expands and my film’s site and its calls to action brings an abundance of participants who are passionate about feminism, social media and global awareness in this virtual space we are now living in.

It is certainly a ‘full-time’ job in the beginning of setting up all the necessary media sites – in the past two weeks I’ve spent no less than 10-12 hours in front of the computer typing, linking, posting, feeding, re-feeding, re-linking, re-posting, re-editing….et al. 🙂 Again, it’s a process and like anything in life – it’s what you make of it and if you’re passionate about it, it’s certainly worth doing. And I certainly am!

I’m looking forward to launching the first call to action after Christmas and it is my hope that my current fan base will grow as the participation offer entices a new generation to jump on board, speak their mind and use their creative tools to ‘do something’. I also hope that my Kickstarter crowdfunding proves fruitful as the community becomes more and more aware of it.

A massive PR and marketing campaign to reach out not only to my fan base, but their friends and fans, as well as celebrities, national and international organizations and individual activists and techno-philes who will hopefully assist and enable a viral movement.

Happily, I’m taking two very necessary and well deserved days off! Happy Christmas!

~until next time

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About Jodi Nelson

I am a filmmaker launching a new film project entitled 'Single Girl in a Feminist World: What Does A 21st Century Feminist Look Like?' By engaging a global audience of online participants, I will be asking virtual strangers to join in my quest to answer the question, “What does a 21st Century Feminist Look Like?” Utilizing social networks, crowd funding initiatives, web blogs, viral video, second life, flash mobs, virtual chat interaction and traditional modes of documentary practice, I will create a documentary film that exemplifies feminism in its profoundly new image.
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