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This Month’s Featured Project: Rockette Summer Intensive Accommodations

2 Apr

Rockette Summer Intensive AccommodationsI had so much fun putting this site together on Google’s Blogger platform. Normally, I work with WordPress and Joomla!, both of which are awesome. But Blogger is fun too and it’s really easy to set up!

The Rockette Summer Intensive Accommodations website was created to help young dancers coming to New York City this summer for the Rockette Summer Intensive to have an affordable place to stay.

The Rockette Summer Intensive takes place at Radio City Music Hall, which, if you’re from the area, you know is definitely not cheap in terms of hotels. The dancers stay for a week learning Rockettes technique and choreography – and the tuition is pretty steep (around $1,000), so affordable accommodations for Rockette Summer Intensive students seems like a pretty great idea to me!

The Rockette Summer Intensive Accommodations website details what is essentially a homestay for Rockette Summer Intensive participants and their parents or guardians. It’s only about $75 a night, which is pretty much a steal, considering the accommodations are clean, safe, quiet… Not a lot of cheap NYC hotels can boast that, and definitely not at that price!

The program lasts for 6 weeks (6 one-week sessions) and each session apparently has about 100 dancers. There are only 6 spots available for Rockette dancers to stay at the suite listed on this website, so it’s pretty competitive and anyone who wants to snap up a spot has to do so early.

Although the site is not affiliated with the Rockettes or the Rockettes Summer Intensive, it is geared toward helping its dancers. The owner is a dancer herself and wants to help out these aspiring Rockettes.

Google’s Blogger platform is a great way for a free, DIY blog. If you’d like, I can help get yours set up and then you can run with it on your own. Easy as pie, I promise! Just get in touch if you’re interested.

This Month’s Featured Project: TheAlternativeBride.com

5 Mar

I’ve been having a lot of fun with TheAlternativeBride.com!

TheAlternativeBride.com is a website and online wedding planning business that I built from scratch. It was a fabulous testing ground to learn about Joomla!, blogging, and so much more.

I started TheAlternativeBride.com initially to promote my book, The Alternative Bride’s Guide to Wedding Games (available on Amazon). But then I got engaged myself and realized there was a real need for a quality wedding planning website that didn’t overhype weddings or encourage brides to spend too much.

Then there was the flipside of the spectrum, the “I threw my wedding for $200” crowd. Not great either. I was looking for a resource for practical brides who wanted to shop smart and throw a reasonably priced, budget wedding. TheAlternativeBride.com was born.

Since then, I’ve put out two companion products to the first book and website launch:

The Alternative Bride’s Guide to Wedding Etiquette – a fun and free e-book for brides who want the 21st century rules for throwing their wedding

The Alternative Bride’s Guide to Wedding $avings – the smart bride’s guide for wedding shopping, it includes hundreds of tips and coupon codes to save huge on wedding costs

If you happen to know anyone planning a wedding, I would be so appreciative if you would share TheAlternativeBride.com with them. Regardless of wedding budget, TheAlternativeBride.com is a great place to start your wedding planning and a fun way to enjoy the wedding planning process while keeping a reasonably non-bridezilla-y head on your shoulders.

This Month’s Featured Project: Run With Friends

6 Feb

I had a lot of fun editing the latest iPhone app from developer Mobilitz Inc.

It’s called Run With Friends, a play on words after the smash hit app, Words With Friends.

Run With Friends is a simple but ingenious little app for people who love running but hate running alone. Run With Friends connects people all over the world for virtual races, so you can strive to beat your neighbors, make new running friends, or just beat your own personal best.

The app makes use of the iPhone’s advanced capabilities to keep track of your running times and also provides audio updates during your runs, so you know whether you’re in the lead or being left in the dust.

I helped create and edit the content for Run With Friends. Mobilitz, Inc., the app’s creator, first contacted me to work on their flagship product, Quipster. Both apps are available for free for iPhone.

Copywriting for Apple products is a lot of fun because (a) I am completely enamored with all things Mac and (b) the creativity and “freshness” of the content is something I really dig.

Check out some of the content I wrote for Run With Friends right here.

And hey, if you have your own copywriting project on the go that you’d like me to take a look at, please get in touch. I’d be happy to lend a little of my signature “WickedCopy edge” to your pet project! Click here to get in touch with us via our website.

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